Having recently bought an iPad I am excited about the prospect of using it to give my talks. I haven’t used it yet and am anxious about how the whole thing works. Is it as good as using a laptop? My 17″ MacBook Pro is heavy, so being able to project my slides using a [...]
Entries Tagged as 'PowerPoint'
August 6th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Apple Keynote, iPad, PowerPoint
November 20th, 2009 · No Comments · Bad design, Bad PowerPoint, Images
I found this in my collection (no, it’s not mine, but it is a colleague’s but he won’t be reading this so I’m safe). He has used a Spongebob figure in a scientific presentation. In my view this fails because (1) the clipart is very low resolution so looks very amateur and (2) because it’s [...]
November 11th, 2009 · No Comments · PowerPoint, Things to avoid, Uncategorized
I took a short cut today and used some data supplied by a colleague.
November 2nd, 2009 · No Comments · Good PowerPoint design, PowerPoint, PowerPoint add-in
It seems that the Windows version of PowerPoint doesn’t have the eyedropper/color picker thing that the Mac version has.
November 1st, 2009 · 2 Comments · Designer worth noting, Garr Reynolds, Good PowerPoint design, Images, PowerPoint
This is something overlooked by presenters – how do you choose complementary colors for your presentations to give them maximum impact? Garr Reynolds has just posted a very useful piece about color schemes.
October 16th, 2009 · No Comments · Digital assets, Microsoft Expression Media, PowerPoint, Screengrab, Snagit
I received an email today about a program called Snagit, which allows you to capture images from the web and elsewhere, store them, annotate and add arrows and other things to them.
October 13th, 2009 · No Comments · Apple Keynote, Communication, PowerPoint, Simple design
I know it’s a matter of taste, but I have been stripping all the bling out of my PowerPoint slides and using incredibly simple designs.
September 21st, 2009 · 2 Comments · Apple Keynote, Bad PowerPoint, Great design
Lots of people reading about saving PPT as JPEGs, how to end a PPT talk but no comments yet! Come on, I am sure someone must have something to contribute! PowerPoint is bad/good – Keynote is much better (it really is). Or let me know if there’s anything you want me to cover here – [...]
August 20th, 2009 · No Comments · Bad design, PowerPoint
I have been asked to give a talk at a corporate meeting. There are several speakers, each presenting on a different topic. Rather than allow us the freedom to use our own slides, they don’t trust us and have imposed horrible templates for us to use. These are grim because (a) they use the standard [...]
July 3rd, 2009 · No Comments · Communication, Concluding the pesentation
Each person will have his or her own method for ending a presentation but here are some suggestions which may help Leave plenty of time to wrap up. If you use all your allotted time or overrun, you will rush the Conclusion and look unprofessional. Try to finish a few minutes before your time – [...]