If you are of sound mind and judgement, you will recognise the torture that comes from either having to present with, or being subjected to a presenter that uses bullet points. How do you get past using bullets in your next presentation?
3D technology is everywhere, from local cinemas to the hospitals. Can you take advantage of the extra dimension with your current set up of PowerPoint and a standard screen?
What happens when what you need to communicate doesn’t have a corresponding visual? Should you give up? No, you should sketch something out instead! Check out our thoughts on the latest sketching apps for iPad.
What’s the difference between a presentation and a speech? Many people use the words interchangeably, but there are two main areas of difference. Speeches shouldn’t be held up as examples of what those giving presentations should emulate.
I have always longed for a way to import an image into PowerPoint and simply make it transparent, but until now, have had to open up Photoshop in order to achieve what I thought would be a simple effect.
Too many self-styled experts don’t clearly recognise that there are many different types of presentations. What works in the ballroom may not work in the meeting room.
The concept of worldbuilding is a helpful tool to use when creating presentations, not only to manage audience attention, but to make sure that no noise distracts from your message.
Ever wanted to get more out of your PowerPoint animation? Here’s a trick you can use to make PowerPoint animations more versatile. I used it to recreate the elegant motion of pendulums in a Harvard Sciences Lecture Demonstration.
Love the idea of visual slides, but feel you can’t use a visual approach as your content is too technical? Find yourself falling back on bullet points, as your ideas are too complex for simple visuals? Think again!
If you want a quick and free way to create pretty presentations on your iPad – that can be exported to PowerPoint – you’ll be hard pressed to find a simpler solution than this. But just remember that not every presentation topic lends itself to slides that just show pretty pictures behind short bullet points.