Presenting technical information to an audience is one of the hardest tasks any I.T. professional can face. Presenting effectively is not a natural talent for most people. Indeed, many technical presentations utterly fail in their primary objective -- to convey a complex idea or argument clearly and convincingly.
This class explains -- and demonstrates -- the key techniques that combine to produce an effective and enjoyable technical presentation.
Topics covered in the full course include:
- The mechanics of presenting
- The psychology of presenting
- The physiology of presenting
- Stance, deportment, comportment, and body-language
- Using presentation software
- Powerpoint, Keynote, Impress, etc.
- Presentation aesthetics
- Presenting technical information
- Code, diagrams, statistics, examples
- Common mistakes in presentation design
- Common mistakes in presentation delivery
- Overcoming pre-presentation anxiety
- 7 do's and don'ts
- What makes a presentation enjoyable
- What makes a presentation easy to give
- What makes a presentation easy to follow
- What makes a presentation convincing
- What makes a presentation memorable
- What makes a presentation professional
- What makes a presentation successful
The optional final day is a workshop, where each attendee has the opportunity to give a short presentation they have previously created, after which we work through it together to improve its design and delivery.
Shorter variants of the course covers most of the same material, but in less detail.
Anyone who is required to present technical information (particularly on I.T. topics) in front of an audience.