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5 Weird Tricks for making better presentations

5 Weird Tricks for making better presentations Overriding principles

Trick #1: Pyramid principleTrick #2: Remind them where youre goingTrick #3: 1 idea per pageTrick #4: Break up your textTrick #5: Hide the detail

Bonus trick: Dont be afraid to start with paper

Icons by Freepik Rob Atkinson

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Always do these three things!Know your audience

Know what type of presentation its going to be

Keep it simple

Rob Atkinson

5 Weird Tricks for making better presentations Overriding principles

Trick #1: Pyramid principleTrick #2: Remind them where youre goingTrick #3: 1 idea per pageTrick #4: Break up your textTrick #5: Hide the detail

Bonus trick: Dont be afraid to start with paper

Rob Atkinson

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#1: Pyramid Principle: lead with your most important conclusion

Most important ideaMain pointsMain pointsMain pointsProcess / Supporting detailProcess / Supporting detailProcess / Supporting detailProcess / Supporting detail Rob Atkinson

Dont confuse process with structureThis flow approximates how you come up with a presentations contentPast process is usually not very interesting to your audience

Rob Atkinson

5 Weird Tricks for making better presentations Overriding principles

Trick #1: Pyramid principleTrick #2: Remind them where youre goingTrick #3: 1 idea per pageTrick #4: Break up your textTrick #5: Hide the detail

Bonus trick: Dont be afraid to start with paper

Rob Atkinson

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#2: Remind them where youre going (and where youve been)Situate each point within the larger presentation context

Employ repetition to reinforce points and frameworks

Preview future points for later in the presentation

Trackers and agenda pages are helpful tools

Rob Atkinson

5 Weird Tricks for making better presentations Overriding principles

Trick #1: Pyramid principleTrick #2: Remind them where youre goingTrick #3: 1 idea per pageTrick #4: Break up your textTrick #5: Hide the detail

Bonus trick: Dont be afraid to start with paper

Rob Atkinson

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#3: Each idea should have its own page

If a point isnt important enough for its own page, it may not be important enough to make at all Rob Atkinson

5 Weird Tricks for making better presentations Overriding principles

Trick #1: Pyramid principleTrick #2: Remind them where youre goingTrick #3: 1 idea per pageTrick #4: Break up your textTrick #5: Hide the detail

Bonus trick: Dont be afraid to start with paper

Rob Atkinson

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#4: Graphics or structured text is better than (boring) bullet lists

Visual metaphorConceptual framing

Group similar ideas together graphically

(Vertical boxes on this page are an example) Flows show a process

Visual interest

Varying your page layout will make your pages more interesting

Pages that vary are easier to rememberTemples show overall conceptual architecture Rob Atkinson

5 Weird Tricks for making better presentations Overriding principles

Trick #1: Pyramid principleTrick #2: Remind them where youre goingTrick #3: 1 idea per pageTrick #4: Break up your textTrick #5: Hide the detail

Bonus trick: Dont be afraid to start with paper

Rob Atkinson

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#5: If you need more detail, use a pre-read or an appendixPre-readA more detailed version of the presentation sent out beforeAsk that people review it before the meetingHelps reserve the meeting for actual discussionParticularly effective with smaller, highly engaged groupsAppendixSeries of slides in the back of the actual presentationUseful during Q&APut all the interesting but not directly relevant information back here

Detail can build credibility, but dont lose your audience trying to slog through it if theyre not interested Rob Atkinson

5 Weird Tricks for making better presentations Overriding principles

Trick #1: Pyramid principleTrick #2: Remind them where youre goingTrick #3: 1 idea per pageTrick #4: Break up your textTrick #5: Hide the detail

Bonus trick: Dont be afraid to start with paper

Rob Atkinson

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Bonus: Start on paper before going to PowerPoint

Rob Atkinson

Appendix Rob Atkinson

If I had a lot of detail behind my process, I could keep it back here in case anyone asked(This isnt really that kind of presentation) Rob Atkinson