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10 Tips for More Effective PowerPoint Presentations

“Oh no! Not another boring PowerPoint presentation! My eyes, my eyes…!!!” How much does it suck to be in the audience for yet another drawn-out, boring, lifeless slideshow? Worse yet, how much does it such to be the one giving it? The truth is, bad PowerPoint happens to good people, and quite often the person giving the presentation is just as much a victim as the poor sods listening to her or him. Here are ten tips to help you add a little zing! 1. A little planning goes a long way. That’s bass-ackwards. And make sure your script follows good storytelling conventions: give it a beginning, middle, and end; have a clear arc that builds towards some sort of climax; make your audience appreciate each slide but be anxious to find out what’s next; and when possible, always leave ‘em wanting more. 2. At any given moment, what should be on the screen is the thing you’re talking about. Plan your presentation so just one new point is displayed at any given moment. 3. Congratulations. 4. 5. 6. 7.

4 Effective Presentation Techniques Every once in a while, we are entrusted with the task of presentation. It may be to demo a new product, to present a plan or to explain a new process that you’ve helped create. Whatever the reason and however many presentations you’ve given before, it’s something that not everyone is comfortable doing. Here are some of the presentation techniques that I’ve learnt in my experience to help you conduct an effective presentation. Setting the stage Always start with an intro. Do a brief intro on the subject of the demo. Reserve a minute to explain the structure of your presentation. Setting the stage should take you around 5 to 10 mins, depending on the number of people attending. Force a pause When you dive into the meat of your presentation, do not talk away as if there is no end. In the beginning, I know it will be tough to implement this but trust me: you will get used to it. Don’t do all the talking Make it interactive. Ice-breakers

The 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint I suffer from something called Ménière’s disease—don’t worry, you cannot get it from reading my blog. The symptoms of Ménière’s include hearing loss, tinnitus (a constant ringing sound), and vertigo. There are many medical theories about its cause: too much salt, caffeine, or alcohol in one’s diet, too much stress, and allergies. Thus, I’ve worked to limit control all these factors. However, I have another theory. As a venture capitalist, I have to listen to hundreds of entrepreneurs pitch their companies. To prevent an epidemic of Ménière’s in the venture capital community, I am evangelizing the 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint. Ten slides. So please observe the 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint.

PHP - Rediriger sur une autre page (redirection) N'importe quel webmaster réalise un jour qu'un de ses fichiers possède un nom qui ne convient pas ou que l'arborescence des fichiers doit être modifiée. Cependant, s'il est relativement facile de changer les liens sur son site, il est beaucoup plus difficile de faire changer les liens externes sur les autres sites. Par ailleurs, lorsque l'on change les pages de place, les moteurs de recherche risquent d'envoyer les utilisateurs dans le vide ou, pire, réinitialiser tout le référencement de la page. Heureusement, il existe une solution simple : les redirections, permettant de maintenir la cohérence de la navigation (et du référencement) d'un site, même si l'ensemble des fichiers à changé de place. IMPORTANT : Les en-têtes HTTP Les redirections sont des en-têtes HTTP. En d'autre termes, la fonction header() doit impérativement être utilisée avant tout code HTML. Pour plus d'informations, lire cet article : L'erreur "headers already sent by" Redirection simple Chemin relatif / absolu Exemple

What is good PowerPoint design? Occasionally, I'm asked by colleagues or clients to send samples of "great slides" or "good PowerPoint." I usually hesitate to send examples of slides since my answer to the question, "what does a great PowerPoint slide look like?" is " depends." Context mattersHowever, as far as design is concerned, it is useful not to think (judge) in terms of right or wrong, but rather in terms of what is appropriate or inappropriate. Simple but not simplisticIf there is one important precept worth following, it is the idea of simplicity. Simplicity is often used as a means to greater clarity. (Click for larger view of this slide) In Living Zen, author Robert Linsen (in speaking on the simplification of needs in everyday life) says that a "simplification of existence" is a consequence of an "effective experience of Zen." "No one can define them or draw up a system around them. BEFORE. The slide on the right (above) was an effort to display the same information in a pie chart. Before After

