SPOTLIGHT: The Clean Simple Presentation Creator HaikuDeck

Haiku Deck is a free web-based presentation software platform that makes it easy to create highly visual slide decks.  Haiku Deck doesn’t get caught up in the camera panning zooms and crazy animations of Prezi, but instead focuses on high quality images and simple text.  Access to these images is built right into and included with Haiku Deck, for free.  Of course, there are paid additional options within the app, but you’ll probably find the free options more than enough.  The app is relatively simple, so you’ll give up some of the customizing… Read More

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 colleagues coming together to present mini-presentations on their prognostications for the future.  These presentations use a PechaKucha style, a format that entails a presenter speaking over 20 slides, each set to advance every 20 seconds, producing a talk… 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