Friday, October 21, 2005

Presentation, Power, and Performance.

One of the best reasons to track blogs and wikis is a presentation like this [via Library Stuff]

However, I must take issue with the article in Library Stuff about the much maligned Powerpoint. It isn't the technology which is at fault but the presenter's skills. After all, a part of Information Literacy is knowing how to properly communicate material. A poorly prepared presentation can't be covered over by any technology. My touchstone for any presentation is a saying I heard too many years ago to count "Sure you love the writing, but will your reader turn the page?" How do you keep the audience, class, person on the other computer with you until you are through?

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