Using a ScanSnap and a Sharpie To Do A Presentation

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

About the Author

Brooks Duncan helps individuals and small businesses go paperless. He's been an accountant, a software developer, a manager in a very large corporation, and has run DocumentSnap since 2008. You can find Brooks on Twitter at @documentsnap or @brooksduncan. Thanks for stopping by.

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Ann - July 6, 2010 Reply

ditto…what BrooklynBoy said!

BrooklynBoy - July 6, 2010 Reply

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!).

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