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PechaKucha Basics for Presentations (Boost Box session): Now Available for MLA CE

MAR now offers 1 MLA Continuing Education (CE) credit per Boost Box session—details will be provided at the end of the session.

Presenter:       Rebecca Abromitis, Reference Librarian, Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Date / Time:  Tuesday, February 11, 2014 / Noon – 1 pm (ET)

Where:             Online / No Registration Required

Summary:  PechaKucha is a dynamic presentation format well-suited for the average human attention span of nine minutes. This session will introduce the basic principle of PechaKucha (20 slides + 20 seconds narration per slide = ~7 minutes).  By replacing text and bullet points with imagery, clarity, and simplicity, this method allows you to present manageable and memorable chunks of information to colleagues and students.  Also included are potential uses for PechaKucha; how to plan your talk; and where to find public domain images.

  • Beforehand, test your connection to ensure Adobe Connect will run on your computer:  http://na1cps.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm
  • Log-in at https://webmeeting.nih.gov/boost2/ (ONLY use Firefox or Internet Explorer)
  • Allow Adobe Connect to call your phone.   Choose the DIAL-OUT option.  HOWEVER, if the system has to dial an extension to reach you, then skip to the next step.
  • If you’re unable to connect for any reason, then join us by phone:  1-888-850-4523, Participant Code:  172486.

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