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Find free presentation templates and focus on communicating your ideas. Use these free template designs to give your audience a memorable experience.
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Twenty Presentation Skills Tips

I spent last Thursday and Friday working with professionals from the nuclear and telecommunications industries.  Thursday was lecture-based and an opportunity to share tips, suggestions, theory, and...
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10 tips on how to make slides that communicate your idea, from TED's in-house expert

10 tips on how to make slides that communicate your idea, from TED's in-house expert | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Want to make a great slidedeck? A TED staffer shares some big-picture things to think about, and some helpful tactical tips.

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THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*'s curator insight, February 1, 5:58 PM

What you need to know to make a compelling presentation:

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How to give more persuasive presentations: A Q&A with Nancy Duarte

How to give more persuasive presentations: A Q&A with Nancy Duarte | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

PStepping onto the TED or TEDx stage -- or speaking in front of any group of people, for that matter -- is truly nerve-wracking. Will you remember everything you wanted to say, or get so discombobul...

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I completely agree with Duarte's advice to never start a presentation in front of a computer. Computer presentations are too linear for effective presentation design.

He advice for relaxing is to focus on someone that you love. This changes the chemicals in your body which can allow you to relax more easily. 

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Microsoft Is Sick Of PowerPoint, Too

Microsoft Is Sick Of PowerPoint, Too | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
When was the last time you saw someone under 30 fire up a PowerPoint instead of a Prezi when giving a talk? Microsoft hopes to put the kabosh on that with...
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Sign up now to get a sneak peek preview of Microsoft's new presentations software (like Prezi)

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Presentation Zen: 10 Books for the 21st-Century Presenter, Storyteller

Presentation Zen: 10 Books for the 21st-Century Presenter, Storyteller | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
"The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading in order to write," Samuel Johnson once said. "A man will turn over half a library to make a book." In order to make any kind of contribution during...
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The more I read, the more I want to read. Some great books have come out in the last 6 months. I'm really excited for "Jab Jab Jab Right Hook by Gary Vaynerchuck..  He gives great examples from real posts in social media about what businesses are doing right/wrong in their quest for helping their ideas spread. More importantly, he shares the science of how and why we need to treat different social media platforms differently.

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Film Strip Effect for Your PPT Presentations

Film Strip Effect for Your PPT Presentations | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

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PowerPoint & Keynote Solutions from Chillibreeze's curator insight, September 17, 2013 7:19 AM

Learn cool and awesome PowerPoint tricks from 24point0! The film strip effect is especially good when presenting your company or unit profile to customers or stakeholders.

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Unsplash - No Nonsense free photography.

Unsplash - No Nonsense free photography. | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Free (do whatever you want) hi-resolution photos. 10 new photos every 10 days. Subscribe
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I found this very high-quality collection of photos.  It is updated daily and mnay photos can fit many subjects.  Enjoy.  Thanks me later :)

 

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Presentation Design Techniques from the Masters

44 Slides to help you make your presentations better for the rest of your career! http://goo.gl/eV54K


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Presentation secrets by Jobs, Lessig, Kawasaiki, & Godin!

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Miriam Gilbert's curator insight, May 30, 2013 5:47 AM

This works as a great summary reminder of tools, tips and tricks to make you communication (not just presenations!) more compelling

diane gusa's curator insight, July 20, 2013 9:24 AM

Great ideas to present in an engaging style.

Frans Droog's curator insight, August 17, 2013 2:04 AM

Een mooi overzicht van de technieken gebruikt door een aantal bekende presentatoren: Kawasaki, Lessig, Godin, Jobs.

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Great Presentations Are Like Ads by @slidecomet

Great Presentations have features that resemble great ads. It's all one big package that hit hard and strong! FREE Download with a tweet: http://goo.gl/X26Ui

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Great presentations are like great advertisments

React - Great ads get a reaction 
Relate - Great ads relate with the audence

Respond - Great ads get people to respond because the ad is designed with the call to action in mind from start through finish.

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Dan Kirsch's comment, April 22, 2013 11:28 AM
Excellent Scoop! Love it!
Alfredo Corell's curator insight, April 23, 2013 2:32 PM

Very nice presentation about presentations....

 

David Donat's curator insight, April 28, 2013 3:34 PM

Revisem les nostres presentacions.

