Presentation Patterns for Better Technical Talks

Grand Ballroom - Salon G

Presentations are a fact of life in the technical business space. Sooner or later, you're going to have to deliver one. But make no assumption that they have to be dry, full of bullet-point agony, and illegible font choices. A handful of concrete solutions and actionable advice gleaned from years of presenting can transform your talk into a memorable event with a payoff in political currency due to your adept delivery. We'll explore the full timeline of giving an excellent presentation, starting from the creative ideation phases, to the collection of slide-sized ideas, through linearization of the story points, and finally to the delivery of the presentation. This session will push on a few of your past-experience presentation pain points and offer 10 articulated steps towards your radically improved next delivery.