How to Deliver Effective Presentations Edit Article Small Group Events Edited by Kare Anderson, Webster, Chris Hadley, Kene and 30 others "O, it offends me to the soul, to hear a robustious periwig-pated fellow tear a passion to tatters..."William Shakespeare: Hamlet - Act 3, Scene 2 Giving presentations to audiences, large or small, can be a daunting and anxiety-ridden task. Business presentations take many forms. Ad Steps 1Know your audience and understand its perspective. 13Exit the stage. Small Group Events The previous steps are oriented primarily towards more formal presentations. Remember adults are self-directed. Tips Confidence! Warnings Do not hand out the presentation in advance.
Pourquoi vos liens ne devraient jamais être « cliquez ici » via Ne vous êtes vous jamais demandé comment amener vos internautes à cliquer sur un lien sans savoir comment le faire ? Lorsque certains designers rencontrent le problème, ils ajoutent un lien « cliquez ici ». Ce qui est gênant avec cette pratique, c’est qu’elle altère l’expérience utilisateur. Si un lien doit être présent, il doit pouvoir être vu sans qu’on y place la mention « click here ». De plus, certains navigateurs considèrent qu’il s’agit d’une faute d’accessibilité puisqu’aucune raison ou qu’aucun motif ne justifie la mention « cliquez ici ». Déplacement du focus utilisateur En utilisant le verbe « cliquer », vous éloignez votre utilisateur de votre interface pour le ramener vers la souris qu’il a dans la main. En leur rappelant comment faire pour naviguer de lien en lien, vous les rabaissez et leurs démontrez qu’ils ne savent pas se servir de votre site / interface. La différence entre les deux actions est frappante : Le lien doit décrire l’étape suivante
Oxford launches free interactive course book 26 March 2012Last updated at 09:45 ET By Sean Coughlan BBC News education correspondent Tablet computers are being used as a way of delivering digital textbooks to students Oxford University's Internet Institute has published its first digital, interactive textbook for students - which will also be free to the public. This is the latest step in the emergence of digital textbooks, driven by the growth in tablet computers. It is also an example of how institutions are able to publish their own specialist materials. Prof Viktor Mayer-Schonberger said this prototype book "will help to revolutionise learning tools". Oxford Internet Institute, part of Oxford University, has produced Geographies of the World's Knowledge, which uses text and graphics to map the spread of information in the digital era. It compares geographical concentrations of information - such as internet use, Wikipedia references, research activity and user content on Google. Global classroom Continue reading the main story
~synthesis~: The audience matters most A good friend of mine, Jack Timmons, sent me this parable today: A disappointed Coca Cola salesman returns from his Middle East assignment. A friend asked, "Why weren't you successful with the Arabs?" The salesman explained: "When I got posted to the Middle East, I was very confident that I would make a good sales pitch as Cola is virtually unknown there. But, I had a problem I didn't know to speak Arabic. First poster: A man lying in the hot desert sand...totally exhausted and fainting.Second poster: The man is drinking our Cola.Third poster: Our man is now totally refreshed. And Then these posters were pasted all over the place. A powerful lesson for all of us :-). A public speaking coach once told me that great communication is not about you getting across what you wanted to. Marketing succeeds when the message resonates with your audience, not your management (who are often far from the target audience).
