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Presentation Tips

1. When you present show your passion, this will connect you with your Audience.  It’s hard to be relaxed and be yourself when you’re nervous.

2. Focus on your Audience’s Needs.  Your presentation needs to be built around what your audience is going to get out of the presentation. Make the information easy to understand.

3. Keep it Simple: What should my audience take away from my presentation.

4. Smile and Make Eye Contact with your Audience

5. In the beginning of your presentation grab your audience’s attention and keep it.


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Prezi is a presentation tool that uses one large canvas an allows you to pan and zoom to various parts during your presentation.

[Prezi]. (2017, April 25). Introducing Prezi Next [Video File]. Retrieved from


PechaKucha 20x20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images each for 20 seconds.  The images advance automatically while you present. This works best with PowerPoint or Keynote types of presentations.

[PechaKuchaNightPensacola]. (2015, November 13). What is PechaKucha 20x20? [Video File]. Retrieved from

[EducationalFoundationsandResearch,UnivesityofNorthDakota]. (2014, January 17). How to Make a Pecha Kucha [Video File]. Retrieved from

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A cloud-based presentation software where you can add background images, use templates and customize them, along with collaborating easily with others. This application is not free it cost $6.00 per month per user. If you choose the free option your content is publicly viewable and searchable.

Log into slides and select your plan.

If you select a free account your content will be publicly viewable and searchable.  This option is available when you click public. 

[designmodo]. (2015, October 20). Slides Tutorial: First Steps in Generator [Video File]. Retrieved from


The Foliotek ePortfolio is a visual product used to present your information to your targeted audience. You can use it as a virtual representation of your skills for employment or of your vision for a project.  You access your ePortfolio through your 

[Foliotek]. (2014, October 16). Foliotek Presentation – Crate ePortfolio [Video File]. Retrieved from

[Foliotek]. (2014, October 17). Foliotek Presentation – Identity Page [Video File]. Retrieved from

[Foliotek]. (2014, October 16). Foliotek Presentation – ePortfolio Management [Video File]. Retrieved from

[Foliotek]. (2014, October 16). Foliotek Presentation – Community Management [Video File]. Retrieved from

Important: If you want to create a community please contact Adam Wear, E-Portfolio Coordinator for assistance

Haiku Deck

Haiku Deck can help create your next presentation 10x faster and more beautiful than other presentation tools.

Sign up for free at

[HaikuDeck]. (2015, January 22). Editing and Creating Decks [Video File]. Retrieved from


Emaze is easy to use and runs on any browser and device including chrome books and tablets because it uses HTML5.  With Emaze you can design 2D and 3D templates and create video presentations with access anywhere online.

[emaze]. (2012, September 12). Emaze Tutorial – Getting Started [Video File]. Retrieved from

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SlideDog is a multimedia presentation launchpad tool that allows you to combine PowerPoint slides, Prezi presentations, movie clips, PDF files and web pages into a single playlist. SlideDog for free at or you can upgrade to $8.33 a month per user. 

[SlideDog]. (2013, August 23). An Introduction to SlideDog [Video File]. Retrieved from

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Zoho Show

Zoho Show is a traditional presentation tool, that is online based, which allows users to create and access presentations from the internet. You can embed, publish on website or blogs, import multiple files, use collaborative tools and broadcast your presentation. There is a free plan, a standard plan for $5.00 per month and a premium plan for $8.00 per month.  

[Marlene Hood]. (2017, September 3). ZOHO SHOW [Video File]. Retrieved from

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Keynote is similar to PowerPoint but made for Apple products, however, you can download an app and use it with windows too. 

[TouchTechnologyReview]. (2014, June 2). Learn how to use Apple’s Keynote for iPad in less than 3 minutes [Video File]. Retrieved from


[Technologyguru]. (2012, March 13). Beginners Keynote Tutorial – Creating Your First Presentation [Video File]. Retrieved from

The Web apps for Windows-only customers come with just 1GB of online storage space. More iCloud capacity can be purchased for 99 cents per month for 20GB, $3.99 for 200GB, $9.99 for 500GB or $19.99 for 1TB.

Interested Windows users can create an Apple ID from the banner notification on the iCloud beta website.

VISME - The Best Online Presentation & Infographic Tool

Visme is an online web application that simplifies the creation of content easier than traditional software. For those of us who don't have the experience of a designer to present our ideas with infographics.

Visme helps anyone tell better stories and translate ideas into professional Presentations, Infographics & other forms of Visual Content. Design better Business Presentations, Slide Decks and Infographics in HTML5.

Use it free at

[VISME]. (2015, April 14). Visme – The Best Online Presentation & Infographic Tool [Video File]. Retrieved from


This is a good option for creating a presentation driven by Storytelling. You can pull in RSS feeds, live tweets, Flickr images, YouTube or Vimeo videos into your presentation.  You can also include audio notes and interactive maps. 

You can start with a PowerPoint prevention and drop it into Projeqt.

[AmandaO’Mara]. (2016, February 14). Projeqt Tutorial [Video File]. Retrieved from

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This is another option for PowerPoint where you input content and the software provides the design and formatting. This program does not provide animation; however, the final product is very nice and easy to use. You can start with a free trial and continue with Starter $12/mo or $96 billed yearly, Premium $29/mo or $228 billed yearly and Professional $59/mo or $348 billed yearly. 

[365Trj]. (2016, April 29). How to Create a Presentation on Slidebean [Video File]. Retrieved from  

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