I was pleased to present a Genius Lab session entitled, “How To Become Lord of the Slides,” at the ACPA convention this past week! As the ACPA website describes, Genius Labs “are 20-minute skill-building workshops highlighting a number of practical activities (primarily focused on technology) designed for participants to learn about, experiment with, and implement immediately.” My session focused on slide design tips. If you’re interested, I’ve included the slideshare below along with links to these great books on presentation delivery and design:
One of the constant reminders I have to tell myself when designing slide decks is to remember that “simpler is better.” Rather than trying to load my presentations with bells, whistles, and animations that are more likely to distract, I have to remember to takeaway. I designed this Slideshare (embedded below) to help illustrate the point that it’s better to subtract, than it is to add. Easier said than done. I hope you find it helpful. Furthermore, if you’re looking to dig in more deeply, I suggest you check out Presentation Zen by… Read More
My friend and colleague, Dr. Laura Pasquini, asked if I could do a quick video lesson for her students on how to design and deliver great presentations. The end result was the video below. Hopefully you will find this a practical, accessible, and easy how-to guide for your own work. Enjoy!
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