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Overview: Business Presentation

Increasingly, effective business communication will rely on visual presentations — diagrams, graphs, maps, photographs, animation, videos, replicas. Studies have shown that visuals boost audience retention and learning, heighten interest and enjoyment, and significantly influence meeting outcomes. Why? A picture or symbol conveys a whole idea, while spoken or printed words break an idea into pieces. Moreover, since half the brain consists of a powerful vision computer system, the mind processes visual information more efficiently. Consequently, well ­ designed visual presentations enable viewers to assimilate masses of data quickly and better understand complex relationships (From Kupsh, Joyce, and Pat R. Graves "Create High Impact Business Presentations").

Presentation Software

Prezi - Presentation software that uses motion, zoom, and spatial relationships to bring your ideas to life and make you a great presenter. Dozens of easily customizable templates. Free version for students and educators. Your presentation is stored in the cloud, available anywhere anytime.

Digitally Equipped Collaborative Study Rooms

The library has three collaborative study rooms are available for students who wish to schedule group meetings or workgroups, including remote meetings. The rooms are equipped with smart boards and wide screens. Students may also check-out laptop computers for use in the rooms. These computers have the Zoom client loaded for remote meetings. Rooms may be reserved online using this form, or at the circulation desk. Groups may schedule the rooms for up to four hours at a time. The room may also be used by students on a first come-first served basis if no one has scheduled it. 

GoPro Cameras

The library has five GoPro cameras for use by current students. Each GoPro kit contains a GoPro HERO4 Silver camera, a 32GB microSDHC memory card, a carrying case, (2) re-cahargable batteries, a protective housing with (3) different backdoors, a hand grip, head-mount, clip-mount, and a quick start guide. GoPro camera equipment is available on a first-come, first-served basis.