Agenda for 6/12/2009
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The Art of Presentation
Beyond the Bullet List
So much of what we do is presentation.
From cave art dating back to 15,000 BC. to Steve Jobs’ at a Mac Expo, humans have been creating presentations for one purpose or another for many millenia. All to varying level of success or failure. As many presenter’s have found though, its not always easy to mix spoken word and a visual projection for best effect. How many PowerPoint presentations have you seen that were just less than compelling?
In this workshop we will look at bad and good presentations and try to breakdown what it is that makes the good ones, good. This is not a workshop about how to use the PowerPoint tool bar better or how to get that widget on to your slide but to examine what it is that we are doing when we communicate and try emulate those approaches that have been proven to work.
Presentation Zen- Garr Reynolds
good TED presentations
Slide:ology - Nancy Duarte
Beyond Bullet Points - Cliff Atkinson
The TED Commandments
1. Thou Shalt Not Simply Trot Out thy Usual Shtick.
2. Thou Shalt Dream a Great Dream, or Show Forth a Wondrous New Thing, Or Share Something Thou Hast Never Shared Before.
3. Thou Shalt Reveal thy Curiosity and Thy Passion.
4. Thou Shalt Tell a Story.
5. Thou Shalt Freely Comment on the Utterances of Other Speakers for the Sake of Blessed Connection and Exquisite Controversy.
6. Thou Shalt Not Flaunt thine Ego. Be Thou Vulnerable. Speak of thy Failure as well as thy Success.
7. Thou Shalt Not Sell from the Stage: Neither thy Company, thy Goods, thy Writings, nor thy Desperate need for Funding; Lest Thou be Cast Aside into Outer Darkness.
8. Thou Shalt Remember all the while: Laughter is Good.
9. Thou Shalt Not Read thy Speech.
10. Thou Shalt Not Steal the Time of Them that Follow Thee.
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