August workshops: Brushing up on your presentation skills

The two workshops in August will allow you to brush up on your presentation skills.

Workshop 1: PowerPoint and PechaKucha

Facilitators: Linda Mkhize and Eunice Ivala, Fundani CPUT

Date and location: 14th of August 2014, 14.00-16.00, Center for eLearning, Cape Town Campus

Workshop 2: Prezi

Facilitator: Daniela Gachago, Fundani, CPUT

Date and location: 28th of August 2014, 14.00-16.00, Center for eLearning, Cape Town campus

The PowerPoint/Pecha Kucha workshop will first introduce some basic concepts for designing effective PowerPoint presentations. It will discuss concepts of visual literacy, the power of visuals, give useful tips on how to structure a presentation, integrate multimedia and other MS Office documents. In a second part, we will show you how to quickly convert a PowerPoint into a Pecha Kucha presentation. Pecha Kucha  is a Japanese word  meaning chit-chat (chatter). Pecha Kucha illustrates a fast, flexible, two-way approach to teaching and learning. A genuine Pecha Kucha lecture consists of twenty slides, although this is often slightly adapted for conference settings. Each slide is shown for twenty seconds. The total length is therefore six minutes and forty seconds. Slides convey their message through visuals and limited text. A strong focus of Pecha Kucha presentation is on audience participation. Through its concise nature it gives audiences a chance to engage with experts, spending less time on listening to presentations and more time to discuss new concepts and ideas with the people that have developed them.

The Prezi workshop will introduce an alternative to PowerPoint presentation by demonstrating the Prezi software and rethinking presentation structures, breaking out of the linear nature of PowerPoint presentations. Prezi is a dynamic presentation tool that helps you organize and share your ideas.  It is different from Powerpoint in the way that you plan and present your ideas – providing far more flexibility in terms of a subject overview and the means to zoom into areas of importance.  This workshop will provide an opportunity to start to plan and put together a Prezi.

For both workshops, participants should come with a topic of interest and lots of photos for use in the making of their PowerPoint, Pecha Kucha and Prezi presentations.

To book your place please use our online booking system.

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