PodCamp Pittsburgh is tomorrow. I thought I’d gather up some great presentations for a presentation I’m doing myself, on the topic of, uh, presentations. Here are a few that I know about that I thought I’d share. Do YOU know where some links to amazing presentations are? Share with me.
Steve Jobs delivering an Apple Keynote:
Dick Hardt from Sxip uses Powerpoint like a ninja here in his Identity 2.0 bit. (I never get tired of this presentation).
Did you Know 2.0 from Xplane
Ze Frank at TED
My Main Points
Powerpoint is a tool, not a requirement.
YOU are the presentation.
Lead with something that engages and builds allies.
Assume everyone is smart.
Practice. Check your language skills. Practice more. (Kill your ums).
If you use a slide deck: big pictures, few words. PowerPoint is NOT MS Word.
Empower instead of preach.
Give your ideas handles.
Leave them feeling good. Or moved. Or both.
Great Presentation Resources
Presentation Zen – great blog, and now a great book by Garr Reynolds: Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery (Voices That Matter).
Great Presentations Mean Business by Laura Fitton.
My Best Presentation Tricks by Chris Brogan (oh yeah, me!)
What other great resources or videos should I show a class of people looking to learn how to present better?