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Introduction2:01 with Dan Gorgone
Presentation skills should be used to prepare and deliver relevant content, and compel the audience to take action.
[SOUND]. To 0:00 be successful with your career, any type of career really, it's important 0:04 to match up your hard skills with a set of soft skills. 0:08 And one type of soft skill I'd like to focus on here is something 0:12 that many devs and designers need all the time, although you might not realize it. 0:15 Presentation skills. 0:20 When I refer to presentation skills I'm not just talking about preparing a 0:21 keynote or a PowerPoint deck and then showing it to an audience, although that's 0:25 certainly included here. Presentation skills refers to your ability 0:29 to prepare and deliver information of any kind to different types of audiences. 0:34 Whether it's, say one person or could be a crowd of people. 0:40 Now these skills come in handy in many different scenarios and if you've been 0:44 building sites with a team or for clients, you'll understand what I'm talking about. 0:48 And that's 0:54 because presentation skills are also about influencing 0:54 and audience, compelling them to take action. 0:59 It's not just about delivering the information. 1:02 You want to get your audience to do something. 1:04 To react in a certain way. 1:06 And it's all based on the information and the data that you're providing. 1:08 So when you make a pitch to an investor, or you present a project proposal to 1:13 a prospective client. 1:20 Even if you're meeting someone for the first time and you're describing 1:21 what you do in the hopes that you can work together, you're 1:24 using presentation skills and we're going to go over some of those 1:26 skills today because they're going to make your talks that much more effective. 1:30 But before we move further, I just want to reiterate these three key 1:35 points, because they're kind of, they're gonna kind of be the structure for the 1:40 talk today. 1:45 And that is, prepare information, deliver information, 1:45 and compel your audience to take action. 1:49 If you can do these three things, When your developing a presentation or a 1:51 talk of your own it's going to be awesome and it's gonna be effective 1:56
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