Category Archives: presentations and talks

Giving a great presentation: your body

How do you give a great presentation? In this post I want to focus in on one key element of presenting: what you do with your body. Let’s start off with the bad news.  In public speaking there are many … Continue reading

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Giving a great presentation: what to do afterwards

Nearly all advice about public speaking addresses preparation and the talk itself.  Which makes sense.  But what should a speaker do afterwards, when the questions and answers are done and the applause has faded?  I find this to be a very … Continue reading

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Giving a great presentation: some tips and advice

What makes for a great presentation?  How can presenters do a better job? I wanted to share some thoughts about this, based on my experience.  After decades  of being in a variety of audiences, I have some observations, warnings, and tips … Continue reading

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I will lead a future of education and technology seminar in June

Two months from now I’ll lead a half-day seminar on the future of technology and education.  It’s a face-to-face preconference workshop for the annual New Media Consortium conference.  Which you should definitely attend. My seminar takes place on June 9th, the … Continue reading

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Notes from BETT 2015

I’m participating in the 2015 BETT conference, or “show”, as the organizers call it.  Here are some observations noted on the fly. 1. Jimbo Wales, Wikipedia’s leader, offered a fascinating and important observation.  I didn’t transcribe it word for word, … Continue reading

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A week of educational dystopias

This past Friday I keynoted a Penn State World Campus conference.  While the event was very energetic and forward-looking, my talk was ultimately quite gloomy, because I focused on offering negative visions of higher education’s future. That was a new approach for me.  Generally … Continue reading

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On keynoting: how I create my talks

I have the privilege of being invited to address many academic, nonprofit, and business groups.  After doing this for a decade, and following some social media brooding on keynotes, I thought I’d put down some thoughts on how this works … Continue reading

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