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Level Up Your Presentations

Lara Hogan
November 07, 2012

Level Up Your Presentations

Make your presentation file foolproof, create an online resource for your audience, and help your Marketing team promote your presentation.

Lara Hogan

November 07, 2012
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  1. Level Up Your Presentations

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  2. You are the
    subject matter expert.

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  3. Sh*t happens.

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  4. We’ve got you covered.

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  5. Why?
    • Keep your audience engaged

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  6. Why?
    • Keep your audience engaged
    • Look fairly impressive

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  7. Why?
    • Keep your audience engaged
    • Look fairly impressive
    • Quantitatively measure your impact

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  8. Why?
    • Keep your audience engaged
    • Look fairly impressive
    • Quantitatively measure your impact
    • Create a resource for a broader audience

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  9. Why?
    • Keep your audience engaged
    • Look fairly impressive
    • Quantitatively measure your impact
    • Create a resource for a broader audience
    • Be stress-free

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  10. We are not
    • adding fancypants animations

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  11. We are not
    • adding fancypants animations
    • adding more chances for things to break

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  12. We are not
    • adding fancypants animations
    • adding more chances for things to break
    • adding more work for the Marketing team

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  13. What we'll talk about

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  14. What we'll talk about
    1.Make your presentation file foolproof

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  15. What we'll talk about
    1.Make your presentation file foolproof
    2.Create an online resource for your audience

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  16. What we'll talk about
    1.Make your presentation file foolproof
    2.Create an online resource for your audience
    3.Help the Marketing team promote you

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  17. Make your file foolproof

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  18. Foolproof slide design

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  19. Foolproof slide design
    • PowerPoint templates on the wiki

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  20. Foolproof slide design
    • PowerPoint templates on the wiki
    • Utilize your presenter notes

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  21. Foolproof slide design
    • PowerPoint templates on the wiki
    • Utilize your presenter notes
    • Use Master Templates

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  22. Know your aspect ratio

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  23. Know your aspect ratio

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  24. Mind your fonts
    Use two maximum.

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  25. Mind your fonts
    Use two maximum.
    1.Main content font (95% of your text)

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  26. Mind your fonts
    Use two maximum.
    1.Main content font (95% of your text)
    2.Accents like headers, notes or code

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  27. Short code slides

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  28. Type tips
    • NEVER USE ALL CAPS.
    It's actually harder to read.

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  29. Type tips
    • NEVER USE ALL CAPS.
    It's actually harder to read.
    • Use at least 48pt.

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  30. Type tips
    • NEVER USE ALL CAPS.
    It's actually harder to read.
    • Use at least 48pt.
    • Aim for five word bullets.

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  31. Type tips
    • NEVER USE ALL CAPS.
    It's actually harder to read.
    • Use at least 48pt.
    • Aim for five word bullets.
    • Don't let slides do your job for you.

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  32. Mind your colors
    Use three maximum.

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  33. Mind your colors
    Use three maximum.
    1.Main content color (98% of your everything)

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  34. Mind your colors
    Use three maximum.
    1.Main content color (98% of your everything)
    2.New chapter/content transition

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  35. Mind your colors
    Use three maximum.
    1.Main content color (98% of your everything)
    2.New chapter/content transition
    3.Accents like notes or highlighting

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  36. Save your colors

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  37. Organize Your Content

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  38. Organize Your Content
    1. Landscape here's what exists

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  39. Organize Your Content
    1. Landscape
    2. Analysis here's what I see

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  40. Organize Your Content
    1. Landscape
    2. Analysis
    3. Problem at the core is this issue

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  41. Organize Your Content
    1. Landscape
    2. Analysis
    3. Problem
    4. Options here's what we could do

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  42. Organize Your Content
    1. Landscape
    2. Analysis
    3. Problem
    4. Options
    5. Solution here's the best option and how it works

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  43. Organize Your Content
    1. Landscape
    2. Analysis
    3. Problem
    4. Options
    5. Solution
    6. Reasons why you should believe

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  44. Organize Your Content
    1. Landscape
    2. Analysis
    3. Problem
    4. Options
    5. Solution
    6. Reasons
    7. Bigger idea
    why this concept matters to you
    even if it is irrelevant to your day-to-day

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  45. Engage your audience

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  46. Engage your audience
    • "Raise your hand if..."

