Presentation Ninja Tricks #4: Presenting for very small audiences

Over the past three days, I’ve posted 3 blog posts with Presentation Ninja Tricks, and I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback on it – thank you :)

However, as Dennis B. Petersen pointed out to me, my posts, as any other he has read about presentation skills, are primarily focused on presentations for larger audiences. But, Dennis asked me, where are the tips for presentations with very limited audiences such as a meeting between a consultant and client, or a daily presentation in an organization? Presentations that to a great extent also function as a direct delivery of information and documentation?

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Talking about psychology: description of my gotoAndSki talk

gotoAndSki(‘Switzerland’) is only a few weeks away(!), and I absolutely can’t wait!

There will be a lot of great sessions to see. My talk will evolve around the field of cognitive psychology.

Cognitive psychology is about how we learn. How we perceive. How we react to things we interact with.
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The Best of Flash on the Beach

Flash on the Beach 2010 was a very different experience from 2009 for me. First of all, I was here on my own this year, which gave me more of an opportunity to meet a lot of new people. That was really a huge high point of the conference, as I’ve mentioned in a previous post.

Another difference from 2009 was of course also the fact that this year, I was part of the Elevator Pitch session – an amazing experience that you can read much more about here.

And so in this post, I want to dwell a bit on the presentations. Initially, I set out to make a top 3 favorites listing. But I couldn’t. There was simply too many fantastic talks. So, after much consideration and hard prioritasion, I’ve narrowed it down to my 5 favorites:

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My Flash on the Beach Elevator Pitch

On stage. Photo taken by Marc Thiele

Last week, I was fortunate to be part of the Elevator Pitch Session at Flash on the Beach in Brighton. The session is one of the most popular of the conference because of the insane pace and content density. And this year was no exception.

As I was sitting back stage waiting to go on stage, I didn’t see the other pitches, but judging from the applause and tweets that followed, everyone did a fantastic job.

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Flash on the Beach after-thoughts: An ode to people – and a word of advice

I’m fresh back from Flash on the Beach in Brighton. The conference was great, hugely inspiring, and not to mention rather exciting, because I was fortunate to speak in the Elevator Pitch session.

And you know what made the conference even better? The people. I met so many interesting, bright and friendly people there, and that for me was the true high point of the conference.

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