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How to illustrate effectiveness

I will be giving a presentation tomorrow. I feel pretty good about it, except for one part. I talk about how something is 60 times more effective than something else. How can I illustrate this for maximum effectiveness? It can be a verbal example or using a prop or picture (I will not have a computer available).
posted by Lost on Oct 3, 2014 - 10 answers

basic keynote question (i'm helpless)

So I have to do a couple of presentations over the next few months (the most imminent one being on Tuesday) and because OpenOffice drives me batty, I just bought Keynote... [more inside]
posted by half life on Oct 3, 2014 - 4 answers

How to present my tablet app to potential investors online?

I designed an app for tablets that I'd like to present to potential investors. Problem is, I can't make an in-person presentation and I'll have to settle for an online one. How do the professionals usually go about this (videos, images, ...)? [more inside]
posted by cyrusw8 on Aug 26, 2014 - 4 answers

Best way to share audio + text content for viewing on iPhone?

I want to create multi-page content consisting of text + spoken-word-audio, viewable on iPhone. Content consumption would work as follows: 1. Page displays text and plays audio (additional tap to launch audio would be okay) 2. User taps something to call up next page. My first thought was Powerpoint, but I haven't found an iPhone app that handles audio embedded in PPT. I'm limited to working on my Windows PC, so I think Keynote is out. Any thoughts on a format to use for the content, and app to use to consume it? [more inside]
posted by bigjoec on Jul 5, 2014 - 9 answers

Screensaver/presentation advice

Looking for software for PC that will display a sequence of images and pages from a long pdf? [more inside]
posted by einekleine on May 16, 2014 - 3 answers

Presenting with multiple screens but NOT for notes

I'll be giving a presentation in a month in a meeting room that has three projectors connected to a computer. I would like to maximize the use of this space by making my presentation encompass the entire area of the three screens. How would I go about this? My current ideas: [more inside]
posted by ajackson on May 11, 2014 - 2 answers

How to talk good on the radio?–Speech exercises for average voices?

Speech therapists/radio presenters: I may have to do some podcast-type stuff for work. I don't have a great radio voice. It's thin and slightly regionally accented, and I talk quickly, mumble and (soberly) slur words a bunch. With attention and concentration I can correct these faults up to "average" level; but I'd like to be good at radio/podcast presentation. What further steps should I take? [more inside]
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj on May 5, 2014 - 14 answers

No, not Tiggers! Triggers.

I would like to give a short awareness talk aimed at raising awareness of triggers. Five minutes or less, keyed towards the safety issues for the trigeree. What key points should I include? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 15, 2014 - 7 answers

Easiest way to record webcam / application combination video?

What's the easiest way to record a video on a Mac that can easily allow switching -- or even a split screen -- between a webcam and an application (say, Word)? The idea is to be able to record video of the speaker, type or draw notes that can be on the video, and be able to switch focus from the face to the notes or have both on screen at once, like a teacher with a software whiteboard. Most screencasting software only seems to focus on the screen and doesn't allow easy switching back and forth from the webcam.
posted by shivohum on Apr 13, 2014 - 4 answers

Apple Keynote or OpenOffice Impress for making Powerpoints?

I am in charge of developing a series of presentation slides for a facilitated train-the-trainer session, and the trainers (both levels) need to have the ability to use the slides afterwards. While I have access to Apple Keynote or OpenOffice Impress to make these slides, I can't assume that the trainers will have anything other than Microsoft Powerpoint. Which product should I use, and what "gotchas" do I need to watch out for in terms of feature incompatibility? [more inside]
posted by philosophygeek on Apr 3, 2014 - 19 answers

Help me put on a really great webinar for 2000 people.