The "Lessig Method" of presentation The "Lessig Method" of presentation is not an official method per se, but many people who know about the work of Stanford law professor, Lawrence Lessig, have been inspired by his presentation style and informally refer to his approach as something unique indeed. Those who have seen Lessig present have been talking about his approach for a while. David Hornik at VentureBlog wrote a post entitled Putting the "Power" in Powerpoint over two years ago. In this post he heaps praise on the presentation style of Lessig. James MacLennan may have been the first to put a label on Lessig's presentation style, calling it the "Lessig Method" which he likens to the Takahashi Method in Japan because Lessig's slides often contain just a single word, short quote, or a photo. Here is a good example of the "Lessig Method" of presentation. See Dick present "Lessig Style"There are more videos of Lessig lecturing and presenting here. Hardt's presentation style is not applicable to every case, of course.

Construire un menu arborescent avec une fonction récursive en PHP | Le Coin du Webmaster Par Webmart | juillet 15, 2008 Un sujet assez difficile à comprendre dans le monde de la programmation web pour plusieurs webmasters qui ont appris par eux-mêmes, dont je fais parti, est la technique de récursivité, où une fonction fait appel à elle-même. Cette fonction est dit récursive dans ce cas, et elle peut être nécessaire dans plusieurs situations, telles que la création d’un menu arborescent complexe où le nombre de sous-catégories n’est pas prévisible. Commençons par la structure d’une base de donnée MySQL simple et typique pour ces catégories. ID Parent Nom 1 0 Félins 2 1 Grands Félins 3 2 Panthères 4 2 Lions 5 1 Petits Félins 6 2 Tigres 8 0 Poissons 9 0 Canins 10 8 Saumons 11 8 Requins 12 9 Loups 13 9 Chiens Le champs Parent d’une sous-catégorie fait référence à l’identification ID de la catégorie dont elle fait partie. Pour saisir ces données et l’insérer dans une liste (array en anglais) afin de pouvoir l’organiser avec PHP, on fera appel à la fonction suivante:

Really Bad Powerpoint I wrote this about four years ago, originally as an ebook. I figured the idea might spread and then the problem would go away--we'd no longer see thousands of hours wasted, every single day, by boring PowerPoint presentations filled with bullets. Not only has it not gone away, it's gotten a lot worse. Last week I got a template from a conference organizer. So, for posterity, and in the vain hope it might work, here we go again: Really Bad Powerpoint It doesn’t matter whether you’re trying to champion at a church or a school or a Fortune 100 company, you’re probably going to use PowerPoint. Powerpoint was developed by engineers as a tool to help them communicate with the marketing department—and vice versa. Powerpoint could be the most powerful tool on your computer. Communication is the transfer of emotion. Our brains have two sides. You can wreck a communication process with lousy logic or unsupported facts, but you can’t complete it without emotion. If you believe in your idea, sell it.

Index of / Android Login and Registration with PHP, MySQL and SQLite In my previous article Android Login and Registration Screen Design I explained designing the login and registration interfaces. But it has no real time functionality. In this tutorial I am going to explain how to build complete login and registration system in android using PHP, MySQL and SQLite. Also this tutorial covers how to build simple API using PHP and MySQL. Below are the final outputs of this project. Prerequisites This tutorial is combination of few of my previous articles. 1. 2. API (Application Programming Interface) To interact with MySQL database we need to build a REST API first. ⇒ Accepts requests in GET/POST methods⇒ Interact with database by inserting / fetching data.⇒ Finally will give response back in JSON format 1. Download & Install WAMP server from You can test your server by opening the address in your browser. Following is a screencast of Downloading and Installing WAMP Server. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 3.1 Registration Endpoint