blog lite, less filling

So, I was co-presenter today with Jose Castillo. Commercial first: he’s a terrific presenter, very engaging, good storyteller. I highly recommend catching him if you can. We both talked about blogs and wikis and other tools for expression and engagement. And then he said an interesting thing that hit home for me. He said he hasn’t written daily on his blog for a very long time. He’s moved to Twitter and elsewhere, and his followers know where to find him. Like Jose, I used to write every day in my blog. I do use Twitter and flit about elsewhere, but hearing his comment made me wonder why I visit here less often. I still have plenty to say. I still love to write. I imagine myself having less time to devote to blog-writing … I’m not sure yet whether that’s entirely true. So, I will have to think that over a bit. It perversely makes me want to write every single day to prove to myself that I can and should. Of course, that’s why I still read paper newspapers. *sigh*

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A little Prezi

I admit it: I am linear. I like PowerPoint in all it’s one-two-threeness. Prezi just throws me for a loop. It’s all over the place. When I see it, it makes perfect sense. I love how you can use this presentation tool to show layers and relationships. When a presenter begins with a small idea, and zooms out to show me the big picture, I’m all admiration. It’s when I try to put one together myself that I have issues with mind order.

Having praised Prezi, I would add that a bad Prezi is no better than a bad PowerPoint. In fact, if a Prezi presentation is a poor one, it could have the added discomfort of making the viewer dizzy as well as confused.

If you haven’t tried a Prezi, explore the site at http://prezi.com/ to learn more about what it has to offer. If you are here because you attended my A&S presentation, you can find my simple Blogs & Wikis Prezi here, with the links I used.