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PowerPoint with Flavor

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PowerPoint with Flavor

  1. 1. PowerPoint with Flavor Ellyssa Kroski
  2. 2. How to Spice Up Your Presentations <ul><li>14 Presentation Best Practices </li></ul><ul><li>Tips to Optimize PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>Alternatives to PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul>
  3. 3. Best Practices
  4. 4. #1 People Can Read
  5. 5. #2 Stories, not…
  6. 6. #3 Don’t Start with History
  7. 7. #4 Don’t Use Illegible Fonts
  8. 8. #5 Transitions Can be Irritating
  9. 9. #6 Limit Text
  10. 10. #7 Use Quality Images
  11. 11. #8 Provide an Agenda
  12. 12. #9 Keep the Lights On
  13. 13. #10 Mix it Up with Video http://tinyurl.com/2r7p2r
  14. 14. #11 Use Color for Emphasis
  15. 15. #12 Practice!!!!
  16. 16. #13 You don’t have to be Steve Jobs
  17. 17. #14 Don’t Go Overboard
  18. 18. PowerPoint Tips
  19. 19. Slide Sorter
  20. 20. Slide Master
  21. 21. Shapes
  22. 22. Custom Animations
  23. 23. Record Narration
  24. 24. Alternatives to PowerPoint
  25. 25. Alternatives to PowerPoint <ul><li>Presentation Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web-based Presentation Apps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://mashable.com/2008/02/16/forget-powerpoint-online-presentations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Office </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.openoffice.org </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Slideshare </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.slideshare.net </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upload to Facebook & other networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog Sidebar </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Alternatives to PowerPoint <ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PBWiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http:// pbwiki.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WetPaint Wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.wetpaint.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Common Craft “In Plain English” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.commoncraft.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Screencasting Applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://mashable.com/2008/02/21/screencasting-video-tutorials </li></ul></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Resources <ul><li>Images </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flickr’s Creative Commons Search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://flickr.com/creativecommons </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free/Low-Cost Stock Photo List </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://presentationzen.blogs.com/presentationzen/2006/01/where_can_you_f.html </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web/Technology Comics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://blaugh.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Image Generators </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://txt2pic.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.comicstripgenerator.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://generatorblog.blogspot.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.customsigngenerator.com </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. Resources
  29. 29. Resources <ul><li>Toastmasters International </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.toastmasters.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Speaking Practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-Profit organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>11,500 clubs in 92 countries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>226,000 members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Weekly Meetings </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. Resources <ul><li>The Experts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentation Zen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.presentationzen.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guy Kawasaki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://blog.guykawasaki.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seth Godin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://sethgodin.typepad.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Masayoshi Takahashi </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Takahashi_method </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lawrence Lessig </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_Lessig#Lessig_Method </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Steve Jobs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Jobs </li></ul></ul></ul>
  31. 31. Resources <ul><li>Good PowerPoint Examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet Henry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/chereemoore/meet-henry </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Death by PowerPoint </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/thecroaker/death-by-powerpoint </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shift Happens </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/jbrenman/shift-happens-33834 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  32. 32. Ellyssa Kroski <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs: </li></ul><ul><li>iLibrarian </li></ul><ul><li>http://oedb.org/blogs/ilibrarian </li></ul><ul><li>InfoTangle </li></ul><ul><li>http://infotangle.blogsome.com </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.slideshare.net/ellyssa </li></ul>

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