Social, Digital and Tech Program Picks for the 2016 NASPA Convention

Yesterday’s post provided a preview of the tech-related sessions being offered at ACPA 2016, and today we move on to the NASPA Convention.  Again, what strikes me about this list is the sheer number and diversity of programs.  The topics presented are wide-ranging from faith development to online education.  Every year the offerings get more…

Social, Digital and Tech Program Picks for the 2016 ACPA Convention

What a difference a year makes!  When I started doing these blog posts in 2014 highlighting the tech-related sessions being offered at the ACPA and NASPA conferences, it required a lot more keyword searching and scrolling to compile these lists.  Now that Technology exists as its own competency area, the process has become significantly more easy!  Click,…

Presenting a Webinar to OSA, The Optical Society, Today…

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…

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 point…

8 PechaKucha Video Talks From #SAgrads and Future Student Affairs Professionals

This past semester while teaching in Merrimack College’s Higher Education Program, I played around with a new assignment for my students.  Instead of the standard end-of-the-year “lessons learned” presentation in my practicum class, I had my students do it in a PechaKucha-style format.  As you may remember, PechaKucha is 20 slides set to automatically advance every…