Technical Speaking Guidelines


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Technical Speaking Guidelines

  1. 1. Technical Speaking How to Deliver a Technical Presentation? <ul><li>Svetlin Nakov </li></ul><ul><li>Telerik Corporation </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Trainer </li></ul>
  2. 2. Table of Contents <ul><li>Preparation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Know your Audience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Know the Content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Know the Territory </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Before Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>The Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Things to Avoid </li></ul><ul><li>Speaker's Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Tips and Tricks </li></ul>
  3. 3. Preparation What to do Before the Actual Presentation?
  4. 4. Preparation <ul><li>The preparation consists of three stages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get to know your audience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get familiar with the territory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Know the content </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Know your audience! Do they like funny or serious presentations? How many are the attendees?
  6. 6. Know your audience! Find out what they know Level of expertise What is their age range ?
  7. 7. Preparation <ul><li>Know the content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What you will be talking about ? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Get familiar with the content on the slides </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The interesting points of the topic </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Preparation <ul><ul><li>Presentation hall </li></ul></ul>Know the territory <ul><ul><li>Audio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Projector </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentation tool </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Before the Presentation What to do Before the Actual Presentation?
  10. 10. Before the Presentation <ul><li>Build bridges </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet with some of the attendees beforehand </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. The Presentation
  12. 12. Mind… The ending Speak loud and clear Manage the time Be consistent The content The beginning The position
  13. 13. Mind… <ul><li>In front of the mirror </li></ul><ul><li>Talking to a friend </li></ul>Manage the time Best managed with rehearsals Rehearse with somebody!
  14. 14. Mind… Speak loud and clear
  15. 15. Mind… Be consistent
  16. 16. Mind… The beginning <ul><li>Introduce yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce the topic </li></ul><ul><li>Greet the audience </li></ul><ul><li>Try to connect with previous topic </li></ul>
  17. 17. Mind… The content Introduce each new section <ul><ul><li>Constantly ask questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forget what is obvious to you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forget &quot; I don't know &quot;, &quot; I am not sure &quot; </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Remember! The content Try not to use jargon phrases <ul><ul><li>Look confident ! even if are not … </li></ul></ul>Don't sprint through the slides
  19. 19. Remember! The content <ul><ul><li>Monotonousness makes people sleepy! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Almost kills them! </li></ul></ul>Watch &quot; Death by PowerPoint &quot;!
  20. 20. Mind… The ending Try to connect with the next topic Make a frame with the beginning Thank the audience for the attention
  21. 21. Mind… Everybody should see you You must see everybody Look at everybody and nobody The position
  22. 22. Things to Avoid What Should We Not Do?
  23. 23. Speaking silently Avoid! Speak too fast / too slow Speak unclear More complicated concepts than necessary
  24. 24. Speaker's Tools
  25. 25. Tools MS Power Point ZoomIt Windows Magnifier [Ctrl]+[1] [Win]+[+] [Ctrl]+[P]
  26. 26. Speaker's Tools Live Demo
  27. 27. Tips and Tricks for a Better Technical Speaking
  28. 28. Give Real-Life Examples Better influence Better remembered
  29. 29. When a Question pops out… Don't just answer Teach to handle things on their own! Show it ! Use Google if necessary Repeat it out loud
  30. 30. Always bring water ! The throat gets dry Drink when you need a second to rest
  31. 31. Technical Speaking