I updated two of my presentations, both of which are used in the Management 3.0…
Today I made some amazing discoveries. I have given my usual presentation on the complexity of software projects to a small number of students. They listened intently to my rambling about nonlinear dynamics, self-organization, emergence, feedback loops, power laws, performance systems, mutation, cross-over and fitness landscapes. That is, just your everyday stuff with some fancy wording.
After the presentation, the teacher had the students give marks for my presentation. The average mark turned out to be 8+ (on a scale of 10). This may simply have been jolly nice and generous of them. But I actually think that the presentation really deserved it. Not only because students are not known for being kind and generous. I simply had the feeling that it went rather well. On the way back to work, I tried to figure out why. These are the amazing discoveries that I came up with:
I will let you know when I have more jawdropping insights that seem to be working well for presentations.