Information About Presentations

By samooresamoore (1222286768|%a, %b %e at %I:%M%p)

I got a quick question from Bryan today in class about my presentation. I thought I'd give a bit more detailed answer here.

  • I use iStockPhoto as the source of photos for my presentation.
  • The presentation style I use is based on Beyond Bullet Points by Cliff Atkinson. In addition to this book, he also maintains a related Web site. This can be a very engaging method of structuring a presentation when used in the hands of an effective presenter. I now use this presentation style for my research presentations as well as my classroom presentations.
  • I recently read Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds. He maintains a very active blog on professional presentation design. He has great insights into effective presentations that I wish I could more effectively incorporate into my everyday presentations.
  • Just last week I finished reading Back of the Napkin by Dan Roam. He also maintains a very interesting blog related to the content of his book. I have tried to practice this problem solving technique a few times since I read this book — I think it has the possibility of being very effective.
  • I use Apple's Keynote software for my presentations. I find it handles multimedia more easily than PowerPoint does, but this is probably a personal preference.
  • I use the Kensington Wireless Presentation Mouse. I use it in all presentations I give anywhere, no matter whether it's my computer or someone else's, or whether it's a Windows machine or a Mac. It's simple, it works, and it's reliable.
  • I use this green laser pointer because I have a hard time seeing the small red pointers that are normally available.

If any of you ever hear of any book or blog or other resource that you would be of interest to someone like me who is always looking for more information about this topic, please let me know.

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