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by Geetesh Bajaj, May 26, 2015

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50 Million Prezi Users: Conversation with Scott Kabat
Scott Kabat

Scott Kabat is CMO at Prezi. He is passionately committed to growing and engaging a global community of diehard Prezi enthusiasts. When he's not taking orders from his young kids, Scott spends his free time doing various endurance sports, reading history, ranting about the dysfunctional state of American politics, and wasting critical brain space by filling it with obscure movie quotes. In this conversation, Scott discusses Prezi now encompassing more than 50 million users.

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Checklist for Delivering Presentations
Checklist for Delivering Presentations

Creating slides is just part of what you would do as part of a presentation -- delivering those slides is what will make the process complete. In the same way that you need to plan how you will create slides, you must undertake a similar plan to deliver your slides. On this page, we have compiled a list of activities you should do before delivering your slides -- let's call this a presentation delivery checklist.

Make sure that these prerequisites are in place before you deliver your presentation
Get More SmartArt Graphics in PowerPoint and Microsoft Office
Get More SmartArt Graphics in PowerPoint and Microsoft Office

In addition to creating SmartArt, and including a bunch of some great variants out of the box, Microsoft also created a way for individuals and developers to create their own custom SmartArt Layout files - these new SmartArt Layouts had the file extension, GLOX -- and could be dropped into a designated folder -- and that would result in additional SmartArt graphics being available to you.

Learn how you can get more SmartArt graphic variants
Tongue Twisters and Vocal Warm-Ups: Conversation with Rodney Saulsberry
Rodney Saulsberry

Rodney Saulsberry is one of the top voice-over talents in the United States, and author of the new book, Rodney Saulsberry's Tongue Twisters and Vocal Warm-Ups. For more than a decade the Detroit native and University of Michigan graduate has given voice to many successful commercial campaigns, including Toyota Camry, Alpo, Verizon, and numerous movie trailers such as, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Finding Forrester, Tupac Resurrection, Friday and Dumb & Dumberer. Rodney resides in Agoura, California. In this conversation, Rodney discusses his new book.

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Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Working With Slides
PowerPoint 2013 for Windows Tutorials

Add Headers and Footers to Slides

The terms Header and Footer typically come from word processing programs -- these denote repeated elements that show at the top and bottom of every page. Headers and Footers work similarly on PowerPoint slides -- the Footer is a line of text that usually appears at the bottom of a slide. By default, the footer with one or more of three placeholders appears on every slide in a presentation -- but you can change that as required.
Working With Slide Numbers

If your presentation has many slides, it will be easy to identify the current slide as long as you have enabled slide numbers on your slides. In PowerPoint you have to make these slide numbers visible since they don't show by default.
Add Headers and Footers to Notes and Handout Pages

Unlike slides which are primarily presented through a display device such as a monitor, TV screen, or projector, the Notes and Handouts in PowerPoint are essentially intended for printing. In this tutorial we will explore how you can add Headers and Footers to make your printed Notes and Handouts more professional and useful.

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Slide Masters
PowerPoint 2013 for Windows Tutorials

Change Background Styles in the Slide Master

In PowerPoint 2013, the Slide Master influences the layout and look of all slides in your presentation. One of the changes you can make to your Slide Master is applying the Background Style so that all slide layouts and actual slides in your presentation use a different slide background. In this tutorial, we will explore how you can choose from any of the 12 available Background Styles to apply to the Slide Master.

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Text
PowerPoint 2013 for Windows Tutorials

Language Options on the Status Bar

In PowerPoint 2013 when you select any text container such as a text placeholder, shape, or text box -- then you may (or may not) see which language is specified for the text container on the Status Bar. However it is quite possible that you may not be seeing any language specified on the Status Bar -- and this can happen for one of two reasons.

Learn PowerPoint 2010 for Windows: Interface
PowerPoint 2010 for Windows Tutorials

Switch Views Between Multiple Presentations

There will be times when you have to work with more than one presentation in PowerPoint. You can easily open two or more presentation next to each other which makes it easy to compare presentations and edit them as well. This is also helpful when you want to copy or move slides from one presentation to another. However what if you do not want to compare or copy slides? Let's imagine you have four presentations open and you can only see the one that is active. What about the other three presentations? How do you navigate to those presentations without having to close the active presentation?

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Map Pins for PowerPoint (With Flagged Map Pins)!

The ZIP file that you will download contains 10 map pin variations, each in 10 colors -- for a total of 100 map pin graphics. Plus you get an extra 205 map pin graphics -- one for each country in the world -- these map pins have the flag of the country placed within the pin! So all put together, you get more than 300 map pin graphics.
These "map pin" graphics are already placed in PowerPoint slides -- just copy them and paste within a slide that already contains a map to create a highlight for 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!

Go and get these Map Pins for PowerPoint graphics.
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