Powerful Presentations 1.)In the computer lab, use the PowerPoint slideshow attached to provide students with step-by-step instruction on how to use presentation software. Have students complete the steps, stopping after each one to answer questions and give help. 2.)Go to start button (bottom left corner of monitor); click and go to "Programs," then click on PowerPoint. 3.)Choose the slide layout, "Title Slide." Click in the first text box and type a title for the presentation. 4.)Remember to always save the work so it is not lost! 5.)To create a second slide: from the Insert menu, click on NEW SLIDE. 6.)To create additional slides repeat step 5. 7.)To ADD CLIP ART OR PICTURES; go to the Insert menu, choose "Picture," then "Clip art or picture from file," then the desired picture. 8.)To add BACKGROUND color; go to the Format menu and choose Background. 9.)To add BACKGROUND texture; go to the Format menu. 16.)To VIEW the presentation, go to the Slide Show menu and choose "View Show."
One Hour PowerPoint: Ten Strategies for Improving Presentations Influencing change through presentations Presentation - Official site of the University of Paris-Sorbonne Certificat intermediaire de langue française (B1) Ce diplôme est destiné à ceux qui, commençant à progresser dans l’apprentissage de la langue française, souhaitent valider les connaissances déjà acquises. Module "Compréhension et expression" (B2) Ce module est l’examen officiel nécessaire pour une inscription à l’Université Paris-Sorbonne en Licence (hors DAP), Master ou Doctorat. La réussite de cet examen est une des conditions nécessaires, mais elle n’est pas suffisante à l’admissibilité au sein de l’Université ; les candidatures sont globalement analysées. Module "Littérature et civilisation" (B2/C1) Cet examen s’adresse aux candidats qui souhaitent compléter un module antérieur afin d’obtenir le Certificat pratique de langue française (C1). Certificat pratique de langue française (C1) Ce certificat dispense les Européens du test linguistique exigé par l’Université. Diplôme de langue et littérature françaises (C2) Diplôme supérieur d’études françaises (C3)
Empowering Students to Make Powerful Presentations As a novice teacher, I frequently created assignments that included student presentations. A few of the presentations were phenomenal, many were nice, and some were downright painful to watch. On top of that, some students refused to present. For all but the best presentations, the non-presenters clock watched, bored out of their minds. I’m ashamed to admit it, but for the next several years, I “solved” the problem by removing student presentations from my curricula. Then, I began teaching a new class—freshman seminar—in which public speaking and presentations were part of the curriculum. My first realization: it’s unfair to throw students to the wolves (their classmates) by requiring them to present without giving them tools, practice and feedback to be successful. How I prepared the students: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. What are some of your strategies to improve students public speaking?
Amazing Resource for Design Freebies The Complete Social Media Icons Set [EPS, PSD, CSS] Is it time to mix up the social media icons on your website? Try Candy, a new social media icon set from designer Ahmed Kaludi. The set has everything you need to help users... UIcons – Free Line Icons (AI, EPS, SVG, PNG) There’s nothing bigger in design right now than the use of great icon sets throughout a project. Free Photo Realistic Apple Device Mockups Apple Device Mockups are an important part of every design presentation because all these devices look nice and can improve the appearance of every project. The Tempo of Your Presentation One of the most important components of a successful presentation is the tempo of your words. Here are rules for you to remember and implement in attempting to connect verbally with another person (be it a sales pitch, a negotiation, or a romantic overture): 1. People are most comfortable with individuals who speak at roughly the same pace as they do. Numerous studies have shown that one way to solidify a connection with another person is to mirror his/her speech patterns. A slow speaker is going to be unconsciously uncomfortable with a fast talker. So listen to the speech pattern of the person you wish to influence or persuade and make a deliberate effort to mirror its pace. 2. More often than not, we speak too rapidly when trying to engage or persuade others. So, you should almost always slow yourself down a little bit. 3. This is a skill everyone can learn and, in my judgment, one of the most critical talents in the business world.
