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Best powerpoint tip: black writing on a white background

The tools you have in Powerpoint or Keynote can be intoxicating. You can give a purple on green talk. You can have the new slide zoom in from any direction. You can make every slide with a different background. You … Continue reading

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What to do when your mind and fingers wander during a talk

You are sitting in a dark room, your internet-activated computer right in front of you. Facebook beckons. Your email icon is bouncing, but you really want to listen to this talk. But the body is weak. What to do? This … Continue reading

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Ignite your audience with lightning or Pecha Kucha form talks

Long before Powerpoint existed I once was a teaching assistant for an introductory biology class in the intensive summer session at the University of Texas at Austin. One of my main tasks was to sit in the back of the … Continue reading

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