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PowerPoint: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Note: This is not a PowerPoint tutorial, but rather focuses on the attitude of elective presentation supported by PowerPoint.
You know the PowerPoint state of affairs. You can be deadly dull, embarrassingly tacky, or marvelous. Let's not blame the software. In this Library Grand Rounds, we demonstrated some DON'T DO IT rules; a few creative, innovative, and advanced technical tricks, including graphics creation, manipulations, and using Notes in your presentations (which you will see but your audience will not...) -- and we discussed some matters of theater, organization, and a sense of style for your PowerPoint-enhanced talks.
This Grand Rounds was presented by Pamela Bagley and Dave Izzo. Pamela is an Research and Education Librarian at the Biomedical Libraries. She has a PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry and a Masters in Library Information Science. As a doctoral student, Pamela participated in a program at Cornell University that focused on developing presentation skills through analysis and practice. Since then she has practiced her presentation skills by teaching at the graduate level and presenting at scientific meetings. Dave is the Manager of the Biomedical Libraries' Computing and Media Services. He has a Masters in Educational Technology and has been teaching beginner and advanced PowerPoint workshops for several years.
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