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

Prezi - How to rock a presentation when you can't see your audience | Digital Presentations in Education |
Giving a webinar or remote presentation? These tips will help you engage your audience even w...
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A few practical tips for giving a presentation at a webinar, flipped class or e-learning session using Prezi, and not only...

Mary Starry's curator insight, July 10, 1:15 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, 3:01 PM

Good advice/ideas!

Elena Perrouin's curator insight, July 11, 1:11 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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Slidebean Launches To Give Prezi A Run For Its Money

Slidebean Launches To Give Prezi A Run For Its Money | Digital Presentations in Education |
If you're looking for an easier way to turn the content in your head into a beautiful presentation, Slidebean has launched to give users presentation tools..
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This is a great Slidebean review that will help you understand how the tool works and whether you want to try it. You have nothing to lose - Slidebean is free!

Watch the video tutorial and learn how to work with the tool.

Link to Slidebean

RainboWillis's curator insight, June 5, 11:52 AM

Looks great, and making stuff is SUPER fast.

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, June 16, 8:16 PM

I am always on the lookout for new programs to teach students.  This one looks like it could be next on my list.  Thanks!!

Roimata Baker's curator insight, June 30, 1:15 PM

Purua ki te kete rauemi pouako mā!

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How to create a presentation in under 5 minutes

How to create a presentation in under 5 minutes | Digital Presentations in Education |
Creating Presentations does not have to be hard or frustrating. In five minutes you can create a professional engaging presentation that you can publish and share online and view on any device web or mobile.
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Have you tried using Visme for creating presentations?
This article will help you create a presentation in 5 minutes (provided you have gathered all the necessary bits of your content beforehand).

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Tips and Tools for Making Awesome Presentations on Android Tablets

Tips and Tools for Making Awesome Presentations on Android Tablets | Digital Presentations in Education |
Here's the tools and tips to make great presentations on Android tablets. They'll help users break the stereotype that iPad presents better than Android.
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If you own an Android device, this article is a must-read guide to making and demonstrating presentations, from technical details to the best apps.

Marian Pande 's curator insight, June 2, 3:57 AM

Try it from your android :) 

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Easily Create PowerPoint Photo Animation Videos

Easily Create PowerPoint Photo Animation Videos | Digital Presentations in Education |
BrightCarbon show you how to create interesting and engaging PowerPoint photo animations easily in this article.
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PowerPoint can be used for creating animated photo slideshows which later can be converted to video. The article provides clear-cut instructions how anyone can do it.

Hollie Lancarte's curator insight, May 27, 5:45 AM

I like "easy"

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, May 27, 8:58 AM

Crear un PowerPoint de fotos.y videos animados.

Dovid's curator insight, May 28, 9:03 AM

More tools to shake your presentations up!

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Cool PowerPoint Tricks: Write on Your Slides During your Presentation

Cool PowerPoint Tricks: Write on Your Slides During your Presentation | Digital Presentations in Education |
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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Step-by-step instructions on what you should do to be able to write comments on your PowerPoint slides.

Elizabeth Lewis's curator insight, May 3, 7:49 AM

Student responses

Character Minutes's curator insight, May 3, 5:28 PM

Great way to make a  PowerPoint interactive

Mrs T Grade 3's curator insight, May 4, 9:42 AM

Must try this today!

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The "Attention Method" for Effective PowerPoint Presentations

The "Attention Method" for Effective PowerPoint Presentations | Digital Presentations in Education |
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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Ted Curran describes an interesting approach to creating a PowerPoint presentation where the slides complement the speech and are in sync with the speaker's pace.

The article describes the pitfalls of presentations and suggests what should be done to avoid them. Some slide design and color tools are mentioned as well.

Sylvie Mercier's curator insight, April 2, 10:22 AM

Faire une présentation ppt 

Ruby Day's curator insight, April 2, 5:41 PM

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

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, May 1, 6:14 AM

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

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Digital Image Factory: All Pics

Free & Easy Digital Image AWESOMENESS by The Daring Librarian. What's your favourite digital imaging site? Slideshare Tip: Why the "All Pics" in the title?...
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A great slide presentation that focuses on images in your presentations - how and where to get them, how to enhance them, how to work with fonts and colors. Finally, there is a long list of image editing sites which will help you do the job.

David Baker's curator insight, April 2, 10:48 PM

one more good resource of practices and resources to make presentations, classes and professional learning pop!

Kate JohnsonMcGregor's curator insight, April 17, 7:40 AM

Excellent slide show provides suggestions  and tips for students and instructors - no more death by powerpoint!  

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Create a striking slide presentation - Adobe for Academics

Create a striking slide presentation - Adobe for Academics | Digital Presentations in Education |
Create a striking slide presentation. Tips on using InDesign
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Even though Adobe is not a free software, their product InDesign lets you stand out by creating stunning presentations. Watch the tutorial that will give you an insight into the creative process.

