Karl Storz


Presentation prep worksheet

Reframing + Cultivate resilience handouts

Slides from 4.11.16 presentation: Karl Storz presentation

Tips for vocal projection

Short presentation examples:

What can you say in three minutes or less?

Watch the opening of the movie, “The Kingdom” for 70 years of history in 3 minutes

Christophe Waltz’s Golden Globes acceptance speech for “Inglourious Basterds”

Christophe Waltz’s Academy Awards acceptance speech for “Inglourious Basterds” (different speech, but still well-prepared)

Fast Pitch videos: Nonprofits created 3-minute pitches about their organizations and competed for cash prizes.

Santa Barbara winner, Bethany Markee

PowerPoint resources

Cliff Atkinson

How to (finally) fix your company’s PowerPoint culture

His book “Beyond Bullet Points” is excellent

Michael Alley

Great tools and examples on Michael Alley’s site here.

Rethinking Presentation Slides: The Assertion-Evidence Structure http://www.craftofscientificpresentations.com/assertion-evidence-approach.html

How the Design of Headlines in Presentation Slides Affects Audience Retention (Abstract): http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/stc/tc/2006/00000053/00000002/art00007

Garr Reynolds

Presentation Zen

Make information easier to retain:

Here are a couple of ideas from the book Brain Rules (a book about how our brains work in order to help us work and live better).

1. “Most of the events that predict whether something learned also will be remembered occur in the first few seconds of learning. The more elaborately we encode a memory during its initial moments, the stronger it will be”

This means that the material should have meaning to your audience (by using real-world examples), and it should be delivered right from the beginning in a compelling way (like a strong introduction).

2. The brain processes meaning before detail, so provide the general idea first and then give more detail. Your audience will have a greater understanding of your topic if presented in this way.

3. To keep your audiences’ attention, include emotional “hooks.” The author does this every ten minutes in his presentations, but in a 3-minute presentation, you could do this two or three times. What’s an emotional hook? Fear, laughter, anger, frustration, discouragement, curiosity, nostalgia, anecdotes — anything that evokes an emotional response.

Infographics: Looking for a new way to present data? Check out these resources. A well-made infographic can be much more effective than a graph or chart.

Here’s a site with a lot of examples.

General info:

5 Ways to Say “I Don’t Know”

3 posts about hecklers and difficult audience members

Rule of three:

The Rule of Three: A humor technique from the world of comedy

Relaxation/grounding posts:

Blog post: Get grounded

Blog post: How can Olympic athletes help you become a better speaker?(includes links to several related blog posts)

Blog post: Breathe

Blog post: Visualization is for the body as well as the mind

Recommended Reading:

Visit the Speak Schmeak Blog

Short, engaging presentations:

Hans Rosling: 2009 2006 2007 (If you watch no other videos on this page, watch Hans Rosling. He’s brilliant at making statistics fascinating and fun. All his videos are listed on this page.)

Sir Ken Robinson on schools killing creativity

Astronaut Chris Hadfield on space toilets

Simon Wardley explains cloud computing

Inspirational speech about riding a bike 

Creative Math Class

Fred Rogers testifying before Congress

Busting the Mehrabian Myth

Tom Peters

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Recommended Reading

NSA Speaker magazine (digital version online)

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