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Just Story It

Just Story It | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
All the best info on using stories to grow your biz
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A scoop of a scoop.it site.  Karen Dietz is one of the most consistent, high-quality curators on Scoop.it. Here topic on the power of story is very helpful for me as a presenter, teacher, and curator.

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Design for Presentation: The great eye learns to see

A fable about using design to help your audience see your message clearly. And what to avoid. For directors, designers, instructional designers, and presenters.

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What a wonderful way to help people learn the power of design.  This is a great use of a story to get and keep attention while teaching.

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tom jackson's curator insight, February 25, 2013 9:06 AM

An effective way to engage your audience in learning principles of many content areas!

tom jackson's curator insight, February 25, 2013 9:07 AM

another idea for delivering your lessons, sometime we overlook the fable.  An effective way to engage your audience in learning principles of many content areas!

N Kaspar's curator insight, March 3, 2013 11:07 PM

An interesting example of how to use a fable to teach a subject.

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7 Tips to Beautiful PowerPoint by @itseugenec

Short talk about presentations given at Startup Dynamo, a workshop held by Startup@Singapore NUS using the Learn Startup Methodology. My segment was on Present

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I truly enjoyed this slideshow that doesn't just preach; it shows how to apply each tip.

 

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, October 12, 2013 10:14 AM

Have started showing students during Google presentation tutorials how to outline their presentations like they always do with those bulleted lines on the slides.  Then take those sentences, change them into titles, and put one title on each slide. Select one image per slide. If needed, add URL links. Add the works cited for the image in tiny print at the bottom of the slide. Move those outlined bulleted points to the note section or toss into a document to print out for a group presenetation.

 

No more slides crowded with text and 4 images! No more students sleeping in the classroom while their classmates read from the Smartboard.

Susan Daniels's curator insight, January 13, 2014 9:30 AM

This is a PowerPoint presentation that would have sent my former employers into shock. They had no imagination whatsoever. However, Eugene Cheng clearly has wonderful artistic skills and knows how to present them. In addition, he clearly has a nice budget to work with. These kind of beautiful graphics don't come at low price. I thoroughly enjoyed glancing through this presentation and plan to use it as inspiration for future projects.

 

Warmly,

Susan Daniels

http://goldenstarsocial.com

 

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 17, 2014 1:28 AM

While beautiful Powerpoint may seem like an oxymoron  this slideshow proves it is possible.

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How to Make Your Google Presentations Shine | Shake Up Learning

How to Make Your Google Presentations Shine | Shake Up Learning | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
  PinterestI create almost all of my presentations in Google Slides. Google Slides gives me the flexibility I need to be creative, add my own branding, and to share and access from anywhere on any device. I have seen some amazing Google Slides presentations, and I have seen some that made my skin crawl. Standing out …
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7 Storytelling Techniques Used by the Most Inspiring TED Presenters

7 Storytelling Techniques Used by the Most Inspiring TED Presenters | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
A guide to giving inspirational presentations and talks, based on tried-and-true effective storytelling techniques used by the most influential speakers in the
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7 solutions to make slick presentations

7 solutions to make slick presentations | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Speed and agility are traits that define our society today. We avoid reading extensive articles, watching long how-to videos on YouTube or...

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anna's curator insight, April 5, 2015 5:27 PM

somethings new :)

GOELANCE's curator insight, April 5, 2015 6:46 PM

7 solutions to make slick presentations

Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, April 13, 2015 9:37 AM

Here are some great tools to assist you in creating your presentations!

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친절한 혜강씨의 파워포인트 for 인포그래픽 (저자 이혜강) 출간! - YouTube

네이버에서 "파워포인트 for 인포그래픽" 이라고 검색해주세요! 책 보러 가기 http://book.naver.com/bookdb/review.nhn?bid=8277288
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This video and resource is in Korean.  This looks like a comparable resource to Nancy Duarte's "Slide:ology" for a Korean audience.  I hope this concept spreads!

