Speed

30 minute speaking slot

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Pause

Lets you take a breath

Lets your audience take a breath

A pause feels like a lifetime to you on stage

Mistaeks happen

Finding your style

RESEARCH

Someone at work whose presentations you enjoy?

RESEARCH

Someone at work whose presentations you enjoy?

People presenting ideas on YouTube

Documentaries on TV

A talk you remember from a conference/event/etc?

PRACTICE

2 people in a weekly team meeting

20 people in a Thread lunch & learn

60 people at the All-hands

8 people in a values meeting group

SLIDES

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Who are slides for?

The speaker

The audience

The audience is there to listenย more than read.

Keep slides light

One of the worst things you can do is put too much information on the screen.

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Your audience will stop listening to you because they are too busy reading what's on the screen behind you.

And the thing is, the audience can read much quicker than you can speak, so by this point you're busy speaking and your audience is bored and their attention has gone back to what CityPantry are delivering for lunch tomorrow.

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a great story

diagrams can enhance your story

focus on what's really important

make everything

BIGGER

than you think

Don't rely on the bottom of the slide

danger zone

PREPARING FOR / ON THE BIG DAY

Rehearse, but not too many times

DON'T SPEAK

OVER YOURSELF

โžก๏ธ Go slower than you think and pause more

โžก๏ธ Practice and experiment to find your style

โžก๏ธ Slides are more for you: tell the story

โžก๏ธ Rehearse but keep some room for improv

โžก๏ธ Use (and practice using!) a clicker

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speaking tips

By Jack Franklin

speaking tips

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