by Geetesh Bajaj, November 27th 2012
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Handmade Slides: Pushpins for PowerPoint -- 01

Handmade Slides: Pushpins for PowerPoint These "pushpin" graphics are already placed in PowerPoint slides -- just copy them and paste within your slides to create a look that makes a picture, shape, or anything else appear as if it has been pushed onto a surface, board, or wall with a pin!

These ready-made pushpins are already within PowerPoint slides -- and have been provided in five colors. Just copy them and paste them on your slides. All these pushpins can be rotated and resized, as required. Since they are essentially pictures, all types of edits that you can do with pictures work with them too!

Download and use these pushpins in your slides.

Handmade Slides: Frame Corners for PowerPoint -- 05

Frame Corners for PowerPoint These frame corners are all included as graphics that you can copy from within the PowerPoint presentation that you download. Use these frame corners in your presentation and make your pictures stand out. You will find these frame corners in both black and white colors, and also filled with some solid colors, textures and gradients.

Just copy and paste them as individual frame corners over your inserted pictures (or other slide objects). Place the first frame corner on the top-left corner of your picture and resize as required. For the remaining three corners, duplicate this frame corner, and place the duplicates on the other three corners, and rotate them as required.

Download and use these frame corners in your slides.

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Changing Interface Color

Changing Interface Color in PowerPoint 2013

When PowerPoint 2013 is launched, you see the Presentation Gallery. Notice the bright orange section on the left side of the Presentation Gallery. When you work in PowerPoint 2013, you'll notice the bright orange Status Bar -- also, all selected options are colored bright orange. Is this bright orange color hurting your eyes? In this tutorial you'll learn how to change this interface color. Learn more.

See Also: PowerPoint 2013 on Indezine

What is Your Body Language Saying About You?

Sandra SchriftYour body language, nonverbal cues, tell a lot about how you perform at a job, career and on stage as a public speaker. Research suggests that nonverbal cues are more important than verbal ones. I came across one study that spoke about body language comprising 55% of the force of any response, whereas the verbal content only provides 7%, and "paralanguage," or the intonation, pauses and sighs given when answering or speaking, represents 38% of the emphasis. Our schools put more emphasis on the spoken word. I suggest you learn to use a few simple tips to accentuate your body language as a public speaker or even interview for a job.

Learn about body language with Sandra Schrift.

infoDiagram: Conversation with Peter Zvirinsky

Peter ZvirinskyPeter Zvirinsky is from the very heart of Europe - he's a Slovak, now developing his business in Poland. Peter is a big fan of sketching and simple visual communication. Besides being the founder of, Peter and his wife, a professional designer run, a slide design company where they create tailor-made presentation slides for various companies. Prior to starting his own business, Peter had been working as a head of marketing & business development in data analytics consultancy. He also acted as a trainer on presenting and IT topics. In this conversation, Peter discusses his infoDiagram site.

Read the conversation here.

Present It So They Get It: Conversation with Dave Paradi

Dave ParadiDave Paradi is the author of "The Visual Slide Revolution" and "102 Tips to Communicate More Effectively Using PowerPoint". He helps presenters communicate more effectively by using persuasive PowerPoint presentations. He has published over 270 issues of his bi-weekly newsletter, produced more than 70 slide makeover video podcasts and appears in media regularly. His web site is called Think Outside The Slide. In this conversation, Dave discusses his new book, Present It So They Get It.

Read the conversation here.

Movember Moustache Graphics for PowerPoint

Movember Moustache Graphics for PowerPointThese moustaches (mustaches) are PowerPoint-ready clip-art graphics that you can use within your presentation slides. These moustache graphics are provided as both fill-only and line-only variants that you can mix and match. All moustaches are available in both grayscale and color -- both variations are contained within a sample presentation you can download. Remember, these moustache graphics are vector shapes, so you can easily edit them within your PowerPoint or other Microsoft Office program.

Download and use these Movember moustache graphics.

Learn PowerPoint 2010 for Windows: Pictures

Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Text

Getting your PowerPoint tasks done quicker is just one of the benefits you will gain by using keyboard shortcuts.
Are you aware of all PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts? Want to check if your favorites have been included in this e-book, or if there are a few that can help you perform your PowerPoint tasks quicker and better? Or if you don't use keyboard shortcuts, do you want to get started?
This 56 page PDF e-book downloads quick, costs you $0 or more, and is a valuable resource. The PowerPoint Keyboard Shortcuts E-Book covers the last three Windows versions of PowerPoint: PowerPoint 2010, 2007, and 2003. And now, the e-book has already been updated for the new PowerPoint 2013.

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