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Good presentations matter

19 Jul

Last week I was involved in a CPD session at our staff festival, aimed at people interested in presenting at events and writing for publication. My colleague Julie Allinson did the publications part – she recommended Mike Ashby’s guide to writing a paper (PDF). I did the presentations bit, and it was based on a mixture of a recent LibMarketing slideshow on making good PowerPoints, and advice about public speaking that I’d previously written or read.

It’s worth a look particularly if you haven’t already seen ‘Good Slides Matter‘, because it refers to some research behind what works and what doesn’t in multimedia learning, and advises how to build presentations accordingly. There’s also some SUPER-ADVANCED MEGA TIPS at the end… :)

 

Thanks to @girlinthe for drawing my attention to the multicolor search engine – a brilliant tool! Try experimenting with putting in the two main colours of your library brand – you can then do away with templates entirely.

- thewikiman

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5 easy ways to create fabulous slides

17 Oct

Presentations, eh? We pretty much all have to do them now – and we certainly all have to watch them at some time or other. So let’s all make nice ones, and collectively save ourselves from death by Powerpoint.

Creating decent slide-decks is actually very straightforward. The deck above details five methods, in order of easyness:

  • The simple colours method (easiest)
  • The one background, many colours method
  • The two-tone-texture method
  • The found-flickr method
  • The augmented white slide method (trickiest)
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On a closely related note, here’s a quick reminder not to break the basic rules of presenting, which Slideshare featured on their homepage a while back:

Other guides (including Prezi presentation software) available here: thewikiman.org/tech.

Good luck creating fabulous slides!

- thewikiman

 

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