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Beyond Bullet Points: How NOT to Kill your Presentation with your Slides

February 22 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Free

Just in time for conference season, our February program is on making presentations! Given our unpredictable weather in New York, and the location of our speaker,  we’ve made this one a webinar.  And because we know how busy everyone is, we will present it at noon to coincide with most people’s lunch hours.

If you are in Syracuse, there will be a viewing party at Welch-Allyn, choose that ticket for more information.

Description:

Most presentation slides are deadly, if not fatal, for two reasons:

  • Presenters don’t realize the power of this visual medium and often “shovel in” data such as entire spreadsheets or Word documents. Then they say: “I know you can’t see this, BUT this is what it says” and proceed to read the spreadsheet aloud.
  • Presenters don’t understand the basic functionality of PowerPoint®. The result is glaring animation mistakes and amateurish navigation.

 
Both faults can kill your message. This lively, interactive workshop will help you streamline your next presentation.
 
Topics include:

  • Should you present your message in slides?
  • How to better structure and organize your message
  • How to synthesize your visual and verbal messages
  • How to avoid the deadliest sins of PowerPoint
  • How to navigate through your slide show and manage the technology to your advantage
  • Handouts? When? Why? How?
 

Bio:
 
Dr. Elizabeth (Bette) Frick of the Text Doctor LLC provides editing services for medical, scientific, and technical writing clients. She also teaches technical writing in interactive, practical webinars.
 
Bette holds a PhD in English from the University of Minnesota and served as president of the Twin Cities chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (STC) from 2003–2004. She is a Fellow of STC wrote columns for the STC Intercom. Dr. Frick is also board-certified as a medical editor by the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences and serves as immediate past President of the American Medical Writers Association-Rocky Mountain Chapter. She was awarded the highest Toastmasters award, the Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM), in 2013.
 
Dr. Frick’s two books, Business Matters: An Independent Freelancer’s Guide to Business Survival, and Webinar School: Planning, producing, and presenting your training webinar have been published by XML Press and are available on Amazon and at O’Reilly.

Details

Date:
February 22
Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beyond-bullet-points-31740498686

Organizer

programs@stc-rochester.org

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