[zeromq-dev] 0mq in Moscow

Martin Sustrik sustrik at 250bpm.com
Thu Nov 4 18:01:21 CET 2010

I like this method personally. It uses slides just to emphasise what you 
are speaking about rather than forcing audience to read lot of text and 
make sense of complex diagrams:



On 11/04/2010 05:48 PM, Pieter Hintjens wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 4:49 PM, gonzalo diethelm<gdiethelm at dcv.cl>  wrote:
>> Just curious: how do you guys handle presentations then?
>> Disclaimer: I am part of the big corporate world... But I am also
>> interested in improving the way I present material to an audience.
> Personally, I just walk around and talk to the audience.  No slides,
> and keeping the lights on.  If you are in a meeting room, sit next to
> the whiteboard and draw diagrams.  Usually it's far easier to get into
> questions like that, and some presentations can end up mostly Q&A,
> which is ideal.
> One approach is to learn to build a structure that matches the time
> you have and stick to it, while pulling in stuff from people who
> presented before you, from questions, etc. So a 5-minute talk is "say
> what you will say, then say it, then recapitulate" whereas in a
> 15-minute talk you can cover three main points.
> In general, less is more, stick to your key points and repeat them
> using suitable body language (stand, don't sit), expression (smile),
> gestures (hands), whatever emphasis helps.
> Groups like Toastmasters are very helpful for improving your public
> speaking skills.
> That's my experience, anyhow.
> -Pieter
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