I wonder what image you would choose to represent the topic “Presentation Tools”? The person writing on a whiteboard or standing in front of a screen? The group sitting around a table with their laptops? An online search for ‘presentations’ images brings up an array of such images, but also many complex and detailed images of the presentation of food. I was taken with the simplicity of this grilled corn image: often with presentations we feel the need to have all the bells and whistles, and in doing so, can often lose the crux of the presentation.
In this Thing, we’re exploring some tools to enhance both face to face and online presentations, meetings, tutorials or classes.
You can read more about presentation tools in ‘More Detail’ below, then take a look at the activities under ‘Try’ and finally, share your thoughts and comments with us under ‘Share’.
If you already have a PowerPoint presentation, take time to review it. How does it complement the words you will speak, particularly in light of Hugh Culver’s tips? (15 minutes)
Try out some of the tips from the Microsoft tutorials – pick something you haven’t done before, maybe adding images or tables into an existing presentation (30 minutes).
Make a short video using Screencastify (60 minutes – allowing for some retakes).
Mentimeter image. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mentimeter_-_The_Big_Open_-_three_words.jpg
Prezi. (2017, July 05). University Researchers: Prezi is More Engaging, Persuasive, and Effective Than PowerPoint [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://blog.prezi.com/university-study/
Thing 16 written by Sue Tucker