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Presentation software like [insert brand here] are so
bidimensional. Also, you never know if your audience
remember any of the pearls of wisdom you carefully
Enter the ancient method of Loci in the modern tech:
your presentation inside a 3d world, and present a
through that world. A building, an island, a town, with
pearls of wisdom beautifully imprinted in buildings,
mountains, clouds or whatever will make a deep
memory of the amazed audience.
Prezi: Alternative Presentation
Give prezi a try, it's a nod in this direction, and while I've not seen anyone build up a presentation on top of, or adjacent to another, the way the slides are arranged over a 2-dimensional surface does give you the impression of moving through a conceptual world, or space. In a world of Powerpoints, Prezi does deliver a little bit of wow... [zen_tom, Mar 21 2016]
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||Thanks for the bun, my first bun. (Or did I click Vote by
||Now this I like. Would a maze make it easier or
harder to remember a presentation I wonder?
||Amazement is a state to pursue by a presentator but not
to the extent of throwing people into a maze, unless that
is a very familiar maze.
||Interesting. Based on my extensive 5 minute research on
the the Method of Loci, it sounds like to be most
effective, the location needs to be someplace that the
audience is already familiar with. So when giving a
presentation to co-workers, the company building might
be very effective. At a conference in a city where the
audience doesn't live, you could try to use the hotel or
conference center, but that might be less effective since
the building is less familiar.
||I'm trying to think of a building layout that would be fairly
universally known, but I am drawing a blank. I guess you
might be able to use a world map, but that is not as
||interesting, I have to think about this in the context of VR.
||There are fairly universally known buildings and citisccapes,
the method is used in a sense in practically every movie (e.g.
they show you the Eiffel Tower so you know you're in Vegas)
||// There are fairly universally known buildings and
||Yes, I can identify quite a few major cities by recognizing a
few iconic buildings, but for the ones I haven't been to, I
have no idea where these buildings are in relation to each
other. Now you could associate facts with individual iconic
buildings, but based on what I read, it is the relative
position spatially that makes this work.
||So, this Loci method thing...
...um, that's how I was supposed to have been taught. Took me close to forty years to figure it out on my own.
||<walks away muttering something about guidance counselors, time machines, and types of ammo>
||Loci sounds like the next really super, super food. Like all
the other berries we are supposed to be consuming like jelly
beans. Sorry, off topic, but I had to get it off my chest. I 'll
bun it cause you seem to enjoy croissants.