Presentation Outline

We’ve provided this example outline with questions and prompts to help build your presentation. If you choose to follow it, don’t feel constrained — add and remove things to fit your presentation.

  1. Introduction: Tell us about yourself and your organization (if you are representing one). If you are representing your company, they may have a standard slide they’d like you to include.
  2. Agenda: An overview slide can be helpful to set the stage.
  3. Challenges and/or goals: Introduce the central question or challenge you’re trying to solve with Elastic
  4. Why you chose to try Elastic or bring it into the project.
  5. Implementation details
    1. Describe your architecture (e.g. data sources, message queues, application infrastructure), data flow, and explain how the Elastic Stack fits into your architecture
      1. Is the deployment in an internal data center or in the cloud?
      2. Include diagram(s) of your setup architecture
    2. How were you measuring and demonstrating success against those milestones to stakeholders?
      1. Share your timeline / milestones / benchmarks
      2. Talk about key stakeholders that were involved and how you got buy-in
    3. What are some of your favorite features of the Elastic Stack and how do you use them?
  6. Post Elastic implementation
    1. What have been your results? How has it changed things for your customers/internal users?
    2. This is a great place for comparison metrics or qualitative feedback you might have — increased speed, mean time to recovery, business value improvements, or why your customers / internal users were happy.
  7. Best practices and lessons learned
  8. Any future plans for the project, or new uses for the the Elastic Stack projects on the roadmap
  9. Q&A


Inside the Elastic Stack

The Nature Conservancy, the Elastic Stack, and Security Logs

What’s the Latest in Logstash?

Tinder: Using the Elastic Stack to Make Connections Around the World

Advancing Earth Science with Elasticsearch at Terradue

Other helpful hints:

  1. Put code on the screen (and make sure the contrast / sizing is visible)
  2. Less text, more talk (and pictures)
  3. Make sure your slides are readable. We recommend high-contrast (black text on white background, white text on a black background). Try to have a font size of at least 36.
  4. Diagram of your architecture –– quick snapshot of your numbers
  5. Walk us through your journey –– timeline it out
  6. Quotes can be fun! Memes and gifs are also fun (but be aware that GIFs, especially high-contrast and fast-moving ones, can be difficult for some folks).*
  7. Goals. Make it clear what you were trying to achieve and how you did it.
  8. Screenshots of your setup or visualizations you use
  9. Summary slides. Give the quick view of your takeaways at the end.
  10. Question, resources, contact info –– especially good to include for folks checking out the slides after the event.

*For more information on how to make your presentation more accessible, check out this guide.

If you’re looking to add some Elastic logos to your presentation slides (especially your diagrams), check out for image files and usage guidelines

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