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 and more exciting.  Take a look…

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, click… BOOM!.  In addition to the sessions being easier to find, the quality and number of them has also noticeably improved.  If you’re interested in one’s on tap for ACPA related to tech… have a look…

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 presentation may help.

Have You Seen Zeb Davenport’s ACPA Video? A Postive Self Talk “Alphabet” Tour De Force.

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

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 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