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Level Up Your Presentations

245cee81a9c424266e5e401d844ea881?s=47 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.

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Lara Hogan

November 07, 2012
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  1. Level Up Your Presentations

  2. You are the subject matter expert.

  3. Sh*t happens.

  4. We’ve got you covered.

  5. Why?

  6. Why? • Keep your audience engaged

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

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

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

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

    • Quantitatively measure your impact • Create a resource for a broader audience • Be stress-free
  11. We are not

  12. We are not • adding fancypants animations

  13. We are not • adding fancypants animations • adding more

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

    chances for things to break • adding more work for the Marketing team
  15. What we'll talk about

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

  17. What we'll talk about 1.Make your presentation file foolproof 2.Create

    an online resource for your audience
  18. 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
  19. Make your file foolproof

  20. Foolproof slide design

  21. Foolproof slide design • PowerPoint templates on the wiki

  22. Foolproof slide design • PowerPoint templates on the wiki •

    Utilize your presenter notes
  23. None
  24. Foolproof slide design • PowerPoint templates on the wiki •

    Utilize your presenter notes • Use Master Templates
  25. None
  26. None
  27. Know your aspect ratio

  28. Know your aspect ratio

  29. Mind your fonts Use two maximum.

  30. Mind your fonts Use two maximum. 1.Main content font (95%

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

    of your text) 2.Accents like headers, notes or code
  32. Short code slides

  33. Type tips

  34. Type tips • NEVER USE ALL CAPS. It's actually harder

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

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

    to read. • Use at least 48pt. • Aim for five word bullets.
  37. 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.
  38. Mind your colors Use three maximum.

  39. Mind your colors Use three maximum. 1.Main content color (98%

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

    of your everything) 2.New chapter/content transition
  41. 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
  42. Save your colors

  43. Organize Your Content

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

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

    see
  46. Organize Your Content 1. Landscape 2. Analysis 3. Problem at

    the core is this issue
  47. Organize Your Content 1. Landscape 2. Analysis 3. Problem 4.

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

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

    Options 5. Solution 6. Reasons why you should believe
  50. 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
  51. Engage your audience

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

  53. Engage your audience • "Raise your hand if..." • "Send

    me your results on Twitter and the winner gets a Dyn tshirt"
  54. 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)
  55. Avoid transitions & animations

  56. Avoid transitions & animations • Click lag creates unpredictability

  57. Avoid transitions & animations • Click lag creates unpredictability •

    Create a new slide for each bullet transition
  58. Every computer can show a PDF

  59. Every computer can show a PDF

  60. Save a Dropbox public link

  61. Create an online presence

  62. Convert links to bit.ly

  63. Convert links to bit.ly • Use custom bit.ly links: bit.ly/abtest

    instead of bit.ly/mVtJ1L
  64. 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
  65. Use Speaker Deck or Slideshare

  66. Use Speaker Deck or Slideshare

  67. Add yourself on SpeakerRate

  68. Dyn.com your slides and links

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

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

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

    • Uses your presentation notes area to send out tweets automatically
  72. Help the Marketing team promote you

  73. Dearest Marketing Team:

  74. Dearest Marketing Team: • The title of my talk is

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

    "Level Up Your Presentations" • Relevant hashtags are #ux and #velocityconf
  76. 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/
  77. 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
  78. Practice beforehand

  79. Practice beforehand • Lots of people here who give good

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

    feedback • Videotape and watch it
  81. Post-presentation

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

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

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

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

    overlay; send to Marketing team • Check Google Analytics stats for your page
  86. 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
  87. 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
  88. Post-presentation

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