Today on The Techology Show:
Anthony Casey – @acasey64
Heath Mullikin – heathmullikin.com
Matthew Tietje – matthewtietje.com
Zondervan’s Theologian Trading Cards
Presenting Like a Pro
No more than six words on a slide. EVER. There is no presentation so complex that this rule needs to be broken.
No cheesy images. Use professional stock photo images.
No dissolves, spins or other transitions.
Sound effects can be used a few times per presentation, but never use the sound effects that are built in to the program. Instead, rip sounds and music from CDs and leverage the Proustian effect this can have. If people start bouncing up and down to the Grateful Dead, you’ve kept them from falling asleep, and you’ve reminded them that this isn’t a typical meeting you’re running.
Don’t hand out print-outs of your slides. They don’t work without you there.
High power remotes
Logitech – The Logitech Professional Presenter R800, with a brilliant green laser pointer, puts you in complete control of your presentation and makes it easy to direct your audience’s attention to specific information from across the room – even on flat panel displays and in brightly lit rooms. To keep you focused on the crowd and not the clock, the Professional Presenter R800 provides an easy-to-set timer with silent, vibrating alerts. When you’re moving around the room to engage your audience, at a range of up to 100 feet (30 meters), a reception – level indicator on the LCD keeps you from wandering too far. The intuitive slideshow controls help you find buttons easily by touch, and the compact design allows you to take it with you wherever you go. Plus the contoured shape feels great in your hand, so you’ll be comfortable and confident that your presentations will make a lasting impression with your audience.
The Apple Method
AppleTV – Using AirPlay, you can stream your presention from your Mac directly to your HDTV
Keynote – Incredible presentations, incredibly easy. Keynote’s powerful yet easy-to-use tools and dazzling effects put the show in slideshow.
Keynote Remote – Keynote Remote lets you control a Keynote presentation on your Mac, iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch from another iPhone or iPod touch in the room. While you present, view your current slide and presenter notes in portrait, or the current slide and next slide in landscape. Swipe forward to advance and swipe back to return to the previous slide.
Less Clutter, Less Noise – Do you ever wonder why people today aren’t getting your message? Maybe you can relate to how they feel–bombarded, skeptical, stressed, overloaded–looking for something amidst the pressure of life that will make a real difference. Your mission is as compelling as ever! But hitting people with more promotions, flyers and brochures isn’t helping them find the good news. What if you could break through the clutter and find the direct route to their hearts and minds? It’s easier than you think. With proven “now” communication strategies–practical solutions and principles that build trust instead of walls–you can make every aspect of a person’s engagement with your church simple and more rewarding. Packed with short illustrations and real-life stories, this book is written for leaders in today’s attention-deficit world, making it easy to grab, read and use anytime.
Watch our Interview with Kem
Sources for free photos
Flickr (After initial search is done, click “advanced search” and scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Only search within Creative Commons-licensed content.”)
Sources for paid photos
Sources for Commercial Use Fonts
Font Squirrel – Free fonts have met their match. Font Squirrel knows how hard it is to find quality freeware that is licensed for commercial work. They’ve done the hard work, hand-selecting these typefaces and presenting them in an easy-to-use format.