InDesign is aimed at academics but in my opinion it can successfully be used in general education as well.

Mr Tozzo's curator insight, March 17, 7:20 AM
Create a striking slide presentation - Adobe for Academics
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You Are No Longer Allowed To Present

You Are No Longer Allowed To Present | Digital Presentations in Education |

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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Follow these smart tips from PowToon how to make your presentations more engaging and effective.

Quoting the article, "it's not a rocket science", so you can do it!

Gavin Meikle's curator insight, March 10, 3:02 AM

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


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.

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. 


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, 7:43 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, 8:36 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 best free presentation software and other alternatives to Microsoft PowerPoint

The best free presentation software and other alternatives to Microsoft PowerPoint | Digital Presentations in Education |
Want to make a splash with your presentations, but don’t want to splash out any money on a program? Forget PowerPoint, we’ve got some totally gratis...
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Repetition is the mother of learning so check out once again what free presentation tools are popular and available to everyone.

A summary of the software may be helpful and informative to beginners.

Solange Giardino's curator insight, March 21, 1:54 PM

Ótimas alternativas para variar nas apresentações.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, March 23, 12:22 PM

A new compilation of free software to prepare digital presentations.

Of course... alternatives to Power-point or Keynote.

Have a look, and if you're not into any of them, give them a try!!!

Ingrid B's curator insight, April 2, 5:34 AM

Algunos programas gratuitos para hacer presentaciones, como nuevas y más completas alternativas al ppt.

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10 Most Common Rookie Presentation Mistakes

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Great Prezi-ntation containing some concise and matter-of-fact advice for rookies on how to avoid easy-to-fall-in traps.

Scott Langston's curator insight, February 13, 6:36 PM

Watch this before you start your next presentation!

PIRatE Lab's curator insight, February 22, 10:11 AM

Hmmm....again, some good things here, but much of this seems directed at business pitch-type presentations.  For example, this lists data-rich presentations as something you should avoid.  You need to FOCUS and EMPHASIZE data rich presentations.

Jim Doyle's curator insight, June 9, 3:20 AM

10 Most Common Rookie Presentation Mistakes

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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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Attractive slides with useful advice for those who are scared of public speaking. (I know many students who are.)

Watch this presentation with your students, they will like it! Some great tips to discuss with them and remember.

Bernard Lamailloux's curator insight, January 31, 12:18 AM

Coooooooooooooool !...

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, January 31, 6:28 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, 8:04 PM

Helpful to share with students!

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How to create a prezi that will blow away your audience

How to create a prezi that will blow away your audience | Digital Presentations in Education |
The folks at gtcreate know how to make a Prezi look awesome and blow audiences away becau...
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A must-read article for Prezi beginners. It is a step-by-step guide to creating a perfect prezi. Don't forget to read Part 2 after you've done Part 1.

Vince Hill's curator insight, June 8, 8:09 AM

Important for prezi users to think of creative ways to make them look better.

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, June 8, 1:39 PM

Como crear un Prezi ? Parte 1

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, June 16, 8:14 PM

I love teaching Prezi to my students!  I can't wait to share these tips with them to create wonderful culminating projects!

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Beyond PowerPoint: 10 Business Presentation Tools

Beyond PowerPoint: 10 Business Presentation Tools | Digital Presentations in Education |
Need to step up your business presentations? These presentation tools can help.
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The article reviews ten most popular presentation tools that are perfectly applicable in education, not only business.

minimundos's curator insight, June 6, 12:29 AM

¡Hay vida más allá del powerpoint! Otras herramientas para presentaciones.

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The #PreziTop100 Online Resources Every Presenter Should See

The #PreziTop100 Online Resources Every Presenter Should See | Digital Presentations in Education |

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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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, 2:41 AM

Numerous great ideas.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, June 3, 3:46 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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10 Presentation Tips in under 10 Minutes Watch the new version of this video here: You can radically improve your presentation ski...
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This is a great video with an attractive speaker whose voice and countenance will appeal to anyone who wants to learn a few basic tips on how to become a successful presenter.

Appropriate to school students.

Mercedes Jahn's curator insight, May 27, 3:45 PM

Great tips !!!

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How to Choose the Right Photographs for Your Presentation

How to Choose the Right Photographs for Your Presentation | Digital Presentations in Education |
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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, 5:50 AM

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

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, May 13, 4:41 PM

Como elegir fotografías para una presentación.

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6 Presentation Design Dos and Don’ts

6 Presentation Design Dos and Don’ts | Digital Presentations in Education |

Great presentation design can be difficult to master because it requires the coordination of many elements, including colors, fonts, images, icons and background. While there are a lot of pieces to the presentation design puzzle, don’t be overwhelmed.

