Less than a month until my presentation at NHCMTC and I am beginning to toy with some presentation formats. I have seen Will Richardson present with just a series of webpages and Chris Lehmann use Keynote (or PowerPoint – doesn’t matter really) with full frame images of students and minimal text. I have seen too many presentations with slides too full of text and watched Larry Lessig’s TED presentation on copyright where he masterfully crafts a talk using single word slides. I have seen presentations that use a wiki as a backbone with a multitude of media as support and I loved Dean Shareski’s recent presentation at the k-12 online conference.
As I begin to organize my talk for NHCMTC, I’m wondering what your thoughts are. I would appreciate your thoughts on the following:
1. What tools do you think are best for formal presentations? Worst?
2. Are there particular presentation styles that you think are better than others?
3. What resources would you share if someone you knew what crafting a presentation from scratch?
4. What should I avoid?
5. What other tips might you have for a presenter?