I'm putting on a webinar for a bunch of Kickstarter backers (around 2000), which content-wise will include a 2 hour lecture and some Q&A. While I have a lot of presentation experience (I've given this particular lecture ~ 6 times as a part of a workshop series I run), I've never done anything online like this before and could use suggestions on how to do this well. I'm particularly interested in recommendations for webinar services that can handle that kind of bandwidth, whether it'd be a good idea to hire staff on that day for video/moderating questions, that kind of thing. [more inside]
posted by sdis on Mar 16, 2014 - 3 answers

How to make the best videoconference presentation to a large audience?

I am delivering a PowerPoint presentation on my scientific research to undergraduates by videoconference. What special considerations should I make for the videoconference medium? Specifically, when should I switch between displaying the slides and video of my face? [more inside]
posted by grouse on Mar 5, 2014 - 10 answers

Best way to present an iPhone app functionality in a presentation

For my job I need to make a short video that graphically illustrates an iPhone app and its functionality. Are there any tools or sites out there that can let me do this as nicely as possible? I'm thinking of something similar to App.io except I need something more automated and presentable. Something like a Powerpoint presentation except for an app with text and animations/video.
posted by antgly on Jan 30, 2014 - 5 answers

How do I make my (TLC@AOM) presentation more interactive?

I am preparing a 30 minute presentation proposal for the Teaching & Learning Conference at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting next year. One of the evaluation criteria is “evidence of a dynamic and interactive session”. I just want to describe a new teaching methodology in an online learning environment, so how do I make the session “dynamic and interactive”? What are the expected types of activities? Any help would be much appreciated! Bonus points if you attended the TLC@AOM last year! Thanks in advance!
posted by Bobka on Dec 23, 2013 - 4 answers

What is the best colour for a beamer in a not-sufficiently-darkened room

I'm preparing a presentation and I know that the projector available is quite bad, and the room where I will give this presentation doesn't have proper blinds so it's relatively bright. My slides are very simple, white background, black text, and a third colour for some highlights. I wonder: does the hive mind know what this colour should be in order to be really visible and actually highlight my stuff, given the aforementioned conditions?
posted by buck:fuller on Oct 13, 2013 - 5 answers

How can a busy scientist prioritize items that are urgent and important?

I'm a research scientist and I sometimes give presentations. Presentations are unique because, while they aren't the most important part of my work, there is a built-in deadline. I can only work on them until the presentation time, and then I won't get another chance to redo that particular presentation. Most other things I can work on until they are done in the order of what is most important. But giving a good presentation is still pretty important. So when I have a presentation coming up it is hard to decide what to work on first. If I work mainly on the presentation then I feel like I am postponing my important regular research, which isn't great. If I work mainly on the research, then I feel like I am resigning myself to giving a more mediocre presentation, which isn't great either—it makes it less likely that people will understand the work and isn't good for my reputation generally. If I try to switch back and forth I lose concentration and energy due to the difficulty of context switching. Do you have suggestions for how to set priorities in this scenario or what has worked for you?
posted by grouse on Aug 4, 2013 - 6 answers

How can I buy something from Cutco with the least amount of pain?

A family friend is selling Cutco knives (I know, I know). For personal reasons, I have agreed to have a "presentation" and will need to buy something. I don't need advice on how to say "no," I need advice on what will be available that will optimally represent the best value, if not the lowest price point. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 22, 2013 - 27 answers

Help me brainstorm presentation ideas for higher ed job interview

I have to give a 10-minute presentation as part of a job interview for a career advisor and instructor position in the career services office of the business school at a large public university. I'm having trouble coming up with ideas, and would love some help brainstorming. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 28, 2013 - 12 answers

How do I Awesomly "wrap" a birthday trip to NYC?

