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Structure and Slides for a Great Talk

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When you're crafting a presentation, the narrative structure you use and the slides you create to support your message make a big difference in how effective you'll be.

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Structure and Slides for a Great Talk

  1. 1. Structure and Slides for a Great Talk @lauracreekmore
  2. 2. Picture of terrified person
  3. 3. The List of Things That Terrify Me
  4. 4. I’ll Screw Up https://www.flickr.com/photos/kelseye/
  5. 5. They’ll Laugh at Me https://www.flickr.com/photos/cheriejphotos/
  6. 6. They’ll Ignore Me https://www.flickr.com/photos/markhillary/
  7. 7. https://www.flickr.com/photos/packe_m/
  8. 8. https://www.flickr.com/photos/wwarby/
  9. 9. 60 min=Way Too Long
  10. 10. 60 min≠Long Enough
  11. 11. Narrative and Structure
  12. 12. Once upon a time…
  13. 13. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jonathan_hamner/
  14. 14. Picture of professor https://www.flickr.com/photos/maaorg/
  15. 15. Picture of stump speech https://www.flickr.com/photos/nathanf/
  16. 16. Picture of storyteller https://www.flickr.com/photos/bonnerlibrary/
  17. 17. Chit-Chat: 3 min Catch up on new happenings: 20 min Rehash old stories: 20 min Pure gossip: 10 min Promises to meet again much sooner next time: 7 min
  18. 18. 3 Typical Structures
  19. 19. 3 Typical Structures • Marketing pitch
  20. 20. 3 Typical Structures • Marketing pitch • The hero’s journey
  21. 21. 3 Typical Structures • Marketing pitch • The hero’s journey • 5-Paragraph theme
  22. 22. Marketing Pitch
  23. 23. Marketing Pitch Problem
  24. 24. Marketing Pitch Problem Your Life Sucks as a Result
  25. 25. Marketing Pitch Problem Your Life Sucks as a Result Our Product/Service Is Solution!
  26. 26. Marketing Pitch Problem Your Life Sucks as a Result Our Product/Service Is Solution! How to Get It
  27. 27. Marketing Pitch Problem Your Life Sucks as a Result Our Product/Service Is Solution! How to Get It Vision of Your New Life
  28. 28. Hero’s Journey
  29. 29. Hero’s Journey Character Introduced
  30. 30. Hero’s Journey Character Introduced Situation
  31. 31. Hero’s Journey Character Introduced Situation Challenges/Trials
  32. 32. Hero’s Journey Character Introduced Situation Challenges/Trials Hero Resolves Challenges
  33. 33. Hero’s Journey Character Introduced Situation Challenges/Trials Hero Resolves Challenges Victory!
  34. 34. Hero’s Journey Character Introduced Situation Challenges/Trials Hero Resolves Challenges Victory!
  35. 35. 5-Graph Theme
  36. 36. 5-Graph Theme Intro: Tell ’Em What You’re Going to Tell ’Em
  37. 37. 5-Graph Theme Intro: Tell ’Em What You’re Going to Tell ’Em 3 Supporting Points: Tell ’Em
  38. 38. 5-Graph Theme Intro: Tell ’Em What You’re Going to Tell ’Em 3 Supporting Points: Tell ’Em Conclusion: Tell ’Em What You Told ’Em
  39. 39. https://www.flickr.com/photos/halloweenstock/
  40. 40. How Do You Do That?
  41. 41. https://www.flickr.com/photos/17997843@N02/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/copyrightphotography/
  42. 42. *Not Kidding https://www.flickr.com/photos/17997843@N02/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/copyrightphotography/
  43. 43. Picture of post its and sharpies *Not Kidding
  44. 44. https://www.flickr.com/photos/peterm7/ Pacing
  45. 45. Talk Slower https://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwshq/
  46. 46. https://www.flickr.com/photos/davebloggs007/ Support Narrative Path
  47. 47. Bacon ipsum dolor sit amet enim spare ribs dolore dolore. Tri-tip capicola sirloin incididunt brisket deserunt. Sunt corned beef turducken kielbasa dolore. Adipisicing swine short ribs exercitation, venison consequat strip steak dolore hamburger porchetta prosciutto ut fatback kielbasa. Andouille consequat aute, aliquip consectetur biltong landjaeger nulla. Filet mignon veniam velit esse. Voluptate ball tip tenderloin nostrud cupidatat. Meatball pariatur esse ullamco, tenderloin andouille ea chicken nostrud pork chop do hamburger short ribs culpa. Ribeye pork chop non pastrami laborum in tempor doner. Mollit est cow in kielbasa dolore excepteur porchetta nisi bresaola sausage non. Reprehenderit strip steak culpa hamburger leberkas do. Tenderloin meatloaf capicola, quis voluptate magna laboris sunt prosciutto. Ea pork consectetur ribeye shank. Id nulla spare ribs shankle frankfurter bresaola. Voluptate porchetta laboris chicken nostrud filet mignon. Cillum dolore veniam bacon in labore. Jerky ut tail culpa, consectetur consequat deserunt enim porchetta sed ut. Cow dolore ut ut enim est venison turkey. Officia ut tail fugiat cillum strip steak ullamco beef. Pig occaecat doner, aute jerky tenderloin quis strip steak dolor. Andouille anim tempor, sint labore brisket tri-tip mollit officia consequat chuck turducken. Do velit ad adipisicing tongue shankle. Rump aliquip fatback, pariatur ground round sirloin tenderloin frankfurter in nulla ut reprehenderit voluptate. Tongue aliquip dolore short loin doner sint spare ribs duis qui nulla sausage officia. Et turducken tempor sint, qui commodo laborum. Nostrud ball tip esse kevin culpa, tenderloin veniam ground round voluptate aute irure aliquip. Pork nisi corned beef, pig commodo id rump ball tip anim ut ground round pancetta irure. In exercitation esse dolor. Eiusmod est andouille pork belly, filet mignon ex irure dolor laboris leberkas sed. Boudin dolor commodo leberkas. Pork cupidatat pig venison adipisicing rump quis. Id pork loin incididunt ea, doner venison meatball tempor hamburger. Eiusmod shoulder do, ea ex leberkas short ribs id culpa jowl rump. Mollit dolore officia shoulder. Esse brisket deserunt short ribs, jowl capicola beef ut in voluptate pork belly. Sint ham hock commodo ham ball tip velit tri-tip nulla turducken tail kielbasa non.
  48. 48. How big?
  49. 49. https://www.flickr.com/photos/smellinglikesophie/
  50. 50. Copyright
  51. 51. Copyright
  52. 52. Transitions
  53. 53. Transitions Ch-ch-changes
  54. 54. Transitions Ch-ch-changes New stuff happening
  55. 55. Transitions Ch-ch-changes New stuff happening And new things
  56. 56. Transitions Ch-ch-changes New stuff happening And new things Then something changes
  57. 57. Thank God, finally done
  58. 58. When to Use a Transition
  59. 59. Less Effective • When we see all the text • We can’t help but read it • Instead of paying attention
  60. 60. More Effective
  61. 61. More Effective • When we see all the text
  62. 62. More Effective • When we see all the text • We can’t help but read it
  63. 63. More Effective • When we see all the text • We can’t help but read it • Instead of paying attention
  64. 64. The Whole Story
  65. 65. @lauracreekmore creekcontent.com

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