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Handmade Slides: Pushpins for PowerPoint - 05 and 06

Handmade Slides: Pushpins for PowerPoint - 05 and 06

More pushpin graphics for your slides! These ready-made pushpin graphics are so easy to use since they are already placed within the presentation you will download. You'll find them in five colors -- just copy them from the downloaded slide and paste on your own slides! These pushpins make your pictures, shapes, or anything else appear as if they have been pushed onto a surface, notice-board, or wall with a pin!

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20 Million Prezi Users: Conversation with Drew Banks

Drew Banks Drew Banks is the Head of Marketing at Prezi -- after treading across NC State's “Brickyard” plaza and down MIT’s infinite corridor, Drew cut his entrepreneurial teeth within game-changing companies such as SAS and Silicon Graphics. Hooked on disruptive innovation, Drew co-founded Pie Digital in 2005 to make home networking easy as pie! At Prezi, Drew returns to his SGI-spawned passion to change the world through visualization. Drew also writes. He's published a couple of business books on communications and social media, as well as a couple of novels on ... life. In this conversation, Drew discuss how Prezi evolved -- and what sets it apart.

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Brainshark Sales Enablement Portal: Conversation with Andy Zimmerman

Andy Zimmerman Andy Zimmerman is chief marketing officer for Brainshark, Inc., a leading provider of sales enablement solutions. Brainshark’s offerings include Brainshark On-Demand -- for turning PowerPoint documents into online and mobile video presentations -- and SlideShark, the award-winning app for showing PowerPoints on the iPad and iPhone. Thousands of companies use Brainshark to improve the reach and results of their business communications, while dramatically reducing costs. In this conversation, Andy discusses the Brainshark Sales Enablement Portal.

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Winning Strategies for Power Presentations: Conversation with Jerry Weissman

Jerry Weissman Jerry Weissman is among the world's foremost corporate presentations coaches. His private client list reads like a who's who of the world's best companies, including the top brass at Yahoo!, Intel, Intuit, Cisco Systems, Microsoft, Netflix and many others. Jerry founded Power Presentations, Ltd. in 1988. One of his earliest efforts was the Cisco Systems IPO road show. Following its successful launch, Don Valentine, of Sequoia Capital, and then chairman of Cisco's Board of Directors, attributed "at least two to three dollars" of the offering price to Jerry's coaching. That endorsement led to more than 500 other IPO road show presentations that have raised hundreds of billions of dollars in the stock market. In this conversation, Jerry discusses his new book, Winning Strategies for Power Presentations.

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Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Gridlines
PowerPoint's gridlines help you position your slide objects more precisely -- along with rulers and guides, gridlines let you position and snap slide objects in place so that you can easily line a set of slide objects uniformly. Gridlines are intersecting parallel and vertical dotted lines displayed on the slide forming almost a dotted graph-like mesh.
Guides
Like Gridlines, Guides also allow you to position and snap your slide objects in place. When guides are enabled for the first time within PowerPoint, you can just see two guides by default. These guides are two dotted lines, one horizontal and the other vertical. They span to intersect exactly at the center of the slide.

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Text Transforms
Twisted or turned text? Is that real? Or is that even something that you would want in your PowerPoint slides? For the benefit of all purists here, we agree that such "arty" text has no place in real world slides. However there may still be scenarios in which you wished you could twist or turn your text! Most of the times, text is not decorated beyond applying some fills, or outlines, or some readymade WordArt Styles (Quick Styles). However, there are occasions when you want to create a quick logo, or even an attention grabbing text graphic -- then you will find PowerPoint's Transform effects for text very apt.
Advanced Text Transforms
All the transform effects that you apply to your text may or may not suit your requirements every time. While some of these effects need to be made subtle, some other may need to be made more prominent. In fact, you can go ahead and tweak any of the presets to come up with your own distinctive transform effect. In this tutorial you'll learn how to tweak the Transform text effect in PowerPoint.
Insert Video (Movie) Clips
Why would you want to add a video clip within a PowerPoint slide? There are plenty of wrong reasons, and a few good ones -- let us explore the good reasons and then show you how you can add a video clip to your slide in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac. Here are some good reasons.
 
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