13. Prepare for Your Presentation

Initiating a conversation about your projects that reveals your story.

Everyone loves a good story, and the most memorable stories are interesting, believable, and emotionally evocative. At this point in the process, you’ve created a portfolio that is a visual narrative of your creativity, skills, range, design-thinking ability, and ambition. You’ve developed touchpoints for engaging your audience in a series of signature and smaller (but meaningful) interactions. Now, when you’re called upon to present your portfolio in an interview, you have to become your story’s living, breathing narrator and your brand’s most enthusiastic advocate. It’s time to paint a rich and accurate picture of who you are. The story ...

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