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Presentation Zen

Presentation Zen | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Best-selling author Garr Reynolds's popular website on how to design & deliver powerful presentations including TED Talks and other forms of 21st-century presentation and digital storytelling.
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I see that I have not yet shared Garr Reynolds' wonderful page of content and links to improve presentations and visual communications

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8 Tips to Power-Up Your Classroom Presentations

8 Tips to Power-Up Your Classroom Presentations | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Last month, I attended a Back to School Night for parents, sitting through presentation after presentation by teachers, some with slides that helped make their presentation a delight to listen to, an
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1. Use as Many Slides as You Need2. Minimize Verbosity3. Maximize Visuals4. Reduce Noise5. Go BIG6. Highlight What You Are Talking About
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The Amazing and Ridiculous Tech From a 30-Year-Old Sears Catalog | Wired.com

The Amazing and Ridiculous Tech From a 30-Year-Old Sears Catalog  | Wired.com | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Sears should have morphed into Amazon.
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For the sake of curation and laughs, here is the top technology in the Sears Fall Catalog for 1983

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Is PowerPoint the Problem? Or is it You?

Is PowerPoint the Problem?  Or is it You? | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
How many times have you heard the phrase, "PowerPoint sucks!" or "slides kill presentations?" Here's something to think about as you head into the weekend: PowerPoint doesn't suck. You suck. Sorry. I don't mean "you" (the person reading this blog...
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Here is my favorite quote:

The point is this: don't let bad presentations of the past dictate the presentation that you have to give tomorrow."  --Mitch Joel

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Karen Dietz's comment, July 24, 2013 1:21 PM
I agree Andrew. Tools are tools and it's all about how you use them that counts.
Karen Dietz's comment, July 24, 2013 1:23 PM
Good question Thomas! I think it is an ongoing dance between learning good storytelling and then learning the tools for maximum impact.
Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, August 2, 2013 7:44 AM

recentlyrue recently I had to get students to use Powerpoint as the Internet connection was too slow to have them all work at once on other online presentation tools. After laying down some ground rules about effective use they amazed us with their creative responses. It is not the tool. It is how you use it. And how teachers plan for it!

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Learning2learn

Let's talk about LEARNING, not technology! What are some cultural shifts in our fast changing world, that have an impact on our own learning as educators? How c
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I am sharing this slideshare for multiple reasons.  #1: Even if I didn't like the content, I would share it as an example of a beautiful presentation. #2 I do like the content. There are many important quotes and great points on the convergence of learning, culture and technology. I also like the interesting 'contents' slide that showed images instead of bullet points of what would be covered.  Thus, there was not one bullet point in the presentation.

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SooJin-Stella Lee's comment, May 13, 2013 4:39 AM
I need to reflect my thoughts and share new information with people. I really need to work on those!!
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Prezi Design Strategies

Can we apply concepts used in video production to Prezi design? Let's find out! In this Prezi I pull terms from Bruce Block's book The Visual Story: Seeing the Structure of Film, TV, and New Media. Let me know what you think.


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Honestly, I am always a bit hesitant when people ask me if I will show them how to use Prezi because I see it used incorrectly so often. Much of that frustration is due to too much zooming and poor placement of graphics and text. I feel that this is a good resource for helping us all become better designers of visual aids for presentations.

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, April 22, 2013 12:11 AM

Must share with 7th grade students working on a Prezi project

David Donat's curator insight, April 28, 2013 3:32 PM

Els prezi vistos des de dins.

Anne Macdonell's curator insight, May 22, 2013 10:45 AM

Prezi is an amazing tool for clearning student thinking

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The best Prezi presentation ever!

When the CEO's presentation is approaching or a company's event is occurring, and if you think power point is boring... Take a look at our Prezi presentation...
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Margje Van Der Lei's curator insight, October 10, 2013 3:50 AM

Leuk om ideeën te krijgen en te creëren.

Bronwyn Desjardins's curator insight, October 31, 2013 3:43 PM

Great example of what Prezi can do.

Ian Korman's curator insight, February 3, 2014 3:19 AM

Prezi isn't new but it is still pretty innovative. I recommend using just to stick out from the PowerPoint crowd. You will really stick out if you use it as creatively as they did in this video.

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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 un

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Great tips for improving your slides for your next presentation

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Cori Zuppo's curator insight, February 15, 2013 6:19 PM

It is my hope that many share and see and follow the advice given by authors such as Alex Rister in cleaning up presentations and making the message receiver's job much easier. Forget the Rule of 6s and stop handing out your presentations before you read the PowerPoint slides words-for-word. 

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, February 15, 2013 6:44 PM

Some great advice here on creating powerful slideshows