How to be aPresentation   Ninja          Gwyneth A. Jones        The Daring Librarian
This slide by @JesseDee
This slide by @JesseDee
This slide by @JesseDee
This slide by @JesseDee
Flickr Creative Commons by Jessica Feis
The “art” is setting     yourself apart.       Style & design.                     The difference between asnoozefest or k...
Templates are Trite     Standard PowerPoint templates are ugly and don’t communicate, they kill!             We can do bet...
1.    Have a        Killer         Title      & Cover         Slide
Don’t be afraid to have a bold  title that will  grab people’s      attention.
At most conferences you       can almost         tell whichpresentations are          going to      suck before   they eve...
Likewise, make   your session write-up stand       out from  the rest in the    conference     catalogue.
Here’s some cover slides that don’t suck
If you’re going to upload your preso online  to Slideshare (and you should!) having a             great looking “cover” ca...
My Transparency preso was featured onthe Slideshare front page & it got 87,169views in 4 days! That’s crazy!
Avoid your cool fonts & arresting imagesfrom messing up by saving your preso as a                   .PDF before uploading ...
2.Use Killer  Fonts &    a Coool    Colour    Scheme     …or a slick clean one!
Friends                             don’t let                              friends                                use     ...
H0t c an be Exp ensive!             But                   I HA                       D to                              hav...
Da Font is FREE!FREE Fonts fo               r DownloadAvailable in b              oth Mac & Win       Match the          f...
1001 Free Fonts:Their site is ugly!…..their fonts are NOT!      Unusual fonts are             cool        & memorable!    ...
Chooseone title  fontAnd one text font
This is  Han SoloAnd this is American     Typewriter
Now Let’sTalk Colour  Scheme
What Are You Wearing?Look at the colours that fill your closets & Colours that make you feel happy!
I like dark colours  with punches of   Bright Yellows,   Greens, & Blues
Cool Colours  Add Fab!
An easy way to find a great lookingcolour scheme is pick a “most loved”   palette from ColourLovers.com                    ...
3.    Be   Brutal! Cut Your    Text
If you’re going to put down     word for word exactly what     you are going to say you will       kill your message & you...
Bullets Can Kill.The more the audience has to read the less they are listening to you.
BlinkingSparklyZoomingTwirlingText & Sound Effects Are JustNOT Cool. Really.Stop it!
This slide by @JesseDee
4.  Use  Killer  Images
Arresting                       Images &                      Sparing Use                          of Text                ...
Your own photos: Time consuming but a very nice touch.I like to use a photo full screen 1024 X 768       and set as the sl...
Flickr Creative Commons    Thousands of FREE Pictures!    All you need to do is to follow the CC    license, give proper c...
Animate Your Slides! Go!Animate, Xtranormal, &          Second Life  Offer unique opportunitiesfor FREE Background images.
Second Life screenshots                          are out of this VIRTUAL world!
Spend Some $$Royalty FREEpaid professionalphotos look cohesive & slickbut cost money.I bought this iStock photo for $7.60 ...
iStock photos areprofessional & slick.
To Recap
Now go forth  and be aPresentation   Ninja.
I totally stole this presentation!                                        Thank                                        You!
Other Awesome Presos from  my Slideshare Sensei @jessedee
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Don't murder your message with 19 year old clip art, garish colour schemes, whizzing text and abusive sounds, and line after line of tiny text that the speaker reads and the audience can't see - captivate your audience Ninja style! This session will go through the easy steps how to liven up any presentation by dumping the templates, embracing dramatic graphics with Creative Commons, and limiting the number of words per slide to create a truly engaging presentation slidedeck. Zing! Ninja style, now your presentation makes people lean forward...and are eager for your message. Become a presentation a sensei! - This is also a great way to demand that your students synthesize their information and refine their skillz to become the next generation of presentation Ninjas!

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  1. 1. How to be aPresentation Ninja Gwyneth A. Jones The Daring Librarian
  2. 2. This slide by @JesseDee
  3. 3. This slide by @JesseDee
  4. 4. This slide by @JesseDee
  5. 5. This slide by @JesseDee
  6. 6. Flickr Creative Commons by Jessica Feis
  7. 7. The “art” is setting yourself apart. Style & design. The difference between asnoozefest or knocking the socks off your audience. Ninjas have style.
