Detailed guides on How To Do A Presentation #htdap

This section contains Individual posts that have step by step guides on #htdap (how to do a presentation) for various types of presentations. Each posts contains detailed explanations with links to posts that deal with specific topics in more detail. The commonest types of presentations are listed below. If you would like to understand more, get in touch, follow @ffolliet on twitter or send an email.


How to do a presentation

How to do a Presentation (storify)

How to do a Scientific Presentation

How to do a Pechakucha

How to do a Teaching Session

How to do a Case Based Discussion Presentation


I was invited recently to give a presentation. I recorded and annotated the process of preparation using storify and twitter. The results can be seen https://storify.com/ffolliet/how-to-do-a-presentationIf you have thoughts or comments please join the conversation.

Plan analogue

A major step forward in improving presentations is creative planning. The majority of presentations delivered are constructed within the presentation software; data is simply entered, re-organised and read out. The key to a successful presentation is in planning the message….
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How to “do” a short teaching session

One of the challenges of any talk is the wide experience of the audience. The same is true in writing this blog. I recently was privileged to be interviewed by @ccpractitioner for a blog post on presentation for beginners at http://www.criticalcarepractitioner.co.uk/…
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How to “do” a presentation

Various people have asked me how to “do” a presentation. Here is an ordered list. Please follow the steps, in order and I think you’ll find the result illuminating and rewarding. There are lots of links to other posts that…
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Conformity for success? or not?

A recent email discussion highlighted a problem with improving presentations skills; some people don’t like change. It is clear that the current approach of “death by powerpoint” is ubiquitous. What is unclear is that those who express an opinion on why…
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PechaKucha :Twenty, 20 sec tips.

I recently had the opportunity to present at a PechaKucha event. The word itself means “chitchat” in Japanese and is a presentation format with a strict structure; twenty slides, each moving forward automatically after twenty seconds. I thought I would…
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I know what you are saying is right, it’s just that…

The Sensei, Garr Reynolds, recently blogged about the discussion around scientists being terrible communicators. It’s true, we are! And probably we are actually taught to be as bad as we are. He does have a message of hope though, Jean…
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I’m not confident enough to give up bulletpoints

A recent discussion on twitter highlighted a problem. Most people recognise that bulletpoints limit their expression, stilt the conversation of a presentation but ultimately make them feel more comfortable in providing their script.Musing over this I can see no easy…
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Tweet me your presentation @ffolliet

The point of a presentation is not a massive download of fact but transmission of an idea, a hope, a concept, inspiration or purpose. This is the intrinsic flaw in the approach of many to a “presentation.” Facts in themselves…
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