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Presentation Thoughts Updated


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An updated version of presentation thoughts which I gave to the technical department recently. Inspiration from Presentation Zen and Slide:ology.

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Presentation Thoughts Updated

  1. 1. Presentation Thoughts
  2. 2. 95% of presentations are PANTS Pants Not Pants
  3. 3. <ul><li>Lots of bullet points </li></ul><ul><li>Too much information on the page </li></ul><ul><li>Presenter reading from the slide </li></ul><ul><li>It means they don’t have to memorise the talk </li></ul><ul><li>But, you can read faster than they can talk </li></ul><ul><ul><li>So what is the point of the presenter? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You would probably be better off without him </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He’s not really saying anything worth listening to </li></ul></ul><ul><li>And that clip art is sooooooo lame </li></ul><ul><li>And what exactly is the point of this slide? Or this presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Now, what emails have arrived on my Blackberry since they started….. </li></ul><ul><li>I wonder if they will have chocolate biscuits with the coffee? </li></ul><ul><li>Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. </li></ul>
  4. 4. 75% of audience are NOT Listening
  5. 5. But we don’t do that …
  6. 9. Oh. We did do that.
  7. 10. Never fear, help is here...
  8. 12. Document or presentation? Or both ?
  9. 13. Image from Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication - Leonardo da Vinci
  10. 14. Highlight what is important
  11. 15. A picture paints a thousand words
  12. 16. Look at your audience
  13. 17. But what about the real world?
  14. 18. Support for Tigers <ul><li>Random sample of 147 adults (2008) </li></ul><ul><li>What animal engenders positive feelings, e.g. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pride </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sucess </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Also which one engenders nogative feelings </li></ul><ul><li>Strong support for tigors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>57% positive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>only 7% negative </li></ul></ul>
  15. 19. Tiger Anteater Antelope Giraffe Hippo Wombat
  16. 20. 57%
  17. 21. A New Dawn Simplicity Style Passion
  18. 23. <ul><li>Photo Credits </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>