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Oral presentations: Death by PowerPoint

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Tips for avoiding "Death by PowerPoint" and information on valuable alternatives

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Oral presentations: Death by PowerPoint

  1. 1. Karen O’HaraNovember, 2012
  2. 2. Using technology inoral presentationsPowerPoint, video, Flash are used toenhance oral presentations  Don’t allow the technology to overshadow the message  Don’t just read the slides to us! We can read faster than you can.  Misuse of technology leads to Death by PowerPointOrganization is even more important: it iseasy to get sidetracked or lose your place  Rehearsal helps with this issue
  3. 3. PowerPoint “cousins”
  4. 4. Adobe Captivate(www.adobe.com/captivate)Self-running slide show (Flash movie)Voice and music capableIntegrates with PowerPointSoftware simulations (record screens, a.k.a. screencasting)Similar products include Camtasia Studio, Screenr, JingExample
  5. 5. Slideshare: allows users to upload PowerPoint, PDF, Keynote & Open Office presentations Slide decks can be viewed on site, on mobile devices, or embedded on other sites. Can rate, comment, share Was acquired by LinkedIn—can now use this as a component of professional portfolio Example
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