Mastering Technical Presentations By Example

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About the Session

Many burgeoning technologists unhappily discover that, while necessary, technical skills alone do not a successful architect make. It doesn't matter how good your ideas are, if you cannot present them in a compelling way, you'll never get to implement them. The ability to make effective technical presentations is a key soft skill for architects. This presentation focuses on techniques for building and delivering excellent presentations, using the familiar pattern/anti-pattern format familiar to developers. I present many presentation patterns (and anti-patterns) across a wide range of topics: how to construct slides with the correct amount of information, how to handle detailed technical diagrams effectively, how to build a narrative arc for your presentation, and many others. I also focus on many anti-patterns (such as Bullet-riddled Corpse, a slide filled with bullets) and how to avoid them, covering slide creation, presentation, feedback, questions, and many other topics.

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