When I give a presentation, my slides anymore usually have more words than pictures. That’s what the presentation experts say you should do, but it means that when you download them from Slideshare or a conference website, the reaction is pretty consistent: “Wha…..?”
To try to solve that problem, I have gotten into the habit of creating annotated versions of my presentations — basically the Notes page in Powerpoint with a description of what I said. (or what I should have said if I’d been more clever at that moment — hey, it’s my notes, let me pretend…)
When I gave two presentations at the American Planning Association conference last week — one as part of a panel on Commercial District Revitalization and Redevelopment, and one on Web 2.0 Tools for Public Engagement — I promised to post annotated versions for the people who came to download and use as notes. And I figure some of the rest of you might find them useful, or at least amusing, too.
These links will take you to PDF versions with my annotations, which you should be able to download.
Feel free to share. If you’re interested in a presentation like one of these for your organization or event, send me a note. I talks real goodly. 🙂