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A nice list of dos and don'ts in presentation design. The article suggests what you should avoid doing and what you should do instead to achieve the best result.

Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, April 8, 9:13 PM

Great visual reminders of how to prepare effective presentations

eLearningTV's curator insight, May 1, 5:42 AM

A must to know.

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15 Fixable “Death by PowerPoint” Issues

15 Fixable “Death by PowerPoint” Issues | Digital Presentations in Education |

Inspiring case studies, tips, and presentation ideas to help you set your story free, from the Haiku Deck team and our creative community. 

It’s worth noting that we have nothing against PowerPoint itself — in fact, PowerPoint can be used to create some incredibly awesome presentations, if you have strong design skills or you know someone who does.

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This is the right article to read with your students!

It describes 15 most common PowerPoint issues, and each one is given a title that is both funny and spot on, like Pea Soup, The Jitterbug, Ugly Duckling, Mishmash etc.

Woodstock School's curator insight, March 30, 8:16 PM

A few tips on how to exploit the real power of presentations.


Johani Karonen's curator insight, March 31, 12:33 AM

The sixteenth issue: The mismatcher, was added in a comment! I totally agree on that having an overarching look and feel is really important!

gustavo salazar's curator insight, April 3, 5:59 AM

excelentes recomendaciones para evitar la muerte por power point

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Nancy Duarte: How to Create Better Visual Presentations

Nancy Duarte explains how to create better visual presentations so you can communicate your ideas with efficiency, clarity and impact. She is CEO of Silicon ...
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A fantastic video where Nancy Duarte is giving several important tips regarding slide design. Perfect for watching with your students as the tips are well-presented, exemplified and easy to understand.

Mike Donahue's curator insight, March 19, 4:59 AM

Nancy Duarte offers some simple ideas for making a more effective slideshow to enhance your presentation.

Lon Naylor's curator insight, March 19, 6:28 AM

I constantly see video "gurus" telling people to just insert all your script text into PowerPoint slides, read it aloud while recording, and...BAM!...instant video!


I've always contended that this is a questionable strategy at best for delivering a visual message. Here is one of the leading presentation experts on the planet explaining part of my contention.

Chris Carter's curator insight, March 19, 7:27 PM

Words of wisdom, all in 3 minutes.

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Use the “Vanishing Spell” in PowerPoint

Use the “Vanishing Spell” in PowerPoint | Digital Presentations in Education |

...Speaking of the spell, do you remember the scene when Harry wished he knew a good Vanishing Spell to escape his fan Colin’s photograph-clicking spree? Or the time when Bill Weasley used this incantation to make a stack of scrolls disappear while cleaning up after a meeting of the Order of the Phoenix during Harry's first night at number twelve, Grimmauld Place?

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A simple and cool trick to make an object in your PPT presentation disappear - excellent for giving the slide an "oh" moment and attracting your viewers' attention!

Lee Hall's curator insight, March 13, 1:05 PM

Great attention grabber for your presentation.

Lon Naylor's curator insight, March 24, 3:53 PM

Interesting animation using one of the "legacy" effects we tend to forget about...

Anna Costikoglou's curator insight, June 29, 9:44 PM

 Let objects or text disappear slowly behind an object and later make it appear slowly from behind the same object.

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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 | Digital Presentations in Education |
Noah Zandan is the co-founder and CEO of Quantified Impressions , the leading global provid...
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Read what 5 metrics are essential to giving a great presentation. The tips are not difficult to follow once you keep them in mind.

Jacqueline's curator insight, March 6, 4:47 AM

refer to when planning presentation


Bouchut's curator insight, March 7, 2:45 AM

Les 5 points clés d'une présentation multimédia interactive réussie

Pablo César García Sánchez's curator insight, March 22, 2:07 AM

Tremendamente claras.

Quizá algo más difíciles de seguir.

Pero por qué no...

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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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A proficient and practical plan to help you prepare your winning presentation. All tips are concise and workable.

Great resource for students to learn about presentation planning.

Pablo César García Sánchez's curator insight, March 22, 2:09 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, 3:51 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, 7:24 AM

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

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Tips for the best PowerPoint presentations

Tips for the best PowerPoint presentations | Digital Presentations in Education |
Simon Jones explains how to create effective slideshows in Microsoft's market-leading tool - and keep your audience from boredom or nausea
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The article gives some valuable tips for designing PowerPoint presentations. It describes how to use slide transition and animation effects so that you achieve a professional result. In conclusion the author lists some basic rules that every creator of presentations should remember.

Training in Business's curator insight, June 26, 3:04 AM

Tips for the best PowerPoint presentations