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Presentation Checklist

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