I have the honor of presenting a webinar to the members of OSA, The Optical Society, today. Although the following presentation is geared towards professionals, engineers and researchers working in optics-related fields, the concepts presented here are relatively universal. If you’re looking to enhance your network, share your expertise and increase your visibility online, the following presentation may help.
If you want to watch a master presenter, you have to see Zeb Davenport’s PechaKucha talk from ACPA 2015. I’ve worked with the PechaKucha format a lot over the past few years, and I believe this is one of the most masterful uses of the format. PechaKucha as you may remember, is 20 slides, each on the screen for 20 seconds, and set to automatically advance. What Zeb does at the end, as he goes through the alphabet with near perfect timing, is nothing short of amazing. This is the real deal…. Read More
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… Read More