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UXPA Boston 2015 Speaker Workshop

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This was a half-day presentation for first-time speakers of the UXPA Boston conference.

UXPA Boston 2015 Speaker Workshop

  1. 1. Presentation Tips & Techniques Boston UXPA 2015 Speaker Workshop @KyleSoucy UsableInterface.com
  2. 2. - MarkTwain There are two types of speakers: those that are nervous and those that are liars. “ ”
  3. 3. Dealing With Butterflies Practice, practice, practice! Change your mindset. Arrive early to set up. Know the room. Meet the crowd before starting. Have a pre-show ritual. Avoid caffeine.
  4. 4. How Not To Start
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  6. 6. TODAY’S AGENDA: • Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. • Etiam ipsum dui, varius eget hendrerit at, varius at ipsum. • Etiam vel orci id enim cursus auctor sed in velit. • Donec consequat ipsum at urna aliquet rhoncus. • In vulputate magna augue, at facilisis libero sollicitudin quis. • Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.
  7. 7. Hook’em or Lose’em
  8. 8. Be Passionate
  9. 9. Don’t read your slides
  10. 10. Don’t show your back
  11. 11. Impostor Syndrome
  12. 12. Fake it 'til you become it. “ ” - Amy Cuddy
  13. 13. It speaks more than you do Body Language
  14. 14. Walk
  15. 15. You have the lead role Remember... It’s A Performance
  16. 16. Don’t point out mistakes
  17. 17. Know your audience Talk to them, not at them
  18. 18. Make eye contact
  19. 19. Emphasize your words...
  20. 20. vs. “No one can just wing it.” “No one can just wing it.”
  21. 21. “Ummms” and “Ahhhs” Not as important as you think, but still...
  22. 22. A meaningful silence is always better than meaningless words. - Unknown “ ”
  23. 23. Pace yourself
  24. 24. SLOW DOWN
  25. 25. Involve your audience
  26. 26. Always end on time (or early)
  27. 27. Wear a mic-friendly shirt Ditch the badge
  28. 28. Use a remote
  29. 29. Always use your own computer
  30. 30. Just incase... Have a printout of your slides. Put a copy on a flash drive. Upload a copy to DropBox.
  31. 31. Watch other great speakers
  32. 32. Now, it’s your turn...
  33. 33. Learn more... Confessions of a Public Speaker by Scott Berkun Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds Say It with Confidence by Margo T. Krasne Speaker Camp by Russ Unger and Samantha Starmer Also, check out Chicago Camps for their next Speaker Camp event! http://chicagocamps.org/events/ Slide design inspiration: Rebekah Cancino
  34. 34. www.usableinterface.com @kylesoucy Thank you. /usableinterface

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