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How to be a Usability Star

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How to be a Usability Star

  1. 1. How to be a usability star<br />The UX Public Speaking Toolkit<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br /><Break><br />Delivery <br />Evaluation<br />Practice<br />12 pm <Lunch><br />Introductions<br />Ideas<br />Presentation Design<br />Rehearsal <br />2<br />
  3. 3. Ground Rules<br />You speak… then I speak. <br />
  4. 4. Ground Rules - Speaker<br />Come up to the front of the room<br />Shake hands<br />Speak<br />Shake hands<br />4<br />
  5. 5. Ground Rules - Audience<br />Clap when the speaker comes up<br />Clap when the speaker leaves<br />Roles…<br />Timer… Um/Ah counter… Evaluator<br />5<br />
  6. 6. Introductions<br />
  7. 7. Introductions (1 min)<br />Your name<br />Where you study and/or work<br />What you do<br />Where you use public speaking skills<br />Why you are here<br />7<br />
  8. 8. About me<br />8<br />
  9. 9. Toastmasters<br />Toastmasters<br />9<br />
  10. 10. Toastmaster Meeting<br />Toastmaster<br />Prepared Speeches<br />Table Topics<br />Evaluation<br />Timer <br />Um/ah Counter<br />10<br />
  11. 11. Filler Words<br />Um<br />Ah<br />Well<br />Actually<br />OK<br />So<br />Like<br />You know<br />Anyway<br />11<br />
  12. 12. Evaluation<br />The sandwich method<br />
  13. 13. Ideas<br />Where do they come from?<br />
  14. 14. Ideas Table Topics<br />Ideas are the easy part. <br />It’s difficult to find good presentation ideas. <br />14<br />
  15. 15. Good news<br />You don’t have to be Jakob Nielsen<br />
  16. 16. The first idea is the hardest<br />After that, it’s a piece of cake<br />
  17. 17. Hell is other people<br />Professional Networking<br />
  18. 18. Ideas<br />Evaluation<br />
  19. 19. Presentation Design<br />Do your slides have to be pretty?<br />
  20. 20. Presentation Design Table Topics<br />Every time someone uses PowerPoint, a kitten dies.<br />A picture’s worth a thousand words. <br />20<br />
  21. 21. Slides are not important…<br />…but they can ruin your presentation.<br />
  22. 22. The Dangers of PowerPoint<br />
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  24. 24. Information Design First<br />Points and Arguments<br />
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  29. 29. Presentation Design<br />Evaluation<br />
  30. 30. Rehearsal<br />How to prepare, and how much?<br />
  31. 31. Rehearsal Table Topics<br />Where and how do you practice?<br />What makes it hard to practice?<br />31<br />
  32. 32. Watch yourself<br />32<br />
  33. 33. Timing is everything<br />33<br />
  34. 34. Too much of a good thing?<br />34<br />
  35. 35. Toastmaster Speeches<br />The Ice Breaker<br />Organize Your Speech<br />Get to the Point<br />How To Say It<br />Your Body Speaks<br />Vocal Variety<br />Research Your Topic<br />Get Comfortable With Visual Aids<br />Persuade With Power<br />Inspire Your Audience<br />35<br />
  36. 36. Rehearsal<br />Evaluation<br />
  37. 37. Break (15 min)<br />Back at 11am<br />
  38. 38. Showmanship<br />
  39. 39. Showmanship Table Topics<br />The ideas are more important than style.<br />It’s entertainment!<br />39<br />
  40. 40. http://whatisusability.com/<br />40<br />
  41. 41. The Sins of Showmanship<br />41<br />
  42. 42. The Perils of Showmanship<br />42<br />
  43. 43. Showmanship<br />Evaluation<br />
  44. 44. Evaluation<br />Judge and be judged<br />
  45. 45. Evaluation Table Topics<br />You can’t improve without feedback. <br />Most of the time, the feedback you get is useless. <br />45<br />
  46. 46. 46<br />The Good<br />
  47. 47. 47<br />The Bad<br />
  48. 48. The Off-Topic<br />48<br />
  49. 49. Evaluation<br />Evaluation<br />
  50. 50. Practice<br />…makes perfect<br />
  51. 51. Um/Ah Count<br />51<br />
  52. 52. Practice Table Topics<br />Silence<br />Fear<br />52<br />
  53. 53. Usability Profesionals Association (UPA)<br />Boston UPA Monthly Meetings<br />Annual Mini-UPA Conference (May)<br />Annual UPA Conference (2011 in Atlanta)<br />53<br />
  54. 54. Human-Computer Interaction chapter of ACM (sigCHI)<br />Boston CHI Bits<br />Boston CHI Monthly Meetings<br />Annual sigCHI Conference<br />54<br />
  55. 55. Tech Meetings/Conferences<br />Boston PechaKucha<br />O’Reilley Ignite<br />Refresh Boston<br />Basecamp Boston<br />Agile Dev Meetings<br />55<br />
  56. 56. Boston Interactions Calendar<br />56<br />
  57. 57. ImprovActing ClassesOpen Mics<br />
  58. 58. Toastmasters<br />http://www.toastmasters.org<br />
  59. 59. Videos<br />No slides<br />http://www.ted.com/talks/eric_mead_the_magic_of_the_placebo.html<br />All slides<br />http://www.pecha-kucha.org/presentations/73<br />59<br />
  60. 60. Resources<br />Toastmasters<br />toastmasters.org<br />MIT TM Group:tuesday-evening-toastmasters-MIT@googlegroups.com<br />MIT TM President: Mike Preshmanmpresh@gmail.com<br />Slideshare<br />http://www.slideshare.com<br />Stock Photography<br />http://www.istockphoto.com<br />Jared Spool on Slidesharehttp://www.slideshare.net/jmspool/<br />60<br />
  61. 61. Recommended Reading/Watching<br />Presentation Zen<br />@presentationzen<br />Sample Chapter:<br />http://www.peachpit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1169390<br />http://www.peachpit.com/store/product.aspx?isbn=0321668790<br />Confessions of a Public Speaker<br />-@berkun<br />Sample Content<br />http://oreilly.com/social-media/excerpts/9780596802004/why-speakers-earn-30k-an-hour.html<br />61<br />Ted Talks<br /><ul><li>http://www.ted.com</li></ul>PechaKuchahttp://www.pecha-kucha.org/<br />O’reilley Ignite<br /><ul><li>http://ignite.oreilly.com/</li></li></ul><li>Where to find me<br />Twitter: @kaniasty<br />kaniasty@gmail.com<br />http://www.slideshare.net/kaniasty<br />62<br />

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