Tips & tricks for a great presentation @ Wi-Fi NOW
We’ve got many great & very experienced speakers lined up for Wi-Fi NOW Amsterdam – but just in case you’d like our input to what makes for a good (hopefully GREAT!) presentation, here are some tips & tricks.
In my experience, a great presentation is 80% confidence and 20% content. That of course doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have provocative, insightful content.
Here some tips on what you should do:
Try to tell a story instead of presenting a solution. I sometimes start with the conclusion of the story, then go back to the buildup.
Examples from live cases with numbers always add a lot of credibility
We like strong personal opinions and so does your audience! Tell us what you believe in (and what you don’t believe in)
Slides ideally should be an illustration of what you’re saying – or perhaps a small reminder to yourself of your storyline. Both are fine.
Keep your slides simple! One idea per slide is great if you can.
If you present your ideas as text, simple ‘appear’ PPT animation per text line works well to keep attendees focus (and not read ahead)
On average, 2 minutes per slide works well but it does depend on your approach (one idea per slide or one idea per text line)
For a 20-30 minute slot we recommend not using more than 10 slides (unless your show proceeds very fast)
Remember to face the audience and speak directly to them!
Sum up your main message at the end with 1-2 clear statements
Here some things that we mostly don’t recommend:
Very text-heavy slides should be avoided since they force listeners to read rather than listen to you!
We like technology but very detailed tech slides are hard to present. If you chose to do it anyway, pick out 1-2 main points from the diagram or chart and focus on them
Practical details on presenting at Wi-Fi NOW Amsterdam:
We will load your presentation (PPT format) onto a Mac computer that is connected to our presentation system
Please do not use customised fonts as we cannot promise that our presentation computer will support them
16:9 or standard format is fine – either will work
Please report to our technical staff 5 minutes before presentation time so that we can get you wired up for sound