5

hacks for
making your
presentations
better
!
Kristian Luoma, @kluoma
A KITTEN DIES WHENEVER
YOU MAKE A BAD PRESENTATION
BAD PRESENTATIONS WASTE TIME
GREAT
PRESENTATION
INSPIRES
1

Aim to teach something
YOUR INTEREST

THEIR INTEREST
YOUR INTEREST

THEIR INTEREST

TEACH THIS!
WASTE OF TIME

YOUR INTEREST

THEIR INTEREST

WASTE OF TIME

TEACH THIS!
1

Aim to teach something:
Focus on what you can
teach them & what will
enable them to deliver
what you need
2

Reduce cognitive load
BAD

GOOD

MUCH BETTER !
PRESENTATION
BAD

GOOD

MY SLIDE TITLE!
!

•This slide uses bullets for highlighting the points
•It has so many bullets
•I actually rea...
BAD

GOOD
2

Reduce cognitive load:
Take away everything
that guides attention
elsewhere.
3

Use narratives
FACTS
3 mins - takes 2 months to prepare
7 mins - takes 1 months to prepare
60 mins - let’s start!
“Shorter speeches
are harder”
Winston Churchill
3

Use narratives
We remember stories
much easier than facts
alone. Make up stories
and use personas.
4

Create drama
vs
Copyright Nancy Duarte
4

Create drama:
“What is, What could be, What is, What could be, ..”

It keeps your audience
engaged and listening.
5

Summarize takeaways
1 Aim to teach something
2 Reduce cognitive load
3 Use narratives
4 Create drama
5 Summarize takeaways
5

Summarize takeaways:
A proper wrap-up
highlights what you were
teaching and activates.
+1

Don’t tell everything
directly, let people draw
conclusions and think.
My hidden message:

All presentations are meant to
teach something. Prepare them
accordingly.
Thanks.
You can follow me: @kluoma
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This is my 5 hacks for making presentations suck less. To be held in an internal info share session 26th Feb 2014. Oh, and it has pictures of kittens as well.

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5 hacks for making your presentations better

  1. 1. 5 hacks for making your presentations better ! Kristian Luoma, @kluoma
  2. 2. A KITTEN DIES WHENEVER YOU MAKE A BAD PRESENTATION
  3. 3. BAD PRESENTATIONS WASTE TIME
  4. 4. GREAT PRESENTATION INSPIRES
  5. 5. 1 Aim to teach something
  6. 6. YOUR INTEREST THEIR INTEREST
  7. 7. YOUR INTEREST THEIR INTEREST TEACH THIS!
  8. 8. WASTE OF TIME YOUR INTEREST THEIR INTEREST WASTE OF TIME TEACH THIS!
  9. 9. 1 Aim to teach something: Focus on what you can teach them & what will enable them to deliver what you need
  10. 10. 2 Reduce cognitive load
  11. 11. BAD GOOD MUCH BETTER ! PRESENTATION
  12. 12. BAD GOOD MY SLIDE TITLE! ! •This slide uses bullets for highlighting the points •It has so many bullets •I actually read out loud my bullets too. Because I don’t think you can read •Raise your paw if you’re reading this and not listening to me • This tiny text here is irrelevant, but I’ll just add it - just in case FEW INSPIRING WORDS Page 5 - Kristian Luoma MY LOGO
  13. 13. BAD GOOD
  14. 14. 2 Reduce cognitive load: Take away everything that guides attention elsewhere.
  15. 15. 3 Use narratives
  16. 16. FACTS 3 mins - takes 2 months to prepare 7 mins - takes 1 months to prepare 60 mins - let’s start!
  17. 17. “Shorter speeches are harder” Winston Churchill
  18. 18. 3 Use narratives We remember stories much easier than facts alone. Make up stories and use personas.
  19. 19. 4 Create drama
  20. 20. vs
  21. 21. Copyright Nancy Duarte
  22. 22. 4 Create drama: “What is, What could be, What is, What could be, ..” It keeps your audience engaged and listening.
  23. 23. 5 Summarize takeaways
  24. 24. 1 Aim to teach something 2 Reduce cognitive load 3 Use narratives 4 Create drama 5 Summarize takeaways
  25. 25. 5 Summarize takeaways: A proper wrap-up highlights what you were teaching and activates.
  26. 26. +1 Don’t tell everything directly, let people draw conclusions and think.
  27. 27. My hidden message: All presentations are meant to teach something. Prepare them accordingly.
  28. 28. Thanks. You can follow me: @kluoma

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