At Apple, designers use the power of storytelling to influence others, instead of just showing what they are doing.
A few tips I learned when presenting work on decks are:
- Tell a story instead of explaining the process.
- Only focus on one idea per slide. Don’t confuse what you’re saying by having busy slides. Use one bold sentence per slide. Instead of paragraphs of text.
- Use presenter notes as a script for your speech. Let the image/mockups paint the picture of what you’re saying in the background.
- Rehearse your presentations. Even if it’s just a small design critique for a few designers, take one hour or less before the meeting to go through your narrative and know exactly what you need to say to get straight to the point.