Class Library Presentations & Presenters: Best Practices

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  • Title:Presentations & Presenters: Best Practices
  • Category:Planning & Logistics
  • Level:All
  • Instructor:Brandt Krueger
  • Length:98 min
  • Posted:4/29/2011
  • CMP Domain:G: Meeting or Event Design
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Are you using Powerpoint at your meetings and events? Are you sure that it is the most effective solution for getting your message across? In this class, Brandt Krueger provides best practices for developing and executing presentations. From tips and tricks to the importance of opening lines of communication with your presenters early on in the process and the art of creating and presenting captivating Powerpoint and Keynotes this class will give you the tools you need to ensure that your presentations rock!

Filmed on location at the Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minneapolis.

ILEA Approved ContentThis course is ILEA Approved with content that is alligned with the International Live Events Association's Core Curriculum. ILEA Approved is the international education standard selected for creative event professionals and has been developed to recognize specific content that has significance for the global creative events industry. Click Here to learn more about ILEA.

ILEA Core Curriculum Key Competencies Category for this course / content: 
Speaker/Content Management

Learning Outcomes

    1. Learn the importance of early communication with presenters
    2. Learn best practices in creating visually and technologically sound presentations
    3. Learn about aspect ratios and the technical elements of presentations
    4. Learn to select the appropriate presentation technology for your event

Table of Contents

Watch the Full Class Without Chapter Breaks
Presentations and Presenters: Full Class Video 1:37:36
Watch the Class in Chapters
Overview 9:35
Do I REALLY need a PowerPoint?
Do I REALLY Need a PowerPoint:Intro 3:57
What are Your Strengths? 2:37
Picking the Right Tool for the Right Job 5:00
PowerPoint vs. Keynote vs. Prezi 5:05
Tips and Tricks
Formatting for the Big Screen: Aspect Ratios 12:54
Things To Think About: Output Connectors, PC vs. Mac and Version Conversion 3:39
Master Slides 7:41
Transitions 8:41
Common Mistakes
What?!? No Internet?!?! 6:29
Content Legibility 4:51
Low Contrast 3:01
Images and Text are Cut Off 3:13
Krueger's Best Practices
Best Practices: Designing Your Presentation 4:16
Best Practices: Content Overview and Presenter Mode 3:38
Best Practices: Combining Presentations 7:11
Best Practices: Choose the Right Content 3:23
How Do You Get To Carnegie Hall? 6:58
PDF of Slides from this Class

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