Recently, I was either listening to a podcast or scrolling through a LinkedIn post—memory’s a bit hazy, but the message stuck. When it comes to technical conferences, the struggle is real. You put your heart into those slides, citing crucial sources, only to realize that your audience might not retain all that valuable information.
So, here’s an ingenious idea: QR codes! Picture this – at the end of your presentation, a simple QR code awaits. Your audience scans it, not only unlocking your presentation but also gaining access to every source you cited. Each source is neatly paired with a corresponding number on the slides. It’s like a digital index, effortlessly connecting slides to sources.
Scan the QR code, and there’s all the sources. No more photo sessions of every slide – just a smooth, organized transfer of knowledge.
Why does this matter? Well, besides providing your audience with a handy reference tool, it streamlines the post-conference chaos. Attendees won’t need to snap pictures of every slide; they’ll have the complete package – slides and sources – at their fingertips.
You can use a program like Talkadot (http://talkadot.com) to create the QR code.
Now, some might argue, “Why bother? Aren’t slides readily available?” True, but this method ensures your cited sources don’t get lost in the shuffle. Particularly in academic circles, where sharing data is paramount, it’s a win-win.
What do you think? Leave a comment to let me know.