Presentation Karaoke

综合技术 2016-04-16

Something a little bit different. There’s a great exercise for conference speakers to practice their craft - Presentation Karaoke.

describes presentation karaoke as “an improvisational activity in which a participant must deliver a presentation based on a set of slides that they have never seen before.” What it doesn’t say is that it is absolutely hilarious and fun to play. I describe it as; 1 minute, random topic, random slides — GO!

karaoke presentation is probably the funniest presentation so far at #AgileEE

— Kirill Klimov (@f0g) April 9, 2016

I’ve run this at a few conference (and everyone loves it), and decided to write a small, free, open-source, no-install, app to run it. Download from GitHub

How to run

  • Download the application
    - it is designed to be downloaded and run directly on your local computer.
  • Run “index.html” - it’s pure HTML and Javascript
    , so nothing to install.
  • Select a topic set. You can change or add topics to the potential list (a must if you select Freeform)
  • Select a duration. Default is 2 minutes (120 seconds) - 1 minute (60 seconds) is faster and better for novice presenters.
  • Press “Go” - I’m assuming I don’t need to tell you to plug it into a projector or go fullscreen 🙂

How to play

  • Press Play (you can press “New Topic” if you want to pick another random topic)
  • Start talking. The slides will auto-advance after 10 seconds
  • Be funny
  • Don’t read the slides, use them as a prompt only
  • Tell a story
  • Be funny
  • Stop talking after 2 minutes (or however long was set)
  • Next person

If you download it and try it, please let me know. If you want to help make it better, you have my eternal gratitude.

责编内容by:The Agile Director (源链)。感谢您的支持!


Pouring My Whole Self Into Work Lately, I’ve had little desire to tackle side projects. This realization hit me...
Logic Puzzle? So I have a logic puzzle, which happens to also be a programming puzzle. You hav...
Lyft and Uber travel the same open-source road Coke and Pepsi, Gimbels and Macy's, Apple and Microsoft -- these were all great...
“missing” optimizations — constant add... Sometimes the compiler intentionally fails to optimize certain constructs for ar...
When Prioritization and Customer Empathy Aren’t En... I was happy to hear that many of you enjoyed the Product Owner tips I offered i...