An Imposter’s Guide to Giving Presentations

Mind the Product

Whether you’re a product person prepping for an important in-house presentation, working up the courage to step on stage at a big conference like #mtpcon, or just want to brush up on your public speaking skills, this practical guide will help you to prepare a killer presentation. Having a key takeaway is central to making your presentation practical and informative. The post An Imposter’s Guide to Giving Presentations appeared first on Mind the Product.

Presenting for Product Managers – Develop Your Skills for Every Situation

Mind the Product

Like it or not, presenting and public speaking are vital skills for a product manager. You may have to beat down your imposter syndrome when you stand up and speak, but mastering these skills will ensure you can communicate confidently, present complex ideas to stakeholders, and share your vision, strategy and plans effectively with your [.]. The post Presenting for Product Managers – Develop Your Skills for Every Situation appeared first on Mind the Product.


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Sales Presentation Techniques That Improve Discovery


There are many cases where salespeople are forced into giving presentations before adequate discovery has been completed. Here are a few sales presentation techniques that will yield valuable buyer motivations without formal discovery meetings. The Playbook: The best sales presentations are the ones that create a relaxed environment for the buyers. Presentations that make buyers comfortable enough to fork over that information give your sales team a greater advantage.

S.H.O.P.: Learning from the Present

Inside Intercom

Over the course of four weeks, we’ve been exploring some of the key topics around the past, present, and future of retail, looking at the technologies and behaviors that have enabled – and transformed – shopping as we know it. Learning from the Present appeared first on Inside Intercom.

The Essential Guide to Building Analytic Applications

Embedding dashboards, reports, and analytics in an existing application presents some unique opportunities—and poses unique challenges—to software teams. Download this eBook to hear 16 product experts share insights on business intelligence, UI/UX, security, and everything that goes into building a successful application with analytics at its core.

5 Hacks for Better Product Roadmap Presentations


Today we look at a few simple tips for product roadmap presentations. We hope these will help ensure your next product roadmap presentation is well received by other internal teams. 5 Hacks for Better Product Roadmap Presentations. An interesting story or anecdote can add valuable context to your presentation that your roadmap simply can’t do on its own. Channel your inner marketer and tailor each presentation you do to the interests of the audience involved.

3 Practices for Building Strong Presentations

The Product Coalition

The content of the presentation itself. The nuts-and-bolts logistics of how you’ll physically present your content. In fact I’m pressed to think of a single presentation I’ve given where at least something didn’t go differently than planned. We can’t know exactly what to expect during the course of a presentation. But we do know the general types of issues that arise, and we can position our presentations in a way that doesn’t allow these issues to unhinge them.

Presenting the Product Design Process

Imaginary Cloud - Design

While it's important to respect the order in which the phases are presented, you can find several steps that can be done at the same time inside each phase. Product design is not a field in which one can provide a definitive solution that'll guarantee the success of every project. As different trends come and go, new techniques and frameworks appear as an effort to perfect processes and provide the best results.

Sales Presentations: Calculating Your Buyer Relevance Quotient (BRQ)


Nothing accelerates the sales process more than a presentation that simply “nails it.” ” Here’s a quick test to determine the B uyer R elevance Q uotient (BRQ) of your sales presentations. The Playbook: Go find a sales presentation you’d consider to be one of the best. Divide the number of buyer-relevant slides by the total number of slides in the presentation. These sales presentations are all about the product and how it works.

SoftBank Investor Presentation November 2019

Business of Software Conference

SoftBank Investor Presentation November 2019. SoftBank Investor Presentation November 2019. The post SoftBank Investor Presentation November 2019 appeared first on Business of Software USA. With all the talk about WeWork and its disastrous pulled IPO, founder shenanigans etc, it is interesting to read SoftBank’s latest investor update. SoftBank’s Vision Fund has, rightly, come under scrutiny for its investments in WeWork and other ‘punchy’ investments.

