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Presentation Summit 2015: Conversation with Rick Altman
Presentation Summit 2015: Conversation with Rick Altman

Rick Altman is a California-based presentation consultant who has been helping organizations communicate better in public since before Microsoft developed PowerPoint. He has been hosting end-user conferences since 1989, and is the host of the annual Presentation Summit, now in its 13th season. In this conversation, Rick discusses the upcoming twelfth edition of his Presentation Summit conference, to be held in September 2015 in New Orleans.

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Clichés: Globe Pictures
Clichés: Globe Pictures

Globes again on your slides? And why not? A globe represents so much - just adding a picture of a globe can scream "international"! And maybe that's the problem? Maybe that's the cliché? Maybe it would be better to use something else as a visual rather than a globe? Now these questions have "maybe" written all over them, and you really cannot expect to get simple "yes" and "no" answers, as in "yes, you can still use a globe picture", or "no, you cannot". Even then, we can still discuss and find solutions for ourselves - not through direct answers, but through introspection.

Learn why globe pictures can look clichéd, and what you can do to get better alternatives
Cover Everything or Plan Ahead: by Claudyne Wilder
Cover Everything or Plan Ahead: by Claudyne Wilder

Talk fast to fit it all in, or condense and speak calm and connected? What would you do if you had a choice? Kuan walked into the room ready to present when the organizer told him, "Sorry, we can only give you 15 minutes and not 30 for your presentation." What does Kuan do? Does he talk fast to cover everything he planned? Or does he cut back his information and only present what is essential?

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Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Text Transforms
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Text Transforms

Have you ever tried your text to fit along the edge of a circle, or even within a circle? Or on a curved path -- or even as a roller coaster? Most of the time, you need not play as much with words but sometimes if you want to create a quick logo, or even an easy graphic -- then you will find PowerPoint's Transform tools for text very useful. Transform is a special stylizing option available in PowerPoint only for text.
Advanced Text Transforms

Working on a presentation creating slides that can attract attention is always a challenge. This is more challenging when you want to draw attention to a motto, a slogan or an axiom. To make such text stand apart, it is easy to apply text transform effects to your selected text. Apart from using presets, you can go further and tweak any of the presets to make your own distinctive Transform effect. In this tutorial you'll learn how to tweak the Transform text effect in PowerPoint 2013.

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Spelling and AutoCorrect
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Spell Check

For presentations that contain slides with too much text, or even little text -- there are always chances of spelling mistakes showing up! However, you don't necessarily have to search for these mistakes by skimming all your slides one by one since PowerPoint lets you do a spell check of the entire presentation, and make corrections as well. However there are some caveats associated with spell checking, and this does not have anything to do with PowerPoint.
More Spelling Options

While it is indeed easy to spell check your entire presentation for any misspelled words, there are other options that you need to be aware of that will help checking your slides for spelling errors. Here are some tips to help you understand how you can do better proofing of your text content in PowerPoint 2013.
What is AutoCorrect?

The AutoCorrect feature in PowerPoint fixes hundreds of common typos and spelling errors within your PowerPoint slides -- automatically as you type any text. AutoCorrect also maps specific keys to a symbol, such as replacing two en dashes with an em dash the moment you hit the Enter key. The best feature within AutoCorrect is that it works so seamlessly that you may even take it for granted -- conversely, AutoCorrect can also be a pain sometimes! You may for example not want the two en dashes to automatically change to an en dash -- in this tutorial you will learn how you can take advantage of AutoCorrect, and also how you can override its options as required.

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