I need some help coming up with a super cool, creative way to tell my new 13 yr old daughter about her upcoming birthday present, a weekend in NYC... [more inside]
posted by pearlybob on May 9, 2013 - 15 answers

Thin screen or tablet for poster presentations

My graduate research has recently headed in a video-heavy direction, which makes the ol' poster presentation format somewhat challenging. I'd like to have a thin screen or tablet to hold — or better yet, mount — where I can easily play a number of videos. What's my best option? [more inside]
posted by you're a kitty! on Apr 23, 2013 - 5 answers

It's a panel presentation, not a cattle auction

I'm presenting at my first major academic conference this week. My draft paper is a whopping 6300 words right now. We've been asked to keep our presentations to 10 minutes. (gulp!) What's the best way to keep me under the time limit? [more inside]
posted by spamandkimchi on Apr 1, 2013 - 21 answers

What exactly is the "Employee Awareness Association"?

This group has apparently been invited to speak at our office for a free "lunch and learn" seminar. On the surface it looks all legit and something our company's HR department set up to promote health and whatnot. But my spidey-sense is tingling the more I look at the flyers and try to find out stuff on the web. Best I can tell now is that this is some kind of fluffy good-health seminar backed by a heavier sales pitch at the backend. Any thoughts? What I've found is below the fold... [more inside]
posted by JoeZydeco on Mar 11, 2013 - 11 answers

Basic PowerPoint question re: speaker's notes

How does the speaker's notes function work in PowerPoint? [more inside]
posted by sardonyx on Feb 28, 2013 - 8 answers

advice for how to present a non-fiction book to a lecture audience

I will be need to present my thesis (which is a 200 page theoretical book) to an audience in about a week. Some of the audience will have read it, but the majority will have not. The argument of the book is too complex and extended to summarize into a 10 minute presentation, so I am not sure what to present. If I try to condense it or if I select just a part to present, the result will be that the whole book will be judged based on that one part. [more inside]
posted by cmp4Meta on Jan 21, 2013 - 11 answers

How can I export MS Powerpoint to a Word document?

How can I export MS Powerpoint to a Word document? [more inside]
posted by Jahaza on Dec 14, 2012 - 4 answers

Presentation

I need to give a three-minute presentation on any topic. What's an exciting topic I can choose?
posted by freddymetz on Dec 3, 2012 - 25 answers

Powerpoint - stick to 4:3 or go widescreen?

How far along are we in moving from 4:3 to widescreen LCD projectors for (e.g.) PowerPoint presentations. Is my current 4:3 default still sensible? [more inside]
posted by vogel on Nov 27, 2012 - 9 answers

Sources for U.S. Music History Presentation

Sources discussing American musical history in relatively simple, chronological terms? [more inside]
posted by bearette on Oct 25, 2012 - 7 answers

More femme, please

How can I build confidence to incorporate more femme elements into my gender presentation as a young straight(ish) man? [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish on Oct 23, 2012 - 17 answers

Help Me Feel More Confident About This Super Long Presentation on Confidence (sorta)

A presentation on assertive negotiation and learning confidence: my time slot is twice as long as I expected! Can you help me brainstorm a group activity to break up the time while illustrating the concepts? Do you have any resources to share? [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee on Sep 13, 2012 - 8 answers

List of Top Best Tips for the Making of Making a Point

What's your favorite list of Powerpoint/Keynote/presentation do's and don'ts? [more inside]
posted by humannaire on Sep 1, 2012 - 14 answers

where can I pre-present my paper?

I have to do a 45 minute presentation at a summit next month. I need to give this presentation the practice it deserves. But, everyone is on vacation in England and the school year does not begin until after the summit. I am in England, I have little money, and I really need an audience who know about social enterprise and journalism to tell me what I need to do more clearly for this presentation. can you give me any advice? the conference is in four weeks.
posted by anonymous on Aug 15, 2012 - 4 answers

Stick with Flickr Pro or go with ????

It's time to renew my Flickr Pro account and I'm hesitating. Should I stick with Flickr or not? [more inside]
posted by tommasz on Aug 13, 2012 - 17 answers

Powerpoint, but only for five minutes, for better or worse.

Have you ever seen an Ignite presentation? What do you like and/or dislike about them? [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on Jun 8, 2012 - 15 answers

Prezi and its possible relatives?