Get S.M.A.R.T. with your Roadmap

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Technical Project Manager, iFixIt

In this presentation, Miles Robinson will walk through the 5 SMART considerations, providing small tools at each step to help evaluate whether there is more value in doing something yourself or hiring out to others. Each of the tools can be used in isolation or together, and they all help to bring clarity and structure to the data you will need to make the best use of your time, money and people.

Product Dev: Think “Past, Present & Future”

The Product Coalition

Past, Present and Future. Present: What is the current sprint or work we should be doing today? Future, Present and Past: Future is our backlogs, both development and opportunity backlog (I’m a big fan of Jeff Patton’s dual track ). Present is your typical Scrum/Kanban board/Sprint backlog?—?where Sprint Reviews/Showcases/Demos/etc style events (whatever the hell you call them) I personally like to run sprint reviews following this past, present and future format.

Product Presentations & Demos: How Credibility Boosts Your Win Rate


Product presentations and demos can be the determining factor in winning or losing a sale. In many cases, it comes down to the credibility of the presenter more than the capabilities of the product. The presenter is the difference. Contact Proficientz to learn techniques for product presentations and demos that boost your credibility and your win rate. The post Product Presentations & Demos: How Credibility Boosts Your Win Rate appeared first on Proficientz.

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Top 10 Tips for your Product Management LinkedIn Profile – Video Presentation

280 Group

Watch Mira Wooten present the 10 best things you can do for your Product Management LinkedIn Profile. The 280 Group’s Solutions Manager and Director of Recruiting, Mira Wooten, recently traveled to ProductCamp LA and gave this valuable presentation on the top 10 things you can do to beef up your Product Management LinkedIn Profile and get noticed by recruiters. The presentation was filmed by the good people at ProductCamp LA and you can watch it for yourself.

10 Key Points For A Strong Retention Board Presentation


Our VP of Customer Success ( Kellie Capote ) and I presented to the board this quarter, and I think our talk track is valuable as other CS leaders prepare for future board conversations. .

How to Sell Your Roadmap to Your Leadership Team

Speaker: Brett Truka, CEO, Devetry

A product roadmap needs to both capture your product’s strategy and outline your execution plan. Because these documents are such an essential component of your job as product manager, you also need to strategize your roadmap presentation. In other words, you need to speak your executive suite’s language. In this webinar, Brett Truka, CEO of Devetry, shares his experiences and advice on how to successfully sell your roadmap to your leadership team.

How to Write and Present a Winning UXR Case Study (With a Free Outline Template)

dscout People Nerds

Learn how to tell your project’s story—all while showing off your own skills.

Women in Product Management: Gaining Recognition – You Asked, We Answered.

280 Group

This month, we presented a webinar from our Product Management Leadership series – No Bragging Required: How Women in PM Can Get the Recognition They Deserve. You’re presenting. You can view the accompanying blog post here. We received so many great questions on the topic and have included answers to the top questions down below. Thank you all for engaging in our webinar! These questions were answered by Pamela Schure and Linda Thompson. Q&A.

TEI 248: Do these things to make your presentations more effective – with Nils Davis

Product Innovation Educators

The author of The Secret Product Manager Handbook , Nils Davis, joins us to discuss his tips for better presentations. I expect you’ll enjoy the discussion and find tips you can put into immediate use to better influence through presentations. Summary of some concepts discussed for product managers: [12:01] How can product managers communicate more effectively through presentations? How product managers can combine influence and storytelling to achieve success.

COVID-19’s Impact on Product Management; Upcoming Presentations

Good Product Manager

Upcoming Presentations: Summer 2020. Next week, I’ll be presenting at Forrester CX North America ; my session on Tuesday, June 16 is titled What Your Future Customer Will Want and covers how you can start to identify future customer needs. “Accordion” topic: (n) an item on an agenda that could take as much or as little time as is available; also works for presentations that can be done quickly or stretched out to fill time.

