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Presentation of MX to Users

#1 Post by Richard » Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:10 am

Not entirely sure where to place this question but this seems logical. Please move it if a more appropriate thread exists.

Does there exist a slide deck presentation of MX-Linux?

I've been asked to present to a university user's group on why I feel MX-Linux is a good choice for new user's.
If such a presentation exists I would like to see other ideas.

My current plan is as follows:
1. General intro to MX-Linux: who, what, why
2. Included unique features and utilities
3. My favorite utilities and extras
4. Other useful utilities for writing, organizing, programming, music, etc

I have been using Linux primarily since 2001, so I am somewhat out of touch with Windows users. I am forced to use WinXP for work because
1. I use a netbook for traveling
2. the support material for certification classes will not run on Win7
3. I use MX for everything else

So, if anyone has some ideas for presenting MX to Windows user's, I would like to hear from you.

Thanks for listening.
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Re: Presentation of MX to Users

#2 Post by Jerry3904 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:05 am

Interesting topic. It would be great if we had a standard slide set for people to use in situations like yours. In the meantime, I would suggest you think about using one or more of Dolphin Oracle's videos (which we could eventually embed into a slide set).
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Re: Presentation of MX to Users

#3 Post by Richard » Thu Oct 27, 2016 4:01 pm

Thanks, Jerry.
I'll check out some videos and try to work some shots in.
I can do a voice-over in Spanish or time permitting do some sub-titles.
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Re: Presentation of MX to Users

#4 Post by Jerry3904 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 4:10 pm

Make sure you test it ahead of time--more speakers screw that up than anything else. Video must be same location as the presentation if going that way, nice b/c you have an embedded link and don't have to get down on your hands and knees.

This would be a great Community project after the Beta comes out...
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Re: Presentation of MX to Users

#5 Post by Gordon Cooper » Thu Oct 27, 2016 4:14 pm

Offer my assistance. Used to make these at work and have done several since retiring. Could be voice over or live presentation. Options to run on MX could
Libre Office Presentation mode, or perhaps a PDF made with Beamer, though Beamer is better for live with slide speed controlled by the presenter.
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#6 Post by Jerry3904 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 4:19 pm

Maybe you and Richard could start a thread asking for contributions to such an item--that would be fun and great for MX Linux!
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Re: Presentation of MX to Users

#7 Post by Richard » Thu Oct 27, 2016 4:28 pm

Interesting.
Gordon, I have never done an actual voice-over recording, just thinking to turn off audio and speak.
Nor used Beamer? Have to look that up. :)

I will work on some slides and since MX will be running it will have some visual.
Like the idea of using some videos since D_O uses the default setup, while mine has both horizontal and vertical.
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Re: Presentation of MX to Users

#8 Post by tascoast » Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:10 pm

Perhaps you could include some of the submitted desktop arrangements as images to highlight the ability to customise to individual preferences?
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Re: Presentation of MX to Users

#9 Post by Gordon Cooper » Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:21 pm

One of the issues in a live presentation is audience participation, for this, slides are easier to work with than video. Each slide is a separate entity that you can talk about, whereas a video can either be handled in short bursts with breaks in between, or you run the whole thing through, then talk about it. Much of what we made in slides was for presentation without an expert presenter, so the slides had an accompanying sound track with slide change pulses on a separate track, of course this method needed a projector with triggered slide advance (or somebody listening for the beeps and pushing the 'next slide' button).

Beamer may be overweight for a first project. It's one of the Lyx options and I have not done any serious work with it. Another possibility could be Shotwell, using it to assemble slides and/or videos. I do this by making the audio first, using Audacity to edit out any mistakes and to space out the phrasing to match the time I
think the slide should be on view. Then the visuals are added to match the audio. Overall it can be a slow process where one has to decide that a minor glitch can be left in the presentation and having to cringe each time it is played, or spend another half hour replacing the error.

Regardless of how it is put together, first and foremost is an outline of the project, content, sequence and duration. Draft your voice over, then get pictures to match. Fill the coffee pot, essential.
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Re: Presentation of MX to Users

#10 Post by aus9 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:33 pm

Some uni students can be naughty. So make sure none of them slip an extra slide in of a naughty image.

heck no now I think of it modern uni students would not have any slides would they?
good Luck from MX-16 user

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