#ACPA16 Presentation: How To Become Lord Of The Slides

  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."... Continue Reading →

Simpler is Better in Presentation Slides

  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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

The Future in 6:40

The Future of Student Affairs in 6 Minutes and 40 Seconds...  The Future of Higher Education in 6 Minutes and 40 Seconds... The Future of Anything in 6 minutes and 40 seconds... The "Future Series" is something I first conceived of back in the Summer of 2012.  The Future series entails a diverse group of... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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