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Sprucing Up Your Presentations

Sprucing Up Your Presentations

This presentation goes over some quick tips and advice for making your presentations more attractive, accessible, and engaging.

Ashley Butler

October 11, 2022
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  1. Sprucing Up Your Presentations ASHLEY BUTLER | DIGITAL MEDIA INSTRUCTIONAL

    TECHNOLOGIST Follow Along On Your Own Device: https://speakerdeck.com/butler1/sprucing-up-your-presentations
  2. Presentation Contents oDisclaimer and Introduction oMaking presentations more attractive and

    aesthetically pleasing o New tools and examples o Using tools you know, better o Secondary Tools for aesthetics (color scheme generators, icon search engines) o Removing the background of an image o Using Smart Art in Power Point (and MS Word) o Combining tools oMaking presentations more accessible oMaking presentations more engaging ◦ Tools for slide sharing in real time ◦ Tools for Polling and Quizzing ◦ Tools for Collaboration oContact Info and Slide URL Follow Along On Your Own Device: https://speakerdeck.com/butler1/sprucing-up-your-presentations
  3. Presentation Contents oDisclaimer and Introduction oMaking presentations more attractive and

    aesthetically pleasing o New tools and examples o Using tools you know, better o Secondary Tools for aesthetics (color scheme generators, icon search engines) o Removing the background of an image o Using Smart Art in Power Point (and MS Word) o Combining tools oMaking presentations more accessible oMaking presentations more engaging ◦ Tools for slide sharing in real time ◦ Tools for Polling and Quizzing ◦ Tools for Collaboration oContact Info and Slide URL Please Note: This presentation is in no way comprehensive and focuses almost entirely on the technical and aesthetic side of presentations—not the content side of it. Follow Along On Your Own Device: https://speakerdeck.com/butler1/sprucing-up-your-presentations
  4. Tips for making your presentations More Attractive Accessible Engaging Follow

    Along On Your Own Device: https://speakerdeck.com/butler1/sprucing-up-your-presentations
  5. Making your presentation attractive No matter the tool, use it

    well. ◦ Find a new tool ◦ Use an old one to its fullest potential ◦ Combine tools to create something new Follow Along On Your Own Device: https://speakerdeck.com/butler1/sprucing-up-your-presentations
  6. Making your presentation attractive No matter the tool, use it

    well. ◦ Find a new tool ◦ Google Slides - https://www.google.com/slides/about/ ◦ Prezi - https://prezi.com/ ◦ Microsoft Sway - https://sway.office.com/ ◦ Apple Keynote - https://www.apple.com/keynote/ ◦ Canva or Piktochart ◦ https://www.canva.com/create/presentations/ ◦ https://piktochart.com/formats/presentations/ ◦ Use an old one to its fullest potential ◦ Combine tools to create something new Follow Along On Your Own Device: https://speakerdeck.com/butler1/sprucing-up-your-presentations
  7. Examples to check out: Prezi – ◦ Human Rights at

    the Southern Border https://prezi.com/p/b2j7btdokmyu/human-rights-at-the-southern- border ◦ TED Talks: https://prezi.com/p/nwf7u6k7pooj/ted-talks-from-inspiration-to-innovation-prezi-video ◦ Virtual Presentation https://prezi.com/v/vozzete3hbtu/how-to-start-a-virtual-presentation/ ◦ Gallery: https://prezi.com/gallery/?click_source=logged_element&page_location=footer&element_text=gallery Piktochart ◦ UNM Libraries: https://create.piktochart.com/output/27722571-welcome-to-unm-university-libraries ◦ International Center Annual Report: https://create.piktochart.com/output/15415160-2015-16-annual-report- copy ◦ Gallery: https://create.piktochart.com/gallery Microsoft Sway ◦ Solar Energy: https://sway.office.com/solar_energy ◦ American Bears: https://sway.office.com/american_bears Follow Along On Your Own Device: https://speakerdeck.com/butler1/sprucing-up-your-presentations
  8. Making your presentation attractive No matter the tool, use it

    well. ◦ Find a new tool ◦ Use an old one to its fullest potential ◦ Combine tools to create something new Google Slides Kenyon Supported Collaborative Mobile App Works with PowerPoint Easy to share Add-ons Prezi Adaptive Potential for analytics Voiceover and transcript Web-hosted for easy sharing Microsoft Sway Beautiful styles Adaptive design to be optimized for any screen Cross between documentation and a presentation – can include MORE content Apple Keynote Apple users Can use apple pencil/iPad easily Collaborative “Keynote live” Interactive graphics like charts PowerPoint compatible Canva Browser-based Webhosted Collaborative (if you pay for a team subscription) Very tailored designs Tons of built-in assets you can use Piktochart Browser-based Webhosted Tons of built-in assets you can use Interactive charts and maps – good for data! Easy to change whole color schemes Animation Plenty of sharing options Now features video!
  9. Making your presentation attractive No matter the tool, use it