To Prezi or not to Prezi, and a general question about such things. [more inside]
posted by Iosephus on May 15, 2012 - 12 answers

What's the deal with pecha kucha?

I'm curious about Pecha Kucha. Can one use it in business (not just in design-y businesses)? What are some stellar examples? What's the best software to use? Or is this just all for fun? [more inside]
posted by digitalprimate on Apr 24, 2012 - 2 answers

How to teach webinar presentation skills?

What are some effective (& cheap) ways to teach someone how to be a great webinar presenter? [more inside]
posted by Kalatraz on Apr 18, 2012 - 2 answers

Advice on web-streaming a talk

Advice on the one-time web-streaming of a presentation with projected slides. [more inside]
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth on Apr 16, 2012 - 6 answers

Picture of Steve Jobs' spiral-bound speaker notes?

I once saw a photo of the physical speaker notes Steve Jobs used when doing a keynote. I'm pretty sure it was spiral-bound, and showed timing directions for every slide, every transition, etc. Does anyone know where I can find that photo again? Thanks!
posted by jragon on Apr 11, 2012 - 2 answers

PowerPoint, why are you so difficult?

I have a few questions about using animation and slide transitions in PowerPoint. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Mar 13, 2012 - 14 answers

What makes a presentation interesting?

I've been asked to do a presentation to the new college hires that will be joining my department once they graduate. I've been given an hour, and told that I could pretty much do whatever I wanted with them, as long as I spend around 15 minutes talking about what it's like to work at our company and what they should expect for the first 3 months. I'd love to hear some input about how I could make this presentation awesome, and use the 1 hour effectively. [more inside]
posted by carmel on Mar 13, 2012 - 12 answers

How do I get more control over prezi?

What do I need to learn in order to hack my own prezi files? CSS? Flash? None of the above? [more inside]
posted by solipsophistocracy on Feb 9, 2012 - 1 answer

Technical presentation tips please!

I'm giving a technical presentation at an industry conference in two months, with an audience (guessing 50-100 people) including people I'd really like to impress. I am extroverted but terrible at public speaking. How do I prepare and build confidence for the presentation in the next two months? [more inside]
posted by ista on Jan 30, 2012 - 8 answers

LibreOffice Impress question

Super n00b question for LibreOffice Impress. [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb on Jan 19, 2012 - 4 answers

How can I create a PowerPoint presentation that looks like it's from 1994?

How should I go about preparing a historically accurate / vintage PowerPoint presentation? I would like to conform to the abilities and (potentially nightmarish) limitations of, say, PowerPoint 4.0 (1994). [more inside]
posted by sixswitch on Jan 3, 2012 - 10 answers

Ideal presentation file format for technical presentations?

I'm looking for a presentation format that's easy to use, lends itself to automation and plays nicely with version control systems. [more inside]
posted by tomwheeler on Dec 14, 2011 - 4 answers

Beyond the shoebox diorama

Can you give my kid some ideas for sample lesson plans? [more inside]
posted by thinkpiece on Nov 22, 2011 - 5 answers

How to turn audio and slides into a video

I have an audio recording of a presentation and a PDF with the slides. What's the best way to post these online so people can watch it as a video, or at least look at the slides while listening to the audio? [more inside]
posted by modernserf on Nov 21, 2011 - 2 answers

Your experience/advice re Articulate or similar presentation software?

Do you use or have you used Articulate software or similar, and if so, can you give me your recommendations, thoughts, advice? I'm looking at software (preferably) or services for creating various types of presentations with a bit of style, and I'm a total newb. I need something that will work for business presentations, e-learning (including quizzes and tests), training videos, and sales presentations in formats that will work locally as well embedded in sites – preferably as flexible as possible. [more inside]
posted by taz on Jul 11, 2011 - 6 answers

Inspire me, train me

I'm looking to find examples of and ideas for some inspirational training for young execs. Please hope me. [more inside]
posted by MuffinMan on Jun 24, 2011 - 4 answers

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