Have you seen a glossy highlight that is overlaid on the screens of electronic devices such as tablets, laptops, screens, or even phones? You can see an example of this effect in the adjacent figure -- the tablet on the left has no such glossy highlight but the tablet on the right does! It's easy to create this glossy highlight in PowerPoint -- even better, you can just create a shape that represents this glossy highlight -- and then use it anywhere you want!
Have you tried to draw a line or a circle with just holding a pencil or marker in your hand? You’ll end up with a shape that may fail you in a geometry test but it still looks human, personal, and different -- just like these organic shapes. Download and use now.
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When your text paragraphs comprise multiple bulleted levels, you can just use the defaults that PowerPoint provides -- this takes care of all paragraph indentation issues. However, to have more control you have to use your own indentation values -- this option makes your text look consistent and clear , as per your needs. Indent Markers visible on the Ruler are probably the easiest way to achieve such structured results. However, this method does not let you precisely position the indentation since you just drag and pull the Indent Markers rather than setting them up via an exact numerical value. Fortunately, you can also set indentation using set numerical values.
After creating Custom Slide Shows, you would like to view them or present them to your audience. Of course you can access the Custom Shows dialog box, and then select a show and then choose to play it -- but that's a long process indeed. In this tutorial, we will show how you can access the same Custom Show more easily. And, we will also show you how you can set any Custom Show as the default within a presentation -- this means that when you actually play your presentation in Slide Show view, only the slides within the Custom Show you select will be shown!
Fred E. Miller is a speaker, an international coach, and an author. His books, No Sweat Public Speaking! and No Sweat Elevator Speech! are bought internationally, and have rave reviews on Amazon.com. His website, NoSweatPublicSpeaking.com, has over two hundred articles and videos on Public Speaking and Presentation Skills. Fred has been interviewed locally and internationally and has written many articles on and off line. In this conversation, Fred discusses his No Sweat Elevator Speech course.
You have already explored how you can use the First Line Indent Marker and the Hanging Indent Marker to tweak bulleted paragraphs in PowerPoint 2013. By tweaking, we mean adjusting the spacing before and after the bullet character. The next and last of these indent markers on the Ruler is the Left Indent Marker -- this acts like a lock on the First Line Indent Marker and the Hanging Indent Marker. Funnily enough, it is called the Left Indent Marker even though it is placed at right-most of the three markers!
Nancy Ancowitz is a business communication coach and author of Self-Promotion for Introverts®. She helps clients—introverts and extroverts alike—connect to and communicate their gifts to bring them fully and authentically into the world. Nancy is a thinking partner and stalwart supporter for these clients, who range from CEOs to emerging leaders in the business and creative worlds. They entrust her with helping them prepare for their most important presentations, job interviews, and other business meetings. In this conversation, Nancy discusses about presentation skills for introverts.
In our ongoing iPad Presenting series, we have already published 11 posts that have been read, tweeted, shared, and bookmarked by all of you -- we plan on several more posts within this series:
- iPad Presenting - First Questions First
- PowerPoint Presenter’s View on iPad
- Air Display on iPad
- Adding an Apple TV
- What is AirPlay?
- Connecting TV / Projector to Apple TV
- Wired iPad to VGA with the Apple Digital AV Adapter
- Business use of Tablet Computing Surges
- Picture Slides on the iPad
- Quickoffice Pro HD’s new PowerPoint editing features on the iPad
- Brainshark SlideShark v1.6: Conversation with Jay Wilder
- New Features in SlideShark Team Edition: Conversation with David Klein
- SlideShark and iPad 1
- iSpring Converter
- SlideShark for iPhone: Conversation with Andy Zimmerman
- Mad for the iPad Survey: Conversation with Joan Babinski
- Electric Slide 2: Conversation with Jim Phelan
Handmade Slides: Using Scanned Pictures
Using pictures in your slides does not mean that you are limited to using photographs from stock photo houses. You can certainly use your own camera -- either a digital camera or even the camera built within your phone to source your own pictures. You can also look at some unconventional sources, such as a scanner. A scanner? Yes, that's a device that several of us have not used for many years now -- but if you have one of these devices attached to your computer, do consider it as a source of visual content.
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