Thoughts About Presenting

Thoughts About Presenting

What do when imagining the audience in their underwear just isn't working. Some of my thoughts about what makes a good presentation, and how to go about preparing one.

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eojthebrave

April 25, 2013
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  1. WHAT TO DO WHEN IMAGINING THE AUDIENCE IN THEIR UNDERWEAR

    ISN’T WORKING. PRESENTING @eojthebrave Thursday, April 25, 13
  2. WHO ARE YOU? WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE? Thursday, April

    25, 13 create a contract with the user - get people out of the room who shouldn’t be there - let them know why they are there
  3. THERE’S A FORMULA Introduction • Body • Conclusion Thursday, April

    25, 13
  4. TELL A STORY TELL YOUR STORY! Thursday, April 25, 13

  5. TEACH A LESSON. Thursday, April 25, 13 I like to

    set learning objectives for my presentations. Make a list of 3-5 things someone should know after attending your presentation.
  6. NO LIVE DEMOS! THEY WILL FAIL. Thursday, April 25, 13

  7. Practice •WiFi •Really, it will! •Your code •MAMP •Your spelling

    SO WILL THE Thursday, April 25, 13
  8. NO EXCUSES The audience doesn’t need to know you failed.

    FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT Thursday, April 25, 13
  9. AWESOME SLIDES 101 •What’s the point of this slide? •How

    does it support my story? •Can someone at the back of the room read it? •Remember, not everyone can read your slides. Thursday, April 25, 13
  10. • Personally I don’t have anything against them, just don’t

    get carried away. Treat your slides as a clue to remind you what it is you wanted to talk about and something interesting for your audience to look at. DO NOT read your slides verbatim, the person sitting in their chair will read it faster than you will and it’s just awkward for everyone. BULLET POINTS? Thursday, April 25, 13
  11. SHOW ME WHERE TO LOOK <?php // Remove the "Add

    new comment" link on the teaser page or if the comment // form is being displayed on the same page. if ($teaser || !empty($content['comments']['comment_form'])) { unset($content['links']['comment']['#links']['comment-add']); } // Only display the wrapper div if there are links. $links = render($content['links']); if ($links): ?> <div class="link-wrapper"> <?php print $links; ?> </div> <?php endif; ?> <?php print render($content['comments']); ?> Thursday, April 25, 13
  12. PRACTICE! Thursday, April 25, 13

  13. PRACTICE! Thursday, April 25, 13 in character?

  14. DID I MENTION PRACTICE? Thursday, April 25, 13

  15. ALWAYS RECAP. •Tell stories •Teach something •NO live demos! •Fake

    it •Spend time on your slides •Practice Thursday, April 25, 13
  16. Photos • http://compfight.com/ • http://www.istockphoto.com/ • http://www.corbisimages.com/ • http://www.google.com/imghp Thursday,

    April 25, 13
  17. Other • http://presentationzen.com • http://www.speakingaboutpresenting.com • http://youtube.com Thursday, April 25,

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