SlideShare – presentation book recommendations

18 01 2011

Quoting from an email from SlideShare about presentation book recommendations from their “Facebook Friends”, the following are some of their favourite presentation books:

  • The Craft of Scientific Presentations: Critical Steps to Succeed and Critical Errors to Avoid
    by Michael Alley
  • The Jelly Effect: How to Make Your Communication Stick
    by Andy Boundes
  • slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations
    by Nancy Duarte
  • The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs
    by Carmine Gallo
  • Clear and to the Point: 8 Psychological Principles for Compelling PowerPoint Presentations
    by Stephen M. Kosslyn
  • Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery
    by Garr Reynolds
  • The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures
    by Dan Roam

Prezi – more thoughts, pros and cons

12 01 2011

I was trying to embrace Prezi for a presentation I was giving yesterday, and it started quite well, I enjoyed arranging the content and it was giving me a new perspective i.e. I was conscious of how linear my thought process was and so I was trying to change this. But in the end this process was scuppered by lack of Internet connection (over several days). I realise you can pay to use Prezi offline, but I don’t want to pay for this service! In the end I reverted to a linear PowerPoint. Now I appreciate being online so much more!

A new Prezi pro point: there is now an iPad app for Prezi!

Screencasting sessions by JISC Digital Media

3 01 2011

JISC Digital Media Online Surgery has a series of sessions on screencasting coming up that look really interesting. All sessions take place on Wednesdays between 1.30-2.30pm and can be accessed via your computer using the Elluminate environment.
Details here:

  • The major technical issues surrounding screencasting – 19 January 2011
  • Considerations for screencasts as teaching and learning support resources – 26 January 2011
  • Using a screencast as a lecture capture tool – 02 February 2011
  • Using a screencast to provide feedback – 09 February 2011