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How to make an effective presentation
Francois-Xavier Willems
Founder & CEO of Challenge Academy
Former Iridia assistant


Here is how Patrick Henry Winston, Ford Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science at MIT, likes to challenge his new students: "Your career will be determined by how your write, how you speak, and the quality of your ideas - in that order !" In this talk, we'll present practical tools to create an effective presentation. Our framework is divided into three parts: the message, the story and the delivery. We'll cover how to build a clear and vivid message, design your slides, tell a compelling story and deliver confidently.


Presentation skills


  1. Nancy Duarte. (2008) Slide:ology,The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations. O'Reilly Media.
  2. Patrick Henry Winston. How to Speak.
  3. John Medina. (2009) Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School. Pear Press.
  4. Garr Reynolds. (2008) Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery. New Riders Press.