Saturday, May 17, 2014

Quick presentation tips

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  • Keep your presentation at 3 minutes sharp
  • Timing is everything be precise
  • Rehearse, rehearse, rehearse, until you get your timings near perfect 
  • No slide should take longer than 30 seconds to present
  • Take questions after

  • Deliver problem, your mission, your solution, your plan
  • Keep it simple and crisp across the board
  • Keep your format consistent
  • Keep your flow natural
  • Pay attention to page composition, get space vs. content balance right
  • In the middle insert one related meme image with good sense of humour, do not overdo, show this image for 2-3 seconds, not more.
  • Avoid excessive clipart
  • Avoid transition effects
  • Use bullet points and indentation for presenting hierarchy, not deeper than 2.
  • Keep statements short and simple, max 3 statements per page, 2 is best.
  • Avoid indirect speech and adverbs
  • Use order clauses "Implement..." rather than "We would like to implement..."
  • Avoid repetitions

Say yes learn how to do it later

In his blog Richard Branson wrote:
If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later!

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This is yet another manifestation of "fail fast, learn quickly" motto which has been the driving force of "lean startup model".