Learn a New Presentation Style
For the first few minutes of this chapter meeting, you’ll get a chance to see a demonstration of a type of PowerPoint presentation style invented in Japan and called Pecha Kucha. It is fast-paced, and guaranteed to keep your attention. The premise is to present 20 slides for 20 seconds each.
Learn When to Use Various Types of PPT Presentations Types
Lin Laurie, your president, will talk for 5 minutes on the various questions that plaque presenters: How many topics should be on a PPT page? Why would you create a PPT with lots of topics on a page? What’s the ultimate size of font to use on a PPT presentation? If you’re seeking answers to these questions, here is where you will find some answers.
Listen to Mini-Ted Talks for Tech Comers
Next, 3 of your brave members will volunteer to step up to the podium and give a 6-10 minute talk on an area of interest to fellow tech comm professionals. If you’ve ever watched a professional talk, like at Tacoma Tech Comm, and said, I can do that but weren’t sure if you had what it took to talk for 45 minutes in front of a room full of strangers, here’s a chance to take a baby step in that direction. You will not only get to support your fellow technical communicators, but you’ll also learn something new. We promise that the evening won’t include speakers doing what the following cartoon shows.
Do You Want to Be a Tech Comm Ted Talk Volunteer?
Sometimes, you talk in front of peers and it seems easy because you’re in your comfort zone, but when you face the deadpan faces of strangers, it doesn’t seem so easy any more. Trust me, I’ve been through it all and faced the fear head on. Most of the best, most comfortable speakers have done improv work. We won’t be doing that, but we’ll be giving you a small bit of experience in front of the room without making you fill 45-60 minutes of time.
Also, speakers get to attend this chapter meeting for free!
I will set up a time to work with you in December or early January to help you polish up your talk so you get some coaching in addition to the opportunity to have your chapter members support you in your professional growth and development.
Now is your chance to push your professional development by signing up to speak!
To sign up to be a speaker, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following info:
- Phone Number
- Topic Idea