En Project-Presentation we’re trying to change the world
Presentations aren’t the most important thing, but they are important
Imagine when you speak
You could spread your message, and change your world
I was born in USA, came to Spain at age 5 and traveled to Japan
But I looked like this
I had the pleasure of being Garr’s student. Presentation guru and great mentor
Author of Presentation Zen, which inspires today’s talk
Why is it important?
People like Seth Godin
Or Guy Kawasaki, agree that presentations today impede communication in stead of aiding it.
These people see more than 10 presentations a day. You should listen to what they say (and follow their blogs). They are the type of people you will be selling your ideas and dreams to.
But what is a Zen Presentation?
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Garr relates 3 principle of Zen to Presentations. Restraint, simplicity and Naturalness.I want to relate them to the 3 parts of presentations: Preparation, design and DeliveryRestraint in preparationSimplicity in designNaturalness in delivery
Follow me on a journey. The journey of making a presentation
As in any journey we have a point of origin
And many ways to get there. But this time the shortest way is not the best one
We could take shortcuts
But they will only bring you here
Preparing our trip requires us to decide our destination, what message we want to convey.
Get away from the computer
Take a notebook and a pencil to write down everything that comes to mind
Don’t be afraid to have a lot of ideas
Learn that destruction is part of the process of creation
Don’t be satisfied with the first idea that comes to mind. Push your ideas further and then reduce them to their core.Image from the book Slide:ology by Nancy Duarte
Take those reduced ideas and put them on post-its to create the map of your journey.If an idea doesn’t fit on a post-it it’s too complex. You need to make it simpler.Image from the book Slide:ology by Nancy Duarte
Organize your topics like stops on the road
Decide how you will go there.Power Point
Use the rule of thirds
80% of people prefer this image
Choose your colors wisely
If you need help you can use online resources like Kuler
Some words are more powerful than others
Repetition is essential for people to process your message
People will concentrate on the mistake, not on the message
Tetuan Valley Startup School - Guest mentor Byron Stanford