How Not To Shoot Yourself In The Foot With A Bullet (Point) By Anthony Baxter Google

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How Not To Shoot Yourself In The Foot With A Bullet (Point) By Anthony Baxter Google MSC Malaysia Open Source Conference 2009. Lightning Talk 2 June 2009.

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How Not To Shoot Yourself In The Foot With A Bullet (Point) By Anthony Baxter Google

  1. 1. How Not To Shoot Yourself In The Foot With A Bullet (Point) @anthonybaxter
  2. 2. a meta-talk
  3. 3. may contain half-baked ideas
  4. 4. a boring talk is a bad talk
  5. 5. what makes a talk boring?
  6. 6. traditional slides don’t help
  7. 7. slides != paper
  8. 8. it's a “talk”, not a “reading”
  9. 9. ● reading the bullet points -> not paying attention to your talk ● fast or impatient readers will be reading ahead of you ● audience gets bored – they can see what you're going to say – they know they can drift off for a while ● if you absolutely must do slides in this format, don't just read the bullet points out
  10. 10. death to bad clipart
  11. 11. what are slides for?
  12. 12. emphasis
  13. 13. and punchlines
  14. 14. free-flowing talk
  15. 15. life's pretty fast
  16. 16. pay attention
  17. 17. you might miss something
  18. 18. how to do this?
  19. 19. practice
  20. 20. know your material
  21. 21. practice again
  22. 22. timing is trickier
  23. 23. go watch stand-up comedy
  24. 24. and practice again
  25. 25. conclusion
  26. 26. steal any of these ideas
  27. 27. i did
  28. 28. (thanks larry)
  29. 29. say no to bullet points

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