Archive for May, 2008

Creating a Self Running PowerPoint Presentation

May 25, 2008

Instructors and sales people can use PowerPoint to make effective learning and sales presentations.  We retain 84% when we see things in addition to just hearing words.  There are two differences between creating a PowerPoint presentation for a live audience as opposed to creating one that people can view any time.  Here we will show you how to create a self running presentation so that people do not have sit down with you to get the same material.

 

Why Book a Webinar vs. Classroom?

May 22, 2008

Have you been LOSING money from classroom education? 

Have you had trouble FILLING seats in the classroom?

 

Are you too BUSY to handle all the paperwork?

 

Webinars can be an outstanding alternative to live classroom education.  Students experience a live voice and step by step instruction and can chat with the instructor live either by telephone or using built in instant messaging.  Webinars are recorded presentations that can also be viewed following each class.  

 

The example below shows the cost breakdown for a one hour live demonstration vs. a webinar for a classroom of 30 students maximum.

 

Sponsor Costs

Live Class

Webinar

Flyers

$50

0

Newspaper

$100

0

Preparation time

$500

0

Phone calls

$500

0

Printing materials

$500

0

Student Expenses

 

 

Tuition

$25

$25

Gas money

$5

0

Getting Dressed

$25

0

Driving Time

$25

0

Speaker’s Expenses

 

 

Fee

$1,000

$500

Hotel

$200

0

Airfare

$400

0

Transportation

$50

0

Meals

$50

0

Total

$3430

$500

 

 

Webinars with Devitre Holdings, LLC. can be used two different ways:

1.     Doug Devitre Delivers

2.     Your instructor delivers

Save YouTube Videos to Your Desktop

May 5, 2008

There is a big difference between inserting a video into a PowerPoint and linking a video to a PowerPoint.   You can link a video file or link to a website that contains the video. 

 

Instructors have been using YouTube Videos in their presentation to show examples of what to do and what not to do.  I would recommend asking permission of the producer to use the video to limit the liability and potential violation of copyright laws.

 

Click on this link to view a printable PDF on how to take YouTube videos and link them into your PowerPoint presentations by capturing the video from YouTube and saving the video as a video file (MPEG, AVI) on your computer.

http://www.dougdevitre.com/custompages_download.php?docid=14057

 

For those of you that teach Fair Housing this would be a good one to grab.

 

 

I will be teaching an advance PowerPoint session at Midyear Convention in Washington D.C. if you can make the ABR recertification.  It will cover mainly PPT 2007 and multimedia presentations. 

~Happy Cinco~