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Presentation Management Strategic to Enterprise Communication: Conversation with James Ontra

James Ontra

James Ontra is co-founder and CEO of Shufflrr. His 30-year career has focused on the highest profile presentations for world class companies. His clients have included: American Express, Bloomberg, Epcot Center, Mercedes Benz, NBC Olympics, Warner Bros. and many more. His vision and strategy have been driving Presentation Management to become a recognized communication discipline. James combined this passion with technical development to build Shufflrr. Presentation Management is smart communication strategy. In this conversation, James discusses how presentation management is strategic to enterprise communication.

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Gear Graphics for PowerPoint

Gear Graphics for PowerPoint

Have you ever wanted to use animated or non animated gear graphics in your PowerPoint slides? We have just what you need -- these ready-to-use awesome gears will save you tons of time. In fact, if you need to spend an hour or two to animate them, then you will be happy to know that we have included animated variants of all gears.

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Are You a Pusher or a Puller?: by Ally Yates

Utter Confidence

Persuasion and influence are essential skills if you run a business – but unfortunately, many of us misunderstand what this means. In a small study with 100 staff in a manufacturing business, the most common answer to the question: “What does influence or persuasion at work mean to you?”, an overwhelming 76 people answered: “Getting other people to do what I ask.” What this demonstrates is a lack of understanding of both the scope of persuasion and the opportunity for using different influencing strategies. It also illustrates the lamentable fact that most of us are convinced by our own sense of rightness and that our ideas are the best.

Ally Yates, author of Utter Confidence explains more.




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Insert Flash Movies into PowerPoint 2016 for Windows using the Developer Tab

July 27, 2017

Insert Flash Movies into PowerPoint 2016 for Windows using the Developer Tab

PowerPoint allows you to insert video and also online videos files within your presentation. One of the file formats that you can use for these video options is Flash SWF. However, these SWF clips may not play because of security settings. Fortunately, you can use the Developer tab of the Ribbon to insert Flash SWF movies.

Learn how to insert Flash movie using Developer tab into PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.

Picture Copyrights: An Iceberg Study

July 26, 2017

Picture Copyrights: An Iceberg Study

Let’s talk about a fascinating picture of an iceberg by photographer Ralph A. Clevenger. This is a fully copyrighted picture, yet a quick search on Google Images will show that this picture has been used hundreds of times on the web. So have all these web sites licensed the picture? That doesn’t appear to be true since this picture sells at a very high price on Corbis.

Explore this story of an iceberg picture that provides some learning about copyrights for images, and why some copyrights are not so obvious.

Playing Video Across Slides in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

July 26, 2017

Playing Video Across Slides in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Do you want to add a video clip to your PowerPoint slide so that it continues to play across subsequent slides? This means that when you move from one slide to another, the video continues playing without any interruption. In PowerPoint 2007, the Play Across Slides option was available within the interface. But in PowerPoint 2010 and later versions, this option is no longer available. However, there is a workaround to make a video play across slides, as explained in this tutorial.

Play a video clip across slides in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.

PowerPoint and Presenting News: July 25, 2017

July 25, 2017

PowerPoint and Presenting News: July 25, 2017

This is certainly a jumbo issue of the newsletter! And before we forget, remember that this is the last chance you have to get the Pslides lifetime offer. We also show you how you can create the perfect illusion of circular animations with straight-line animations alone! We also feature Kurt Dupont, who has a refreshing approach in his comparison of PowerPoint and Excel. We look at the important topic of Picture copyrights and feature Lior Student of Make a Point, who explains her concept of the message-centric slide. You can also learn about Papyrus, a font bundled with Microsoft Office. We then feature Margot Leitman who talks about her amazing new book, Long Story Short.

PowerPoint users of all versions can explore Line Charts. We also explore keyboard shortcuts for PowerPoint 2016 for Windows and also Inspect Document, Backstage View (New tab), Video Shapes, Fade Effects for Videos, and removing Video Bookmarks--all for the same version. Finally, do not miss the quotes, press releases, and templates of this week.

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