Extreme Presentation™ Method

Me circa 2007, during Rotary vs Rotaract debate, NSW Parliament

I’ve always enjoyed presenting. To an extent. I really like it when I know the subject well enough. I guess it doesn’t work for me as well when I don’t know the subject. Should it?

A colleague of mine and I have signed up to a workshop on the “Extreme Presentation™ Method” by a marketing advisory group we’ve signed up to for the next year. Going to learn loads over the next year!

I know nothing about what this. What is “Extreme Presentation™ Method”? So I do a quick Google and find a website (extremepresentation.com) and then another website (extremepresentation.typepad.com).

Both include different tools, including chart selectors of sorts.

One of the slide tools from The Extreme Presentation™ Method

Very cool. I can’t wait to learn more during the workshop in March.

The outline of the day sounds very interesting. The agenda covers audience analysis, objective setting, business problem solving, evidence supporting your recommendation, anecdotes, sequencing your evidence, choosing charts, choosing your layout, stakeholder buy-in, and measuring your presentation success.

I’m going to make sure to re-read my one and only presentation book in my library: slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations by Nancy Duarte. I bought this book on Amazon in March 2010, along with a handful of other resources (The Little Know-It-All: Common Sense for DesignersDesigning Brand Identity: An Essential Guide for the Whole Branding TeamInformation Architecture: Blueprints for the WebThe Domain Name Handbook; High Stakes and Strategies in Cyberspace, and Web Form Design: Filling in the Blanks).

Yes, I’m a bit of a book hoarder…

I’ll make sure to post an update of key takeaways from my workshop in March. Can’t wait!