PresentationZenPresentationZen             Kathy Kraemer                  Kathy Kraemer
Credits          Garr Reynolds          John Unruh-Friesen          Ben Friesen
Death by Powerpoint
Death by Powerpoint
Death by Powerpoint
Bad and good presentations
What we want• Clarity• Meaning• Great content
What we get• Confusion• Boredom• Wasted time
What’s Zen got to do with it?• Simplicity• Less is more
Death by PPT
Here’s your structure     building assignment…• Get into 4 groups. You’ll be given the following    materials: 1 yard of m...
ZenPreparation:  Know where you’re going
ZenPreparation: Use Verbs• Tell a story.• Use anecdotes.• Promote life by PPT instead of death by PPT.
Follow the six by six rule:     6 bullet points, 6 words across.• Verb word word word word word• Verb word word word word ...
ZenPrep:  Choose Font Well
ZenPrep:
Use text according to          background color• Use dark text on light screen.• Use light text on dark screen.
Use up to date research.
Choose color well.
Use images     instead of text.
Use faces.
Use faces.
Use faces.
Use 1 image per idea.
Use 1 idea per slide.
Use 1 idea per slide.
Practice less is more.
Use the Rule of Thirds.
Use the Rule of Thirds
Use Rule of Thirds
Avoid illegal photos.
Use short video and audio clips.
Use the slide sorter.
ZenDelivery
ZenDelivery: Storytelling
ZenDelivery: Storytelling
ZenDelivery
ZenResources• Creative Commons: images, video, sound• Google images
Delivery: Be present.             Presentation Zen Master• Rehearse like mad.
Thank you!Kathy Kraemer, Fridley Public Schools
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Presentation Zen

  1. 1. PresentationZenPresentationZen Kathy Kraemer Kathy Kraemer
  2. 2. Credits Garr Reynolds John Unruh-Friesen Ben Friesen
  3. 3. Death by Powerpoint
  4. 4. Death by Powerpoint
  5. 5. Death by Powerpoint
  6. 6. Bad and good presentations
  7. 7. What we want• Clarity• Meaning• Great content
  8. 8. What we get• Confusion• Boredom• Wasted time
  9. 9. What’s Zen got to do with it?• Simplicity• Less is more
  10. 10. Death by PPT
  11. 11. Here’s your structure building assignment…• Get into 4 groups. You’ll be given the following materials: 1 yard of masking tape, 1 yard of string, 20 strings of spaghetti and 1 marshmallow.• Goal: To see which group can build the largest structure.• Time: You’ll have 18 minutes to complete the task• Be sure to have the marshmallow at the top of your structure. Good luck!
  12. 12. ZenPreparation: Know where you’re going
  13. 13. ZenPreparation: Use Verbs• Tell a story.• Use anecdotes.• Promote life by PPT instead of death by PPT.
  14. 14. Follow the six by six rule: 6 bullet points, 6 words across.• Verb word word word word word• Verb word word word word word• Verb word word word word word• Verb word word word word word• Verb word word word word word• Verb word word word word word
  15. 15. ZenPrep: Choose Font Well
  16. 16. ZenPrep:
  17. 17. Use text according to background color• Use dark text on light screen.• Use light text on dark screen.
  18. 18. Use up to date research.
  19. 19. Choose color well.
  20. 20. Use images instead of text.
  21. 21. Use faces.
  22. 22. Use faces.
  23. 23. Use faces.
  24. 24. Use 1 image per idea.
  25. 25. Use 1 idea per slide.
  26. 26. Use 1 idea per slide.
  27. 27. Practice less is more.
  28. 28. Use the Rule of Thirds.
  29. 29. Use the Rule of Thirds
  30. 30. Use Rule of Thirds
  31. 31. Avoid illegal photos.
  32. 32. Use short video and audio clips.
  33. 33. Use the slide sorter.
  34. 34. ZenDelivery
  35. 35. ZenDelivery: Storytelling
  36. 36. ZenDelivery: Storytelling
  37. 37. ZenDelivery
  38. 38. ZenResources• Creative Commons: images, video, sound• Google images
  39. 39. Delivery: Be present. Presentation Zen Master• Rehearse like mad.
  40. 40. Thank you!Kathy Kraemer, Fridley Public Schools
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