Six ways to use QR codes in your presentations

30 September 2012

QR Codes (like the one below) go hand-in-hand with smartphones and mobile users.

Can they also be used in presentations?

Here are my six suggestions for presenters, trainers, teachers and speakers who want to start using their own QR Codes:

  1. Insert a QR Code on the last slide of your presentation which includes a link to your contact information (a Vcard) or Linkedin profile
  2. Insert a QR Code on a slide with a link to the current presentation on Slideshare or to your profile on Slideshare
  3. Insert a QR Code on a slide that links to a special offer or bonus materials only for participants
  4. Add value to the course participant handouts by inserting QR Codes with links to specific multimedia resources
  5. Insert a QR Code on a slide or handout pointing to a feeback form or participant survey.
  6. Insert a QR Code on slides containing quotes, to send the audience to the source. This is the method used by Maria Popova and you can see her presenting using these types of slides in this post. Advance the video to 1:03 to see the first slide of this type, which I have copied here below, but she has more like it in her talk (very interesting, btw).

qr code on slide by Maria Popova

QR codes are easy to make and easy to read,  but it’s important that any internet content they point to is appropriate for viewing on a mobile device.

Have you come across any other ways of using QR codes in presentations?

If you don’t have a Smartphone but wish to see what appears on an iPhone when you read the QR Code above,  here is the screen capture of the link to my Linkedin profile:

Linkedin profile for Alessandra on iPhone

How do you make a QR Code?  This article can help you.

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10 Responses to “Six ways to use QR codes in your presentations”

  1. YouScan.me says:

    Hello,

    we believe that QR codes will make the connection between offline and online worlds easier. That’s why we created our QR code generator with social features – YouScan.me – http://www.youscan.me. You can add all your info like Facebook profile or fan page, twitter, youtube, etc. and connect with others.

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  3. slidecoach says:

    per leggere un mio articolo appena pubblicato sull’utilizzo dei codici QR nel florovivaismo, andata alla pagina delle risorse gratuite: http://bit.ly/9Ib3oX

  4. Thanks for the Post and tips.

    I am new to learning about QR Codes and your explanation helps!

  5. slidecoach says:

    Here is another way to use QR codes in presentations:
    http://bit.ly/p200Rq

    Dal blog di Slideshare un post con un metodo originale per utilizzare i codici QR nelle presentazioni:
    http://bit.ly/p200Rq

  6. Paolo says:

    Ciao,
    ho letto il tuo interessante suggerimento sull’uso dei codici QR nelle presentazioni, e ti sarei grato se provassi il servizio sperimentale Identity, che ho messo online recentemente.
    E’ gratuito, e ti permette di avere un “microsito” personale, identificato da un codice QR univoco, in cui aggregare tutte le informazioni personali, realizzando di fatto una sorta di “Carta d’Identità Virtuale” (che potrebbe essere utilizzata ovviamente anche come “firma” delle presentazioni, come descrivi bene nell’articolo).

    Puoi trovare informazioni qui:
    http://www.hereqr.it

    Spero potrai inviarmi i tuoi commenti ed eventuali suggerimenti su come migliorare.
    Grazie anticipatamente!

    Paolo

  7. slidecoach says:

    grazie per il commento, lo proverò appena possibile.

  8. slidecoach says:

    TagMyDoc is an interesting way of using QR Codes with presentations. I read about it on the Digital inspiration blog in a post titled “Use QR Codes to Share your presentations“. Curiosity prompted me to sign-up for this service and try it out.
    Here is my tagged presentation: http://tagmydoc.com/dl/973DA/SV
    and the QR Code is thisIt works!

  9. slidecoach says:

    Updated post on 30 September 2012 to add the sixth tip.
    Aggiornato il 30 settembre 2012 per aggiungere il sesto suggerimento.

  10. Interessante il suggerimento di inserire il QR Code nelle presentazioni. Tuttavia e’ probabile che il pubblico possa distogliere la propria attenzione. E’ importante, quindi, sapere quando farlo apparire: prima di un intervallo, se la presentazione lo prevede, o alla fine.
    Altro utilizzo dei codici Qr, tra i mille già attuati,potrebbe essere nel riprodurlo all’interno della carta di confezionamento di un cioccolatino. L’idea l’ho avuta quando ho pubblicato un post su un QR Code realizzato,con detti dolci, da una casa inglese.
    Il QR Code, come citato, permette campagne commerciali on e off line. Non serve necessariamente il collegamento ad internet.
    In rete sono disponibili diversi applicativi che offrono la possibilità di creare codici colorati e personalizzati. QR Code non è solo quadratini bianchi e neri. L’inserimento di un logo nei QrCode lo rende sicuramente più accattivante e contestualmente l’utente identifica l’azienda.
    Interesting the suggestion of QR Code in presentations. However, it ‘s likely that the public can divert their attention. Therefore it’s important to know when to make it appear: the first of a break, if the presentation so requires, or to the end.
    Other use of Qr codes among the thousands already in use, it could be in put in the paper packaging of a chocolate. I had this idea when I published a post about a QR Code made with these desserts, an English house.
    The QR Code, as mentioned, allows online and offline marketing campaigns. Not necessarily need internet connection.
    On the web there are a lot applications that provide the ability to create color-coded and customezide. QR Code is not just white squares and blacks. A QrCode with a logo is more attractive and at the same time the user identifies the company.