Using a ScanSnap and a Sharpie To Do A Presentation

There is nothing worse than sitting in a presentation and the presenter is using the same MS Office clip art that we have all seen 1000 times.

A while ago I came across this tweet by Angelo van der Sijpt in which he said that all he needs to do a presentation was a Sharpie, his ScanSnap, paper, and Keynote.

That was pretty intriguing to me: I have heard of using the ScanSnap for a lot of things, but a presentation? Not so much.

Thankfully, Angelo expanded on his tweet on his blog in this post: Sharpie, paper, ScanSnap, Keynote: Or, My presentation routine.

I’ll let Angelo describe what he does in his blog post, but I really like the runthrough and the creative use of hand-drawn graphics in his presentations.

For the record, the ScanSnap he is using (the S300M) has been replaced with the Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300.

Anyone else use their scanner in a presentation-type workflow? Let us know in the comments.


Photo: roblef

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3 Responses to “Using a ScanSnap and a Sharpie To Do A Presentation”

  1. BrooklynBoy July 6, 2010 at 9:21 pm #

    This isn't about a particular post, and I hope my gushing doesn't embarrass Brooks. I assure you, his readers, that my only relationship with him is as a subscriber. I just want to say that I so appreciate the way Brooks goes about his business here in the blog and in his educational materials: with humility and modesty, humor and incredible clarity; without condescension (and therefore with respect for us); without being insider-y; with the softest of soft sells when he mentions his availability as a consultant or how buying a scanner via clicking on a link here will "buy me a drink" (but how you have other, valid options!); and just with a generally earnest, trying-to-be-helpful outlook. He deserves kudos written better than this, but better this than nuthin', I hope. What I read between the lines is a really good person; I sure wish his traits were more common. Thanks much, Brooks, and best of luck with all your continuing and new endeavors (or even, out of respect for Canada, endeavours!).

  2. Ann July 6, 2010 at 8:47 pm #

    ditto…what BrooklynBoy said!

    • BrooksD July 7, 2010 at 10:07 am #

      Aw you guys are making me blush here. Thanks for the feedback!

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