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For thousands of years speakers managed to tell their stories and get their point across without computers and fancy software. Is there a way to use the current technology and still manage to tell a good story? That's what this page is all about.

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One of the most popular applications for creating presentations is Powerpoint.


One recommended method of archiving presentations is Slideshare
Example: http://www.slideshare.net/planeta/slideshows



Recommended Listening

What makes a great political speech? - There's not much that political commentators agree on but here's one point on which they're united: very few modern day politicians know how to give a great speech. Extend the field to local politics, or to any public ceremony and you'll find the same problem where people drone on for hours, without ever really saying anything. Dennis Glover, former Labor speechwriter, thinks it's vital for our democracy that our politicians learn how to speak properly.

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Creating effective poster presentations


Hay que afilar la lengua. (One must sharpen one's tongue)
- Lucia Diaz, owner of the Chocoluchy before Chocolate Night

Be aware that if you stand up at a podium to make a presentation in front of an audience, you should expect that your words will be discussed. That discussion could take place anywhere: during the Q&A, in a formal panel session, over coffee, in the bar afterwards, or online using any of a wide variety of social media tools, including (but not limited to) Twitter. Many of the people discussing your comments will be your peers, but there may also be other people present from different academic disciplines with different social norms about how new ideas get discussed. Unless you know everyone in the room personally, or the event is operating under the Chatham House Rule, it is likely that there will be someone out there in the audience who will not share your views of what constitutes good etiquette when it comes to sharing and discussing conference content. That person may, or may not, be using Twitter.
- The Perils of Live Tweeting


When giving a presentation, be sure not to have your smartphone near the microphone. No one wants to hear the pings or vibrations from the machine