[TriLUG] Presentation software for TriLUG meetings
mamiano at nc.rr.com
Sun Apr 8 17:29:22 EDT 2012
Thanks for the feedback. I'd be interested in hearing about your experience with it. I picked it up in a scientific writing course at NC State.
I would agree with the front-end loading of effort on the Assertion-Evidence. It may be that some of the time is spent in aspects of story telling that are often omitted from traditional bullet list slides, and the visualization aspect in particular is a more challenging task. But as a pop psych for designers book points out, anecdote is often more compelling than quantitative statements because of the story telling incorporated into the former that is often missing from the latter.
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On Apr 7, 2012, at 2:17 PM, Steve Litt <slitt at troubleshooters.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 5 Apr 2012 13:16:59 -0400
> Mitchell Amiano <mamiano at nc.rr.com> wrote:
>> 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
> Hi Mitchell,
> Thank you very much for informing me of the existence of
> Assertion-Evidence structure within a presentation. After reading your
> links and a few others, I made an Assertion-Evidence
> Troubleshooting slideshow for Bar Camp Orlando.
> Although it's true that pictures, diagrams and charts make excellent
> evidence sections, I don't think Assertion-Evidence rules out bullet
> points, always assuming the bullet points are evidence and not more
> random information. My presentation had mostly pictures and diagrams
> accompanied by very short text, the text not being in bullet points.
> From the presentation I just made, it seems to me that:
> 1) Assertion-Evidence results in less slides
> 2) Assertion-Evidence takes a much longer time to author
> My Bar Camp Orlando presentation is one week from today. I'll let you
> know how it goes.
> Thanks again for this great information.
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