Why Presentation Zen?

I’ve recently become a fan of Garr Reynolds, author of the blog and book, Presentation Zen. I stumbled into his blog by accident one day and totally fell in love with his preaching on making better presentations. I even tried out some of his tips recently. He is giving a webcast on Monday December 15th. I’ve already signed up. Can’t wait.

There is snow and arctic weather in the forecast for tomorrow and the upcoming week. If I end up not having to go to work on Monday, I will try to live blog during the webcast. In case you want to know what the hype is all about, check out the video of him presenting at Google. The video is over 1 hour long but it’s totally worth it.

Present PowerPoint from an iPod for real

I have a 5th Generation iPod for quite some time. I mostly carried it on the bus with me to listen to music on my work commute. I used it a few times to share slideshows at parties. To do that, I dock the iPod onto a DLO HomeDock Deluxe which has outputs for S-video and RCA to connect to a TV or LCD projector. When I was asked to present a workshop at a conference last month, I decided to ditch Google Presentation and try presenting a PowerPoint slideshow through the DLO unit. Continue reading “Present PowerPoint from an iPod for real”