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Talk Like TED: Conversation with Carmine Gallo

Carmine GalloCarmine Gallo is a communication coach for the world’s most admired brands. He has helped transform the storytelling culture at Intel, Coca-Cola, LinkedIn, Chevron, and many others. He is an Emmy award-winning journalist, Forbes.com columnist, and popular keynote speaker on the topic of leadership and communication. In this conversation, Carmine discusses his new book, Talk Like TED.

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Guidelines: Using Excel and PowerPoint Together

Guidelines: Using Excel and PowerPoint Together If any two programs were meant to work together in the Microsoft Office suite, they have to be Excel and PowerPoint. Almost everyone who works with Excel has to use PowerPoint to present data nd charts to an audience, or even create their business reports in PowerPoint. On the other hand, all PowerPoint charts are essentially created by Excel, even if many of you may not be aware of this fact.

Learn about the best practices for working together with Excel and PowerPoint

Animate in Slide: Conversation with Damith Rajapakse

Damith RajapakseDamith C. Rajapakse is a faculty member at the School of Computing, National University of Singapore. He has a deep interest, and many years of experience, in presentation design and the craft of software building. He is the project mentor for the PowerPointLabs project and other similar efforts. In this conversation, Damith discusses the Animate in Slide options the currently free PowerPointLabs add-in for PowerPoint.

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PowerPoint 2013 on TouchPowerPoint 2013 on Touch

Tutorials on working with touch specific options while using Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 on a device such as Microsoft Surface.

Text Floatie

PowerPoint 2013 on Touch: Text FloatieOn a touch device such as Micosoft's Surface tablets, you may not have access to a regular keyboard and mouse. Everything happens with a tap or a slide or some other gesture. Unlike the desktop versions of Office programs, the touch versions have a floatie -- this is a floating toolbar that contains options that are relevant to the tapped object. There are various floatie iterations -- the one you see is dependent on the tapped slide object. Other than the Shape floatie and the Picture floatie, there's also the Text floatie that we explore in this tutorial. Tap on any selected text to see the Text floatie.

Explore various options within the text floatie in PowerPoint 2013 on a touch device

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Reset Slide
You might have come across slides that look plainly bad. One look at such a slide , and it really doesn't matter whether the content is great or not. You just feel like looking away from it! Also, some visually loud slides can ensure that audiences concentrate more on the horrors presented by the look of the slide rather than the content. You might end up with such slides even with no fault of yours, because someone else designed them for you?

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Default Behaviors for Action Buttons
Once you place Action Buttons on your slide in PowerPoint 2013, you can make them do all sorts of actions when clicked. What sets Action Buttons apart from other shape types in PowerPoint is the iconography they contain. For most users, an icon such as a leftwards arrow indicates moving to the previous slide and a rightwards arrow does indicate progressing to the next slide. Another advantage of these icon-equipped Action Buttons is that they are language independent, and can work very well in multi-language and international presentations. In this tutorial you are going to explore the different types of Action Buttons, and their default behaviors.
Hyperlinks for Action Buttons
Just inserting Action Buttons on your slide is not sufficient -- you need to apply hyperlinks to them so that they have some function. You have already learnt how to insert Action Buttons. In this tutorial we'll learn more detailed techniques on working with Action Buttons. Each Action Button has a default action associated -- this typically is a hyperlink to some other slide in your presentation. You can change this link, or even add another link such as a link to your web site, another document, and more. In this tutorial, you will learn how to add or change the hyperlinks for Action Buttons.
Drawing Lines
PowerPoint is primarily considered a slide program within which you can bring in text, graphics, multimedia, animation, etc. to deliver your message or story. Working with PowerPoint, you will discover an amazing repertoire of tools that you can use to create awesome slides. Beyond being a tool to create slides, PowerPoint is also a great drawing program with tools and options that rival top end graphic programs. This introductory tutorial shows you how to draw a simple line on the slide.

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Gears -- these denote that things are moving, something is happening. Yes, gears mean action.

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