presentations

7 Ways to Give Your Next Presentation Oomph

This post was originally published on the TechSoup blog. Whether you're using a slide deck for a computer class or adding some pizzazz to storytime, these tips on giving presentations will help you hold your audience's attention and help you feel better prepared.

Hey. Did you know that audiences forget 90 percent of what's presented to them? Well, of course you did! You've sat through your fair share of screamingly dull presentations where you felt proud that you remembered even 1.7 percent of what was presented (well, at least the parts you were awake for).

West Virginia's Spring Fling

Thank you to the West Virginia Library Association for inviting us to be part of their Spring Fling 2013! Last Thursday, we delivered a thirty-minute virtual presentation for the conference. Since we were the last thing on the day's agenda before the evening meal, we called the session "Soup Before Supper: An Introduction to TechSoup for Libraries."

Answering Your Online Training Questions

Hundreds of people attended our webinar, Training an Invisible Audience: Delivering Effective Webinars, and while we responded to a lot of the questions asked during the presentation, we didn't get to all of them. We had such an interactive group-- it was really fantastic. Following are questions asked in the chat. Please ask other questions in the comments below, and we'll be sure to answer them.

Left-brain or Right-brain or both?

Sarah, Brenda, and I went to the California Library Association conference in San Jose this weekend, where we saw Michael Chabon, Ayelet Waldman and several other amazing speakers.