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One Hour PowerPoint: Ten Strategies for Improving Presentations

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One Hour PowerPoint: Ten Strategies for Improving Presentations

  1. 1. One Hour PowerPoint: Strategies for Improving Presentations David Jakes
  2. 3. 1 “ Teach them biology”
  3. 7. Dual Processing: Visual and Auditory
  4. 8. 2 “ Teach them to make it visual”
  5. 9. PowerPoint doesn’t kill presentations Bullet points do.
  6. 10. “ Why would you use words on the screen when they do just fine in your mouth” Seth Godin
  7. 12. Use images to communicate, not decorate…
  8. 13. Recall Dupuit, Flow to fixed heads with recharge: Note: Recharge is a fixed flux and head/gradient will be calculated to accommodate that recharge - e.g. High recharge >> High heads h1 and h2 are fixed heads and flux will be calculated to accommodate those heads - e.g. a high h1 will shift the divide to the left of the problem domain and produce large influx that joins the reachrge and discharges to the right, if h2 is very low, that influx will be even higher h 1 h 2 L x=0 w q x d h x
  9. 14. Cognitive Load: Intrinsic and Extraneous
  10. 15. 3 “ Teach them how to find images ”
  11. 19. 4 “ Teach them about intellectual property”
  12. 21. 5 “ Teach them design”
  13. 22. iBrain The Brain: Past, Present , and Future
  14. 23. The Brain : Past, Present, and Future iBrain
  15. 24. Adolescent Brain <ul><li>More gray matter than white matter </li></ul><ul><li>Prefrontal cortex growing and developing </li></ul><ul><li>Brain continues to grow and matures by the age of 25 </li></ul><ul><li>Teenage brain has a well-developed accelerator but only a partly developed break </li></ul><ul><li>New proliferation of neurons at 11 for girls and 12 for boys </li></ul>
  16. 25. ff Adolescent Brain More gray matter than white matter Prefrontal Cortex Brain grows and matures by 25
  17. 26. ff ttt Adolescent Brain Teenage brain has a well-developed accelerator but only a partly developed break New proliferation of neurons at 11 for girls and 12 for boys
  18. 27. Synaptic changes in the brain <ul><li>We create new synapses through learning </li></ul><ul><li>Changes in synaptic strength enhance learning </li></ul><ul><li>Neurons that fire together wire together </li></ul><ul><li>Experiences leave indelible imprints in the brain.( emotional experiences). </li></ul>
  19. 28. The Brain: Present Synaptic Changes in the Brain We create new synapses through learning | Changes in synaptic strength enhance learning |
  20. 29. The Brain: Present Synaptic Changes in the Brain Neurons that fire together wire together | Experiences leave indelible imprints in the brain
  21. 30. Negative plasticity <ul><li>Examine the worry circuitry in the brain </li></ul><ul><li>Limbic system </li></ul><ul><li>Thoughts have an impact on the brain </li></ul><ul><li>Get rid of the ANTS-kill them </li></ul><ul><li>Think of bad thoughts as air pollution </li></ul><ul><li>Exterminate the ants – get rid of always negative thinking </li></ul>
  22. 31. Negative Plasticity Examine the worry circuitry Limbic System Thoughts have an impact on the brain Get rid of the ANTS-negative thinking Bad thoughts as air pollution
  23. 32. 6 “ Teach them to Sell”
  24. 33. Communication is the transfer of emotion” Seth Godin
  25. 34. How many homeless? <ul><li>Between 2.3 and 3.5 million are likely to experience being homeless in a year </li></ul><ul><li>1.35 million of them are children </li></ul><ul><li>200,000 veterans may be homeless on a given night. </li></ul><ul><li>50% African-American, 35% White, 12% Latino, 2% Native American, 1% Asian </li></ul>
  26. 35. How many experience being homeless? Between 2.3 and 3.5 million people… 1.35 million are children 200,000 are veterans
  27. 36. 7 “ Color and font choice matters”
  28. 37. Of the 16 million colors…
  29. 42. This is a Serif Font This is a Sans Serif Font
  30. 43. 8 “ Teach them to incorporate multimedia”
  31. 44. The Hard Way…
  32. 45. The Easy Way….Kind of
  33. 46. The No Brainer
  34. 47. The Story of a Sign
  35. 48. 9 “ Teach them PowerPoint Secrets ”
  36. 49. 10 “ Teach them to share”
  37. 50. “ Having the winning idea means nothing without being able to share it with someone else” Dan Roam, The Back of the Napkin
  38. 54. Thank You!

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