From a presentation at D2L's Unconference:
1. Choose a subject
2. Get closer
Short, to the point, and very helpful.
From Steve Feldstein maybe?
Listened to an IT person talk about problem solving -- one comment, "Put critical information in high traffic areas". That is so obvious and so frequently forgotten. I think it's why I like the schedule page on the main left hand navigation bar and also why I like to post due date reminders in the announcements. If you don't then it must not be critical information.
Barry Dahl's "If I had a beer" presentation used software similar to Prezi. Interesting, but I'm still not sold - it's pretty rate to see Prezi used in a way that is truly better than ppt. (Other than folks with great graphic designers behind them.)
Kyle set up a PiratePad for discussion -- Still really cool software. http://piratepad.net/lm7fyqR8tw