Presentation Skills / Storytelling

Class 53: Visual Storytelling IV

We will look at the tutorials on presentation skills from Rice University. These tutorials address basic presentation skills: Eye contact Gestures Non-verbal behaviour Voice Quality Language Use Introductions & Conclusions Visual Aids Questions You should review each video (we will not watch all of them in class) and be familiar with the appropriate behaviours. Continue reading

Presentation Skills / Storytelling

Class 51: Visual Storytelling II

Presentations as Storytelling http://www.duarte.com/books/resonate/benjamin-zanders-ted-talk-and-sparkline (material here comes from the book resonate: present visual stories that transform audiences, by Nancy Duarte (Wiley, 2010): One reason presentations are boring to watch: no identifiable stories. Here is a recognizable story patterns: Relatable and Likable Hero Situation: Jake Sully is a paralyzed ex-Marine who is selected for the Avatar program, … Continue reading