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Beyond PowerPoint & Keynote: The 20 Best Apps to Create and Share Presentations

Beyond PowerPoint & Keynote: The 20 Best Apps to Create and Share Presentations | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

From school classrooms to Apple product launches, slideshow presentations have quickly become the standard accompaniment to lectures. You can't give a speech without a slideshow, it seems. And they all feel same. Presentations are dominated by Microsoft PowerPoint and Apple Keynote, apps that are all but omnipresent.


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Elsie Whitelock's curator insight, November 14, 8:49 AM

Today's the day for more tools for presentations

Bob Connelly's comment, November 29, 7:45 PM
Great list of tools! I am going to take a closer look at SlideDog
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Innovation Excellence | 25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently

Innovation Excellence | 25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

Posted on October 16, 2014 by Saga Briggs
Imagine for a moment that all human beings had the same IQ, but that some of us knew how to tap into it better than others. How would we approach education differently?


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Enrico De Angelis's curator insight, October 21, 6:52 PM

Skilled learners ... Are we?

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, October 22, 4:34 AM

tout le problème est de l'intégrer dans les cours. 

Nick van Breda's curator insight, October 22, 11:58 AM

Interesting article. Reflections…. Self worth and achievement seem to be linked together in most of Western Society. We personalise events in our life and then begin to live from our memories, gaining a false sense of identity instead of seeing it simply as a series of skills to learn. 

Takeaways: 

"people who think about their own learning, make a habit of asking questions, use what they’ve learned, teach what they’ve learned to others, and enjoy the learning process on an intrinsic level all become better learners"

"these are all strategies and habits that can be adopted through practice… The smartest, most successful people in the world wouldn’t be where they are today if they weren’t skilled learners. So let’s examine which strategies we should be perfecting and how they can serve us in the long run."

#RT insights Zen Hustle group via Facebook

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Top Alternatives to Prezi and PowerPoint - the ultimate list

Top Alternatives to Prezi and PowerPoint - the ultimate list | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

If you are tired of looking for great alternatives to Prezi – look no further, because I have the ultimate comprehensive list of PowerPoint alternatives right here.  No more boring presentations. With this list you can pick the perfect presentation tool or software for your presentation (be it on stage in-front of an audience or online for sharing).
We tested these 10 different alternatives to Prezi and PowerPoint and summarized what we thought about each one.


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Claudie Graner's curator insight, August 17, 7:27 AM

It is no more just about PowerPoint...

Recep's curator insight, August 21, 10:28 AM

this is truly amazing. 

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, September 7, 8:36 AM

This is pretty much an ad for emaze, but it's good to know what is available commercially in terms of presentations.

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The #PreziTop100 Online Resources Every Presenter Should See

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We have scoured the web looking for the most inspirational and useful resources for anyone looking to improve their presentation skills; the #PreziTop100 is the result of all this hard work.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, May 30, 1:34 PM

Prezi team have assembled a vast list of resources (articles, blogs, videos, podcasts, presentations, books) that may help you become a better presenter.  Put this on your to-do list!

Marie-Ann Roberts's curator insight, June 2, 5:41 AM

Numerous great ideas.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, June 3, 6:46 PM

Prepared by the Prezi team


you have loads of articles, blogs, videos, etc... 

every thing you need to be a better prezi user!!!


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Cool PowerPoint Tricks: Write on Your Slides During your Presentation

Cool PowerPoint Tricks: Write on Your Slides During your Presentation | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Sometimes you want to capture the audience’s responses in writing for all to see, but using flipchart just isn’t practical. Like in a room of 200 people. Or on a webinar. Or when you're presenting ...

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Great way to make a  PowerPoint interactive

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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, May 2, 5:22 PM

Trucos Con El PowerPoint.

Elizabeth Lewis's curator insight, May 3, 10:49 AM

Student responses

Mrs T Grade 3's curator insight, May 4, 12:42 PM

Must try this today!

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You Are No Longer Allowed To Present

You Are No Longer Allowed To Present | Character and character tools | 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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The Presentation Planning Checklist - Free eBook

The planning stage of your presentation is crucial but too often presenters don’t know where to start and don’t follow a clear process. This planning checkli...

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PCGS_rEDUcation's curator insight, March 22, 5:09 AM

Una presentación muy sencilla con los puntos más importantes a recordar a la hora de preparar e implementar una presentación

Marisa Maiocchi's curator insight, March 25, 6:51 AM

Muy buen resumen de las cosas que hay que tener en cuenta a hora de hacer una presentación efectiva, para un auditorio sin ojos cerrados ni bostezos!

Kamian's curator insight, April 9, 10:24 AM

Documento recomendado para hacer presentaciones decentes (Muy buenos tips).

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Five Time-Saving PowerPoint Tips

A powerful presentation can make or break your meeting. Don't wing it; learn these must-know Powerpoint tips in just minutes from the experts at lynda.com. Chec

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, February 10, 11:28 PM

Can there be more to learn about Power Point? 

Don Karp's curator insight, February 11, 12:41 AM

Very comprehensive with YouTubes for each

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, February 12, 7:05 AM

Very helpful!

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Overcoming the Motivation Challenge in eLearning: 5 Things You Can Do

Overcoming the Motivation Challenge in eLearning: 5 Things You Can Do | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Motivation in eLearning can best be described with a U-shaped curve: novelty and enthusiasm produce high drive at the beginning, but it drops off sharply thereafter, only increasing when the end of the course is in sight. It is up to you to boost and maintain your students' motivation throughout the course, so that they will get the most out of it. Unless they have the motivation to focus and sit through the entire course, they learn nothing at all.

