Tagged: Presentation

Opinion: Anti-fluoride activist commits “Death by PowerPoint” - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Feb 28, 2018

We have all sat through boring, and counterproductive, PowerPoint presentations. Boring because the presenter breaks all the rule relevant to the preparation of visual displays. And counterproductive because, in the end, the audience does not remember any of the information the presenter attempts to convey. David JP Phillips gives some relevant advice on PowerPoint preparation in the video … Read More

Ten Commandments of PowerPoint™ presentations - Kidney Punch

John Pickering May 03, 2015

In my “most cringing” file, ranking somewhere alongside brussel sprouts and Abba, are PowerPoint(TM) presentations that are unreadable and distracting. I have made it my mission to rid the world of annoying animation, fantastic fonts, garrulous graphs, and tortuous tables. The following are my commandments – ignore them and dreadful things will be visited on […] … Read More

Communicating data clearly - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Oct 25, 2012

Correct and appropriate presentation of graphs matters. It’s worth taking time to consider how to present your data, to convey the information clearly in a way that is readily perceived and accurate. Not just for scientists, either. Graphs are used ubiquitously, after all. [caption id="attachment_10074" align="aligncenter" width="640"] 'Convincing', xkcd. Original: http://xkcd.com/833/[/caption] On-line there is some … Read More

Grizzly Beastly Magically Science Stories in Museums - Digging the Dirt

Brigid Gallagher Jul 31, 2012

Of late I have been caught up with young children and the real world of a heritage conservation and archaeology business. But now I am back and wanted to kick off  with some thoughts about a small museum. One that is fairly typical of many we have visited and have littered about NZ.  This weekend I was seduced by a heritage museum website.  It reeled me in … Read More