Preparing Reflect • What is purpose of talk? • Why were you asked to speak? • Audience expectations? • Take aways?
Preparing Audience • Who is audience? • What is purpose of event? • Why were you asked to speak? • Where is it? • When is it?
Preparing Content • Every great presentation begins with good content..
Preparing What is your message?
Preparing Storytelling • Illustrate points with personal stories
Preparing Confidence • Know your material well
Designing Keep it simple • Slides should support speaker, supplement presentation
Designing Limit text
Designing Right amount of text
Designing High quality graphics >
Designing Use appropriate charts • Pie chart • Used to show percentages. Limit the slices to 4-6 and contrast the most important slice either with color or by exploding the slice.
Designing Use appropriate charts • Vertical Bar Chart • Used to show changes in quantity over time. Best if you limit the bars to 4-8.
Designing Use appropriate charts • Horizontal Bar Chart • Used to compare quantities. For example, comparing sales figures among the four regions of the company.
Designing Use appropriate charts • Line Chart • Used to demonstrate trends. For example, here is a simple line chart showing that our sales have gone up every year. The trend is good. The arrow comes in later to underscore the point: Our future looks good!
Designing Tables • In general, tables are good for side-by-side comparisons of quantitative data.
Designing Color • Cool – background • Blue • Green • Warm – text • Orange • Red
Designing Video + Audio
Delivering Keep it short
Delivering Use remote to move away from podium
Delivering Remember the ‘B’ Key
Delivering Keep Lights On
Delivering Be Gracious