A presentation on presenting like a pro (or something like that).
My foundation came via this Top Ten Speaking Tips blog post written a couple of years ago (which still holds up today).
Was a great experience to not only share some of the insights gained over my short speaking career, but as ever, deconstructing something you do with the purpose of sharing that knowledge, enriches your learning so much more.
Other things discussed:
- Compfight—clean image search with creative commons options (my preference over the Flickr Attribution directory, although they do pretty much the same job)
- Salling Clicker—what I use to control my presentations (ensures stable connection, timing options, non-touchscreen so no accidental ‘clicks’ plus haven’t failed me in 6/7 years)
- transitions—less is more. Advice extended to presenting software like Prezi which can be overused at times when a simple dissolve would be far more effective
…there were many more.
The attendees also had the opportunity to present for a couple of minutes and together we positively critiqued their work.
So what do you think on the advice shared above? Do you have any tips / tricks to share? Do you disagree? Dare you to leave a comment… go on, double dare ya!