Tuesday, August 10, 2010

For Presenters (In case you don't already know the PPN basics)

How to Prepare for PPN:

• Keep it loose, and have fun. The more you like your presentation, the more we will too.

• Presentations should be around 10-20 minutes.

• Visual aids (of any kind) are encouraged but not required (Powerpoint or PDF work well, Google Docs is easier sometimes). Detailed instructions are in the next section below.

• We do encourage a Q&A/group discussion at the end of each presentation, but it's your call. We'll let the group talk go until it runs out, usually

• If you can, send your PPT/PDF/file to us ahead of time, so we can load everything up and make sure it works

• We ask that presenters show up early to make sure everything's compatible and setup (files, etc). If you are going to be later than 7pm, let me know so we don't wait up for you too long. We will pick a slot for you and put you in the second half of the night. We gotta do this because the later we start, the later we go, people get bored, etc...

• If you require anything special, beyond a laptop and a projector/sound, let us know and we will try to accomodate. Our projector has a VGA connector so if you bring your own laptop, please bring a VGA-compatible adapter.

• If you have a preference for placement (First, second, etc... there are 6 slots) please let me know
How to Make a Presentation:

• There's always Powerpoint

• But I'm a big fan of Google Docs, personally. It's easy to publish/share, and it's completely free. Click here to learn how, or get it straight from the horse's mouth.

• You may find that you want to do something more interactive/complex. We encourage that.

• You may find that you don't need/want a visual aid at all. That's fine, we support that.

• You may find yourself living in a shotgun shack.

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