Presenting (in a nutshell)

Published on Nov 18, 2015

I bombed the first time I did a big presentation.

It ruined my weekend because I thought it was going to be awesome and it definitely wasn't. After I got over the embarrassment I forced myself to focus on the communication side of presenting. For a year I didn't even use a computer or projector. It was like the "wax on, wax off" approach to presenting, but I had to learn how to hold an audience's attention.

When I felt like I knew how to communicate better I started using slides and presentation software again. "Presenting (In A Nutshell)" is a brief overview of what I've learned through the years and how I approach presentations at their most rudimentary level. It still works for me today.

PRESENTATION OUTLINE

PRESENTING

(IN A NUTSHELL)
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OPENING SLIDE

START FROM THE VERY BEGINNING
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SLIDE 2

SAY SOMETHING BOLD AND TIMELY
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SLIDE 3

SUMMARIZE YOUR MAIN POINTS

TELL STORIES

THEY'RE MORE MEMORABLE THAN DATA
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BE BRIEF

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BE BRILLIANT

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BE DONE

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