presentations_ft.pdf

Df057cdadda4cd7a2a2db52576de1bf2?s=47 Alice Bartlett
January 08, 2019
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 presentations_ft.pdf

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Alice Bartlett

January 08, 2019
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  1. Alice Bartlett Principal Engineer, Customer Products team @alicebartlett Doing Presentations

  2. @alicebartlett I’m Alice Bartlett, I’ve given quite a lot of

    presentations
  3. CAVEAT

  4. CAVEAT My experience is mostly tech conferences

  5. 3. Make it interesting 1. Start with your users 2.

    Make it legible
  6. 3. Make it interesting 1. Start with your users 2.

    Make it legible
  7. THINK ABOUT YOUR AUDIENCE

  8. @alicebartlett Who are they?

  9. @alicebartlett What do they want?

  10. @alicebartlett Why are they here?

  11. @alicebartlett What do you want to tell them?

  12. @alicebartlett They’re probably not paying attention

  13. @alicebartlett They probably want some lunch

  14. @alicebartlett Be respectful of people’s time

  15. @alicebartlett Prepare properly

  16. @alicebartlett 1 hour to prepare for every minute you’re presenting

  17. @alicebartlett YOU ARE LESS INTERESTING THAN YOU THINK YOU ARE

  18. HELP YOUR AUDIENCE FOLLOW YOUR TALK

  19. Alice Bartlett Principal Engineer, Customer Products team @alicebartlett Doing Presentations

    TITLE SLIDE
  20. Alice Bartlett Principal Engineer, Customer Products team @alicebartlett Doing Presentations

  21. @alicebartlett I’m Alice Bartlett, I’ve given quite a few presentations

    A SLIDE ABOUT YOU*
  22. *UNLESS EVERYONE KNOWS WHO YOU ARE ALREADY

  23. @alicebartlett I’m Alice Bartlett, I’ve given quite a lot of

    presentations
  24. 2. Aesthetics 3. Where to find out more 1. Content

    NAVIGATION SLIDES
  25. 3. Something useful 1. Boasting 2. Meandering

  26. 1. Boasting • We did X in record time •

    86% of users gave us ★★★★☆ • The work was on budget
  27. 1. Start with your users

  28. • Think about your audience 1. Start with your users

  29. • Think about your audience • Help your audience follow

    your talk 1. Start with your users
  30. 3. Make it interesting 1. Start with your users 2.

    Make it legible
  31. AVOIDING TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES

  32. @alicebartlett Design your slides to minimise technical difficulties

  33. @alicebartlett Design your slides to minimise technical difficulties SLIDE

  34. @alicebartlett Think about how colours show up when projected onto

    screens
  35. @alicebartlett #FFF1E8 #FDD6B9

  36. @alicebartlett Think about the 8% of men who are colourblind

  37. @alicebartlett Use a system font (controversial)

  38. @alicebartlett Have wide content margins so things aren’t cut off

    if the projector is not aligned with the screen properly
  39. @alicebartlett MARGINS! M A R G I N S !

    M A R G I N S ! Have wide content margins so things aren’t cut off if the projector is not aligned with the screen properly
  40. @alicebartlett Test your deck on a projector to make sure

    it’s legible. Things look different on illuminated screens vs laptops
  41. @alicebartlett If you’re using video and it has sound, subtitle

    it!
  42. @alicebartlett Do not expect the internet to work!

