[amsat-bb] Re: Presentations

Clint Bradford clintbrad4d at earthlink.net
Thu Apr 16 14:06:25 PDT 2009

 >> You can download mine from:
 >> http://www.slideshare.net/g4dpz/amateur-satelllite-beginners-presentation

This is an excellent slideshow, indeed! I have a suggestion, tough ...

Several of the slides have way too much wording on them. The more  
words there are on a slide means the audience will be reading them,  
and NOT listening to the presenter. It's human nature ...

I suggest simplifying those wordy slides ... and simply using bulleted  
words/points. You want your audience hanging on YOUR spoken words, and  
not lose them while they are reading stuff behind you on the screen.

And create handouts for your audiences. Handouts that include all the  
Wen site citations and programming charts. Anyone is welcome to use my  
"How to Work AO-51 With Your HT" 4-page tutorial posted at ...


Don't make your audiences write down URLs and Doppler-corrected sets  
of RX frequencies ... The first moment you see someone writing down a  
URL or freq after you've told it to them, interrupt yourself and tell  
'em, "I have this all printed out for you in a handout - you don't  
need to write that down!" You will see sighs of relief and  
appreciation from several in the group - guaranteed!

Clint Bradford, K6LCS

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