As promised, here are a number of resources to assist you in preparing presentations. These materials are non-proprietary, so please feel free to share them as widely as you like. It was an honor to speak with you at such a fantastic event. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any follow up thoughts or questions, and I am of course available to speak at your next meeting, conference wedding or bar mitzvah.
The presentation checklist: Feel free to tweak to meet your needs.
The slides can be found here.
For the public speaking portion, I highly recommend reading, “The Lost Art of the Great Speech”. It’s an easy read and outlines specific techniques like triplet, analogy and others.
All of the video material I either used or intended to use:
Pre game: Brothers In Arms, from the West Wing
1. Observation: Stand up Comedy about PowerPoint
3. Structure: Al Pacino’s Peace by Inches, from Any Given Sunday
4. Design: Hans Rosling, Gapminder and the Use of Data
6. Delivery: Barack Obama’s New Hampshire Concession Speech Cue to 9:00
35 Great speeches.