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You Are No Longer Allowed To Present

You Are No Longer Allowed To Present | A Educação Hipermidia | Scoop.it

Here are some reasons why your presentations are BAD!   We know that so many of you use programs like PowerPoint or Prezi because they have been around for a while, and it is what you know, but change is not always a bad thing, especially if that change can lead to presentations beyond your wildest imagination. 


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Gavin Meikle's curator insight, March 10, 6:02 AM

A (mostly) great post with some sound advice for better presentations.  Here's my take on it .....
 

Design

At the risk of upsetting all those wonderful Graphic Designers out there, I would recommend going easy on the fancy designs.   They are not essential.  What is essential  is a clear simple strategy with one idea per slide, minimal text, no bullet points (yes I mean it!) and clear simple pictures, graphs and diagrams to illustrate your verbal messages.
 

Content
Developing compelling content is important but try to avoid using a script when you deliver.    reading scripts leads to flat, lifeless delivery and makes it much harder to respond, "on the fly2 to your audience.  Instead use  a few cue cards with key points only or a simple mind map.  Either will keep you on track without restricting your ability to improvise in response to audience reaction.

 

Story Telling
To true. Stories are much more engaging that lists of facts or endless graphs.  Stories also create emotional engagement which is needed if you want the audience to be motivated to do something after the presentation. 

 

Humour
Yes it is powerful but it is risky too.   Telling jokes rarely works and can lead to all sorts of problems (poor timing, inappropriate content etc.)  Instead use gentle self deprecating humour.  Be willing to poke a little fun at yourself and the audience will warm to you. 

Dr. Pamela Rutledge's curator insight, March 10, 10:43 AM

My take on good presentations:  1) Story 2) Content: Restrain your left brain 3) Design: the experience 4) Humor (optional).  Presenting starts with story and uses the visual design to reinforce and add new dimensions to your message. Design the experience, not the slides. Humor works if it's actually funny--not contrived. I've seen a lot that doesn't. Humor is optional.  If it comes naturally, great.  Focusing on story and image is mandatory.  Use serious restraint with putting words on your slides.  Words are processed by the rational, 'left-brain' which takes your audience out of any emotional experience and into thinking and linear processing.  Take them on a journey, don't give them a lecture.  If you feel compelled to give your audience words, give them a handout when you're done. 

rwestby's curator insight, March 10, 11:36 AM

PowToon, a Chrome Web App (in Beta) is a great presentation tool that can animate and jazz up even the most gray of presentations. Upgrades are available for those who like  a bit extra.

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6 Must Do Tips For A Quality Screencast

6 Must Do Tips For A Quality Screencast | A Educação Hipermidia | Scoop.it

Stop! Before you get ready to record your next online tutorial, take a quick looksee at the 6 tips I present in this video. These are some of the easiest things to do that, if you pay just a little attention to them, can help differentiate your online screencasts as a step above in quality from all the others.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, January 3, 2013 3:23 PM

Some great practical tips from an experienced trainer for anyone who wants to improve their screencasting skill.

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Introduction to Slide Design: 7 Rules for Creating Effective Slides

The 7 rules for creating effective slides include 1) slides are not documents; 2) picture superiority effect; 3) slides should be simple; 4) slides must have unity...


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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 12, 2013 9:13 AM

Check it out, very interesting...

 

Schreib-Lounge's curator insight, February 13, 2013 2:07 AM

Müsste eigentlich Pflichtlektüre sein für alle, die Powerpoint oder Keyword starten :-)

ElizabethHS's curator insight, February 15, 2013 10:28 AM

Tried but true information. Might be useful to give to intermediate+ students who are preparing presentations.