Presenting with PowerPoint

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In July 1992 I was asked to make a presentation on The Oprah Winfrey Show with only 48 hours notice. I was working as a System Engineer for Apple in Chicago. This changed me life. This invitation would change your life too.

Given the global audience of Oprah’s show I was simply not prepared to present on just 48 hours notice….48 days perhaps. I utilized this experience as a catalyst for my presentation skills.

Over the last 25 years I have helped teach college students how to accurately use PowerPoint via professional development workshops on campus. Count the number of times you sat through a bad presentation. When you interview candidates for opportunities within your organization I am confident you recall those bad, unprepared candidates. My focus is teaching how presenting and job interviewing are similar in prep and delivery.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS:
08/2016
PCI 101: Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard 3.2
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin – Lunch and Learn
Milwaukee WI

05/2014
David Stack, Zhicheng Zhang and Donald Kasprzak
Integrating Institutional Research and Information Technology
Association for Institutional Research – 2014 AIR Forum
Orlando FL

11/2013
Division of Student Affairs Analytics
Strategic Planning: IT Summit
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee WI

10/2013
Google Analytics In Depth
EDUCAUSE, IT Communications
Virtual Coffee Shop

07/2013
Google Analytics, Data and Dessert Symposium
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee WI

04/2012
University Housing Digital Lifestyle Survey
University of Wisconsin-System ResNet Conference
Whitewater WI

05/2008
WiscNet Network Applications and Services
Future Technologies Conference
Madison WI

05/2007
Integrating Art Into the Teaching of Math, Science and other Disciplines enabled by Internet2
Future Technologies Conference
Madison WI

02/2007
Internet2 and the Arts
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design Starved and Curious Lecture Series
Milwaukee WI

02/2007
Internet2 Tools for Teaching
EAA Teacher Day
Oshkosh WI

07/2006
Campus Podcasting
CIO Working Group, Wisconsin Association of Independent College and Universities
Green Bay WI

03/2002
Web Analytics
Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce Young Professionals
Milwaukee WI

03/1998
Interactive Website Development
Marquette University Graduate School of Computer Science
Milwaukee WI

02/1998
eCommerce platforms
Marquette University Graduate School of Business
Milwaukee WI

06/1996
Web Publishing
Cancer and Leukemia Informatics Conference
Miami FL

02/1994
Power Macintosh Higher Education Rollout Team
Apple Computer, Inc.,
Chicago IL

07/1992
Emerging Technologies in Libraries
American Library Association Summer Conference
New Orleans LA


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