by Geetesh Bajaj, January 16th 2008
Giveaways and More
This time, Steve Hards is giving away 5 copies of Opazity, an add-in that creates opaque effects inside PowerPoint. To win, all you need to do is fill in this form. This giveaway ends on January 22nd.
Get ready to exploit PowerPoint 2007's new features, and enhance your visuals and text. This friendly book/CD-ROM combo covers all of the new features of Microsoft PowerPoint 2007, including interface changes, presentation themes, multimedia, the Slide Library, and more.
The Jim Endicott Interview
Jim Endicott is a consultant, designer, speaker specializing in professional presentation messaging, design and delivery. In this interview, Jim discusses the implications of changes in this decade, the influence of technology, the sophistication of the marketplace, and the utilization of potential.
Here's an excerpt from the interview:
Geetesh: Technology is changing the way presentations are interfaced and delivered -- give us your opinion about this sphere.
Jim: The evolution of presentation-related technology the past 10 years has been much needed. Today’s laptops don’t lock up like they use to. Electronic projectors sync well without much prompting. Broader Internet bandwidth and better web interfaces have facilitated easier web presenting with less need to dumb down presentations. And a presenter’s PowerPoint can now be deployed into communication venues none of us could have imagined a few years back. (ie. iPods).
The responsibility of sorting through all those options with honesty towards what truly advances the art of personal communication still falls on each presenter. History would indicate many will continue to spend money looking for easier, quick fix short-cuts to the presentation process. Tools or technologies that promise “dazzle” and “pizzazz” will trump the hard work it takes to be a more effective communicator.
Valentine Day Stuff
We have put up tons of stuff for you that uses the Valentine's Day theme -- from templates to embellishments, get them all! The thumbnails are linked to the actual pages.
Templates on Indezine
Embellishments from Scrapbookpresentations
To apply theme to only a few slides in PowerPoint 2007, select them in the slide pane (or Slide Sorter view), right-click any of the thumbnails in the Themes gallery, and choose Apply to Selected Slides.
This tip is from my new book, PowerPoint 2007 Complete Makeover Kit which I co-authored with Echo Swinford -- check the book now!
And here are some excerpts...
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