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… Read More

5 Quick Social Media Strategies for Educators

I was pleased to have one of my slide presentations selected by HaikuDeck as a “Featured Deck.”  It’s a quick and simple short set of slides to give you some reminders of how to interact online as an educator.  This was also uploaded and featured as a part of SlideShare’s 2015 Upload Campaign.

#ACPA15 & #NASPA15 Presentation: #SAwrites: Blogging in Student Affairs and Higher Education

I am pleased to be presenting on blogging in higher education and student affairs with some amazing colleagues at the ACPA Convention this week and at the NASPA convention later in the month.  To go along with our session, we’ve created a resource page.  I’ve included it here, but you can point your browsers to SAwrites.com at any time to go to the most up-to-date permanent landing page.  Perhaps this can become a resource page for bloggers in the future? This website was developed as a companion to two educational sessions originally presented at… Read More

Top Tips from #SAchat on Preparing Your Resume for a #StudentAffairs #SAsearch

The Student Affairs Collective hosted an excellent Twitter Chat (#SAChat) on resumes last summer.  Many of the tweets echoed the advice and thoughts that I’ve encountered in my teaching of Higher Education Masters students.  Below you’ll find a curated list of what I consider to be some of the “best tips” and thoughts.  You can also read a full transcript of the morning and afternoon chats on this topic.  If you want to participate in future #SAChat Twitter chats, head over to their website. Q1: What do you hope to accomplish/convey w/ your… Read More

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 glad they think I fit this category. 😉  The above presentation gives some quick tips on what a Keynote Author is, what they benefits receive, and some general  tips on how to be a rockstar on SlideShare!