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Tech It Up Tuesday: How to be a PowerPoint Power User Infographic

Tech It Up Tuesday: How to be a PowerPoint Power User Infographic | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Got a upcoming presentation to prepare for? Want to avoid “Death by PowerPoint”? If you’ve ever asked yourself one of these burning questions, then this week’s edition of &#…
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12 Tools To Create Powerful Presentations

12 Tools To Create Powerful Presentations | Serious Play | Scoop.it
12 Tools To Create Powerful Presentations Presentations have an important place in the corporate world. Whether presenting product releases or quarterly year reports, a nicely designed presentation captivates the audience. It increases the audience's interaction and interest. A well weaved narration of information in form of a presentation, can instill life to a plain and boring topic as well.

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8 Ways to Make Your Presentation More Interactive

8 Ways to Make Your Presentation More Interactive | Serious Play | Scoop.it

In a recent survey we conducted with the help of Harris Poll, almost half of the respondents admitted to doing something other than listening during a co-worker’s presentation—popular answers included sending a text message (28 percent), checking email (27 percent), and falling asleep (17 percent). To say the least, it can be difficult to hold an audience’s attention, let alone get your message across when presenting. By making your presentation more interactive, you can help...


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Deborah Jones's curator insight, October 25, 2014 9:59 AM

Presentation

Lori Wilk's curator insight, November 9, 2014 12:56 PM

A few tips to help get people more involved and engaged in your #presentations. Easy tips to implement.#education #teaching #training 

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Digital storytelling workshop

How to tell a compelling story using visuals, narrative structure and compelling content in the digital age.

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, October 2, 2014 8:29 AM

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27 Presentation Tips For Students And Teachers

27 Presentation Tips For Students And Teachers | Serious Play | Scoop.it
In an effort to help you become the next Steve Jobs of presenting, here are more than two dozen different presentation tips.

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Crafting Outstanding Presentations - Storytelling Techniques

Spielberg "meets" Presentation Zen.
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Your Lesson's First Five Minutes: Make Them Grand

Your Lesson's First Five Minutes: Make Them Grand | Serious Play | Scoop.it

"If you have ever lived with another person and come home to find them in a bad mood, how long did it take you to figure it out? Hours? Minutes? Seconds? Most people say "seconds," and some can tell before they even enter the same room. That's how children feel when they enter your classroom. They can tell within a minute or so whether they will like it or not. Research says within the first five minutes, but I think it’s faster.

 

Once that attitude is formed, it takes a lot to change it. So teachers are best served by following the example of television shows that often make the first five minutes the best of the show so the audience won't change the channel. Great writers write so you will turn the page and not put the book down. Here are three of my favorite ways of beginning lessons to make them grand."

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The art of beginning in one... two...three... Simple tips :)

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Structure Your Presentation Like a Story

Structure Your Presentation Like a Story | Serious Play | Scoop.it
To win people over, create tension between the status quo and a better way.
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Jigsaw CCS's curator insight, April 10, 2013 10:30 AM

Some great advice to keep in mind when planning any presentation!

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28 Creative PowerPoint and Keynote Presentation Designs

28 Creative PowerPoint and Keynote Presentation Designs | Serious Play | Scoop.it

The stunning designs you'll find via this blog post are proof that it's not PowerPoint or Keynote that are to blame for mediocre presentations, but the way they are used. To quote the author: "There’s a certain art to putting together a solid presentation and PowerPoint and Keynote are the primary tools of the trade. The “art” comes into play when you’re trying to set yourself apart; so how you use the tools is of great importance. Often it is the design of the presentation itself that does the trick. In an effort to help you put together a great-looking presentation, here are 28 examples of creative presentation designs using Powerpoint and Keynote."

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Your Ultimate Guide to Presentations: 21 Ways to Deliver Interesting and Engaging Presentations | Personal Excellence

Your Ultimate Guide to Presentations: 21 Ways to Deliver Interesting and Engaging Presentations | Personal Excellence | Serious Play | Scoop.it

Making you presentation interesting is important quite simply because… no one likes listening to boring presentations. We get distracted easily and once we disconnect, it’s difficult to take in information unless there’s a strong impetus to. It is in my opinion that there are no boring presenters in this world; there are only lazy ones.

Here are 21 different ways you can make your presentation become more interesting so your audience goes from dozing off in lethargy to jumping off with excitement after your presentation. 

