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by Geetesh Bajaj, July 9th 2013

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When is Smiling Appropriate to the Audience?

Claudyne Wilder "Did you know that in social encounters women smile 87 percent of the time versus 67 percent for men, and that women are 26 percent more likely to return smiles from the opposite sex?" These are just a few statistics from The Definitive Book of Body Language by Allan and Barbara Pease (who also wrote Why Men Don't Listen and Women Can't Read Maps). The authors go on to provide even more statistics on the importance of smiling -- and not smiling. "The lessons here," they conclude, "are for women to smile less when dealing with dominant men in business or to mirror the amount of smiling that men do. And if men want to be more persuasive with women, they need to smile more in all contexts."

Read more in this post by Claudyne Wilder

Handmade Slides: Map Pins for PowerPoint – 06 and 07

Map Pins for PowerPoint – 06 and 07

These “map pin” graphics are already placed in PowerPoint slides – just copy the pins and then paste within your own slides that already contain a map. It’s so easy now to highlight a location on your map! Other than maps, you can also use these map pins like regular push pins so that a picture, shape, or anything else appears as if it has been pushed onto a surface, board, or wall with a pin!

Download and use these map pins in your slides

Google Image Source Search In Depth

Google Image Source Search In DepthGoogle’s Image Source Search is an amazing piece of work – we use it all the time to find a source of an unknown image! So how does Google recognize an image -- with text, of course Google's search algorithms have some content to index and then retrieve? But what does it store for images? Colors? Resolution? File name? Or more?

Learn how Google's Image Source Search works

Why do I need Office 365 to run Office Mobile?

Why do I need Office 365 to run Office Mobile? OK – you are used to installing apps on your iPhones and iPads – first download, and then run the app. You may have to pay for the app – and most of the time, your money gets into the pockets of Apple’s App Store even before you actually download the app. However, things are a little different with the Office Mobile app that lets you run Word, Excel, and PowerPoint on an iPhone – you will soon realize that although the actual app was free to download, you will need to pay for an Office 365 subscription to run the program.

Find out why you need Office 365 to run Office Mobile on your iOS device

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Notes Master View
Each slide in your PowerPoint deck can have some notes associated with it -- and these are placed in the Notes pane area. Do you want to print all these slide notes? Yes, you can -- however very few people realize that you can print these notes in the form of a properly structured Notes Page. This might be among the least used PowerPoint options -- but this certainly is among the most useful ones! Incidentally, even the small number of people who print Notes pages never realize that the look of their printed Notes pages can be modified within the Notes Master. Any changes you make within the Notes Master view affects the look within Notes Page view, and the layout of printed Notes pages.
Slide Show View
Have you created all your slides -- and now you want to show it in front of an audience? Or you just want to use this slide deck in a webinar, or even see them yourself to understand how they look in full screen view? In that case, the view that plays your presentation in full screen mode is Slide Show view. To access Slide Show view, you can choose any of these options.

Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac

Working with Slide Numbers
In a presentation with plenty of slides, it's quite easy to locate a specific slide as long as you know the sequence of your slide deck. You can see which slide number an active slide is within both Normal and Slide Sorter views. However, the same requirement becomes a challenge during Slide Show view, especially if you also want your audience to be able to see the slide numbers. To do so, you must enable slide numbers on the slides -- here are the steps required to do so in PowerPoint 2011.
Add and/or Remove Toolbars
PowerPoint 2011 on the Mac continues to still use Toolbars although the Windows versions of PowerPoint got rid of them a few years ago -- that's great since as a PowerPoint 2011 user, you have more options to perform the same tasks. Additionally, you can customize your Toolbars in PowerPoint 2011 -- this will save you time since your favorite commands will be more easily accessible -- thereby increasing your efficiency and productivity. Also, your new customized Toolbars are not fixed at one position. Instead, they float -- they can be dragged to any screen position. You can change their length and width by clicking and dragging the lower-right corner of the Toolbar.
Add and/or Remove Toolbar Commands
It's great to be able to customize a program according to your workflow -- it's almost like how everyone likes to organize the stuff on their desks, or even the furniture in their rooms. One of the ways that PowerPoint allows you to customize the interface is via adding custom Toolbars -- this can be of great help when you use a certain set of commands repeatedly for your tasks. Once you add a new Toolbar though, it's time to populate the Toolbar with your favorite commands. You can add, reorder, and also remove commands from a Toolbar, as explained in the following steps.

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Keyboard Shortcuts E-Book: PowerPoint 2013,2010, 2007, and 2003

Keyboard Shortcuts for PowerPoint

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.

Get this PowerPoint Keyboard Shortcuts E-Book now.

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