[TriLUG] Presentation software for TriLUG meetings
mamiano at nc.rr.com
Thu Apr 5 13:16:59 EDT 2012
One way to improve the visual quality is to avoid using bullet lists; for instance, Assertion-Evidence style* uses one or a few visual components to illustrate the evidence in support of an assertion which is stated as a bit of narrative at the top of the slide. It is very visual, and better aligned with telling a story and making an argument. Here is a reference with models and templates (<http://www.writing.engr.psu.edu/slides.html>)
and a link to a book (<http://www.amazon.com/Craft-Scientific-Presentations-Critical-Succeed/dp/0387955550>)
Prezi is another approach. Prezi is an online browser accessed service in which you lay out your talking points and images on a single surface and then navigate around them in a storyboard manner. It makes your presentation akin to a kinetic typography animation. The interface and path linking strategy can be much more time consuming than simple slides, but the results can be impressive.
Reel (<http://www.reelapp.com/>) is a SaaS intended to make it easier to collect feedback. It doesn't look like it does anything to help the authoring process, but it may be useful for collecting responses.
* THX to Daun Demon, English professor at NCSU, for pointing this style out.
On Apr 5, 2012, at 12:35 PM, Jeff Schornick wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 5, 2012 at 11:21, Bill Farrow <bill at arrowsreach.com> wrote:
>> I am using LibreOffice Presentation and I would like to improve the
>> visual quality of the slides.
> Have you considered dropping the heavy-weight PowerPoint wannabe and using HTML?
> The combination of HTML5/CSS/JS has led to quite a few very attractive
> players in the field. Quick example:
> Deck.js : http://imakewebthings.com/deck.js/
> HTMLslides: http://html5slides.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/template/index.htm
> There are many more, and I'd be interested to hear what TriLUG members
> have to say about the field of options.
> - Jeff
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