We have been used to using PowerPoint when giving presentations. I find that Google Slides is very convenient and easy to use for slides presentation. When I conducted the survey among Online Presenters members, I received a feedback that the biggest time waster when creating slides are:
Finding the right theme
Finding the right images
Making the slides presentation look professional
Need more practice so you will be sync of doing it.
Below is the video of my technical presentation project #5 to address the problems when creating slides presentation. I hope that you benefit from it to improve your slides presentation. 🙂
This is a replay of the Online Presenters workshop on Creating, Editing and Sharing video from February 4, 2019. The version below has been slightly edited (the full meeting replay, including Table Topics impromptu speaking practice, is here).
Below are some additional notes from Workshop Presenter David F. Carr.
Several people asked that I share tips for Mac users as part of my video workshop. Since I usually do my editing on a Windows PC, I found a tutorial someone else had created on Apple iMovie, which comes free with a Mac (there are also iMovie apps for iPhone and iPad). As my value add, below the video you’ll find an annotated index to the timestamps of the sections of this tutorial covering common tasks that would be relevant to a speech or presentation video.
A second video, at the bottom of this post, shows how to use iMovie to create animated GIFs.
iMovie is quite powerful, although there are some pro features that are reserved for Apple’s Final Cut Pro. There seems to be an iMovie counterpart for just about everything I do using a different program, Camtasia, which is available for both Windows and Mac PCs. iMovie might even do some things better. One Toastmasters friend who is a Mac user said her biggest frustration with iMovie is that it makes it difficult to move projects from one computer to another. However, the videos you produce with it are perfectly portable and ready to upload to social media or your website.
Want to improve your business decisions to increase revenue, reduce expenses and create happy customers and employees? Dreaming about discovering untapped business opportunities? Or maybe you are interested in team building?
Then we have some great news for you. Our member Carol Prahinski hosts a Business Strategy Webinar, December 26, 2018, 7 pm Eastern Time. Carol is an Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management at Broad College of Business, Michigan State University.
What are you going to learn with her at the Business Strategy Webinar?
Overview and definition of strategy (corporate, business, functional strategies); includes Porter’s business strategy
Introduction and definitions of the eight competitive priorities (how companies compete in the marketplace)
An overview of Fisher’s article, “What is the right supply chain strategy for your product?”
The product-process matrix (how to organize the processes to match the products/services)
The product lifecycle and how our organization must change over time to remain aligned
How these tools align with each other and what it means for your organization
Club Coaching can be incredibly rewarding or terribly frustrating. It all depends on your attitude and the club officer attitudes. If you have officer support, then you are on your way to successfully coaching a club to achieving Distinguished status or higher in the Distinguished Club Program.
In this speech I mention some Toastmaster International resources you can use to successfully coach a club. It would be helpful if before your initial meeting with the officers you download the “Club Coach Troubleshooting Guide” . Consider having a meeting with the club officers and let them complete the short survey. This puts everyone on the same page.
Be sure you understand the Distinguished Club program and review the “Club Coach FAQ“. I especially like the detail of a club coach’s responsibilities.
Most importantly, have fun coaching your club and ask questions of other coaches. Enjoy building a brand that brings distinction to your club.
International Director and Online Presenters charter member Carol Prahinski shared lessons learned from her time as a District Governor and the mentors who helped her grow into her Toastmasters leadership role.
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