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How to make good presentations

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This presentation is all about making good presentations. It talks about the biggest mistakes, guides you through 5 different aspects of making presentations, and gives you some final warnings.

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How to make good presentations

  1. 1. How To Make Good Presentations and how to make sure your audience doesn’t fall asleep... Ine Dehandschutter @matuvu www.matuvu.nu 2012Wednesday 11 July 12
  2. 2. @matuvu Hi, I’m Ine, a designer & photographer @ matuvuWednesday 11 July 12
  3. 3. @matuvu I Learned A Thing. Or 2... (Which I want to share with you!)Wednesday 11 July 12
  4. 4. @matuvu Most Made Remarks On Bad Presentations 1. too much text, 2. reading of screen, boring 3. too complicated to understand 4. lack of preparation/practice 5. too much animationWednesday 11 July 12
  5. 5. @matuvu BasicsWednesday 11 July 12
  6. 6. @matuvu Know Your AudienceWednesday 11 July 12
  7. 7. @matuvu Outline Your ContentWednesday 11 July 12
  8. 8. @matuvu Blahblahblah Add The StoryWednesday 11 July 12
  9. 9. @matuvu Add A Sauce Of DesignWednesday 11 July 12
  10. 10. @matuvu Make It SharableWednesday 11 July 12
  11. 11. @matuvu 1/ AudienceWednesday 11 July 12
  12. 12. @matuvu Know It Before You Enter The Stage It saves your day.Wednesday 11 July 12
  13. 13. @matuvu 2/ OutlinesWednesday 11 July 12
  14. 14. @matuvu K.I.S.S Keep it STRAIGHT & SIMPLE!Wednesday 11 July 12
  15. 15. @matuvu Most Of Us Remember Only 3 Things So don’t try to fit in 30...Wednesday 11 July 12
  16. 16. @matuvu 1 Slide = 1 Idea You’re giving a presentation, you’re not handing out a document!Wednesday 11 July 12
  17. 17. @matuvu The 10-20-30 Rule Guy Kawasaki says: 10 slides, 20 minutes, 30 fontsizeWednesday 11 July 12
  18. 18. @matuvu This Is A 72point Fontsize This is a 30 fontsizeWednesday 11 July 12
  19. 19. @matuvu This Forces You To Think In Billboards Terms You’re giving a presentation, you’re not handing out a document!Wednesday 11 July 12
  20. 20. @matuvu Stick To Your Time Always If you get a 20min talk prepare for 18.Wednesday 11 July 12
  21. 21. @matuvu 3/ The StoryWednesday 11 July 12
  22. 22. @matuvu Structure Of A Story beginning, middle, end vs tensionWednesday 11 July 12
  23. 23. @matuvu Basically Your Story Needs: 1. a problem 2. a solution inbeween some crises and atleast 1 jokeWednesday 11 July 12
  24. 24. @matuvu Use This Structure For Your Outline It works fasterWednesday 11 July 12
  25. 25. @matuvu The Joke Is Essential! You can drop all the other stuff.Wednesday 11 July 12
  26. 26. @matuvu On The Jokes 3 ways to integrate jokes: 1. Tell it 2. Integrate it in the slide + talk 3. Only show it in your slide and have the audience notice it.Wednesday 11 July 12
  27. 27. @matuvu Connect With The Audience You you need to make a personal connection with the audience. A joke is a good way. Asking interaction is another. (Hard in Belgium!) Add eye contact, don’t read your slidesWednesday 11 July 12
  28. 28. @matuvu 4/ DesignWednesday 11 July 12
  29. 29. @matuvu Use A Comprehensive Structure Make sure people ‘get’ the underlying structure through your design (same titles, same structure)Wednesday 11 July 12
  30. 30. @matuvu Align! Make sure everything is aligned the same way.Wednesday 11 July 12
  31. 31. @matuvu STRONG Soft Contrast Use contrasting slides. What works on your computer doesn’t on projectorWednesday 11 July 12
  32. 32. @matuvu Add A Nice Touch Not Only Arial Helvetica Times New Roman Use 1 Or 2 Personal Fonts It shows emotion. Use it for your titles.Wednesday 11 July 12
  33. 33. @matuvu Go Big!!! Use Big Fonts Take the age of oldest person of the audience and devide it by 2 = min. fontsizeWednesday 11 July 12
  34. 34. @matuvu Drop The Bullets! Only place where to use it: at the start or in the summaryWednesday 11 July 12
  35. 35. @matuvu Use Images To Tell The Story They add emotion to your story iStockphotography.com, Flickr.com, Veer.comWednesday 11 July 12
  36. 36. @matuvu 45% Make Numbers Comprehensible No need for complex graphs, use simplicityWednesday 11 July 12
  37. 37. @matuvu 45% Information Is Beautiful Transform complex knowledge into simple stuffWednesday 11 July 12
  38. 38. @matuvu Drop The Animation Use it scarcely. It takes time in the making, and doesn’t add much.Wednesday 11 July 12
  39. 39. @matuvu No To Animation Drop The Animation Use it scarcely. It takes time in the making, and doesn’t add much.Wednesday 11 July 12
  40. 40. @matuvu Drop The Animation Use it scarcely. It takes time in the making, and doesn’t add much.Wednesday 11 July 12
  41. 41. @matuvu K.I.S.S Keep it simple. Really simple.Wednesday 11 July 12
  42. 42. @matuvu Yes To Subtle K.I.S.S Keep it simple. Really simple.Wednesday 11 July 12
  43. 43. @matuvu K.I.S.S Keep it simple. Really simple.Wednesday 11 July 12
  44. 44. @matuvu 5/ ShareWednesday 11 July 12
  45. 45. @matuvu PR-aspect Every presentation has a big PR purpose for your company. 1. Tell who you are 2. Don’t overdo 3. Add share elementsWednesday 11 July 12
  46. 46. @matuvu Start Slide With clear info on your presentation and who you are + links to sitesWednesday 11 July 12
  47. 47. @matuvu End Slide Small thank you + your name + contact info + links to sitesWednesday 11 July 12
  48. 48. @matuvu Twitter If you have an internet savvy audience or it’s a key conference: add your twitter name on all slidesWednesday 11 July 12
  49. 49. @matuvu Share Afterwards Share your presentation afterwards, make sure your links are clickable. ( Check slideshare.com)Wednesday 11 July 12
  50. 50. @matuvu MistakesWednesday 11 July 12
  51. 51. @matuvu What Are The Biggest Mistakes? Too many words No practice Technical hassle (bad internet connection, missing adaptor) Be prepared :)Wednesday 11 July 12
  52. 52. @matuvu Recap...Wednesday 11 July 12
  53. 53. @matuvu Remember Know your audience Outline the content Add the story Add a sauce of design ShareWednesday 11 July 12
  54. 54. @matuvu Rock Those Stages!Wednesday 11 July 12
  55. 55. Thank You Ine Dehandschutter www.matuvu.nu @matuvu www.linkedin.com/in/matuvu www.slideshare.com/matuvuWednesday 11 July 12

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