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Presentation Patterns: Techniques for Crafting Better Presentations by Nathaniel Schutta, Matthew McCullough, Neal Ford

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Chapter 2. Creativity Patterns

Before you can give a killer presentation, you have to build it. Before you can build it, you need to come up with something interesting to say (although this clearly hasn’t stopped some people from doing presentations in the past).

We’re not going to help you find your muse or give you the crystal-clear explanation of your complex topic. We will show you patterns that can help you develop and refine your ideas.

This chapter contains patterns and antipatterns related to creating the content of your presentation. We discuss how to structure your presentation with the Narrative Arc pattern; how to use visuals effectively; techniques to credentialize yourself, such as Leet Grammars; and ways to destroy your credibility ...

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