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How to Talk

How to Talk

Some tips to give presentations.
A shame I mostly forget to apply them myself.

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Sylvain Abélard

September 01, 2012
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  1. @abelar_s — maitre-du-monde.fr How To Talk in Public WITH PONIES

    Safely
  2. Novice follow me on Twitter <3 @abelar_s

  3. HowToSpea ★ I want to speak find a topic find

    people find a place do some slides @abelar_s
  4. HowToSpea ★Slides template bullet points ! ★Split X chapters Y

    slides •Z titles • W bullet points • examples • images • WTF? @abelar_s WTF?
  5. HowToSpea ★Slides template bullet points ! ★Split X chapters Y

    slides •Z titles • W bullet points • examples • images • WTF? @abelar_s Here’s a pony to apologize Sorry :’(
  6. Skilled

  7. Your own template ✓ clean typography ✓ simple color scheme

    ✓ coherent via repetition Content ✓ not too much text ✓ try to avoid the bottom Slides
  8. Your own template ✓ clean typography ✓ simple color scheme

    ✓ coherent via repetition Content ✓ not too much text ✓ try to avoid the bottom Slides
  9. Audience ✓ who are they? ✓ what do they like?

    ✓ what do they know? Who?
  10. You ✓ who are you? ✓ why are you legitimate?

    ✓ (actually skippable) ✓ why this topic? Who?
  11. Them? ✓ why should they come? ✓ what will they

    take away? Why?
  12. Them? ✓ writing abstracts help ✓ start by the takeaway

    Why? :( ... ! ? ? :)
  13. Making slides ✓ research ✓ brainstorm Clarity ✓ order, add,

    remove ✓ red - green - refactor Prep.
  14. Prep. ? Making slides ✓ research (not boring!) ✓ text-only

    can help Clarity ✓ try to reverse order
  15. Attention is scarce ✓ 20mn max. for a talk ✓

    20s max. to grab attention ✓ do some pauses ✓ repeat, recap Tricks
  16. Attention is scarce ✓ content-packed is hard ✓ smartphone-induced ✓

    no monotony ✓ clear plan Tricks Zzz
  17. Tricks Own the stage ✓ speak to a few people

    ✓ speak clearly, loudly ✓ use your hands
  18. Tricks ^_^ Own the stage ✓ move around ✓ smile

    ✓ joke <- this is hard
  19. HowToSpea Expert

  20. Pictures

  21. Storytelling

  22. Rehearsal

  23. Top-notch slides https://speakerdeck.com/tanoku/intergalactic-javascript-robots-from-outer-space

  24. Body language

  25. HowToSpea Master

  26. Γνῶθι σεαυτόν

  27. None
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  29. ? Questions @abelar_s — maitre-du-monde.fr

  30. :) Thanks! @abelar_s — maitre-du-monde.fr

  31. @abelar_s — maitre-du-monde.fr References Zach Holman - slide design for

    developers http://zachholman.com/posts/slide-design-for-developers/ ! Jan Lenhardt - how to give the killer tech talk http://writing.jan.io/2013/05/10/how-to-give-the-killer-tech- talk---a-pamphlet.html 
 Eric Feng + SlideComet - world-class presenter http://fr.slideshare.net/slidecomet/the-presenter-manifesto-8- distinctions-of-a-world-class-presenter ! Florian Mueck - short videos http://www.florianmueck.com