    well. ◦ Find a new tool ◦ Use an old one (PowerPoint) to its fullest potential ◦ Make it personal ◦ Create memes or gifs based on your content ◦ Mematic https://www.mematic.net/ (app for Apple or Android) ◦ Create an aesthetic experience ◦ Coolers Color Schemes: https://coolors.co/ ◦ Iconfinder Icons https://www.iconfinder.com/ ◦ Kenyon branding: https://brandpad.io/kenyon-college/ ◦ Combine tools to create something new
  10. Making your presentation attractive No matter the tool, use it

    well. ◦ Find a new tool ◦ Use an old one (PowerPoint) to its fullest potential ◦ Make it personal ◦ Get educated & fully explore all the features ◦ “Tell me what you want to do…” ◦ Seek training: https://support.office.com/en-us/office-training-center?ms.officeurl=training ◦ Consider using “smart art” or basic shapes to create a new experience ◦ Fully explore formatting options!!! ◦ Combine tools to create something new To remove the background of an image: 1. Import Image 2. Select Image 3. Click Formatting in ribbon 4. Select “Remove Background” 5. Click and drag until desired items are selected 6. Click “Keep Changes”
  11. Smart Art & Formatting Options To add smart art: Click

    “Insert” > “Smart Art” Tip: To make a figure for a paper: ◦ Start with a blank slide ◦ Make smart art as large as possible ◦ Save as an Image ◦ Import into your document file
  12. Making your presentation attractive No matter the tool, use it

    well. ◦ Find a new tool ◦ Use an old one to its fullest potential ◦ Combine tools to create something new ◦ Use a screen capturing tool to either record your whole presentation and share it later, or create small clips of yourself to embed into the content to make it more personal ◦ Insert concept maps and screen shots into your presentations ◦ Check out Lucid Maps https://www.lucidchart.com/pages/examples/concept-map-maker (Contact Alex for more!) ◦ Screen Shots: ◦ Snip and Sketch (PC) ◦ (Mac)
  13. Questions, so far?

  14. Making your presentation Accessible Consider adding voice-over (and transcripts) when

    available Table of contents Use built-in accessibility checkers (Power Point & Google Slides with Grackle Add on) Use headings and built-in formatting options Check your color contrasts https://webaim.org/resources/contrastchecker/ Share your slides with your audience before you present Follow Along On Your Own Device: https://speakerdeck.com/butler1/sprucing-up-your-presentations
  15. Making your presentation Engaging •Slide Sharing in Real Time •Polling

    and Quizzing •Collaboration •Integrate media clips and voiceover
  16. Making your presentation Engaging Slide Sharing in Real Time ◦

    Keynote Live ◦ Prezi Video: https://prezi.com/video/ ◦ PowerPoint 365 https://office.live.com/start/PowerPoint.aspx ◦ Google – Pear Deck https://www.peardeck.com/ (or dropping a Google Drive link) ◦ Sway: https://sway.office.com/ (Web-hosted content) ◦ Speaker Deck https://speakerdeck.com/ ◦ TIP: Keep the link on multiple slides so you can continue while everyone is accessing it Polling and Quizzing Collaboration
  17. Making your presentation Engaging Slide Sharing in Real Time Polling

    and Quizzing ◦ https://www.polleverywhere.com/ ◦ Talk to Alex about this! ◦ Google Meet Polling ◦ EdPuzzle (For Flipped Classrooms) ◦ Prior Tech Tuesday Session Recording https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWEAyw7cLx0 ◦ PearDeck ◦ Prior Tech Tuesday Session Recording: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LtiNMr6Xpr_Llit_UwzBoPRikRKivhmS/view?usp=sharing Collaboration
  18. Making your presentation Engaging Slide Sharing in Real Time Polling

    and Quizzing Collaboration ◦ Tools: ◦ Google Slides ◦ Keynote ……………………………………………………………. ◦ Hypothes.is (collaborative annotation for presenting web-based literature) ◦ Why? ◦ Work through problems or content together and then show them on the screen! Speaking of collaboration…My late cat added this to the first iteration of this presentation and I didn’t have the heart to remove it… I figured extra cat pictures can’t hurt.
  19. Making Your Presentation Engaging Games! ◦ Canva has now introduced

    games that include digital background slides
  20. Any questions? [email protected] Access Slides Here: https://speakerdeck.com/butler1/sprucing-up-your-presentations