PowerPoint Presentations Free for teachers and students Presentation Tools Do you have other favorite online presentation tools, examples, or ideas for using them in the library media center? Share them here. Microsoft's Powerpoint and Apple's Keynote are two of the most popular presentation tools for teachers, students, library media specialists and administrators, and much has been written about the positive and negative impacts of these resources on teaching and learning. Powerpoint can be saved as a web document and shared on any webpage. Five to Test Drive The five most popular online presentation tools are:GoogleDocs While many think of this as a collaborative online writing or word processing tool, it also offers a presentation maker similar to Powerpoint or Keynote. Video: Web 2.0 Presentation Tools More to Explore BlowUp Creates full screen slideshows from your Flickr images.Dipity a site that makes it simple for your students to create and share interactive timelines about any subject or topic. For more
Illusions in Data Visualization Data visualizations are effective ways for inputting information into a human’s brain, and as Visual Analytics Researcher at Tableau Software and Visual.ly advisor Robert Kosara says, visualizations are what makes our world real. But even when the people who created the visualization are being honest, we can’t always trust what our eyes are showing us. We’ve evolved our visual perceptual system over millions of years (some other animals see optical illusions too) and it is extremely effective at what it does, but it still has some quirks. Sometimes it takes shortcuts to make things efficient, and those shortcuts are exposed in optical illusions. In a data visualization context, illusions are dangerous because they can make us see things that aren’t really there in the data. There are two main types of optical illusions: Physiological and Cognitive. Physiological Physiological illusions happen because of the way our sight systems physically work. Cognitive
How to Look Confident During a Presentation" When it comes to giving a presentation, few people can compare to the late Steve Jobs. Apple's iconic co-founder would walk on stage to deliver keynote presentations in front of thousands of media members and fans lucky enough to gain entry. Jobs, the wiry creator of such gadgets as the iPad, iPhone and iMac was known for his penchant for delivering captivating product demos. He was aided by some of the most technologically advanced visual aids in the business. Clad in his patented black mock turtleneck and jeans, Jobs mastered the art of the presentation. Jobs had plenty of practice at giving presentations. When you give presentations in school or at a familiar place like a church, you do so in front of peers, not colleagues. The key to a good presentation is confidence.
Simple Do’s and Don’ts for Better PowerPoint Presentations Have you ever given a PowerPoint presentation and noticed that something about it just seemed a little… off? If you’re unfamiliar with basic PowerPoint design principles, it can be hard to create a slide show that presents your information in the best light. Poorly designed presentations can leave an audience feeling confused, bored, and even irritated. Review these Do’s and Don’ts for tips on making your next presentation more engaging. Don’t read your presentation straight from the slides. Don’t forget your audience. Don’t overload your presentation with animations. Keep these tips in mind the next time you create a presentation— your audience will thank you. Like this: Like Loading... Related Tip#1 for Producing a Powerful Presentation PowerPoint is the presentation software that is part of the Microsoft Office 2007 suite. In "Microsoft PowerPoint" Tagged as: Microsoft Office 2010, PowerPoint, PowerPoint 2010, Tips and Tricks Categorised in: Microsoft Office, Microsoft PowerPoint
The Art Of Timelines For Learning Sharebar Click for large version on Wikipedia Now that infographics have entered our consciousness, we no longer need to think of timelines as events placed on a generic horizontal arrow. I recently wrote an article about the visual language of timelines, which got me thinking about how we can use them effectively in adult learning. Why use timelines? Timelines provide structure. Timelines enable chunking. Timelines are a good source for interactions. What topics work with timelines? Here are a few possible categories of topics that can work in a timeline format. Evolution of a company productChanges in relevant regulationsProgression of industry eventsExplaining a linear process or procedureHistory of a company or organizationEvents in the life of an influential personSocial changes and trends over timeGrowth or history of technologies in an industryTelling any kind of story in sequenceHistory of a relevant city, town or region What are some examples of timelines? So glad you asked.