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Presentation Checklist

Courtesy of Lynn Langit (tweet)
[] Know your audience
[] Action/movement
[] Vernacular
[] Links
[] Simple charts
[] Twitter every page
[] Font size
[] 2 minutes screen cast
[] What's in it for me
[] Practice 3 times
[] Theme/Fonts
[] Post slides ASAP
[] Caption screen cast
[] 3 bullet Max
[] No slang
[] Retweet comments
[] Take pictures
[] Silence your phone
[] Define terms
[] Ask questions
[] Tell a story
[] No walls of text
[] GitHub repos
[] Verify references
[] Smile
[] Don't take questions
[] Hallway track
[] Avoid haters
[] Thank organizers
[] Be your emotion

Documentation Types

A tutorials
  • is learning oriented
  • allows the newcomer to get started
  • is a lesson
  • Analogy: teaching a child how to cook
A how-to guides
  • is goal-oriented
  • shows how to solve a specific problem
  • is a series of steps
  • Analogy: a recipe in cookery book
An explanation
  • is understanding-oriented
  • explains
  • provides background and context
  • Analogy: an article on culinary social history
A reference guide:
  • is information-oriented
  • describes the machinery
  • is accurate and complete
  • Analogy: a reference encyclopaedia article