Microphones and how to handle them

submitted by: jllebrun

Learn how to identify the type of mike you are given for your talk, and learn how to handle it to avoid volume changes and popping. Audibility is as important as slide legibility. Audibility is affected by microphone pick-up patterns, and microphone handling.

Choose and Handle Presentation Remotes

submitted by: jllebrun

Presentation remotes are both a blessing and a curse, depending on how easy they are to use and how familiar we are with them. They do free us from having to constantly stand by the keyboard, but misusing them turns off the audience. Strengths and weaknesses of four models are reviewed and advice for handling them is given.

Pan through images with PowerPoint (inch-based offset)

submitted by: jllebrun

With this technique the presenter moves seamlessly inside a document larger than a slide by imitating a camera panning through the document, as if the hand moved a transparency across an overhead projector (PowerPoint inch-based offset)

Pan through images with Apple Keynote (pixel-based offset)

submitted by: jllebrun

With this technique the presenter moves seamlessly inside a document larger than a slide by imitating a camera panning through a document, as if the hand moved a transparency across an overhead projector (Keynote pixel-based offset).

Produce effects without effects

submitted by: jllebrun

As the number of effects increases, custom animations rapidly become unwieldy. An alternative technique consists in using one slide per effect, thus simplifying the process. The addition of slide transitions ensures that entrance or exit effects are maintained. The drawbacks of creating effects without effects - a large number of slides- are compensated by two key advantages: simplicity, and direct access to any part of a slide composed of many effects, not just its beginning.

Publishing SMART: How to Make Your Article Visible

submitted by: allysonmower

This video illustrates ways scientists and researchers can increase their visibility by exploring various publishing and archiving choices.