Embedded Analytics, Everywhere

Speaker: Dean Yao, Director of Marketing at Jinfonet

Empower users with better data presentation and exploration for deeper insights into their data. What's the next big trend in analytics software and applications? You've probably used it without even knowing: embedded reporting and analytics.

“HR Agility” Presented at ATX HR June 2019 Meetup

Agile Velocity

The post “HR Agility” Presented at ATX HR June 2019 Meetup appeared first on Agile Velocity. ?. HR Agility – ATX HR June 2019 from Agile Velocity. In today’s business, the current rate of disruption and increasing amount of global competition require organizations to treat their employees differently. In this new workforce dynamic, it is more imperative than ever for organizations to foster empowered teams and inspired workers.

Katja Borchert & Pietro Romeo from FlixBus present: ‘Don’t guess it, test it!’


Katja Borchert, Senior Product Owner & UX Researcher, and Pietro Romeo, UX Researcher, reveal practical and leftfield examples of user research at FlixBus in their presentation ‘Don’t Guess It, Test It!’. As you can see here, we share our presentations, usually, it’s Google Slides, quick summary. You can sign-up to view more full length videos from each available presentation here: BetterUX London 2019 presentations.

Presenting the Certified Path to Agility? Practitioner and Facilitator Badges

Agile Velocity

The post Presenting the Certified Path to Agility® Practitioner and Facilitator Badges appeared first on Agile Velocity. We’re proud of our growing network of people dedicated to delivering better business outcomes through the Path to Agility framework. We created a set of badges for our Practitioners and Facilitators to use as a symbol of their dedication to helping organizations through their journey to agility. .

Some Tips for Delivering an Effective Roadmap Presentation · Philosophical Hacker

The Product Coalition

I recently delivered a presentation of our (outcome-based) roadmap. Several people approached me after the presentation to tell me that they found it useful and informative, so I thought I’d jot down some of the things that I think contributed to the warm reception of the presentation. One of the opening slides of my presentation simply outlined (with three short bullets) outcomes. When using a presentation tool, we can use animations to facilitate signposting.

Understanding Users at Scale with Product Analytics

Speaker: Sandhya Hegde, Director of Product, Amplitude

A deep understanding of how users interact with your product is critical for PMs at every stage of their product's lifecycle. Whether you are building new features, trying to improve customer experience or battling poor retention - user behavior forms the foundation of your product strategy.

“Leadership Agility” Presented at Agile Leadership Fest 2019

Agile Velocity

The post “Leadership Agility” Presented at Agile Leadership Fest 2019 appeared first on Agile Velocity. Leadership Agility – Agile Leadership Fest 2019 from Agile Velocity. What got you here as a leader is not going to get you to the next level. Faster rate of disruption and a new workforce dynamic are demanding leaders work differently. In this workshop at Agile Leadership Fest, David Hawks discussed key mindset shifts leaders need to make to thrive in this new world.

TEI 222: Presenting new products at trade shows and events – with Amy McWhirter

Product Innovation Educators

Learn how to cut through the noise and make human connections presenting new products. She is Amy McWhirter, corporate event host, emcee, and trade show presenter. I am a professional trade show presenter. I presented at auto shows and other B2C events and discovered that there was a whole B2B trade show world. We used animations behind the screens as visuals and crafted the presentation from there. 16:40] What are the elements of a good presentation?

The Simple Formula to Creating an Exceptional Product Presentation


Your product presentation may be for external clients or internal stakeholders/management. However, at some point you’ll need to present your product’s roadmap to an audience. As a result, your presentation shouldn’t be too technical or you’ll lose them before you even start. A simple formula for creating your best product presentation is to start with a product timeline.

Mobile Marketing isn’t the future – it’s the present!

