Tag Archives: presentation zen

Developing Physically Active Girls: A Pecha Kucha

I’ve put together a Pecha Kucha video presentation on “Developing Physically Active Girls”.

If you are not familiar with Pecha Kucha, it is a 20 slides x 20 seconds (6:40 mn) presentation format in which the slides advance automatically while you talk. To learn more about Pecha Kucha, the Japanese term for the sound of conversation (“chit chat”)¬† click here.

The full report and executive summary of Developing Physically Active Girls: An Evidence-based Multidisciplinary Approach, which I co-authored, can be downloaded for free here. The video contains key points from this report.

How to Give a Good PreZENtation

I just finished a video titled “How to Give a Good PreZentation” that I am providing a link for here.

I developed this video along with colleague Pete McCauley as an educational technology project for the College of Education & Human Development at the University of Minnesota. I wanted to provide an accessible format and practical tips which may help anyone interested in becoming a better presenter.

There are also some great books on designing and delivering presentations, presentationzen and presentationzen DESIGN, slide:ology.

Feedback welcome as I hope to do Part II soon.

The Single Slide Presentation

Giving a great presentation is both an art and a science. There are many great books out on this subject but the best books in my opinion are by Garr Reynolds (Presentation Zen) and Nancy Duarte (slide:ology), both of whom have new books coming out soon.

One concept I like is The Single Slide Presentation. It is simple, conveys a lot of information, focuses attention on you and your message as the expert, and doesn’t inundate the audience with “death by powerpoint”. For more on The Single Slide method click here and here.

The Power of Images

Today over my Facebook news feed I got a piece from TED. TED is a non-profit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. TED believes passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. So TED is building a clearinghouse of knowledge and inspiration from the world’s most inspired thinkers, and also a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other.

Today’s piece was from Jonathan Klein, president of CNN, in which he discusses the power of images.

I have thought a great deal about this in the last year and a half, as a result of reading two good books Slide:ology and presentation zen. The authors of both books have challenged me to think about how I visually represent concepts when I give a lecture or workshop.

For example when I talk to coaches about writing a coaching philosophy, I use this image to portray that one’s philosophy is always changing and provides a road map for where you want to go as a coach and with one’s team.

Klein ends his TED presentation with showing  the one image he has hanging in his office. What would your image be?

picture from http://www.alltelleringet.com/