Podcast 58: Writing a presentation for a conference

In this episode of the Cherryleaf Podcast, we look at how to write a slide deck for a presentation.

Evolution of TC conference

http://technicalcommunicationuk.com/

The Future of Techcomm video by Scott Abel

Different possible presentation structures:
  • The recipe
  • The map
  • The “Lessons I learnt”
  • Nancy Duarte format – how it is, how it will be (politicians)
  • The redemption story – failed but recovered
  • “You Are Not Alone”
  • Nine tips
  • The list – skill 1, skill 2
  • The rhetorical structure
    • Overview, scope and definitions, why this is important, your argument, evidence, deal with objections, next point, summary, conclusion
    • Create interest, main point, supporting evidence, summary
  • The analogy – X does this, what if we see what we do as x
  • The hero’s journey – damsel in distress, knight in shining armour, scary dragon
  • Round up of experts – comments from others
  • Microsoft Sway templates for presentation

Image from Write2Users 2017 conference

The Secret Structure of Great Talks Nancy Duarte Tedx Talk

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