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  • 1. ALES 204: Lecture 14
    Strong Presentations and Slideshare
  • 2. Outline
    What NOT to do
    Presentation Zen – Garr Reynolds
    Death by PowerPoint – Alexei Kapterev
  • 3. What Not to Do
  • 4. Presentation Zen – Garr Reynolds
    Context Matters
    Simple but not Simplistic
    Visual Makeover
  • 5. Before
    BEFORE. The problem with the slide on the left is that the clip-art used does not reinforce the statistic, nor does it even fit the theme of women in the Japanese labor market. The background is a tired, overused PowerPoint template. The text is difficult to read. And as one trainee commented: "it's ugly."
    The slide on the right was an effort to display the same information in a pie chart. Besides using an overused template, the visual displays the pie chart in a distorted and inelegant fashion. For the sake of clarity, it is usually best to avoid 3-D effects. Also, rather than giving the slide a title, a declarative sentence that states the point directly may be more appropriate.
  • 6. After
    All the slides were redesigned to match the theme above. The slide on the left was the one used for the presentations. But the one on the right could also be used effectively. Notice that either slide (especially the slide without any text) would be virtually meaningless without the presenter's narration. The handout that followed the presentation expanded on the relevance of the statistic and gave it context. The five-page handout proved to be a good reference for those who attended the presentation and for those who did not.
  • 7. Class Activity
    As we go through the following presentation
    Tweet three things you did not know before about powerful presentations
  • 8.
  • 9. Slideshare
    Slideshare is a site where you can host your presentations and share them with others.
    Presentations can be linked to at the site itself or else embedded in a web page.
    You can also synchronise an MP3 audio file (podcast) with the slideset to create a slidecast – a more powerful way of distributing presentations/tutorials.
    Slideshare is also a tremendous resource site of presentations.
  • 10. Practise
    Look at the paper you brought in today
    What is the significance (intro slide)
    What is the structure (body slides)
    Final conclusions/next steps (end slides)
    Think about visuals with impact (Flickr creative commons or your own)
  • 11. Homework
    No Class on Monday – Thanksgiving!
    Read: Jessica Laccetti, Folksonomy and Thomas Vander Wal: http://www.jesslaccetti.co.uk/2007/09/folksonomy-and-thomas-vander-wal.html
    Thomas Vander Wal, Folksonomy: A Hated Word but a Loved Resource: http://www.ioct.dmu.ac.uk/tnn/assets/VanderWalDMU07.pdf
    Clay Shirky, Ontology is Overrated: http://www.shirky.com/writings/ontology_overrated.html
    Wikipedia entries on folksonomy, metadata, taxonomy, and social network.
    Presentation: Bruce Mason and Sue Thomas, Tags, Networks and Narrative: http://www.slideshare.net/deleriad/tags-networks-narrative