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April 05, 2006

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Louis-Philippe Huberdeau

Thank you for reminding me I am the cause of my own problems. As a student I keep having presentations with way too many power points, each of them containing way too much content. Of course, making the courses boring and not being efficient as course material afterwards.

On the other hand, I organized a conference for the last 3 years and posted the speakers' slides on the website.

I feel so bad right now. I'll try to do better in the future.

Pictures of Dragons

great article..I`ll try to put it in use by reducing the content of my Power point presentations...

eirikso

Inspired by this site I did a post with two downloads a while ago. One is my presentation and the other is the PDF that I hand out:

How to present the quite technical issue of digital images and how on earth they can be stored as digital data.

http://www.eirikso.com/2005/11/08/how-to-avoid-making-boring-presentations/

Onceuponatime

So we give these talks on how and what is the best way to do a PPT. Then we include some clever anecdotes on why and when we had to suffer through a terrible presentation, however we do not speak about the who. Not everyone is meant to stand in front of a crowd and speak. Not everyone has the gift of gab. I can teach a T-Rex to fetch with his mouth, but I cannot teach him to be a good painter using his hands.

Long ago, the storyteller in a tribe was the heart and soul of that clan. It did not go to just anyone. It was an art form, and was an important position in that society. It often had important pieces of information involved in that it kept the clan safe, warm, and fed.

Maybe we should teach people that not everyone is a teacher?

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