October 12, 2017 “Your Brain on Powerpoint: Better Presentations Through Science” with Robert Hershenow

Join us for “Your Brain on PowerPoint: Better Presentations Through Science” with Robert Hershenow.

10:30 am Pacific / 11:30 am Mountain / 12:30 pm Central / 1:30 pm Eastern

Thursday, October 12, 2017

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About the webinar

The last twenty years have brought tremendous advances in our understanding of the human brain, much of which can be applied to learning. In this webinar we'll explore what goes on in our heads when we design, create, deliver, and view a slideshow presentation, with focus on maximizing audience engagement and information transfer. Expect a lively, entertaining session with time for Q&A. A handout will be provided.

We will be recording the webinar, so feel free to enjoy the presentation knowing that you can see the recording at a later date.

Intended Audience

Those who create and deliver presentations to live audiences.

The content will be introductory (e.g., > “101 level”)

About the Speaker: Robert Hershenow

Robert Hershenow has worked in tech comm for more than twenty-five years. He is a self-described PowerPoint evangelist and past co-manager of the IDL SIG. He lives happily in the San Francisco Bay Area where he plays music and can ride his bike to work (exercise is good for the brain!).

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Crista Mohammed Receives STC Distinguished SIG Service Award

We are proud to announce that our SIG Newsletter manager, Crista Mohammed, has received the STC Distinguished SIG Service Award (DSSA). The DSSA, Distinguished Chapter Service Awards, and Distinguished Community Service for Students Awards are given annually by STC to members who have offered extensive service and exemplary commitment to their communities. Each community nominates one or more of its members for an award. The nominations are submitted to STC and evaluated, and nominee recommendations are presented to the STC board of directors for approval.

Crista took on the job of Managing Editor and revived the IDL SIG newsletter, “IDeaL: Design for Learning,” at a time when everything was changing. She learned WordPress from the ground up and managed the conversion from a PDF-by- email format to our new online newsblog. And she did it from Trinidad, where she has to stay up late at night to join SIG conference calls.

She continues to show a high level of professionalism and stamina when quarterly, she has to request articles from SIG members and leaders (which can be like pulling teeth!)

Crista's citation reads:

For your ingenuity and dedication in bringing the “IDeaL: Design for Learning” newsletter back to life in its online incarnation.

Our deepest thanks to Crista for her service to the IDL SIG -- and heartiest congratulations on your well-deserved DSSA award!