I am currently watching a course at lynda.com on Design 101 Presentation, taught by John McWade.. Everyone who gives PowerPoint presentations should watch this course. A fdw of his rules are:
Reflector is a software application that performs like a wireless mirroring and streaming receiver. It works with both Macintosh and Android devices. “Mirror your content to the big screen without wires or complicated setups. Play games, watch movies, demo applications or present from the palm of your hand. Even send your screens directly to YouTube for others to watch live. Everything you do on your device can be wirelessly sent to Reflector!.’
An argument for using Prezi instead of PowerPoint for some presentations.
Pecha Kucha is a presentation strategy developed in Japan. It uses a 20 X 20 presentation strategy, 20 slides presented for 20 seconds each. The slides have very little text, relying on images to present information.
This article is about Pecha Kucha, a PowerPoint presentation strategy in which 20 slides are presented for 20 seconds each. Pecha Kucha presentations feature lots of images and very little text.
“SlideIdea is another tool that allows teachers and students to make presentations come alive. The tool allows users to embed polls, annotate slides, and add audio recordings over images or text on a slide. “The thing about iPads and iPhones is they have cameras and microphones so we should use them,” Luhtala said. “The idea is to embed the world you are experiencing in your presentation.” This app is free.”
” …a free presentation tool with many themes and Creative Commons images to choose from. Users can import photos, make charts, and generally tailor a presentation to their own style.”