As I attempt to find better ways of presenting UX to clients and end-users, I have become fascinated with the subject of presentations. There is human psychology behind the research – what keeps our attention and what loses our attention. There is research around education, learning and memory – how to structure presentation so people get the message quickly and retain the message. And there is the research of the presentation itself – an art form, I am coming to find out.
I recently finished reading The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs by Carmine Gallo. In it, she details a number of ways to improve your public speaking and presentation ability. I found the book a short and good read. Some of it I had learned already, but a good majority of it was solid information. I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to improve their presentation style. But, just short of reading an entire book on the topic, I recently came across this presentation in my email.
It’s a wonderful slideshow concerning presentations, Jobs-style.. It encompasses so much of what I have learned and researched in the past few weeks. So I had to share it here.