This talk reveals the hidden structure that the greatest communicators and persuaders have used over thousands of years. Insights from literature and cinema helped reveal why the greatest communicators are riveting.
Usually we start right of with opening power point and start making slides. In the video above the argument is made that this habit is to soon, it explains clearly why. Several other methods used when making a presentation calls for makings slides far way up on the road to building your presentation. The presenter in this video is known for his Extreme Presentation Method. With this previous link you can see the 10 steps for building a presentation with this method. You can also download a pdf file of the Extreme Presentation Method overview and print it out. I have reviewed the book mentioned on the website here: The Extreme Presentation Method.
Surely other methods are also available for making a presentation, another one is Beyond Bullet Points or Resonate by Nancy Duarte, her company made the famous presentation by Al Gore with his presentation: An Inconvenient Truth.
The conclusions are: Don’t be too cerebral. Tell stories. Figure out what the audience cares about. Create common ground with them. Move back and forth between opposing ideas to create energy. Deliver facts but put them in context and make them shocking if possible. Find inspiration anywhere you can.
May be will review it later but this sums it up nice and short. From what I have read so far it’s a little bit cluttered, she needs a lot of text explaining. Did a workshop in 2009 about the story in presenting scientific data, may be that’s why I think it’s a lot of text. On the other hand the book is nicely designed and has lots of excellent examples.
What I can add is the notion that the next book will be about the theatrical aspects of presenting. In the video above which is a compelling enthusiastic presentation with a story but what’s more important to learn is it’s theatrical aspects of the presentation. The use of gestures, the walking between the audience. That’s going to be the next hype.
Nice talk with digital and analog arguments, using colorful new data display technology. Partly done with Gapminder, a free tool, as explained on PresentationZen
The world’s population will grow to 9 billion over the next 50 years — and only by raising the living standards of the poorest can we check population growth. This is the paradoxical answer that Hans Rosling unveils at TED@Cannes using colorful new data display technology (you’ll see).
Sebastian Wernicke turns the tools of statistical analysis on TEDTalks, to come up with a metric for creating “the optimum TEDTalk” based on user ratings. How do you rate it?
Readers may have noticed I’m a fan of most of the TEDTalks especially those about science in it’s broad sense and as far as these talks cover topics of interests to me. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. TEDTalks covers topics as science, business, evelopment and the arts
How to communicate with color but also how to acquire good colors for your presentation based on the content and message you want to get across. How to use images and especially videos during presentations. The book is full of very useful and new examples, tricks and advice. The chapter on presenting data is even better than the chapter in the previous book.
The three chapters on principles of presentation design are about the use of space, creating purpose and focus and achieving harmony. He does his best to show you how these design principles depend on your message and how to get this message across with design.
The book is full of excellent examples of slide design but also has other specialists in their fieled giving additional advice such as Scot Kelby sharing 10 tricks for getting better-looking photos to use in your presentation, or Stephen Few’s graph design IQ test and many more specialists in subjects on design and presenting. Just one more example, Nancy Duarte from Duarte Design also an expert, about the role of sketching and planning analog. She also wrote an excellent book about presenting discussed on this blog in a previous post: Slide:ology
Should you buy the book even when you already have the previous one?
Yes definitely, learned even more from this book, more practical advice on making good presentations not only the design, go get it and enjoy.
If you have to present a conference room presentation but people expect a slideshow or you just don’t want to loose the beamer and the feel of presenting, you can use Prezi. Conference room presentation is a presentation for small groups like presenting a study design, case presentation, results from a study but also if you want to persuade, sell to, or change behavior of a smaller group you will need a conference room style presentation. Usually in a conference room presentation printed slides with lots of detail are more adequate. You can talk your audience through the printed sheet.
Prezi is zooming sketches on a digital paper. You can jump and zoom in and out.
In Prezi, your presentation is one, very large canvas, and you tell your story by panning around it and zooming in and out. In Prezi, the way you communicate details without overwhelming your audience is by making the details small, zooming in to view them as necessary, and then zooming back out to see the big picture.
You can see an example below. You can also watch a 3 minute getting started video of Prezi. You can try it for free. You can develop it online, show it online or download it. Will have to try it and will let you know. What do you think is it worth a try?