PRESENTING
YOUR HACK
CHANNELING YOUR INNER PEGGY OLSON
“In the modern world of business, it is useless
to be a creative original thinker unless you
can also sell what you create...
EVERYTHING
SELLING = WINNING
?
WHAT WOULD PEGGY DO?
“Slogan’s nothing when you have a good idea.” - Peggy
1
2
34
PLAN
PRACTICE
LOTS
STOP EARLY
DON’T BREAK
STUFF
BUILD
ONLY WHAT’S
NEEDED
5
PRESENT
AND SELL LAY THE
GROUNDWORK
YOUR...
PLAN
WHO ARE THE JUDGES?
You’ve only got 15 hours. Use them wisely!
KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE
ENVISION THE IDEAL DEMO
WORK BACKWA...
You aren’t going to build a
full 1.0 version of your app
in the time allotted.
What do you need to SELL
us on it? That’s w...
The worst thing is to break
your project right before
you demo it. Stop at least
an hour before the
deadline and make sure...
PRACTICE LOTS
Don’t forget your planning! Keep audience in mind.
Photos by umjanedoan, Earls37a, Michael Dunn, Sybren Stüv...
INFORM WOW
PRESENT
Don’t forget to leave time for questions!
1
2
34
PLAN
PRACTICE
LOTS
STOP EARLY
DON’T BREAK
STUFF
BUILD
ONLY WHAT’S
NEEDED
5
PRESENT
AND SELL LAY THE
GROUNDWORK
YOUR...
MY HACKATHON TEAM
Team Sarcastic Pig, People’s Choice Winners, August 2013
THANK YOUFOR YOUR ATTENTION.
HTTP://WWW.WEB-GODDESS.ORG/
KRIS HOWARD
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Presenting Your Hack - Channeling your Inner Peggy Olson

A talk I gave at the Feb 11, 2014 Girl Geek Sydney event at Atlassian. The evening was themed around the upcoming "She Hacks" female hackathon event, and my talk was on the importance of being able to present and sell your idea.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Transcripts - Presenting Your Hack - Channeling your Inner Peggy Olson

  • 1. PRESENTING YOUR HACK CHANNELING YOUR INNER PEGGY OLSON
  • 2. “In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative original thinker unless you can also sell what you create. Management cannot be expected to recognize a good idea unless it is presented to them by a good salesman.” - David Ogilvy THE IMPORTANCE OF SELLING
  • 3. EVERYTHING SELLING = WINNING
  • 4. ? WHAT WOULD PEGGY DO? “Slogan’s nothing when you have a good idea.” - Peggy
  • 5. 1 2 34 PLAN PRACTICE LOTS STOP EARLY DON’T BREAK STUFF BUILD ONLY WHAT’S NEEDED 5 PRESENT AND SELL LAY THE GROUNDWORK YOUR HACKATHON PLAN
  • 6. PLAN WHO ARE THE JUDGES? You’ve only got 15 hours. Use them wisely! KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE ENVISION THE IDEAL DEMO WORK BACKWARDS FROM THERE
  • 7. You aren’t going to build a full 1.0 version of your app in the time allotted. What do you need to SELL us on it? That’s where you should focus your energy. BUILD MINIMUM VIABLE PRODUCT THINK MVP Photo by Pratul Kalia
  • 8. The worst thing is to break your project right before you demo it. Stop at least an hour before the deadline and make sure it’s in a demo-able state. STOP EARLY DON’T BREAK STUFF AT LEAST 1 HOUR Photo by Lynn Kelley Author
  • 9. PRACTICE LOTS Don’t forget your planning! Keep audience in mind. Photos by umjanedoan, Earls37a, Michael Dunn, Sybren Stüvel, Alexey Kljatov, and Marsh Gardiner.
  • 10. INFORM WOW PRESENT Don’t forget to leave time for questions!
  • 11. 1 2 34 PLAN PRACTICE LOTS STOP EARLY DON’T BREAK STUFF BUILD ONLY WHAT’S NEEDED 5 PRESENT AND SELL LAY THE GROUNDWORK YOUR HACKATHON PLAN
  • 12. MY HACKATHON TEAM Team Sarcastic Pig, People’s Choice Winners, August 2013
  • 13. THANK YOUFOR YOUR ATTENTION. HTTP://WWW.WEB-GODDESS.ORG/ KRIS HOWARD

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