Workshop this week!

The next installment of The Better Presenter workshop is this Thursday afternoon, May 10th, so come join us! We’ll be meeting in the Parnassus Library. There are still a few open seats. Visit our online calendar to register. The workshop is interactive and a great way to begin exploring new ideas in presenting!

Please note: This workshop is for UCSF students, faculty and staff only. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Present Like a 1st Grader

You have been presenting for much longer than you think. The first presentation you gave was a big success, despite the fact that you spent absolutely no time preparing, didn’t even consider building a PowerPoint slide show, and likely had SpaghettiO’s crust on your face during the whole presentation. Don’t you remember? It was one of the best days of the entire school year. It was show-and-tell day! I dare say that your presentation style has changed a bit since then.

In many ways, kids can teach us grow-ups a lot about being better presenters. Check out the videos below and then we’ll discuss after the jump.

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Workshop on Thursday!

Come join us at the Mission Bay library computer lab on Thursday (03/08/12) for our live The Better Presenter workshop. There are a few spots still open. We’ll be in CC-151, from 2:00 – 4:30pm. Click here to register.

Workshop description: We have all fallen victim to presentations that leave us bored and confused. In this workshop, you will learn to become a better presenter and create slideshows that enhance your presentations, not detract from them. You will develop an understanding of why templates are bad, and stories are good. Other topics include proper use of images and basic design principles. Please bring an open mind and a presentation that you’d like to enhance. Please note: We will discuss techniques that you can apply to presentation tools such as PowerPoint, but this workshop will not teach you how to use PowerPoint. Open to UCSF faculty, staff, and students only.

We hope to see you there!

Welcome presenters!

Welcome to The Better Presenter, a UCSF Library Blog. This is a collaborative space for UCSF students, faculty and staff to share ideas about becoming a better presenter. For more information about this blog please visit the About page. Share your thoughts in the comments section below each post, and contact us with new ideas, or let us know if you would like to be a guest blogger. Becoming a better presenter will help you in your career, and in life, so let’s get to it!