  43. @alicebartlett If you like wearing dresses or statement necklaces -

    these can interfere with clip mics. Either avoid or ask the organisers for a different type of mic ahead of time.
  44. WORK WITH THE ORGANISERS

  45. @alicebartlett Things to tell organisers [delete as applicable]:

  46. @alicebartlett Things to tell organisers [delete as applicable]: 1. I’ll

    present from my own computer. It has the following display ports […] and I will be available for a tech check […]
  47. @alicebartlett Things to tell organisers [delete as applicable]: 1. I’ll

    present from my own computer. It has the following display ports […] and I will be available for a tech check […] 2. My presentation will include sound
  48. @alicebartlett Things to tell organisers [delete as applicable]: 1. I’ll

    present from my own computer. It has the following display ports […] and I will be available for a tech check […] 2. My presentation will include sound 3. I will need content warnings for the following things [flashing images, death, harassment etc…]
  49. @alicebartlett Things to tell organisers [delete as applicable]: 1. I’ll

    present from my own computer. It has the following display ports […] and I will be available for a tech check […] 2. My presentation will include sound 3. I will need content warnings for the following things [flashing images, death, harassment etc…] 4. Please tell me the aspect ratio of your screen
  50. @alicebartlett

  51. @alicebartlett

  52. MAKE SURE PEOPLE CAN READ YOUR SLIDES

  53. @alicebartlett MAKE SURE PEOPLE CAN READ YOUR SLIDES BY MAKING

    YOUR TEXT NICE AND BIG
  54. @alicebartlett Keep the number of words on each slide low,

    and then talk around them
  55. @alicebartlett “Oh dear, this looked different when it was on

    my screen” “Can everyone read this?” “Well… you can’t really see it but…”
  56. PROJECTORS ARE NOT MAGIC

  57. 2. Make it legible

  58. 2. Make it legible by… • making it resilient to

    tech difficulties
  59. 2. Make it legible by… • making it resilient to

    tech difficulties • working with organisers
  60. 2. Make it legible by… • making it resilient to

    tech difficulties • working with organisers • designing your slides so everyone can read them
  61. 3. Make it interesting 1. Start with your users 2.

    Make it legible
  62. @alicebartlett If you only bother with the two parts of

    this talk, you will be in the top 10% of presentations already.
  63. USE COLOUR

  64. USE A DIFFERENT BACKGROUND COLOUR FOR IMPORTANT POINTS

  65. @alicebartlett Vary the rhythm, vary the pace, vary your tone,

    vary your pitch, vary your style, vary the visuals, add some sounds, add some video, add some objects, change the energy
  66. @alicebartlett pause

  67. “Illustrate, don’t decorate” Russell Davies @undermanager

  68. “Illustrate, don’t decorate” Russell Davies @undermanager A picture of Russell

  69. “Illustrate, don’t decorate” Russell Davies @undermanager

  70. “Illustrate, don’t decorate” Russell Davies @undermanager NOT THIS

  71. @alicebartlett You don’t need a picture of money if you’re

    talking about money
  72. @alicebartlett You don’t need a picture of money if you’re

    talking about money THIS IS NAFF
  73. None
  74. @alicebartlett Your pictures should help you make your point, not

    make your presentation look ‘whizzy’
  75. @alicebartlett The same goes for GIFs, videos, animations and slide

    transitions
  76. @alicebartlett DON’T USE ANIMATIONS

  77. @alicebartlett “Whizzy” distracts from your point

  78. @alicebartlett Be yourself

  79. @alicebartlett Do a joke

  80. @alicebartlett Don’t get hung up on ums.

  81. @alicebartlett Practise!

  82. @alicebartlett Get feedback from peers early - it doesn’t matter

    if it’s not finished yet!
  83. @alicebartlett Don’t just read out a blog post

  84. @alicebartlett Giving presentations is standing up and talking

  85. Everything doesn’t have to be a TED talk. Most things

    should not be a TED talk.
  86. 3. Make it interesting

  87. 3. Make it interesting • Use colour

  88. 3. Make it interesting • Use colour • Change the

    energy
  89. 3. Make it interesting • Use colour • Change the

    energy • Illustrate, don’t decorate
  90. 3. Make it interesting • Use colour • Change the

    energy • Illustrate, don’t decorate • Avoid “whizzy”
  91. 3. Make it interesting • Use colour • Change the

    energy • Illustrate, don’t decorate • Avoid “whizzy” • Be yourself!
  92. THAT’S IT

  93. http://www.doingpresentations.com/