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by Geetesh Bajaj, November 11, 2014

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Jim Endicott at the Presentation Summit 2014

Jim Endicott The afternoon keynote session at the Presentation Summit on Monday (October 13, 2014) was delivered by Jim Endicott. Jim started by saying he was going to share presenting ideas that attendees could use straightaway. He asked the audience to suggest some presentation scenarios -- the audience responded by providing scenarios such as product launches, board room meetings, and courtroom presentations.

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AKVIS Pastel: Photoshop Plug-in Review

AKVIS Pastel: Photoshop Plug-in Review AKVIS Pastel is an Adobe Photoshop compatible plug-in that converts your pictures into pastel art. Once you apply the effect, you can adjust the effect parameters to control the output as desired. Additionally, the advanced brush tools help you to refine the result and you can also apply the pastel painting to any surface such as: sanded paper, MDF board, brick wall, etc. Add a signature, a title, or a greeting to personalize your artwork. The add-in provides the batch processing option which saves lot of time if working on multiple pictures.

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Reset Pictures
Any manipulations you make to inserted pictures in PowerPoint are strictly only on the surface. The appearance of the picture changes on the slide, but the unaltered picture is still there within your PowerPoint file. Essentially that's good because if you make many changes to a picture and then regret experimenting, you can just reset your picture rather than deleting and inserting it again!
Compress Pictures
Although using pictures enhances the look of your presentation, it can also phenomenally increase the size of your presentation file. By default, PowerPoint simply copies your inserted pictures into your presentation leaving the size and format largely unchanged. The Compress feature for pictures offers an image compression utility that reduces the size of all inserted pictures in the presentation in a single step.

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Workaround for Picture Backgrounds
We have already shown you how you can apply picture fills as slide backgrounds -- all the picture format options which can be applied on a picture also works for a picture background. Unfortunately, once you apply Office 2013's Service Pack 1, many of the picture format options for picture backgrounds stop working. Until future updates restore the options back, you can follow the workaround explained on this page -- all within PowerPoint 2013.
Picture Styles
Similar to how you apply Shape Styles to your shapes on your slide, PowerPoint enables you to apply Picture Styles to your inserted pictures. With a single click, Picture Styles can transform a simple looking picture to something that's more highlighted and distinct. Note that unlike Shape Styles, Picture Styles are not Theme specific. They just transform your picture to make it look stylish by applying a border, or 3-D effect, or by changing the frame shape, etc.
Group Pictures
PowerPoint 2013 has no limitations to the number of slide objects you can add within the slide area. Be it shapes, multiple pictures, or any other slide objects -- you can add them all. When you add multiple pictures on the slide you may end up placing them in a haphazard manner and pictures of different sizes may be scattered all over the slide. It is good idea to arrange them all properly to get a more aesthetic looking layout. This tutorial explores how you can group pictures on your slide.

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Business Presentations Survey 2014

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