This Week In Ideas Shared With Panopto — November 14, 2014

Making a presentation can be stressful.

Even putting aside anxieties about speaking in public, there are a thousand details that need to go exactly right for your pitch to come off well. Do you have enough data to support your case? Do your points come together as a narrative in a compelling, memorable way? Do your supporting materials add interest and value to your pitch? You’re definitely not just reading off the slides, right?

Modern presentations owe their form to the storytelling traditions of old — and fair or not, whether your message is remembered or forgotten often has a lot to do with how well you perform it. You need to think about the cadence, the volume, the animations, the room, and everything else — because all those elements play into how your audience thinks of you.

So yes, making a presentation can be stressful. And that’s exactly why recording a presentation should be easy.

Today more and more professionals are recording their presentations, and for a variety of reasons. Some use video as a presentation practice tool — by recording their run-throughs, they can see where their delivery is sharp, and where it needs to be honed. Others record ahead of time as a means to share their materials with those individuals who can’t be in the audience in person. Sharing the presentation by video helps all those points come across better, in a way that’s much more engaging than static text or slides alone. Still others rely on video as an amplification tool — broadcasting their presentation live or capturing it to be available later on-demand, in a visual format that’s perfect for sharing socially, building awareness and offering expertise with the world.

Of course, to really help people take advantage of the power of video for presentations, it helps to have video presentation software that’s easy to use. Which is why here at Panopto, our team is dedicated to making it easy for anyone to record anything, using any device. Whether you’re presenting a quick rundown to your webcam or practicing a keynote in front of a camcorder, with Panopto you just plug in your camera, click “record”, and go — we take care of all the rest, automatically.

This week we saw more and more individuals tapping into the power of video for their presentations, and sharing them online with Panopto. And in the spirit of passing it on, these are just a few of the ideas shared this week with Panopto’s video platform.

Museums and Tablets - Panopto Video Presentation Software

Digital Sketchbooks — Using Tablets To Support a Museum Art Visit
Over the last year, the Ashmolean Museum has been working with a secondary school on a project to explore how tablets can be used to support a museum art trip. In this recorded presentation, we hear from Adrian Brooks, Art Education Officer at Oxford University Museums, and Helen Ward, Deputy Head of Education at Ashmolean Museum, about how the Ashmolean has been able to create an online learning package for teachers including short films.
 

SciComm Filmmaking - Panopto Video Presentation Software

SciComm Filmmaking
Stephan Caspar, Lead for Media Development at the Institution for Learning Innovation and Development at the University of Southampton shares this flipped classroom discussion on how film as an art form can support and contribute to science communication and education. A fascinating look at how to make a fascinating topic come to life.
 

Public Health Surveillance - Panopto Video Presentation Software

Public Health Surveillance Strengthening and E-Surveillance
Dr. Scott McNabb of the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health shares this recorded presentation delivered as part of the university’s Epidemiology Grand Rounds conference. McNabb looks into the science of observing trends in public health — from the spread of disease to the adaptation of infection — in this detailed review of the field, illustrated with a bold and animated Prezi presentation.
 

Streaming Music Revolution Law - Panopto Video Presentation Software

The Streaming Revolution in the Entertainment Industry
Join the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers and the Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal for their recorded conference at the San Francisco MusicTech Summit. This practical session looks into the commercial and legal issues underlie the emerging developments in digital streaming, as well as the challenges that confront new digital music platforms such as radio and live concert streaming services.
 

Place in the Universe - Panopto Video Presentation Software

Finding Our Place in the Universe
Natalia Toro of the Perimeter Institute shares this presentation as part of the John Hopkins Physics Colloquium, looking into new experimental opportunities to make dark matter and discover new forces. Toro looks into the latest science, examining the parameters and mediators of dark forces in the universe, and offers suggestions for new research as studies continue further.
 

Planetary Systems - Panopto Video Presentation Software

Exploring the Architecture of Planetary Systems at Home and Abroad
Dr. Kaitlin Kratter of Steward Observatory shares this flipped class presentation at the University of Arizona, looking into the architecture of planetary systems. Dr. Kratter’s investigation extends from our own solar system out to newly-discovered worlds — it’s a class well worth taking for anyone interested in the study of planets across the universe.
 

Ethics and Project Management - Panopto Video Presentation Software

All Quiet on the Ethical Front: Behaviour and Professionalism in Project Management
In this recorded keynote, Dr. Brendan D’Cruz explores how the issues of ethics, professionalism and compliance are being dealt with by professional bodies, and what this means for individuals operating ‘at the front’ when delivering projects, programmes and business solutions. Highlighting his points, D’Cruz presents a series of ‘ethical dilemmas’ to participants for further consideration.
 

Discovery at Cardozo - Panopto Video Presentation Software

The Decade of Discovery
Join Cardozo Law for the institution’s ongoing Tech Talk series. In this installment, see the panel discussion of the story behind “The Decade of Discovery”, a documentary that follows a government attorney on a 10-year quest to find a better way to search White House email, a teacher who took a stand for civil justice on the electronic frontier, and the attendant revolution in the way law is practiced, and the government operates.

Try It For Yourself!
Panopto makes it easy for anyone, anywhere to record presentations and share them online, both as live streaming webcasts and recorded on-demand video. To see how Panopto can help you share your ideas, contact our team for a free trial today.

Published: November 14, 2014