# simplify, simplify, simplify

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Keep your backpack (and your life...and your presentation) simple and light!TRANSCRIPT

simplifySIMPLIFY

SIMPLIFY

“UP in the AIR”THERE’S THIS MOVIE

ABOUT A GUY WHO

PEOPLE

it ’s

FIRES

HE GIVES ADVICE

YOUNG COLLEAGUEto a

DOES YOUR LIFEWEIGH?

How much

Imagine for a second

that you’re carrying

a backpack…

I WAnt YoU to PAck it with all the stuff that you have in your life…

Start with the little things.The shelves, the drawers, then you start adding larger stuff… the backpack should be getting pretty heavy now…

YoU Go bIGGER. Your couch, your car, your home… stuff it all into that backpack. now fill it with people.

Start with casualacquaintances, friends of friends, your brothers, your sisters…

FEEL the WEIGHTof THAT BAG...

YoU GEt tHEM Into tHAt bAG...

THINK of your PRESENTATION as a

bAckPAck

the

of it

F

W G TH

E

E I

E L

CAN YOU CARRY IT OR IS IT DRAGGINGEASILY? ALonG?

IS IT BOGGED DOWN BY TOO MANYWoRDS, VISUALS oR SLIDES?

THE WEIGHT OF YOUR BACKPACK

WILL BE ON YOUR AUDIENCE’S

SHOULDERS WHEN YOU’RE DONE.

(YoUR PRESEntAtIon)

DON’T make their BACKPACKSHEAVIER

WItH YoUR PRESEntAtIon

REMEMbER

THEIR BACKPACKSare already FULL

Don’t

MAKE THEM FIT SOMETHINGcumbersome & bulky

IN THERE

SIMPLICITYis

kEY

PRETEND LIKE YOUHAVE to PAY

forEVERY WORD YOU USE

SAY ONLY WHAT is truly

nEcESSARY

How can youSIMPLIFYYOUR BACKPACK?