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Better PowerPoint: What We REALLY Remember From PowerPoint Presentations. In our never ending quest to make presentations less boring , we’ve invited Dr.

Better PowerPoint: What We REALLY Remember From PowerPoint Presentations

Carmen Simon(formerly Taran) to guest author a new series on Better PowerPoint. Dr. Simon is a cognitive scientist, a leader in the virtual presentation movement, and an internationally renowned public speaker. Dr. Simon is a founder of Rexi Media, a world wide presentation consulting firm. I have recently completed a study that examined the intersection of cognitive psychology and communication from the perspective of one tool: PowerPoint. A dichotomy in information processing habits: on one hand, we crave information (spending 60+ hours a week on line, consuming content), and on the other, we grumble how we are overwhelmed by so much information. Ubiquitous use of PowerPoint for information processing, particularly as a standalone offering (a quick search through confirms the growing trend of on-demand PowerPoint presentations).

Study Methodology. 5 Easy Tips to Whip Your Slides Into Shape. Tools like Articulate Presenter are great for creating elearning courses. However, a lot of what you do depends less on the rapid elearning tool and more on your PowerPoint skills. How to use quotes in your presentation – 25+ tips from Six Minutes & me. (Naturally, choose a quote by someone who’ll enhance or at least maintain your talk’s credibility.

How to use quotes in your presentation – 25+ tips from Six Minutes & me

For instance, if you’re speaking to businesspeople, you might quote Bill Gates or Steve Jobs.) Recently on the Six Minutes blog, Andrew Dlugan published a great post about using quotes in your presentations. In it, you’ll find 21 tips for working with quotes, plus 8 benefits of doing so. And as usual with Andrew’s work, his post covers the topic both thoroughly and succinctly, so you can get a lot out of it – and very quickly. Google. Over 45 Free Speech Bubbles to Make Your E-Learning Courses Talk.

Color Hex - Powerpoint07Animation. One Hour PowerPoint: Ten Strategies for Improving Presentations. More Than 100 PowerPoint Tutorials & a Free Template. Presentation Skills for Teachers version 3.0. The 6 Presenter Types: Which one are you? 3 bullets on a slide. 1 slide per minute.

The 6 Presenter Types: Which one are you?

Stand Still. Don’t fidget, memorize your slides. Now get up in front of a 100 people and do what I just told you. If you have been to Presentation training, you have probably heard many of these “Rules” before. 12 Ways to Become a Better Designer in 2012 - Designer Blog Designer Blog. Judging by the developments at 99designs, this year is going to be an important one.

12 Ways to Become a Better Designer in 2012 - Designer Blog Designer Blog

We’re growing and improving at an ever increasing pace and we want our designers to grow with us too. We have 12 months ahead — let’s use each month to become a better designer by learning a new skill and trying a new tip! 1. Presentation Magazine - Free advice and 519 PowerPoint templates. PowerPoint. Fonts. 3 Tutorials to Help You Get More Out of PowerPoint’s Image Editing. I know it’s hard to believe, but apparently there are many people who don’t like PowerPoint.

3 Tutorials to Help You Get More Out of PowerPoint’s Image Editing

Obviously there are a lot of bad presentations created with PowerPoint, but it seems to me the blame rests on the shoulders of the presenter and not the tool. Besides, PowerPoint’s a versatile tool that’s used for more than bad presentations. Personally, I think PowerPoint’s one of the single best multimedia applications. The secret is to look at PowerPoint in a different way. And once you do that you’ll see that it offers an assortment of capabilities. I just returned from the Training 2012 Conference in Atlanta where I presented on some PowerPoint tips and tricks. Evaluating multimedia presentations. I don’t like PowerPoint.

Evaluating multimedia presentations

I’m happy to admit that; in fact I proclaim it loudly whenever I have the opportunity. PowerPoint became popular because it made presentations easy, but I would argue that it makes them too easy, encouraging and enabling presenters to dumb down what they have to say, letting the slides speak for them and condensing complicated arguments into simplistic bullet points from which the audience is continually distracted by a jumble of irrelevant images, sounds, and animations.

It doesn’t have to be this way — and if we’re going to use PowerPoint in the classroom, we can’t allow it to be this way. It’s possible to use PowerPoint as part of a presentation that is thoughtful, educational, and encouraging of higher-order thinking, that gives students a chance to apply, synthesize, and evaluate information rather than merely reciting it, that opens the door to debate rather than closing it.

