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  • 30 TIPS FOR AWESOMEPRESENTATIONS The Portent Webinar Series Ian Lurie @portentint ian@portent.com
  • portent.co/ian-proposalsYes, like this, no m.
  • #portentuThis is the hash tag
  • WHY DO PRESENTATIONS SUCK?
  • PRESENTATION SLIDES
  • TIP #0USE YOUR TIME WISELY
  • WRITE SLIDES REVISE REHEARSE PREP
  • TELL ME WHYCONNECT THE HOWUSE STRONG LANGUAGESUPPORT YOUR AUDIENCE
  • TELL ME WHY
  • WHY ASK WHY?
  • BECAUSE WHAT IS BORING.
  • THIS IS A DOG-SIZED SEMI-AQUATICRODENT WITH THICK FUR. yawn
  • IF YOU LIKEDOG-SIZEDRODENTS THATALWAYS LOOKSMUG, THENCAPYBARAS AREFOR YOU. @!#*& yeah.
  • IM TELLING YOU THIS BECAUSE IBELIEVE THAT_______________________________
  • IF YOU _______________________THEN YOULL WANT TO LISTEN. tip #2: Fill in the blank
  • WHY = VALUE
  • TIP #3: WRITE IT FIRSTWHY = VALUE
  • TIP #3: WRITE IT FIRST
  • TIP #4: HAVE A STRUCTURE
  • SAY WHAT YOULL SAYSAY WHAT YOURE SAYINGSAY WHAT YOU SAID
  • HAVE STOPSALONG THE WAY
  • CONNECTWHY TO HOW
  • IMPUTED VALUE
  • IMPUTED VALUECONNECTS WHY, HOW & WHAT
  • IMPUTED VALUEITS ABOUT DETAILS
  • LOW IMPUTED VALUE
  • LOW IMPUTED VALUELOOKS BEAT UP
  • LOW IMPUTED VALUEBROKEN FACE WATER DAMAGE
  • HIGH IMPUTED VALUE BLEEP
  • HIGH IMPUTED VALUE LOOKS COOL BLEEP
  • HIGH IMPUTED VALUE MOSTLY INTACT ANATOMICALLY BLEEP CORRECT
  • IMPUTED VALUEYOUR PRESENTATIONMUST HAVE IT
  • TIP #5NO BULLETS
  • TIP #5NO BULLETS(except for lists)
  • TIP #6AVOID ARIAL
  • BLOCK FONTS ARE FUNGOTHAMARIAL BLACKFRANKLIN GOTHICKNOCKOUT IS PRETTY AWESOME
  • BUT DONT BE AFRAIDTO TRY UNUSUAL STUFFACADEMY ENGRAVEDBAUHAUSIMPRINT
  • TIP #7READABILITY IS PARAMOUNT
  • THE 10-FOOT TESTTIP #6THE 10-FOOT TEST
  • TIP #8THINK BIG
  • at least 32 pt typeTIP #8THINK BIG
  • TREAT TYPE AS ART
  • TIP #9COLORS FOR EMPHASIS
  • TIP #10PLAY WITH LINE SPACING FORDIFFERENT EFFECTS. THISFEELS REALLY TIGHT ANDTOGETHER. BUT ITS HARDERTO READ W/ LOTS OF WORDS.
  • TIP #10FOR JUST A FEW WORDSIT WORKS GREAT, THOUGH.
  • TIP #11FOR SUPER EMPHASISVARY TYPE SIZES.
  • TIP #12VARY SIZES AND SPACING FOR ANICE SQUARE LOOK
  • TIP #13NO WIGGLING
  • TIP #13NO SQUIRMING
  • TIP #13NO SMALL MOVEMENT
  • TIP #13NO WIGGLING i am in a zen state.
  • TIP #14USE FILLS FOR CONTRAST
  • TIP #14USE FILLS FOR CONTRAST
  • TIP #14USE FILLS FOR CONTRAST
  • TIP #14USE FILLS FOR CONTRAST
  • SHOW YOUR PERSONALITY FILLED WITH PHOTO BG COLOR, 50% TRANSPARENCY.
  • TIP #15LEARN THE GOLDEN RATIO
  • 1.6 1
  • 1.6 1 BLEEP
  • TIP #15LEARN THE GOLDEN RATIO(but dont let it rule your life)
  • TIP #16CAREFUL WITH COLORS
  • FAVOR A NATURALCOLOR PALETTE From Tim Beard
  • TIP #17USE PHOTOS THE RIGHT WAY
  • CONFRONTATION
  • WISDOMGURU-NESSJUST SILLY
  • ANXIETYMY LIFE
  • IM POORLYGROOMED?
  • TIP #18AVOID OVERUSED PHOTOS
  • TIP #19USE YOUR COMPUTEROR TEST EVERYTHINGOR USE PDF
  • TIP #19USE YOUR COMPUTEROR TEST EVERYTHINGOR USE PDF
  • IMPUTED VALUECONNECTS WHY, HOW & WHAT
  • USE STRONGLANGUAGE I DONT GIVE A $##@
  • TIP #20LOOK EM IN THE EYE
  • TIP #20YOU US WE
  • IMPUTED VALUEPRESENTATIONSMUST HAVE IT
  • IMPUTED VALUEYOUR PRESENTATIONMUST HAVE IT
  • TIP 21: USE DATA SPARINGLY
  • TIP 21: USE DATA SPARINGLY30,000! !6,000!!25,000! !5,000!!20,000! !4,000!!15,000! !3,000!! SEO!visits! NB!SEO!visits!10,000! !2,000!! 5,000! !1,000!! 0! !"!!!! Sep"10! Oct"10! Dec"10! Nov"10! Jan"11! Apr"11! Oct"11! Dec"11! Nov"11! May"11! Feb"11! Mar"11! Sep"11! Jul"11! Aug"11! Jun"11!
  • TIP #22SHOW YOUR PERSONALITY
  • IM A GEEK
  • DAMN PROUD OF IT
  • TIP #23DO REFERENCE GENDER
  • MAN/WOMANBOY/GIRLMAN/GIRLBOY/WOMAN
  • TIP #24CULTURAL AWARENESS
  • SUPPORT YOURAUDIENCE
  • TIP #25UPLOAD TO SLIDESHARE
  • PEOPLE PAY TOATTEND CONFERENCES
  • CONTENT = WORKCONTENT = PRODUCT
  • YOURPRODUCT
  • TIP #26EMBED ON YOUR BLOG
  • TIP #26EMBED ON YOUR BLOG
  • TIP #27CREATE A LINK BUNDLE
  • TIP #28DONT REPEAT
  • TIP #29DO RECYCLE
  • TIP #30DO ANSWER QUESTIONS
  • BONUS TIPDO ENJOY YOURSELF
  • TELL ME WHYCONNECT THE HOWUSE STRONG LANGUAGESUPPORT YOUR AUDIENCE
  • WRITE SLIDES REVISE REHEARSE PREP
  • @PORTENTINT WWW.PORTENT.COM PORTENT.CO/ian-proposalsNEXT WEBINAR:TIMING IT RIGHT: USING GOOGLE ANALYTICS FOR MARKETING PUNCTUALITY http://portent.co/timingitright