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Add Powerful Storytelling Techniques to Your Training

Add Powerful Storytelling Techniques to Your Training | Serious Play | Scoop.it

Expert facilitator and "story catcher" David Lee of www.HumanNatureAtWork.com, and author of the May 2012 Infoline "Powerful Storytelling Techniques" shows attendees how to

Make your presentations more fascinating, compelling, and memorable.Challenge people without coming across as confrontational.Open people's minds to new possibilities in ways that direct approaches can't.Make your ideas and recommendations more understandable, compelling, and memorable, increasing your ability to influence others.Make new concepts and complex ideas understandable to the novice.
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Presentation Feature on Glogster EDU

Presentation Feature on Glogster EDU | Serious Play | Scoop.it
See the Glog! Presentation Feature: features, glogster edu, présentation, presentation | Glogster EDU - 21st century multimedia tool for educators, teachers and students

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, January 20, 2013 12:04 PM

Deena Kelly has put together a great glog about how to use Glogster for creating presentations. You'll find a tip for every step you should take to produce your own glog and use it as a presentation.

Christine Bushong's curator insight, January 28, 2013 12:49 PM

I used Glogster EDU for the school wiki home page with the graphics used as links to wiki pages.  It's easy and effective.  This looks like an interesting way to use their graphics and link together glogs in a series to create a presentation.  Worth trying.

Rebecca Jay's curator insight, November 28, 2015 8:14 AM
I can see how this is a user friendly way to organize and have all material in one place.  I would love to have students make their own for a project, even recording their own video content to embed.
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Teaching Presentation Skills with Ignite

Teaching Presentation Skills with Ignite | Serious Play | Scoop.it

One of the key components of a PBL (project-based learning) project is the 21st-century skill of presentation or communication.  I always struggled with getting quality presentations from my students. I used a variety of teaching techniques and examples, but there is one that I know can really help improve presentation skills: Ignite!

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"Ignite is a specific genre of presentation. An Ignite presenter only has five minutes to speak about the topic, and 20 slides to do so. Every 15 seconds, slides are moved along automatically. The overall purpose of an Ignite session is to empower and excite the audience around a specific subject matter, idea or topic."

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15 Insanely Actionable Storytelling Tips For Your Next Business Presentation | Nuts & Bolts

15 Insanely Actionable Storytelling Tips For Your Next Business Presentation | Nuts & Bolts | Serious Play | Scoop.it

"Great corporate storytellers do two things very well: First (obviously), they tell stories. Second, through their stories, they get people to take action.

 

You might be thinking, “That’s great if you’re Steve Jobs, but how do I even begin turning my dry, everyday material into a story…let alone a gripping one?”

 

Well today I’m going to help you out with 15 insanely actionable storytelling tips and tricks to get you into the storytelling mindset, regardless of what type of material you’re working with."

 

Read the full article to find out more about these tips:

Find Your Characters And Make Them The Focal Point Of Your PresentationSet The Stage By Describing Where You Are Now And Where You Want To Be In The FutureDescribe What Needs To Be Overcome And Highlight Why This Will Be DifficultEmotionally Invest Your Audience In The Struggle (Define Failure Or The Status Quo)Emotionally Invest Your Audience In The Outcome (Define What Success Looks like)Challenge Your Audience’s Assumptions By Adding A TwistOnboard Your Audience With An Interesting Metaphor THEY Can Relate ToShow Your Audience Exactly What You Are Talking AboutHighlight The Important By Cutting Out The UnimportantUse Sound Effects To Anchor Important Details In Your PresentationUse Silence To Create Emphasis And Draw Your Audience Into Your StoryCreate A Warm Fuzzy Feeling By Sharing A Personal Or Vulnerable ExperiencePace Out Your Story To Allow Your Audience To BreatheTurn Your Important Data Points Into Memory GlueEnd Your Story With A Bang And Then Shut Up
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Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, April 27, 2015 1:12 AM

I like how each tip is laid out with steps, examples, and how it will improve your story. 


You can also download the article as a pdf (link is in article)

Karen Dietz's curator insight, April 28, 2015 6:19 PM

I like this piece! At first I was thinking, "Oh no, here's another headline designed to jerk my chain!" I think it's the word "insanely" that made me skeptical. But I check it out anyway, and am glad I did.


Why? Because it has some very refreshing things to say about structuring a storied presentation that will bring on the Wow! factor. And there are some great points about delivery, also.


There's a lot to gain from this post that contains material I usually don't see when authors write about storytelling and presentation.


Follow these tips here and I think you will win big next time you speak to a group.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

Jose Gonzalez's curator insight, April 29, 2015 1:53 PM

Awesome!!

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36 Visual Content Creation Tools the Pros Can't Live Without | Curation | Blogging | Presentation

36 Visual Content Creation Tools the Pros Can't Live Without | Curation | Blogging | Presentation | Serious Play | Scoop.it
We asked 19 Social Media Pros to share their Top Visual Content Creation Tools. Here are 36 of their top tools and a handy cheat sheet for the Top 5.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-tools-for-teaching-people-and-learners

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 15, 2015 11:35 AM

We asked 19 Social Media Pros to share their Top Visual Content Creation Tools. Here are 36 of their top tools and a handy cheat sheet for the Top 5.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-tools-for-teaching-people-and-learners



jama's curator insight, February 23, 2015 6:12 AM

Well that was quick!