Edward Tufte Presentation Tips Presentation Tips This collection of tips was transcribed from a seminar given in Seattle by Edward Tufte. He attributes these tips to another author (but I can't remember who it was). Show up early, and something good is bound to happen. Post scriptum October 18th, 1999: Amazing. October 24th, 1999: I guess the trend is catching. October 24th, 1999: Thanks to Shimon Schocken from Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya for pointing out a typo on this page. October 4th, 2001: Bernhard Reiter points out that the above links to Ted Romer's home page are now defunct. Better Than Dropbox: The 6 Quickest Ways To Share Any File With Anyone I love Dropbox. Ever since I found it a few years ago, the way I share files with friends, family and colleagues has changed completely. Dropbox, and similar services, make sharing big files and multiple files as easy as saving them on your own computer. What could be better? The first signs of trouble start if the person or people you want to share with don’t use Dropbox. True, it only takes a few minutes to set up, if they’re computer savvy, but what if they aren’t? Below you will find a list of extra simple file-sharing services. Dropcanvas Dropcanvas is a beautiful file-sharing platform, which makes use of “canvases”. A canvas is limited to 5GB, but you can create as many as you wish, so there is no actual limit to the amount of files you can store and share this way. Pastelink Pastelink lets you share files in seconds, and is completely free of charge. There is no limit to the number of files you can share with Pastelink, but you can’t share several files at the same time. Snaggy
The eLearning Guild Publishes 2013 Global eLearning Salary & Compensation Report by Jennifer Neibert “In this report, we explore the trends in pay and look at how full- and part-time employment status, country, regional areas, gender, industry, company size, number of people managed, years of eLearning experience, years of education, and job focus influence salary calculations. It’s critical to note that there are many more variables than these that impact salaries, and that these factors don’t necessarily cause salaries to change.” The eLearning Guild has released the 2013 Global eLearning Salary & Compensation Report. Most of the respondents providing survey input for this report are full-time employees; almost 41% describe their roles as “practitioners.” Average salary by continent Figure 1: Average global salary by continent and region While the average salary within the eLearning industry varies quite dramatically around the world, with the range from $99,293 in Australia to $30,854 in India, pay is consistently higher for men than for women. Online Salary Calculator
The two elements of a great presenter 1. Respect (from the audience)2. Love (to the audience) There are no doubt important evolutionary reasons why this is true, but in my experience, every great presenter earns the respect of the audience (through her appearance, reputation, posture, voice, slides, introduction, etc.) and captures the attention of the audience by sending them love. Love takes many forms. Margaret Thatcher was a great presenter, even though she had none of the glib charisma people expect from someone with that title. In the famous interrogation scene in Basic Instinct (link not included so no one yells at me), Sharon Stone does a brilliant presentation. Tony Robbins is considered an astounding presenter for a similar reason. If you have love but no respect, you're a lounge singer. If you have respect, but no love, you're like one of the rare self-promotional talks at TED. Consider this clip from Patton. When you create a presentation, think about what your status will be as you begin the presentation.
12 habitudes gagnantes pour s’améliorer (2/2) Lien vers la première partie de l’article Voici donc les 6 dernières habitudes qui me semblent propices pour s’améliorer au quotidien. L’article ne vise pas l’exhaustivité. N’hésitez pas à réagir dans les commentaires afin de proposer des habitudes complémentaires ou vos retours d’expérience sur les habitudes mentionnées… 7. D’après Oscar Wilde, “tout ce qui est populaire est mauvais”. En ce qui concerne les médias diffusés en continu et à grande échelle tels que les chaînes de télévision et radios principales, je vois au moins quatre problèmes qui en font des sources d’information inefficaces en terme d’éducation : L’information est destinée à un large public : donc on ne trouvera généralement pas d’information ciblée sur nos besoins personnels spécifiques. C’est pourquoi j’ai pris l’habitude de me passer de ces médias en faveur de sources d’information ciblées, enrichissantes en terme d’éducation et que je peux consommer à la demande. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.
Where to Upload PowerPoint Presentations On the Web couch mode print story Comparing The Tools for Getting your PowerPoint Presentation Online Zoho Show, SlideShare, Scribd, SlideAware and Splashcast are some of the most popular hosting services for uploading PowerPoint files on the web for others to watch the slideshows online or for you to embed the presentations inside web pages. Though we compared SlideShare and Zoho Show in the past, it's probably time to revisit the topic with the entry of some very good PowerPoint players like the one from SplashCast and Scribd.Scribd [review] - This may surprise some but Scribd is an excellent place for uploading PowerPoint files. The big advantage of using Scribd is that visitors can search inside the content of your PPT files right inside the viewer. Another feature unique to Scribd is Zoom which is not available in any of the other PowerPoint players. SlideShare [review] - The most popular PowerPoint hosting service is also the most convenient one. tech blog — how-to guides — video tutorials
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