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  47. Engage your audience
    • "Raise your hand if..."
    • "Send me your results on Twitter
    and the winner gets a Dyn tshirt"

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  48. Engage your audience
    • "Raise your hand if..."
    • "Send me your results on Twitter
    and the winner gets a Dyn tshirt"
    • Make a little joke
    (with words or on the slide)

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  49. Avoid transitions & animations

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  50. Avoid transitions & animations
    • Click lag creates unpredictability

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  51. Avoid transitions & animations
    • Click lag creates unpredictability
    • Create a new slide for each bullet transition

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  52. Every computer can show a PDF

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  53. Every computer can show a PDF

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  54. Save a Dropbox public link

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  55. Create an online presence

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  56. Convert links to bit.ly

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  57. Convert links to bit.ly
    • Use custom bit.ly links:
    bit.ly/abtest instead of bit.ly/mVtJ1L

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  58. Convert links to bit.ly
    • Use custom bit.ly links:
    bit.ly/abtest instead of bit.ly/mVtJ1L
    • Create a bit.ly profile and save them there

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  59. Use Speaker Deck or Slideshare

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  60. Use Speaker Deck or Slideshare

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  61. Add yourself on SpeakerRate

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  62. Dyn.com your slides and links

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  63. Automatic tweeting
    • bit.ly/autotweet-keynote

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  64. Automatic tweeting
    • bit.ly/autotweet-keynote
    • Requires Keynote + some patience

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  65. Automatic tweeting
    • bit.ly/autotweet-keynote
    • Requires Keynote + some patience
    • Uses your presentation notes area to send out
    tweets automatically

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  66. Help the Marketing team
    promote you

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  67. Dearest Marketing Team:

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  68. Dearest Marketing Team:
    • The title of my talk is "Level Up Your Presentations"

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  69. Dearest Marketing Team:
    • The title of my talk is "Level Up Your Presentations"
    • Relevant hashtags are #ux and #velocityconf

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  70. Dearest Marketing Team:
    • The title of my talk is "Level Up Your Presentations"
    • Relevant hashtags are #ux and #velocityconf
    • The slides and resources are at dyn.com/abtest/

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  71. Dearest Marketing Team:
    • The title of my talk is "Level Up Your Presentations"
    • Relevant hashtags are #ux and #velocityconf
    • The slides and resources are at dyn.com/abtest/
    • I present from 9-10am so we can start sharing it
    around 10am

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  72. Practice beforehand

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  73. Practice beforehand
    • Lots of people here who give good feedback

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  74. Practice beforehand
    • Lots of people here who give good feedback
    • Videotape and watch it

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  75. Post-presentation

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  76. Post-presentation
    • If there's video: export slides as JPGs to overlay

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  77. Post-presentation
    • If there's video: export slides as JPGs to overlay

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  78. Post-presentation
    • If there's video: export slides as JPGs to overlay;
    send to Marketing team

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  79. Post-presentation
    • If there's video: export slides as JPGs to overlay;
    send to Marketing team
    • Check Google Analytics stats for your page

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  80. Post-presentation
    • If there's video: export slides as JPGs to overlay;
    send to Marketing team
    • Check Google Analytics stats for your page
    • Check Twitter for links to your page, retweets of
    your automated tweets

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  81. Post-presentation
    • If there's video: export slides as JPGs to overlay;
    send to Marketing team
    • Check Google Analytics stats for your page
    • Check Twitter for links to your page, retweets of
    your automated tweets
    • Check bit.ly for clicks on your saved links

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  82. Post-presentation

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  83. Other Tips?
    [Marketing:Level Up Your Presentation]

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