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What do a leaky roof, a greasy spoon, a bear sighting, and a man with a tortoise in his pants all have in common? Watch this lightening talk and find out...(AKA Tips for Effective Presentations)

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What do a leaky roof, a greasy spoon, a bear sighting, and a man with a tortoise in his pants all have in common? Watch this lightening talk and find out...(AKA Tips for Effective Presentations)

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This was my "lightning talk" at Pres4lib, a presentation camp for librarians on 6/12/09 at the Princeton Public Library. It really HAS to be seen with the audio/video which is available at: http://pres4lib.pbworks.com/Lightning-Talks

This was my "lightning talk" at Pres4lib, a presentation camp for librarians on 6/12/09 at the Princeton Public Library. It really HAS to be seen with the audio/video which is available at: http://pres4lib.pbworks.com/Lightning-Talks

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What do a leaky roof, a greasy spoon, a bear sighting, and a man with a tortoise in his pants all have in common? Watch this lightening talk and find out...(AKA Tips for Effective Presentations)

  1. 1. Pres4lib Lightning Talks: Round 2 http://www.flickr.com/photos/jegomezr/2926143475/sizes/l/ For video of this talk see http://pres4lib.pbworks.com
  2. 2. <ul><li>What do </li></ul><ul><li>a leaky roof </li></ul><ul><li>a greasy spoon </li></ul><ul><li>a bear sighting </li></ul><ul><li>and a man with a tortoise in his pants </li></ul><ul><li>All have in common? </li></ul>
  3. 3. http://www.flickr.com/photos/kloudjonas/3240282645/sizes/l/ They are all examples I’m going to use in… Tips for Effective Presentations
  4. 4. Choose Your Words
  5. 5. Choose Your Words With Care http:// web.mac.com/iajukes/thecommittedsardine/Funny_Stuff.html
  6. 6. Have a Consistent Message
  7. 7. Have a Consistent Message http:// web.mac.com/iajukes/thecommittedsardine/Funny_Stuff.html
  8. 8. Walk Your Talk
  9. 9. Walk Your Talk http:// web.mac.com/iajukes/thecommittedsardine/Funny_Stuff.html 24 Hour Fitness Shiny Escalators
  10. 10. Humor helps the medicine go down
  11. 11. Humor helps the medicine go down http:// web.mac.com/iajukes/thecommittedsardine/Funny_Stuff.html
  12. 12. Humor helps the medicine go down But know your limitations…
  13. 13. Appreciate alternate perspectives
  14. 14. Appreciate alternate perspectives http://justinmaier.com/2006/05/09/amazing-3d-art-by-julian-bever/
  15. 15. Appreciate alternate perspectives http://justinmaier.com/2006/05/09/amazing-3d-art-by-julian-bever/
  16. 16. Don’t force the Content
  17. 17. Don’t force the Content
  18. 18. If you use Powerpoint… Limit Your Text
  19. 19. If you use Powerpoint… Limit Your Text
  20. 20. Keep it Simple
  21. 21. Keep it Simple http:// web.mac.com/iajukes/thecommittedsardine/Funny_Stuff.html
  22. 22. Keep it Simple http:// web.mac.com/iajukes/thecommittedsardine/Funny_Stuff.html
  23. 23. Keep it Simple ? ? ? http:// web.mac.com/iajukes/thecommittedsardine/Funny_Stuff.html
  24. 24. Keep it Simple http:// web.mac.com/iajukes/thecommittedsardine/Funny_Stuff.html
  25. 25. Surprises are Engaging
  26. 26. Surprises are Engaging http:// web.mac.com/iajukes/thecommittedsardine/Funny_Stuff.html
  27. 27. Surprises are Engaging http:// web.mac.com/iajukes/thecommittedsardine/Funny_Stuff.html
  28. 28. Surprises are Engaging http:// web.mac.com/iajukes/thecommittedsardine/Funny_Stuff.html
  29. 29. Check Your Facts
  30. 30. Check Your Facts http:// web.mac.com/iajukes/thecommittedsardine/Funny_Stuff.html
  31. 31. Check Your Facts http:// web.mac.com/iajukes/thecommittedsardine/Funny_Stuff.html
  32. 32. Stay on top of the Research
  33. 33. Stay on top of the Research http:// web.mac.com/iajukes/thecommittedsardine/Funny_Stuff.html
  34. 34. Quote the Experts
  35. 35. Quote the Experts http:// web.mac.com/iajukes/thecommittedsardine/Funny_Stuff.html
  36. 36. Quote the Experts http:// web.mac.com/iajukes/thecommittedsardine/Funny_Stuff.html
  37. 37. Quote the Experts http:// web.mac.com/iajukes/thecommittedsardine/Funny_Stuff.html
  38. 38. Quote the Experts http:// web.mac.com/iajukes/thecommittedsardine/Funny_Stuff.html
  39. 39. Inform, even advocate… but don’t try to spin what can’t be spun
  40. 40. Inform, even advocate… but don’t try to spin what can’t be spun http:// web.mac.com/iajukes/thecommittedsardine/Funny_Stuff.html
  41. 41. Inform, even advocate… but don’t try to spin what can’t be spun http:// web.mac.com/iajukes/thecommittedsardine/Funny_Stuff.html
  42. 42. Pass the Smell Test
  43. 43. Pass the Smell Test http:// web.mac.com/iajukes/thecommittedsardine/Funny_Stuff.html
  44. 44. Pass the Smell Test http:// web.mac.com/iajukes/thecommittedsardine/Funny_Stuff.html
  45. 45. Thank you! http://www.flickr.com/photos/darwinbell/2602728681
  46. 46. Deleted Scenes http://www.flickr.com/photos/virgu/12496426/sizes/l/
  47. 47. Choose Your Words With Care http:// web.mac.com/iajukes/thecommittedsardine/Funny_Stuff.html

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