Category Archives: presentations and talks

The future of everything for higher education: an upcoming NERCOMP event

Next month a group of us in New England will discuss the future of education, under the ambitious header “The Future of Everything: Multidimensional Forecasting for the Next Campus.”  For a day (September 28th, 2015) we’ll delving into a series … Continue reading

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Giving a great presentation: starting from scratch

How do we give great presentations?  In this post I wanted to take readers and speakers to the very first step, when we start planning a talk. This post isn’t about technology.  It’s not about revision (see the last lines). … Continue reading

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Giving a great presentation: the gift of your voice

How do you give a great presentation? In this post I want to focus in on one key elements of presenting: what you do with your voice. Nothing is as important to your presentation as your voice.  This is what … Continue reading

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Presenting and participating in the EDUCAUSE 2015 conference

This October I’ll be presenting, participating, networking, schmoozing, reconnecting, and generally hob-nobbing with people at the EDUCAUSE 2015 conference in Indianapolis. Here are some of my events: A pre conference workshop, Building an Emerging Technology and Futures Capacity in Your … Continue reading

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Giving a great presentation: notes on using PowerPoint

For this post in my series about making better presentations, we’ll turn to PowerPoint.  PowerPoint! mocked, vilified, hated all over the place, yet still the leading presentation tool.  How can we make the thing work to strengthen our speeches, rather … Continue reading

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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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