Know Your Tools and Venue2:07 with Julie Menge
Consider where and how you will be presenting. Knowing the location and types of technology you will be using ahead of time will guide you in your planning.
Before you begin creating content, consider where and 0:00 how you will be presenting. 0:03 Knowing about the venue and 0:05 the tools you'll be using, will guide you in your planning. 0:06 Will you be presenting to your audience in person, or 0:10 will you be delivering your presentation remotely, over a video chat? 0:13 At Treehouse, it's common for the presenter to be both in a room with a few 0:17 employees and also hosting remote employees via video or vice versa. 0:21 The presenter may be remote with other folks watching from the office or 0:26 also remotely. 0:29 If you will be delivering your presentation from the office, 0:31 be aware of the conference room setup. 0:34 It may still be too early to reserve the room, but 0:36 as you get closer to the date, you will wanna be sure your space is secured. 0:39 Be sure that you chose a room that's big enough for your in person audience and 0:43 make sure the room has all the video and screen sharing technology you may need. 0:47 If you'll be delivering your presentation remotely, make sure you're familiar with 0:53 any conferencing or video sharing software that your company uses. 0:57 Whether you'll be in the office or 1:01 somewhere else, just get familiar with the environment. 1:03 Be aware of the noise levels, lighting and camera set up, if applicable. 1:06 Just like a presentation that is wordy and visually unappealing, environmental 1:11 distractions can also detract from being able to effectively share information. 1:15 Next, have an understanding of what types of tools are commonly used at work for 1:22 sharing presentations. 1:26 Here at Treehouse we tend to use Google Slides, 1:27 due to the company's distributed nature. 1:30 Google Slides makes it very easy to share a presentation online, 1:33 regardless of what type of computer or operating system you're using. 1:36 Other companies might use other types of presentation software like PowerPoint 1:40 or Keynote. 1:45 It's always best to find out what is most commonly used at your office and use it. 1:46 I can personally attest to having spent time making a presentation in one format, 1:51 only to be asked to transfer it another format later on. 1:56 That's it for now. 2:00 Coming up I'll discuss how to take all of this information and 2:01 begin to prepare your actual presentation. 2:04
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