Saturday, February 28, 2009

Brain Rules for Presenters

I happened upon this presentation AFTER giving 4 workshops at the Technology and Distance Learning Symposium. Good information to remember. Steve Hargadon did a nice job of following these rules in his keynote address - lots of photos, lots of stories, a few cogent points with examples. I promise to do better in the future!

My favorite point from this presentation? Spend some analog time preparing the presentation before you sit down to make the slides. Don't think and write at the same time. This totally goes against my habits, but I will try it.

And, yes folks, I discovered this through a link posted on Twitter. Have you noticed that the term Personal Learning Network has become ubiquitous and referred to as PLN? Didn't take that term long to get into our vocabulary.


Patty Ball said...

Hi Marian,
I really enjoy your blog and the Otan site. I think it's one of the best if not the best one out there for resources for adult literacy practioners. I've linked to it in several of my presentations. I'll have to pick up a copy of this book. Always thought I was a pretty good presenter, but I've been sticking to the tried and true PowerPoint format, so I guess I have a lot more to learn too.
Patty Ball, Northeast SABES

Marian Thacher said...

Hi Patty,
Thank you very much for your support. It's always interesting and heartening to hear that people outside of California are reading the blog, and thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. SABES is the professional development network for adult education in MA, right?

Patty Ball said...

Yes, it is (SABES)System for Basic Education Support here in Massachusetts. I'm the regional technology coordinator here in the Northeast. I have a Ning site that I recently set up that has lots of collected videos and other resources for adult basic ed practitioners. It's at: Feel free to explore and share