Tagged: Teaching technology
I am preparing a talk to present at a software technology conference. I will be using a PowerPoint presentation. In a typical PowerPoint presentation, one would have a story on a slide. I am looking for suggestions for constructing one story that is revealed through the slides and makes the key points that I want to give the audience.
There really is no right or wrong way – just the way you find most interesting. I do like the idea of having many short stories. Then, if an audience doesn’t relate to one, they’ll relate to another. BUT – I do like the idea of one continuing story. It keeps us hanging on the whole time. Creates suspense. Creates a story line. I guess it depends on what your story is. Is it a life story? Is it a story about why you’re standing up front with a passion for what you teach? But, again, there is no wrong story. All stories can be made interesting. It also depends on the message and content you are delivering. What are you trying to convince people to do? What is the problem they have? And why are you the one to solve it? Our personal stories, while personal, can still tie into the central message. Hope this helps!
Sorry….I guess I wasn’t through. And don’t forget that even though the topic is technology, you can still have stories about life and the experiences you share. I’m surprised about how much I learn about leadership, by being a mom. Or how much I learn about customer service, from marriage. Often the lessons we learn in life can apply in business too.
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