The Must View Slideshow on Engaging Presentations and Lectures

I agree with Garr Reynolds, Brain Rules is a great book. I wish more presenters and teachers would read the book AND view this presentation.  Garr is such a great presenter and his book Presentation Zen is an important book for all presenters to read.  I love how he relates presentation skills to the Brain research from John Medina.  Share this presentation!

When I see really good presentations like this “Out of the box” presentation, I think to myself “I want to do that.”

Then, I open up those slides and start editing.  Perhaps one of the most important things about working on presentations was quoted in Garr Reynold's presentation at the top — that to put together a really good presentation that you must get OFF THE GRID. Disconnect. Think.  Challenge yourself.

Often the best content for presentations is written in my journal in the mornings when I allow myself no technology and a couple of good smelling candles, my Bible, Bible Study book, and journal. (perhaps the most important connection of my day.)

Sometimes I write them on airplanes after my battery has died – and those are often very good.  I always WRITE first and THEN go into powerpoint.  I would not say I've arrived, but that I've come further than I was and am moving ahead to become better than I am now.

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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