Effective Presentations (part 2)

Last week we discussed the requirements for the in-class presentations (see Assignment #4 below): an Ignite presentation, consisting of 20 slides, 15 seconds per slide, i.e. a 5-minute presentation. Guidelines for preparing and delivering the presentation were discussed last week in Effective Presentations (part 1), also shown below.

This week we went on to discuss good practice in creating presentation slides. In any presentation, but particularly in formats such as Ignite, it’s important to use high-impact images to get your message across. As much as possible, let’s ban bullet points and death-by-PowerPoint! The goal is to create image-rich slides which communicate your message powerfully and quickly. The first presentation shared in class discusses why and how to use Creative Commons-licensed images:



If you haven’t watched them already, please view the Creative Commons videos shared in class last term. When you want to reference a Creative Commons-licensed image in your presentation, you’ll need to include 3 elements: the CC license information, the creator name, and a link to the original work. Let’s say you use www.compfight.com to search for CC images on Flickr and you find the following photo you want to use: http://www.flickr.com/photos/will-lion/2595497078 .

  • The license info can be found by clicking “License” in the right-hand information bar. In this case, the license is CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 (i.e. Creative Commons 2.0 license which the creator has specified as Non-Commercial and No Derivatives, i.e. the image cannot be altered).
  • The creator’s name is Will Lion (shown immediately to the right of the image on Flickr).

The CC license you would specify in your project would be CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Will Lion (i.e. link to the original image on Flickr is embedded in the creator’s name).

The second presentation shared in class gave some examples of slides used in image-rich presentations… these are just some ideas to get you started. Have fun creating your own presentation style!

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