How to deliver a killer presentation: tips from Guy Kawasaki
So, you’ve probably noticed by all the billboards I’ve erected that I’m speaking at Digital East about YouTube video this September. Aside from my obvious elation, I am already obsessing about how to make it my best presentation ever.
But that’s okay, because this spring I saw Guy Kawasaki speak in Crystal City.
If you have seen him speak, you know what an enchanting speaker he is.
I’m no Guy Kawasaki, but I took notes. Among the many morsels of wisdom he shared with the audience are these tips for delivering a great presentation.
- Keep the 10-20-30 rule in mind. Use 10 PowerPoint slides maximum, talk for no more than 20 minutes, and use a 30 point font size for your PowerPoint slides.
- Customize your introduction to your audience. Before you present before an audience, do your homework and demonstrate you know the city. Refer to the people, customs, local food, or products.
- Sell your dream. Talk about the dream that your product represents, and how it will make life better, more so than the product itself, or its features. Tell a story.