Though every student responds differently, here are some fundamental guidelines you can use to keep your learners motivation levels high from that first splash to the finish line.

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, October 29, 11:07 AM

Creating bite-sized learning lessons is key..

Donna Farren's curator insight, October 29, 11:22 AM

Interesting and reassuring to know ideas I was learning 10+ years ago in graduate school are still the foundation of good elearning.

Bob MacKie's curator insight, October 29, 12:54 PM
4. Engage students with each other is particularly important. Groupwork may not be initially greeted enthusiastically but online collaboration is the future. Often trepidation is replaced by appreciation of new found colleagues with a common interest.
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10 Pretty Awesome Things You Can do With PowerPoint

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When Used With Tact, These Techniques can Help to Make Your Presentations Fun and Engaging It'd easy to bash PowerPoint, especially given the poor uses we see

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Contains a few new ways to use PowerPoint

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, September 16, 11:56 AM

Do you know what you can do with the good old PowerPoint? Perhaps you do. But maybe your students don't. This post by Kelly Walsh will remind you of the ways how to use PowerPoint for making better presentations.

Training in Business's curator insight, September 17, 6:40 AM

10 Pretty Awesome Things You Can do With PowerPoint

tom jackson's curator insight, September 19, 8:41 AM

PPT isn't new, but have you explored all the ways you can make innovative presentations using it?  Worth your time just to ensure your getting your presentation opportunities from it

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Prezi - How to rock a presentation when you can't see your audience

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Giving a webinar or remote presentation? These tips will help you engage your audience even w...

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Mary Starry's curator insight, July 10, 4:15 PM

As more faculty move to the "flipped classroom" approach, incorporating these tips keeps the video presentations - whether done with or without Prezi - interesting for the audience.

Alfonso Gonzalez's curator insight, July 10, 6:01 PM

Good advice/ideas!

Elena Perrouin's curator insight, July 11, 4:11 AM

In today's connected world we're more and more often brought to communicate "virtually", a few tips how to make it a bit more engaging

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How to Choose the Right Photographs for Your Presentation

How to Choose the Right Photographs for Your Presentation | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, May 12, 11:51 AM

The article deals with the role of photos in your presentations and discusses 3 methods of using images with purpose.

Great image examples and explanations!

Lon Naylor's curator insight, May 13, 8:50 AM

Some interesting design considerations when it comes to using photo images.

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, May 13, 7:41 PM

Como elegir fotografías para una presentación.

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The "Attention Method" for Effective PowerPoint Presentations

The "Attention Method" for Effective PowerPoint Presentations | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
This is a method of constructing effective PowerPoint presentations in a way that helps your audience pay attention to you and understand your ideas more fully. With Attention Method, the slides are designed to add power, emphasis, and deeper understanding to your well-scripted speech. You flip slides often so that, at any given time, your slides always support only what you're saying and contain no distracting information. Instead of one slide with several bullets, each slide should contain one idea expressed in vibrant images and minimalistic text.

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Sylvie Mercier's curator insight, April 2, 1:22 PM

Faire une présentation ppt 

Ruby Day's curator insight, April 2, 8:41 PM

Now i think of it, I have seen people use this method, very effective

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, May 1, 9:14 AM

Do a great attention getting power point if you are going to use your time to make a presentation.

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The 5 Metrics You Need to Know to Give a Great Presentation

The 5 Metrics You Need to Know to Give a Great Presentation | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Noah Zandan is the co-founder and CEO of Quantified Impressions , the leading global provid...

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Jacqueline's curator insight, March 6, 7:47 AM

refer to when planning presentation

 

Bouchut's curator insight, March 7, 5:45 AM

Les 5 points clés d'une présentation multimédia interactive réussie

PCGS_rEDUcation's curator insight, March 22, 5:07 AM

Tremendamente claras.

Quizá algo más difíciles de seguir.

Pero por qué no...

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13+1 tips to reduce presentation anxiety

Are you nervous before giving a presentation? This deck explains why are we afraid of public speaking and offers some tips to cope with presentation anxiety.

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Bernard Lamailloux's curator insight, January 31, 3:18 AM

Coooooooooooooool !...

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, January 31, 9:28 AM

We were just talking about how students give presentations in class.  This slideshare may help them with some of their anxiety.   It may be a good resource for students as they get ready for job, college, or scholarship interviews.

Monica Crane-Gatto's curator insight, January 31, 11:04 PM

Helpful to share with students!

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Make the perfect #prezi

Make the perfect #prezi | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

Fortunately, Prezi has the tools and features that will help you make a beautiful, zooming presentation twice as fast—so you can spend more time practicing your big speech or shopping for gifts for your second cousins. Take a look at our list of way to save time with your prezi...


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Looks like it spells it out just how to use prezi,  May be easier than u think.

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Mike Dilger's curator insight, January 13, 2:20 AM

If you haven't seen Prezi or you have and want to know how to go about getting started this might give you the inspiration you need.  Prezi is like PowerPoint on steroids and provides that extra bit of spark to keep the audience awake just a bit longer than PP.

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, January 31, 9:38 AM

We have taught many different classes that has a Prezi as the final required product.  The students seem to enjoy using this tool, especially because it is web-based.  It is getting more user-friendly as it gets more attention from mainstream users.  We would love to teach a lesson on Prezi for students or personal use!

noureen ayman's curator insight, September 30, 3:43 AM

Easier and more effective than power point