Week 10 – The art of the Pitch
At the end of the semester I have to give a presentation of my two projects that I have completed this semester, my presentation will be 10 minutes- 5 mins per project. This lecture was about presentations and how to give a good one.
Kyle talked all about giving a good presentation and in order to give a good presentation it should:
- be simple
- be memorable
- be PEPARED
It was explained that JFK was the youngest president ever – but the way he tells story’s and the way he presented speeches was great. It is important to have the right language aka know your audience!
Beginning – explain what your covering people like to know where they are going.
Middle – structure and chunk.
End- the climax and conclusion (this is what I have told you).
I need to make sure that I have a point- what is the main point in your slide?
Plan the narrative – sketch out slides on sketchbook ( what your going to talk about / include ).
Why use slides?
-slides divert gaze and are a really good visual aid.
-less is more
- too much text (use symbols or icons )
- a million slides
- spelling mistakes
- things line up
Supporting material- if I want to I can print out slides on paper and hand them out. this would be beneficial to do if the wifi fails or if there are computer issues, etc.
- rhetorical questions
Delivery should be:
- slow and steady
Research I could do?
Pitching ideas and giving presentations is such an important part of the industry I am going into, therefore I want to get better at this. So how could what further research could I do on this topic? I could watch some Ted Talks on pitching and presenting skills and strategies, I could also read material based on this topic too. I think that reading up on people who are really good at doing this, e.g. Steve Jobs would be very beneficial too.
Reflection and what is next?
I will ensure that I keep my slides simple, minimal and with only minimal text and mainly images of my work. I want to include a video of a prototype of my elements project and my portfolio, I think this will be a good visual to include. I think that this was a useful lecture since presenting and pitching is such an important aspect and I am keen to get better and more confident. I also need to practice on getting better at explaining my work and talking about my own design process. I will continue my research on this topic and begin to design my slides for this presentation.