If you are uncomfortable simply using a black slide at the end of your talk, why not advertise your email address? This means you don’t have to hand out your business cards! Instead, the audience can jot down your address and contact you if thety have any further questions they want to ask you. I [...]
Entries from June 30th, 2009
June 30th, 2009 · No Comments · Apple Keynote, Handouts, PowerPoint
Tags: Final PowerPoint slide
June 30th, 2009 · No Comments · Bad PowerPoint, Communication
I received an RSS feed today with the title Who says technical presentations can’t be engaging? and I got quite excited. The one thing that always bothers me about medical, technical and scientific presentations is that they tend to be a bit boring. They are generally data-heavy with loads of graphs and charts, and they [...]
June 18th, 2009 · 1 Comment · PowerPoint, Presentation Zen
I have just spotted a fantastic presentation by Alexander Osterwalder with a very zen-like approach to getting your message across. Astonishingly he uses 135 slides in the deck which you would imagine is way too much – but it works perfectly. Watching presentations like this is like a breath of fresh air but writing slides [...]
June 16th, 2009 · No Comments · Apple Keynote, PowerPoint
Until Aldus Persuasion and PowerPoint came along, we gave talks using 35mm slides or used overhead projectors.
June 12th, 2009 · No Comments · Apple Keynote, Great design, PowerPoint
Jason Valalik has produced a very useful video showing how you can have the best of both worlds i.e. Microsoft PowerPoint and Apple Keynote. His video is shown here: http://www.jasonvalalik.com/component/option,com_jd-wp/Itemid,29/p,623/ Why would you want to use both? Because there are things PowerPoint does well that are not available in Keynote and vice versa.
June 12th, 2009 · No Comments · Apple Keynote, Handouts, PowerPoint
I found it frustrating initially using Keynote because handout printing options appeared to be very limited (compared to PowerPoint, for example). But it’s actually very straightforward.
June 12th, 2009 · No Comments · Garr Reynolds, Presentation Zen
Garr Reynolds has just released his first online streaming video, Presentation Zen: The Video, where he expands on the ideas presented in his book and blog. More info can be found here: http://tr.im/lFvO If you haven’t seen his book go and check it out. It is best in class and a design masterpiece.
June 11th, 2009 · No Comments · Apple Keynote, Fonts, PowerPoint
OK, I tried something new. I created a simple slide in PowerPoint with big text then saved as JPEG – 72 dpi and 600 dpi (does the 600 dpi option really work??). I have to say they looked the same. Then I opened the slide in Apple Keynote and exported as a high quality TIFF [...]
June 10th, 2009 · No Comments · Apple Keynote, Fonts, Images, PowerPoint
Besides the embedding font option which is problematic, there is another way of making sure your font looks as good when projected at the venue as it does on your own computer. You can save your presentation as a series of images (JPEGs or PNG files – the latter uses gamma correction which make improve [...]