Your Slides Are Terrible & Other Presentation Sins

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August 05, 2015

Your Slides Are Terrible & Other Presentation Sins

This presentation will cover some of the most common things you do wrong when presenting. It is unlikely you realize you're doing many of these, which is why it's imperative that someone tells you to stop. I am that someone. I will deliver useful tips in a tongue-in-cheek fashion. If you want to up your speaking game, this is the session for you.

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David

August 05, 2015
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  1. Your Slides Are Terrible

  2. @lyonsinbeta

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  5. The Point

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  8. Slides

  9. How to not be terrible when making slides 1. Legible

    text a. Contrast b. Font choice c. Font size 2. No audio 3. No video/animations 4. Quality images 5. Moar clip art!
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  11. How to not be terrible when making slides 1. Legible

    text a. Contrast b. Font choice c. Font size 2. No audio 3. No video/animations 4. Quality images 5. Moar clip art!
  12. How to not be terrible when making slides

  13. How to not be terrible when making slides

  14. How to not be terrible when making slides

  15. Good Design

  16. Technology

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  18. Projector isn’t working Laptop battery is dead Conference wifi doesn’t

    work Hilarious notification pops up You have a Mac and no adapters You have a PC and no adapters Computer doesn’t have powerpoint Computer doesn’t have keynote Slide remote doesn’t work Stage collapses under you Laptop battery is almost dead, and now you’re playing beat-the-clock Local copy of slides doesn’t play animated GIFs External content blocked by conference wifi Microphone doesn’t work Microphone works too well & you fall in love with sound of your own voice Fire alarm goes off Fire alarm doesn’t go off as building burns down around you Phone rings Apple Watch makes everyone stand up Criminal past catches up with you via notification pop up Computer doesn’t have necessary fonts Computer has necessary fonts but doesn’t let you use them Front lights can’t be turned off Computer has a Blue Screen of Death™ Computer has a Kernel Panic™ Conference wifi works-- but oh wait it’s gone again Evil twin already presenting when you arrive; poorly Speaker notes show on the projector Google gains sentience Funny list needs final item to be visually balanced
  19. Practice

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  21. Reflect

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  23. Takeaway

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  25. speaking.io

  26. Thanks! Questions?

  27. Image credits flickr CC Lecture Hall, https://flic.kr/p/6EWkS8 Thumbs Up, https://flic.kr/p/h8b6QT

    The Loudspeaker, https://flic.kr/p/h8biCw clippy!, https://flic.kr/p/7XFL8N counting III, https://flic.kr/p/n6HZLB stolen off Google Images The Matrix Office Space Winnie The Pooh The Legend of Zelda