Tatiana Kolovou explains how to involve a trusted colleague to give you helpful, effective feedback on flow, visuals, and the Q&A section of your presentation.
- Now it's time for some editing. … Find a trusted colleague and ask them … to help you put the finishing touches … on your presentation visuals. … Share your presentation scope, describe the audience … and what you hope to accomplish with your presentation. … If you're not in the same location, … share the visuals online but be sure … to discuss context. … At this point, run through the main points … without doing a full-blown standup rehearsal. … Explain to your colleague that you're looking … for feedback on flow and visuals … and you need a little help in the Q&A section. … As you show each slide, share the content using … the same timing and animation … all the way to the final slide. … When you're done, ask your colleague … the following questions. … Was the initial slide descriptive? … Were the color, font, spacing and visuals appealing? … Were there any slides that seemed confusing? … Was there a point in the presentation … where you fell behind? … Did you recognize a theme from my presentation? …
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