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A presentation program is a computer software package used to display information, normally in the form of a slide show. It typically includes three major functions: an editor that allows text to be inserted and formatted, a method for inserting and manipulating graphic images and a slide-show system to display the content. With so many choices both offline and online learn some of the best software and resources for teaching, learning or just getting your message across!

The TED Commandments

These 10 tips are given to all TED Conference speakers as they prepare their TEDTalks. They will help your TEDx speakers craft talks that will have a profound impact on your audience.

1. Dream big. Strive to create the best talk you have ever given. Reveal something never seen before. Do something the audience will remember forever. Share an idea that could change the world.

2. Show us the real you. Share your passions, your dreams ... and also your fears. Be vulnerable. Speak of failure as well as success.

3. Make the complex plain. Don't try to dazzle intellectually. Don't speak in abstractions. Explain! Give examples. Tell stories. Be specific.

4. Connect with people's emotions. Make us laugh! Make us cry!

5. Don't flaunt your ego. Don't boast. It's the surest way to switch everyone off.

6. No selling from the stage! Unless we have specifically asked you to, do not talk about your company or organization. And don't even think about pitching your products or services or asking for funding from stage.

7. Feel free to comment on other speakers' talks, to praise or to criticize. Controversy energizes! Enthusiastic endorsement is powerful!

8. Don't read your talk. Notes are fine. But if the choice is between reading or rambling, then read!

9. End your talk on time. Doing otherwise is to steal time from the people that follow you. We won't allow it.

10. Rehearse your talk in front of a trusted friend ... for timing, for clarity, for impact.


  • Animoto: Turns your photos and video clips into professional video slideshows in minutes.
  • AudacityAudio editor for recording, slicing, and mixing audio.
  • Jingcaptures anything on you see on your computer screen, as an image or short video, and lets you share it
  • PreziPrezi is the zooming presentation editor.
  • MynaUse Myna to remix music tracks and audio clips. Apply sound effects and record your own voice or instruments!

Video Tools

TED Talks: “TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. Since then its scope has become ever broader.

The annual conference now brings together the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes).
  • Big Think: Top 20 TED Talks podcasts for busy school administrators
  • ESL TED Talks: Here you will find ESL/EFL lessons for intermediate to advanced learners of English based on the TEDTalks.
  • History Teacher's Attic: TED Talks Demystified for Teachers
  • Ignite: Fast-paced, fun, thought-provoking, social, local, global—Ignite is all of these and more. It's a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by people who have an idea


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