  8. 8. Templates are Trite Standard PowerPoint templates are ugly and don’t communicate, they kill! We can do better!
  9. 9. 1. Have a Killer Title & Cover Slide
  10. 10. Don’t be afraid to have a bold title that will grab people’s attention.
  11. 11. At most conferences you can almost tell whichpresentations are going to suck before they even start.
  12. 12. Likewise, make your session write-up stand out from the rest in the conference catalogue.
  13. 13. Here’s some cover slides that don’t suck
  14. 14. If you’re going to upload your preso online to Slideshare (and you should!) having a great looking “cover” can make ALL the difference!
  15. 15. My Transparency preso was featured onthe Slideshare front page & it got 87,169views in 4 days! That’s crazy!
  16. 16. Avoid your cool fonts & arresting imagesfrom messing up by saving your preso as a .PDF before uploading to Slideshare. @JesseDee Rocks!
  17. 17. 2.Use Killer Fonts & a Coool Colour Scheme …or a slick clean one!
  18. 18. Friends don’t let friends use Comic Sans!tothelifeboat.blogspot.com thedaringlibrarian.com
  19. 19. H0t c an be Exp ensive! But I HA D to have it!
  20. 20. Da Font is FREE!FREE Fonts fo r DownloadAvailable in b oth Mac & Win Match the font With the Mood !
  21. 21. 1001 Free Fonts:Their site is ugly!…..their fonts are NOT! Unusual fonts are cool & memorable! This one is
  22. 22. Chooseone title fontAnd one text font
  23. 23. This is Han SoloAnd this is American Typewriter
  24. 24. Now Let’sTalk Colour Scheme
  25. 25. What Are You Wearing?Look at the colours that fill your closets & Colours that make you feel happy!
  26. 26. I like dark colours with punches of Bright Yellows, Greens, & Blues
  27. 27. Cool Colours Add Fab!
  28. 28. An easy way to find a great lookingcolour scheme is pick a “most loved” palette from ColourLovers.com ple peo 2, 834 this! “lo ve”
  29. 29. 3. Be Brutal! Cut Your Text
  30. 30. If you’re going to put down word for word exactly what you are going to say you will kill your message & your audience!" Btw, this whole preso has TOO much text!•  Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah•  More blah blah blah blah blah blah blah•  OMG! blah blah blah blah blah blah blah•  OMG! More blah blah blah blah blah blah
  31. 31. Bullets Can Kill.The more the audience has to read the less they are listening to you.
  32. 32. BlinkingSparklyZoomingTwirlingText & Sound Effects Are JustNOT Cool. Really.Stop it!
  33. 33. This slide by @JesseDee
  34. 34. 4. Use Killer Images
  35. 35. Arresting Images & Sparing Use of Text Will Make You a Presentation Ninja! Psst! Thereare 3 Ninjas in this picture! Flickr Creative Commons pphoto by wth42
  36. 36. Your own photos: Time consuming but a very nice touch.I like to use a photo full screen 1024 X 768 and set as the slide background.
  37. 37. Flickr Creative Commons Thousands of FREE Pictures! All you need to do is to follow the CC license, give proper credit & attribution. Flickr Creative Commons photo by Studiolit
  38. 38. Animate Your Slides! Go!Animate, Xtranormal, & Second Life Offer unique opportunitiesfor FREE Background images.
  39. 39. Second Life screenshots are out of this VIRTUAL world!
  40. 40. Spend Some $$Royalty FREEpaid professionalphotos look cohesive & slickbut cost money.I bought this iStock photo for $7.60 You’re worth it!
  41. 41. iStock photos areprofessional & slick.
  42. 42. To Recap
  43. 43. Now go forth and be aPresentation Ninja.
  44. 44. I totally stole this presentation! Thank You!
  45. 45. Other Awesome Presos from my Slideshare Sensei @jessedee

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