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Is anyone remotely interested?

I’ve been asked to present remotely on the JISC web2practice project and have been thinking about how best to do this. As someone who’s often in the remote audience for events, I’m aware of how difficult it can be to engage and maintain people’s interest. So, as this will be my first attempt to present to a purely remote audience, I’m hoping for some advice from those who give and receive presentations.

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Explaining emergent technologies (with PowerPoint)

I’m working on a JISC project to produce guides to how emergent technologies like social media, RSS and wikis can enhance the practice of staff in research, teaching and administration. One output of this will be a series of icon-based videos explaining the key concepts of these technologies. Unable to find suitable icons in stock image sites, I started to make my own – with PowerPoint. This post is an attempt to justify that and retain some credibility!

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PowerPoint smoke and mirrors

Ever wanted to have your speakers notes on screen, but your nice image-rich, bullet-free slides on the projector? Here’s a quick HowTo on setting up PowerPoint to use multiple displays for different views using the built in Presenter View feature.

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Death by Powerpoint: Bullets don’t kill people, presenters do

Like most presenters, I use slideware and templates to help me produce my presentations. Or at least that’s what I thought. On reflection, what I’ve actually been doing is using slideware and templates to help me produce speakers notes. I really should have known better, but PowerPoint just makes it so easy to create bulleted …

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Evangelism & Pragmatism

photo: www.flickr.com/photos/coba/1825369 I’m naturally sceptical about most things – including new technology – so it came as a shock to be called an ‘evangelist’ recently. To me that conjures up an image of someone whose desperate attempts to persuade people to agree with their views just makes them sound like a nutter! So have I …

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