Presentations and History

Four-year-old child: What's ice hockey?

Dad: Ice hockey may have started out as a form of hurling that was played on the ice. An account by Thomas Chandler Haliburton suggests that it was played as early as 1810...

Would you really respond like that to your child?

Or would you show them the game?

I've seen many presentations that start with a history section. Every single one could have skipped the history and been a better presentation for it.

We don't want to know the history. Get to the interesting part. Hook us with that and we may want to know the history later.

Show us the game.

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Colin Howe

I'm Colin. I like coding, ultimate frisbee and startups. I am VP of engineering at Conversocial