Presentation media are key to communication, sales, speeches and any other effective presentation today. Whether your presentation is online or in-person, presentation media not only enhance your message but often make your message successful.
Find out how to use Prezi, the new slide software that goes beyond one-dimensional presentations, and the finer points of Photoshop for presentations. Then discover the design elements to creating visual presentations for success using any media.
Take away critical skills for both training yourself and others in your organization. You will come away with the latest, most advanced practical and design knowledge in presentation media.
Three one month courses, Kimba Green, Dan Hood and Jenna Soard, instructors.
About the Instructors
Jennifer Selke is a nationally known expert, speaker and consultant in the area of social media. She is a faculty member in the University of California Berkeley Graduate School of Education and is affiliated with the Berkeley Center for New Media. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from U.C. Berkeley. She is a licensed educational psychologist in private practice. Her technology interests have taken her into the blogging and social media world where she runs a popular blog. She speaks at national conferences on the subject of social networks, writes articles on the subject, and conducts webinars for professionals on the topic.
Prezi Prezi is cloud-based, meaning you can present from your browser, desktop, iPad, or iPhone and always have the latest version of your work at your fingertips. Create or edit on the go, then auto-sync across all your devices with ease. Photoshop For Presentations One of many new features in Adobe Photoshop CS6 is that you can create PDFpresentation with transitions between slides or multiple page PDF document. It was possible to create multipage PDF from Adobe Bridge in earlier versions but to be honest I was never satisfied with that feature. Photoshop CS6 will do much better job and probably best of all, text in multipage PDF is searchable and viewer can copy it.Creating Visual Presentations
-Create an account
-3 Steps to a successful Prezi
-Front Page Controls
-Inside Prezi Page Controls
Unit 2 Insert
-Zooming & adding frames
-Diagrams & arrows
Unit 3 Edit
Unit 4 Share
-Online vs desktop
Photoshop For Presentations
Unit 1 Files -Opening files and creating a new file -File properties: Resolution, mode and canvas vs. size -Saving files: methods and formats -Rulers, guides, and grids -Navigating layers: Create, edit, blend, and mask
Unit 2 Basic tools -Brushes, fill, and eraser -Blur, smudge, clone, and heal -Shapes and lines, introduction to vector graphics -Adjustments and adjustment layers
Unit 3 Managing text -Creating text: Font properties, alignment and color -Text boxes and paragraph properties -Character properties and spacing -Vertical text and text effects
Unit 4 What the pros know -Creating swatches -Some filters are more useful than others -Create your own shapes and brushes -Save time with Photoshop actions
Creating Visual Presentations
Compare effective visual presentations vs. poorly executed visual presentations
Design Principles Part 2
Balance / Unity
Analyzing the work of a professional designer to draw inspiration
Your company’s brand, visually, core messaging (Analyze how to incorporate that into the presentation)
Concept / Theme of Presentation
Stock Images and Illustrations that communicate to target markets
Execute Your Visual Presentation
Getting Critiques for Improvement
Getting Feedback from Professional in your Industry / Target
Expanding presentation to different formats – web, info graphics, in-person
Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends. It’s easy. It’s fun.
How the Course Works
It is easy to participate in your online course. After you register, you will be given a web address to go to get into your online classroom. You will have a password and use your email address and password to gain access.
Once inside the online classroom, here’s what you can expect.
Participate when you want
You can participate any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. You decide when you participate. For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week.
What you will do
For each Unit, you will:
Read the print readings (about 20 pages a week)
Have the option of accessing the online readings
Listen to the audio presentation for the Unit and view the slides
Have the option of taking a self-quiz to see how much you have learned
Engage in written online discussion with your instructor and other participants
For best learning, you should make one or more comments at 2-3 different times each week. The content (readings, audio lectures, slides) and self quizzes are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead, or go back and review again, at your convenience.
The Discussion for each Unit lasts one week. All comments are made in writing and can be made at any time of the day or night.
Your instructor will log into the Discussion area at least once a day and answer questions, make comments, and respond to comments by you and the other participants.
We encourage you to make 2-3 comments each week to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course.
A refund, less $25 cancelation fee, will be given to those who cancel 3 weeks prior to the start of a class.Cancellations made less than 3 weeks from start of class to 15 days prior to the start of class will receive refund less 25% not less than $25 cancellation fee. Cancellations made 14 days or less prior to the start of the class will be eligible for 50% refund.
No refunds will be honored after the first day of class. Should the books be returned in like-new condition and with no markings prior to the start of the second class, only the applicable cancellation fee will be assessed.