Presentation Tip: Become a SlideShare Rockstar!

I’m a big fan of the website SlideShare.  Think of it as the YouTube of presentations.  You can upload your slides from a presentation to share them with others. I was recently selected to be a “Keynote Author.”  This is a designation given by SlideShare to select users who are recognized as “top content creators.”  I’m glad they think I fit this category. 😉  The above presentation gives some quick tips on what a Keynote Author is, what they benefits receive, and some general  tips on how to be a rockstar on SlideShare!

Your Ultimate Guide to Giving PechaKucha Presentations

PechaKucha is a special style of presentation that privileges short, powerful messages.  I’ve been experimenting with this style of presentation for almost 5 years.  In 2013, I along with a few colleagues were the first to bring this presentation style to student affairs in a session entitled, “The Future of Student Affairs in Six Minutes and Forty Seconds.”  The next year, ACPA adopted an entire evening session to PechaKucha… and this year they’re back! Whether you’re in student affairs or not, the following guide will help you learn what PechaKuchas are, see some examples… Read More

Presentation Tip: Using Fonts

Here are some quick tips on how to increase the visual impact of your slides through typography.  Including: Understanding the types of fonts Using color Breaking up and placing text Text size and bullet points Integrating text and images

Presentation Tip: Finding Free High Quality Images

A key part of a good presentation is finding and using the right images.  The Internet has made this incredibly easy… easy to steal images, that is.  When searching for images, most people go to the search engine of their choice and do an image search.  This makes sense as it is an incredibly easy and intuitive way to find images.  The problem with doing this is that (1) you tend to find a lot of junk, and (2) you are often taking images without regard for copyright and attribution. There is… Read More

Presentation Tip: Using The “Push” Effect

I wanted to share one of my favorite applications of a seeming simple slide transition, the “push” effect.  It is an excellent way to create the illusion of a camera panning across a large canvas.  Prezi presentations use a more smooth variation of this effect, but you can recreate it in Keynote or Powerpoint.  In the video below, I’ll show you how this effect can be used and in what circumstances it might make sense in which to use it.  Questions about how to apply or use this effect?  Leave them in… Read More