You. No, seriously—you. Whether you’re a designer, a developer, an engineer, a content strategist, or whatever funny name you’ve come up for yourself this week, your job includes having to convince someone of something. This is true whether you’re working in an agency, a studio, inside an organization, or for yourself. Everyone has clients, even if you call them “boss”.
I watched our students presentation skills transform in this workshop. Their confidence and ability soared. You should take this.
Who it’s for
What you’ll learn
During this workshop, we’ll cover effective presentation techniques including: how to take charge of a room, how to turn your research and data into a good story, how to map your work to the objectives of your business or client, how to ask for the right kind of feedback, and more importantly, how to avoid getting feedback you don’t really need!
I typically dread workshops and come out of them feeling dirtied—but not this one.
Mike Monteiro is the co-founder and design director of Mule Design. He prefers that designers have strong spines. Mike writes and speaks frequently about the craft, ethics, and business of design.
He loves design so much he wrote two books on the topic, Design is a Job and You’re My Favorite Client, both from A Book Apart. Mike received the 2014 Net award for Conference Talk of the Year for his inspirational polemic on responsibility, “How Designers Destroyed the World.”
Learn more about Mike Monteiro.
John Hanawalt is a designer with extensive experience designing for mission-driven organizations. He’s worked on a broad array of issues such as LGBT health, trans rights, HIV/AIDS, and mental health.
John firmly believes design is a service industry. In service to a goal, in service to a client, and—if we’re lucky and work hard—in service to the future. He wants to help designers and clients work together better to do more good in the world. He’s available to speak about the right way to give and get feedback, how to fully engage clients on projects, and how design can actually change the world (for the better, hopefully).
Learn more about John Hanawalt.