UXCam Bluespace

A systematic, reliable and proven guide on how to increase app installs via mobile marketing. Insights Marketing Product Management mobile app mobile marketing user experience

All Method, No Madness: Guiding Agile Teams Through Testing

Speaker: Amanda Stockwell, President of Stockwell Strategy

Many Product Managers feel quality user research can't keep up with the fast-paced agile teams. However, if you're willing to adapt, you don't have to sacrifice agility or insights. Join Amanda Stockwell, President of Stockwell Strategy, as she covers issues agile teams have and how to solve them.

“Make Shift Happen: Harnessing Culture for Change” Presented at Keep Austin Agile 2019 by Steve Martin

Agile Velocity

In this workshop at Keep Austin Agile, attendees learned how to determine which culture(s) are present at their company and how to harness it in order to make shift happen. The post “Make Shift Happen: Harnessing Culture for Change” Presented at Keep Austin Agile 2019 by Steve Martin appeared first on Agile Velocity. Culture is listed in many surveys as one of the biggest barriers organizations have in adopting Agile frameworks.

Presenting the UX Research Field Guide


Get the backstory on how and why we're launching the UX Research Field Guide for all practitioners of user research

Developing Presence and Confidence: Advice on Vocals, Gesture and Movement

Mind the Product

Confidence and presence play a big part in presentation success but they don’t come naturally to everyone. Guest Post presentation skills product management public speakingAdvice on vocals, gesture and movement when public speaking from Olena Skyrta, co-founder of Speak2Me. In fact, three in four people have a fear of public speaking and, for a long time, I was one of them, I used to [.]. Read More.

Upcoming Presentations in Denver and Cleveland; Product Management and Boards

Good Product Manager

Next Wednesday, August 8, I’ll be in Denver to present at a meeting of Colorado Product , being held at General Assembly Denver. If you’re a product leader, you’ve probably been given advice on how to present to salespeople, customers, and executives. What should they include (or not include) in board presentations? The post Upcoming Presentations in Denver and Cleveland; Product Management and Boards appeared first on How To Be A Good Product Manager.

UX and Design Tips for Better Dashboards: Product Manager Laura Klein Explains How to Improve Your Analytics

Speaker: Laura Klein, Principal at Users Know and Author of UX for Lean Startups

No one makes poorly designed products on purpose. And yet we have so many of them in our lives. That's why Laura Klein, product manager and UX designer, has a set of tips to help application teams improve their embedded dashboards and reports.

Presentation: What is Product Management?

Sachin Rekhi

I recently gave this presentation on product management at LinkedIn that I thought was worth sharing more broadly. I start the presentation by detailing what it means to own each of these areas of your product and their associated key responsibilities. And so I end the presentation specifically calling out lessons I’ve learned at LinkedIn on product management from key leaders including Elliot Shmukler , David Henke , and Jeff Weiner

Tips for Presenting Your Product Roadmap to Investors and the Board


Although product managers may not regularly attend management meetings, they will frequently have opportunities to demonstrate features, share customer learnings, and present roadmaps to the higher ups in the company. But product leaders are sometimes asked to present to a more exclusive audience that isn’t immersed in the daily operations of the company… and with much higher stakes. It’s all about tailoring your presentation for the folks in the room.

“Why Transformations Get Stuck” Presented at Global Scrum Gathering Austin 2019

Agile Velocity

The post “Why Transformations Get Stuck” Presented at Global Scrum Gathering Austin 2019 appeared first on Agile Velocity. Why Transformations Get Stuck – Global Scrum Gathering 2019 from Agile Velocity. In this world of exponentially increasing market disruption, it is more imperative than ever for organizations to not only achieve operational agility (efficiency, speed, etc.), but also organizational agility (speed to respond to market change).

What Your Executives Want to See When You’re Presenting Your Roadmap


As a product manager who now sits on the other side of the table as an executive, I’ve had lots of experience both presenting executive-facing roadmaps and receiving those presentations. I understand how much thought (and possibly anxiety) goes into these roadmap presentations. I hope it gives you some inspiration to help you present executive roadmaps that align, guide, and facilitate the right conversations. Mistakes I’ve Seen When Presenting Executive Roadmaps.