Using the Spine Model to prepare a talk on the Spine Model


I was given a 10 minute slot at a local developer community event to introduce and explain the Spine model. Before I prepared the talk I made a quick spine of what I would like to achieve.

Talk Spine

Level Description
Needs Demonstrate the value of the Spine Model
Values Simplicity, Practicality
Principles Know your audience, Less is more, Cut down on text, Use metaphor, Multiple examples
Practices Test first approach, Talk through slide deck
Tools Mac, Connector, Keynote slides, Projector, Voice


It helped me focus on what was important, I changed and stripped down a number of slides and focussed on the key message. I’m not a natural public speaker, so doing this was very helpful to me. Next time I will add “Maintain eye contact” as a Practice.