What is the Lean Presentations card?
Choose the most important parts of your work, then use common structures to communicate them clearly so they stick in your audience’s memory.
“The success of your presentation will be judged not by the knowledge you send but by what the listener receives.” - Lilly Walters
How to use the Lean Presentations card
1. Draw a triangle on a large
surface. In the middle write down the main point you’d like to get across.
2. Divide your presentation into three sections, such as:
• What won’t change; What can change; What will change.
• Where we’ve been; Where we are now; Where we’re going.
• Analysis; Diagnosis; Actions.
• Problem; Solution; Next steps.
• Past; Present; Future.
3. Use sticky notes to write down the main points for each section. This helps you to see the flow of your argument, spot repetition, and to easily move things around.
4. Create your presentation:
• Make your words short, big and clear.
• Make your pictures relevant, big and clear.
• Don’t have too many colours or fonts.
• Practice a lot and be yourself.
• Think of your presentation as a series of posters.
• Start at the end of your story and work backwards.
• Keep a bank of slides that work.