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3 Steps to Prevent PRESENTATION POLLUTION

Another deck by : http://slidecomet.com Stop suffocating your audiences with bullet-filled slide decks and wasting precious time designing from scratch. In thi…

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Your Content Shall Rock

In this new and improved primer you'll learn how to strike a chord with your content. There are 16 lessons for creating all kinds of content that shall rock the

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, July 23, 2013 2:20 AM

Learn 16 great lessons how to make your presentation content effective and meaningful. See how an eye-catching slide should be designed. Explore the examples given for each lesson. Become a more knowledgeable presenter!

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Dr Pam Hill's curator insight, July 25, 2013 8:33 AM

Some terrific PD ideass that will jazz up online and f2f instruction!

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Give killer presentations: Think like a writer

Give killer presentations: Think like a writer | Serious Play | Scoop.it
PowerPoint presentations are boring, but don't blame Microsoft. Instead, learn to communicate more effectively by thinking like a writer when you plan your speech.
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Main ideas here:

Most business presentations fail because they're based on bad assumptions. Here are some examples of those assumptions:

The audience cares about you and what you have to say. (They don't.)The audience is thinking about what you're saying. (They're not.)The audience can grasp the details of your complex slides on first exposure. (They can't, and they won't.)

A typical business presentation breaks down communication into subjects like these:

Our company.Our product.Our product's architecture.Our value proposition.

These might be the right categories to discuss if the people in the audience were passionately curious about you and your company. But they're not.

 

A good writer is more likely to break down the parts of communication into the categories that reflect how the human brain works, like these:

Mental images.Stories.Emotions.Information.

Through this article, you can learn more about how you can organize your presentation around these categories.

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5 Key Topics to Keep in Mind to Write a Good Story

5 Key Topics to Keep in Mind to Write a Good Story | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Do you need to Write a Good Story? Take a look at the 5 Key Topics to Keep in Mind...
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Strategies to capture audience attention. Useful for presentations.

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Powerful (PowerPoint) Presentations: Simply Stated

An effort to eliminate "death by PowerPoint." Good advice here for that guy in your organisation (not you of course) who uses PowerPoint as a crutch ... and a sedative.

 

In my own work with coaching clients, we always look for creative ways to use PowerPoint (or Keynote for Mac users) and whiteboards and flip charts.


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Clever ways to use the iPad during a Presentation

iPad storyteller Joe Sabia introduces us to Lothar Meggendorfer, who created a bold technology for storytelling: the pop-up book. Sabia shows how new technology has always helped us tell our own stories, from the walls of caves to his own onstage iPad. Joe's passion is investigating new ways to tell stories -- meshing viral video and new display technologies with old-fashioned narrative.

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5 Signs of our Storytelling Nature

5 Signs of our Storytelling Nature | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Walter Fisher in his Narrative Paradigm shows us the 5 Signs of our Storytelling Nature. Take a look...
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The difference between a persuasive and an informative presentation

The difference between a persuasive and an informative presentation | Serious Play | Scoop.it

I think that most presentations can be classified as persuasive or informative.These two presentation types can cover quite a range — more entertaining or less, informal or keynote,for example. It's important to know which end of the continuum you need to be on for any given audience, and how to deliver the message correctly.

 

This week I address the differences and similarities between these two basic types of presentation, and share my thoughts on how to change your presentation to match your goals, taking these factors into account: 
* Problem-solution 
* Benefits 
* Emotion 
* Trust 
* Action step

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Convert Any Presentation Into a Talking Video in Your Preferred Language: SlideTalk.net

 

 


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Javier Arana's curator insight, July 3, 2014 10:18 AM

Un manera de subir presentaciones, escribir texto y que una voz profesional de voz a texto grabe la presentación. La cuenta libre permite hasta 15 slides por presentación. Me parece, interesante. Lo comparto.

Minerva Bueno's curator insight, July 12, 2014 9:19 AM

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, July 13, 2014 9:54 AM

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SlideTalk - turn your presentations into engaging talking videos

SlideTalk - turn your presentations into engaging talking videos | Serious Play | Scoop.it

SlideTalk makes it easy to publish, edit and share PowerPoint presentations, business presentations, tutorials, eLearning material, education material and documentation of events as talking presentations, thanks to using high quality text-to-speech and image processing software to hide from you all boring details of creating a talking video, and leaving you free to focus on the creative and pedagogical tasks.


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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, January 27, 2013 1:47 PM

I wasn't too thrilled with the voice-over, but I can forsee utilizing this tool eventually. 

Karen Dietz's comment, January 31, 2013 4:01 PM
Thank you for all the input Videoworld, Beth, and Mayra!
Robin Good's comment, February 10, 2013 5:29 AM
Baiba, my mistake and my apologies. I mixed up one post of yours with another and got myself confused. I have deleted my comments and I apologize for any inconvenience I may have caused.

Keep up the great curation work.