by Geetesh Bajaj, November 29th 2011
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Have a Great Day
OK, read that title again -- I said "Have a great day", and this is one of those closing remarks that I put in all my emails and other messages. Sometimes, I may wish you an awesome day, a terrific day, or even a wonderful day. The point is that I do really wish you a good day. So I was surprised to receive a mail one day from a recipient of my email that said he was having a terrible day, and why did I wish him a great day? I was stumped -- and did not respond to that email for 3 days, and then I mailed back to say that bad days do not last -- and maybe he would have a great day today!
This mailer comes to all of you after Thanksgiving, and while this day is not celebrated all over the world, it does have relevance to the way we all approach our days and lives, wherever in the world we may be. Just in case you missed our Thanksgiving gift to all of you last week, here's your last chance to get our Thanksgiving PowerPoint Kit
-- there are no hidden offers, no upgrades or anything else -- this is 100% free!
And we haven't stepped back from creating new tutorials as well -- let's just request you to scroll down to find the content. We also start a new series of posts on the hot topic of iPad Presenting.
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! Have a wonderful week.
We are beginning a new series on iPad Presenting -- expect to see at least one post each week on this topic -- if you have problems with iPad presenting, or if you have techniques and ideas you would like to share -- then we would love to hear from you!
iPad Presenting 01: First Questions First
OK, you have an Apple iPad of the original first generation -- or the second one. You need to present in front of a small or large audience sometimes or fairly frequently, and just the thought of doing one of your upcoming presentations using the iPad rather than the regular laptop and the ubiquitous Microsoft PowerPoint (or Apple Keynote) makes your veins pump with faster flowing blood? And for many of us it may not even matter if we still use a laptop or a desktop machine -- or not. Even if we use the iPad along with a laptop, it still is an achievement of some proportions! Read more here
iPad for Presenterís View in PowerPoint: Conversation with Rikk Flohr
A refugee from 18 years in corporate management and marketing, Rikk Flohr
turned his attention inward to his 20-year love affair with photography. He founded his design firm Fleeting Glimpse Images in January 2006 and divides his days between various print and screen design projects, presentation consulting and, of course, photography. He lives in Apple Valley, Minnesota. In this conversation, Rikk discusses using an iPad as a presenting tool. Read the conversation here
Conversations and Guest Posts
Charteo: Conversation with Volker Eckert
has over 19 years of experience in online and conventional marketing areas. He achieved his Masters of Communication and Advertising at the Florida International University of Miami. Thereafter, the experience of building up one of the world's leading online shops for PowerPoint presentations at PresentationLoad assisted Volker in launching Charteo. As CEO of Charteo and Marketing Director at PresentationLoad, Volker has raised the bar for the strategy and implementation of both online portals. In this conversation, Volker talks about the Charteo site and how it can help everyday PowerPoint users create better looking slides with convincing info-graphics. Read the conversation here
Top 10 Eís to Motivate and Influence an Audience: Guest Post by Sandra Schrift
Speak with E’s. Be a speaker of influence, not control or guilt. With the privilege of the platform comes the awesome responsibility of motivating and influencing your audience to feel/think/act differently. The first E is to Educate: Provide your audience with extensive information on your topic. This will empower attendees to feel competent and knowledgeable. Support your points with stories. Stories help us see through the eyes of other people. Adults delineate their thoughts visually. Read more in this guest post by Sandra Schrift
Reviews and More
Circulate: The Indezine Review
Circulate is a new PowerPoint add-in that quickly arranges shapes, pictures, and text into circular and semi-circular paths. You can play around with different path options to create complex patterns, motifs, logos, spirographs, etc. All put together, this does look like a fun add-in that can be very useful at the same time. To use Circulate, you will need PowerPoint 2007 or later versions on Windows. Read the Indezine review of Circulate
Dummy Text in PowerPoint 2010
Many PowerPoint designers, especially template designers need some dummy text to quickly add to their slides so that they can ascertain how some body of text looks or fits within a certain text box or placeholder. Microsoft introduced an undocumented feature in PowerPoint 2010 that lets you achieve this with just a few keystrokes, and once you are used to these shortcuts, you'll learn to appreciate them so much! Learn how to insert dummy text in PowerPoint 2010
Learn PowerPoint 2007:
Here are a series of posts on using animations in relation to triggers and multimedia, and also an unrelated tutorial on inserting sound -- these are for PowerPoint 2007 -- we plan to bring out a similar series on newer PowerPoint versions soon.
Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac:
Mac users of PowerPoint can learn about some advanced tricks they can perform with everyday shapes: