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Articles: Delivery - 8 views

  • Use a TV for small groups
    • nathanjenkins
      There is such a drive for "bigger is better" these days.  I truly believe gigantic screens can be overwhelming at times, therefore distracting.  This is a wise tip.
  • Fail to Rehearse
  • Does your audience hold fast to a bias, dogma, or moral code — and do your ideas violate that in some way?

Articles: Design - 2 views

  • Some animation is a good thing, but stick to the most subtle and professional
    • nathanjenkins
      I have been to many presentations where animation on the slides took over (often during technology meetings).  The only thing it said was that the tech guy knows his programs.  It was often distracting and limited the true expression of the material.
  • Similarly, your audience should focus intently on what you’re saying, looking only briefly at your slides when you display them
    • nathanjenkins
      I absolutely agree, but when the presentation is posted on a large screen in the front of the class it will be difficult to not have the students stare at the screen the entire time.  This kind of seems contradictory.  If we are trying to make catchy and interesting slides, why are we also only wanting them to take a brief glance?
  • Use the same font set throughout your entire slide presentation

Articles: Preparation - 8 views

  • I often say to myself, “dakara nani?” or “sore de…?”which translate roughly as “so what?!” or “your point being…?”
    • nathanjenkins
      This quote brought me to a smile.  Why not?  Why not ask be a devil's advocate to yourself.  I definitely see this tactic helping me to remove unnecessary information/visuals from my presentation and focusing in on the important stuff.
  • To prevent an epidemic of Ménière’s in the venture capital community, I am evangelizing the 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint. It’s quite simple
    • nathanjenkins
      I find it intriguing that Kawasaki is recognizing the physical affects of not just staring at a computer screen, but of watching the presentation itself.  I think about elementary under the age of 12 shouldn't have more than 2 hours of screen time a day.  If Kawasaki is making a negative connection with too much presentation time, should we be considering the amount of time in classroom technology is used? 

Articles: Presentation "Awakening" - 5 views

  • it is more effective to target both the visual and auditory processors of working memory
  • One of the components for creating sticking messages is story
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