Monday, November 12, 2012

Bamboo Project Blog Pecha Kucha, some tips for the class

20 slides, each 20 seconds long for a total presentation time of = 6 MINUTES AND 40 SECONDS

Ways Pecha Kucha can be used effectively:
    -for learning assessment
    -to support reflective practice
    -as a form of virtual team building
    -for an online conference
    -to share conference learnings

Address the NEED TO KNOW not the nice to know!

Plot your story line. Then support your story line with pictures LOTS OF PICTURES.  Then plan out your script.  Last PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!!!

Basic guidelines for Pecha Kucha:
   -limit the introduction before you start
   -create an environment that is conductive to the format (think kareoke not classroom)
   -keep things moving
   -consider Q & A
   -HAVE FUN!!!

Live Blog Notes 11/12/12 Perfecting Pecha Kucha

Storyboarding is the way to begin visualizing your content.

If you use slide sorter view---> simulates a story board

Print out what you're going to say, time it!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Live Blog Notes 11/9/12

Assertion: Every slide should only say one thing and it should be visually reinforced

Pecha Kucha: presenter's can use only 20 slides, and can only talk about each slide for 20 seconds
    ---> Japanese word for chatter


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Microsoft Power-to-the-Point

When you use bullets in a power point:
            -be simple
            -have structure--->how you build a compelling presentation
            -be simple

Why are you presenting, is it something you care about? "Golden Rule"

Structure: Problem--> Pathway--> Solution

TIP: Give 3-4 reasons to support your point, any more and people won't remember

Memorable Opening
1 argument
         1,2,3 details
2 argument
         1,2,3 details
3 argument
         1,2,3 details
Memorable Closing

Common mistakes made when using powerpoint:
            -using the slide as a prompter---> people read faster than you can speak
            -giving handouts of the slides with your presentations--> for show not to read

Simple Design Rules:
        1) One point per slide
        2) Few matching colors
        3) Very few fonts
        4) Photos, not clipart

Less text. More imagery. Wild Imagery. ---> shows you how other people have effectively used powerpoints

Monday, November 5, 2012

Real life use of Fonts

Colors in Motion

This website showed different symbolisms and compliments of colors.  I liked this interactive website because it has videos and was fun to participate in. It was an interesting way to learn about the positive and negative aspects of colors.  This is a fun website to learn more about color.