How To Give Great Presentations

In the last couple of years DDD has helped towards developing speaking talent within the UK by giving anyone in the UK the chance to present at a seminar-style event. DDD levels the playing field and allows anyone to propose a subject regardless of their presence or absence of previous speaking engagements. This attitude inspired me and I wanted to contribute towards this goal so I have written an article How To Give Great Presentations that I hope will help people who are new to presenting to get started. Even if you aren’t new to it I hope you will find some ideas here to make it worth your reading. The ideas are based on the seminars, conferences and user groups that I have spoken at over the last couple of decades and the Train The Trainer courses that I ran for Borland UK.

In addition you can download 4 Chaps From Blighty podcasts on this subject here and here.

If you have any comments or tips and tricks I’d be interested to hear what you have to say. Good luck with your presentations.

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Posted by: GuySmithFerrier
Posted on: Monday, January 15, 2007 at 10:05 PM
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Wednesday, January 17, 2007 12:05 AM


I thought your article was interesting. I particularly liked the part about how to choose what to present about because I’ve been thinking about what I could present if I put my hand up for some user group meetings this year.

Guy Smith-Ferrier

Wednesday, January 17, 2007 12:05 AM


Excellent! Give it a go. I hope this stuff is helpful. Good luck.