But to do that, we have to keep it in its proper context. 1. 2. 3. How to make Interactive Quizzes with PowerPoint. PowerPoint tips, PowerPoint tutorials, PowerPoint techniques. Get a FREE ebook "From Death by PowerPoint to Life by PowerPoint" plus free tips! Privacy policy: We hate spam, too! We don't share information about you with anyone, ever. 5 Steps To A PowerPoint Redesign. Sharebar Years ago I felt a certain sense of pride because I didn’t know how to use PowerPoint.

5 Steps To A PowerPoint Redesign

Those days are long gone. Now, PowerPoint slides are often the currency exchanged between subject matter experts and instructional designers and developers. I’ve accepted this protocol and probably, you have too. The catch to this arrangement is the nearly guaranteed issue of poor slide design. Step One: Settle on style and colors Style. Colors. Then select one or two contrasting accent colors for highlights, arrows and other indicators. Using PowerPoint Effectively » Richard Rathe, MD - College of Medicine, University of Florida. Making Better PowerPoint Presentations. We have all experienced the pain of a bad PowerPoint presentation.

Making Better PowerPoint Presentations

And even though we promise ourselves never to make the same mistakes, we can still fall prey to common design pitfalls. The good news is that your PowerPoint presentation doesn’t have to be ordinary. By keeping in mind a few guidelines, your classroom presentations can stand above the crowd! How to use quotes in your presentation – 25+ tips from Six Minutes & me. 20 Ways To Use PowerPoint With Bloom’s Taxonomy. Powerpoint-quick-reference-2007. You Need to Know These Seven Tips If You Build Graphics for E-Learning. If you’re building elearning courses, then you should expect to have a graphics editing program as part of your tool chest.

You Need to Know These Seven Tips If You Build Graphics for E-Learning

In a previous post I mentioned a few free (or low cost) graphic editors if you don’t already have one. There’s even a good discussion about graphics applications in the elearning community. Jump in and share a favorite of yours. There’s a difference between having a graphics application and being a professional graphics artist. Many of us work alone and have to do our own graphics. While we may be using different tools, there are some simple graphics editing we should all be able to do. Teaching with Technology - Unleashing the Power of PowerPoint. PowerPoint as a tool will not, in and of itself, improve student learning.

Teaching with Technology - Unleashing the Power of PowerPoint

It’s the way that instructors use PowerPoint that can encourage student learning by strategically employing it to engage students in the learning process, incorporating classroom assessment techniques and using methods geared toward reaching multiple learning styles. Note: These handouts are equally well suited for Mac Keynote users. The handouts specify PowerPoint, but really one can substitute much of the information presented in the documents with Keynote. 45 Ways to Communicate Two Quantities. Back in 2010, I was giving a workshop on interactive data visualization in Lima, Perú, discussing whether a dataset has a unique or at least an ideal way to be visualized.

For a simple data structure — a list of some hundreds of numbers, for instance — around half of 20 participants were convinced that there’s one way that is clearly better in communicating the data, regardless of the unit of the values, their range, meaning, context and possible aim of the visualization. This discussion actually came out as a consequence of another idea, which resonated with most participants, as well: that there should be a guide that indicates the best way to visualize each possible dataset.

So I proposed the following exercise: let’s try to find all possible ways to visualize a ludicrously small data set of two numbers. Afterwords, let’s try to pick the best visualization. With such a tiny dataset, you would think we would complete both exercises in less than 5 minutes. 75 and 37 2. squares 5. bars. Will Sherwood’s Success Secrets and Tips. Over the years I’ve been hearing about mind maps for all sorts of personal creative expression, as a different way of taking notes, and sometimes as required in actual classroom assignments. Map View Styles. How to Mind Map in Three Small Steps. Is your head full of ideas or thoughts? Do you have any confusion around an idea, project or problem?

Presentation Magazine. 5 Best Applications For Adding Mind Maps To Your Presentations. Everyday people engaged in different occupations require creating diagrams and models that can represent their ideas, tasks or plans. Text 2 Mind Map. Brainstorming techniques to unleash your creativity. With the design brief completely understood and our research data at hand, its time to create & evaluate concepts that may solve our design problem. Teachers' Resources. STEAL THIS PRESENTATION! 30 Free Seamless Background Textures.

I get a lot of requests to release more seamless textures here on L&T, so this set is for you guys. The Art Of Timelines For Learning. 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 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.

Top Visualization Tools, from maps to charts to infographics. From simple charts to complex maps and infographics, this round up of the best - and mostly free - tools has everything you need to bring your data to life. 21 Ways To Get Visual Ideas. Sharebar. 10 Books Of Visual Ideas. Sharebar. 10 Visual Design Quick Tips. Ideas on how to create powerful presentations. Amazing Resource for Design Freebies. How to Create a Rapid E-Learning Tab in PowerPoint. Creating Animations in PowerPoint to Support Student Learning and Engagement. Educational animation.