Effective Presentation Skills

I just watched a very interesting presentation. The content of the presentation is interesting, but not very relevant to the work software engineers do. The super interesting and relevant part is that it’s one of the best presentations I have ever seen in terms of the mechanics of presenting, and I think all who do presentations can learn a lot from it.


1. The presenter wanted to communicate just one relatively simple thing that not many people pay attention to, so he had to capture the audience’s attention and he did a very good job doing it.

2. The presentation has lots of content, but the content is just to support the main thesis; it's not a laundry list of things he wanted people to remember (that it almost never successful).

3. The presentation shows the power of visual communication (and software). The same information presented in a static table, bullets, etc. would completely fail in communicating the main message.