A few weeks back I posted my 9 step process for building a presentation. I wanted to share some example of that process in action. What follows are glimpses of my “No person is an island” talk which I delivered at Defrag in November.
Step 1 – Finding the Nucleus
I had two quotes that served as the nucleus for this deck.
hierarchies and our love for them is the strange love child of Confucius and the military industry complex
treating people like just nodes just rows in a database is, essentially, sociopathic behavior. it ignores the reality that you, your organization, and the other person, group, or organization are connected
Step 2 – Build and outline
I use OmniOutliner for my outlines. Here’s a PDF of it: no one is an island outline
Step 3 – Write the speech
Steps 4 & 5 – Skeleton Deck to Version 1 Deck
This was a bit of an unusual presentation for me in that I had material from another presentation I wanted to include. That helped get me to a more polished looking version 1 of the presentation than I usual have. Just a heads up – I usually work Keynote but to be fair to my non-Mac friends, I have posted the deck as a pdf: No person is an island v1
Steps 6 to 9 – Getting to ship the deck
I ended up doing 5 revisions to this deck. Usually I do about 10. Here’s the final version: