Thanks to the all the terrific folks who participated in the pre-conference workshop on presentation and data visualization at the NYLA Annual Conference in Saratoga Springs NY. Here are the slides I promised to posts. I’ll also post a list of resources that we discussed on my Courses & Resources pages. (more…)
I’m just catching up after spending most of the week at the Internet Librarian conference. And what a terrific conference it was!
I was happy to participate in the Learning, Literacy & Training track on Monday, co-presenting with Bobbi Newman and Emily Clasper. And best of all our “Training is not Learning” session was the first one of the first day, so I was done early and could focus on all the other great sessions for the remaining time.
My talk included a dozen tips to help encourage the participants in your classes to become more interested, engaged and independent lifelong learners.
The early bird registration rate for NYLA ends tomorrow (Friday Oct 14) If you haven’t registered yet, don’t delay! And while you’re at it, why not register for the Continuing Ed workshop I’m teaching.
CE-A Workshop: Beyond the Bullet Point
Wednesday Nov 2 – 10:00am – 1:00pm / ASLS / 3 Contact Hours
In this workshop, you will learn how to present information that does not rely only on bullet points and the usual presentation formats. You will learn ways to effectively engage your audience, discover low-cost and free resources for graphics to help you deliver your message, examine alternative presentation tools, learn basic principles of data visualization, gain an overview of tools to create powerful data visualizations, and select appropriate tools to make your next presentation more effective. Speaker: Polly-Alida Farrington, PA Farrington Associates
I’m a little embarrassed by the title I picked, I didn’t realize at the time that there’s a well known presentation expert that uses that as his slogan/logo/catch-phrase. My apologies to him!
If you’re planning to be at the New York Library Association conference in Saratoga in November, consider volunteering to help out. It’s a great way to meet people, give back to the association and get a voucher as a thank you.
Details below from MaryAnne Waltz:
The New York Library Association is looking for volunteers to help out at this year’s Annual Conference and Trade Show to be held in Saratoga Springs from November 2 to November 5. Volunteers are needed for the following areas: NYLA Store, NYLA Registration Desk, and NYLA Trade Show/Exhibit Hall. Volunteers are currently needed for the following days:
SlideShare, that wonderful service for sharing slide presentations (and more), has just launched a new online meeting service called Zipcast. And it looks to be a winner. Just select one of your slide sets as the basis for the meeting and click on the Zipcast link right above the slides. Choose if your meeting is public or private.
Your very own meeting room will open (your meeting room has a URL like this: http://www.slideshare.net/USERNAME/meeting). Easily broadcast an invitation to your Facebook & Twitter networks (or not). To invite others, just email them your meeting room URL. Turn on your video camera and microphone to start talking to attendees.
Attendees can use the Chat box to communicate with you. (more…)
Thanks to all the great folks who attended the WordPress for Libraries workshop at Internet Librarian & Internet @ Schools West this past weekend. The slides from the workshop are below and are also posted on the workshop resource page: