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3 simple steps to ace your data presentation

Presenting data means accepting some hard truths. Not every presentation is a TED Talk. You’re not Edward Tufte, and I’m not Nancy Duarte. We rarely get to create a stylized presentation that’s high concept and low detail. Instead, you spend days (weeks? months?) pulling numbers and running analyses that must fit into a 30-minute presentation… continue reading »

A simple game for a more productive staff meeting

If a meeting is worth having, then it’s worth remembering. Memories – ones that last days or weeks after a meeting ends – take work. Research from cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Carmen Simon shows that we forget up to 90% of new information we learn. If people forget 90% of your staff meeting, then what’s the… continue reading »

15 staff meeting ideas that keep employees alert and engaged

An effective staff meeting needs two things: an objective and a receptive audience. A room of laser-focused individuals eager to achieve can move mountains. Sadly, most staff meetings are filled with people who’d rather move back to their desks. Why the apathy? The answer lies in understanding how your coworkers are feeling. There are countless… continue reading »

5 cool presentation ideas using audience interaction

Some people think anxiety is the greatest hurdle to giving a presentation. But overcoming anxiety is just a warmup. The true enemy of any presenter is forgetfulness. You can deliver an outstanding presentation – but if no one remembers it a day later, what was the point? In her webinar on presentation neuroscience, Dr. Carmen… continue reading »

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The PollEv success primer for higher ed instructors

Poll Everywhere was built to make active learning and formative assessment quick and smooth. To that end, let’s run through some strategies for success. We’ll go over common pitfalls to avoid, and give you time-saving tools you can use to keep your focus on what matters. Act now to prevent end-of-semester grading trouble (Paid features: Grading… continue reading »

8 ways to use interactive images in a presentation

Interactive images are a great way to capture and present audience feedback in one place. The images can be maps, charts, smile sheets – anything you like. The audience clicks anywhere on the image, and a green pin plots their response. Below are examples of how you can use interactive images in your own presentations…. continue reading »