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30 tips for awesome presentations

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30 tips for awesome presentations

  1. 30 TIPS FOR AWESOMEPRESENTATIONS The Portent Webinar Series Ian Lurie @portentint ian@portent.com
  2. portent.co/ian-proposalsYes, like this, no ‘m’.
  3. #portentuThis is the hash tag
  4. WHY DO PRESENTATIONS SUCK?
  5. PRESENTATION <> SLIDES
  6. TIP #0USE YOUR TIME WISELY
  7. WRITE SLIDES REVISE REHEARSE PREP
  8. TELL ME WHYCONNECT THE HOWUSE STRONG LANGUAGESUPPORT YOUR AUDIENCE
  9. TELL ME WHY
  10. WHY ASK WHY?
  11. BECAUSE ‘WHAT’ IS BORING.
  12. THIS IS A DOG-SIZED SEMI-AQUATICRODENT WITH THICK FUR. yawn
  13. IF YOU LIKEDOG-SIZEDRODENTS THATALWAYS LOOKSMUG, THENCAPYBARAS AREFOR YOU. @!#*& yeah.
  14. I’M TELLING YOU THIS BECAUSE IBELIEVE THAT_______________________________
  15. IF YOU _______________________THEN YOU’LL WANT TO LISTEN. tip #2: Fill in the blank
  16. WHY = VALUE
  17. TIP #3: WRITE IT FIRSTWHY = VALUE
  18. TIP #3: WRITE IT FIRST
  19. TIP #4: HAVE A STRUCTURE
  20. SAY WHAT YOU’LL SAYSAY WHAT YOU’RE SAYINGSAY WHAT YOU SAID
  21. HAVE STOPSALONG THE WAY
  22. CONNECTWHY TO HOW
  23. IMPUTED VALUE
  24. IMPUTED VALUECONNECTS WHY, HOW & WHAT
  25. IMPUTED VALUEIT’S ABOUT DETAILS
  26. LOW IMPUTED VALUE
  27. LOW IMPUTED VALUELOOKS BEAT UP
  28. LOW IMPUTED VALUEBROKEN FACE WATER DAMAGE
  29. HIGH IMPUTED VALUE BLEEP
  30. HIGH IMPUTED VALUE LOOKS COOL BLEEP
  31. HIGH IMPUTED VALUE MOSTLY INTACT ANATOMICALLY BLEEP CORRECT
  32. IMPUTED VALUEYOUR PRESENTATIONMUST HAVE IT
  33. TIP #5NO BULLETS
  34. TIP #5NO BULLETS(except for lists)
  35. TIP #6AVOID ARIAL
  36. BLOCK FONTS ARE FUNGOTHAMARIAL BLACKFRANKLIN GOTHICKNOCKOUT IS PRETTY AWESOME
  37. BUT DON’T BE AFRAIDTO TRY UNUSUAL STUFFACADEMY ENGRAVEDBAUHAUSIMPRINT
  38. TIP #7READABILITY IS PARAMOUNT
  39. THE 10-FOOT TESTTIP #6THE 10-FOOT TEST
  40. TIP #8THINK BIG
  41. at least 32 pt typeTIP #8THINK BIG
  42. TREAT TYPE AS ART
  43. TIP #9COLORS FOR EMPHASIS
  44. TIP #10PLAY WITH LINE SPACING FORDIFFERENT EFFECTS. THISFEELS REALLY ‘TIGHT’ ANDTOGETHER. BUT IT’S HARDERTO READ W/ LOTS OF WORDS.
  45. TIP #10FOR JUST A FEW WORDSIT WORKS GREAT, THOUGH.
  46. TIP #11FOR SUPER EMPHASISVARY TYPE SIZES.
  47. TIP #12VARY SIZES AND SPACING FOR ANICE SQUARE LOOK
  48. TIP #13NO WIGGLING
  49. TIP #13NO SQUIRMING
  50. TIP #13NO SMALL MOVEMENT
  51. TIP #13NO WIGGLING i am in a zen state.
  52. TIP #14USE FILLS FOR CONTRAST
  53. TIP #14USE FILLS FOR CONTRAST
  54. TIP #14USE FILLS FOR CONTRAST
  55. TIP #14USE FILLS FOR CONTRAST
  56. SHOW YOUR PERSONALITY FILLED WITH PHOTO BG COLOR, 50% TRANSPARENCY.
  57. TIP #15LEARN THE GOLDEN RATIO
  58. 1.6 1
  59. 1.6 1 BLEEP
  60. TIP #15LEARN THE GOLDEN RATIO(but don’t let it rule your life)
  61. TIP #16CAREFUL WITH COLORS
  62. FAVOR A NATURALCOLOR PALETTE From Tim Beard
  63. TIP #17USE PHOTOS THE RIGHT WAY
  64. CONFRONTATION
  65. WISDOMGURU-NESSJUST SILLY
  66. ANXIETYMY LIFE
  67. I’M POORLYGROOMED?
  68. TIP #18AVOID OVERUSED PHOTOS
  69. TIP #19USE YOUR COMPUTEROR TEST EVERYTHINGOR USE PDF
  70. TIP #19USE YOUR COMPUTEROR TEST EVERYTHINGOR USE PDF
  71. IMPUTED VALUECONNECTS WHY, HOW & WHAT
  72. USE STRONGLANGUAGE I DONT GIVE A $##@
  73. TIP #20LOOK ‘EM IN THE EYE
  74. TIP #20‘YOU’ ‘US’ ‘WE’
  75. IMPUTED VALUEPRESENTATIONSMUST HAVE IT
  76. IMPUTED VALUEYOUR PRESENTATIONMUST HAVE IT
  77. TIP 21: USE DATA SPARINGLY
  78. TIP 21: USE DATA SPARINGLY30,000! !6,000!!25,000! !5,000!!20,000! !4,000!!15,000! !3,000!! SEO!visits! NB!SEO!visits!10,000! !2,000!! 5,000! !1,000!! 0! !"!!!! Sep"10! Oct"10! Dec"10! Nov"10! Jan"11! Apr"11! Oct"11! Dec"11! Nov"11! May"11! Feb"11! Mar"11! Sep"11! Jul"11! Aug"11! Jun"11!
  79. TIP #22SHOW YOUR PERSONALITY
  80. I’M A GEEK
  81. DAMN PROUD OF IT
  82. TIP #23DO REFERENCE GENDER
  83. MAN/WOMANBOY/GIRLMAN/GIRLBOY/WOMAN
  84. TIP #24CULTURAL AWARENESS
  85. SUPPORT YOURAUDIENCE
  86. TIP #25UPLOAD TO SLIDESHARE
  87. “PEOPLE PAY TOATTEND CONFERENCES”
  88. CONTENT = WORKCONTENT = PRODUCT
  89. YOURPRODUCT
  90. TIP #26EMBED ON YOUR BLOG
  91. TIP #26EMBED ON YOUR BLOG
  92. TIP #27CREATE A LINK BUNDLE
  93. TIP #28DON’T REPEAT
  94. TIP #29DO RECYCLE
  95. TIP #30DO ANSWER QUESTIONS
  96. BONUS TIPDO ENJOY YOURSELF
  97. TELL ME WHYCONNECT THE HOWUSE STRONG LANGUAGESUPPORT YOUR AUDIENCE
  98. WRITE SLIDES REVISE REHEARSE PREP
  99. @PORTENTINT WWW.PORTENT.COM PORTENT.CO/ian-proposalsNEXT WEBINAR:TIMING IT RIGHT: USING GOOGLE ANALYTICS FOR MARKETING PUNCTUALITY http://portent.co/timingitright

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