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GU-Q: Presentation Skills and Tools

Effective Design

Quick & Dirty Tips for : Better PowerPoint Presentations Faster. This slide deck provides excellent tips and tricks to improve your PowerPoint skills.

Prezi Essential Training, from
Learn how to use the interface to plan your presentation frames, insert text, images, web content, etc. You can even import PowerPoint files. 

PowerPoint: Using Photos and Video Effectively for Great Presentations, from
Learn tips for working with photos; finding media; inserting images; and adjusting images in PowerPoint.

Effective Design

Examples of Good Presentation Design, from is an excellent starting point to explore various presentation tools; how to develop a theme; how best to incorporate text, images and data.

Creating a Poster focuses on design principles and how to build a poster presentation that is informative and visually appealing. It also includes sample presentation posters from various disciplines.  

How to Give a Killer Presentation
In this article Chris Anderson of Harvard Business Review highlights the qualities of the most engaging TED Talks that have hit the center stage.