PowerPoint and Presenting News
by Geetesh Bajaj, June 2, 2015

View this as a web page

Should You Create Widescreen Slides?
Should You Create Widescreen Slides?

Now the slide by itself was quite passable but still there was a huge problem. Add to that the fact that the projection screen was probably quite small. But then I did project my slides on the same projection screen later and they did work. Clearly something was amiss. The problem was that a 16:9 widescreen slide was projected on a standard 4:3 projector thus making the slide's real estate very less indeed.

Make sure that you know whether you must create widescreen or standard slides for your next presentation
The Magic Play Book: Conversation with Matteo Cassese
Matteo Cassese

Matteo Cassese is an interactive consultant and an entrepreneur passionate about innovation and technology living in Berlin, Germany. Before starting his consulting business, La Fabbrica della Realtà, in 2011, he has held technical and marketing roles in the internet, telecommunications and entertainment fields. His experience with presentations spans more than 10 years, were he has applied his skills to bigger corporations and startups alike. In this conversation, Matteo discusses The Magic Play Book, a SlideShare presentation that contains the 8 basic components that are needed for any great speech.

Read the conversation here
Odyssey - Dynamic Learning System: Conversation with Leon Conrad
Leon Conrad

Leon Conrad is a highly experienced voice-centered communication skills specialist who has run training courses in voice-centered communication skills for business for over 20 years. He is co-founder and lead trainer at The Academy of Oratory and teaches communication skills for negotiators for The Negotiation Lab. Leon is passionate about traditional arts and crafts, storytelling, and about reviving the integrated approach to classical liberal arts education. Leon performs as a storyteller and performance poet. He lives in London, UK. In this conversation, Leon discusses his book, Odyssey - Dynamic Learning System.

Read the conversation here
Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Slide Layouts
PowerPoint 2013 for Windows Tutorials

Slide Layouts Within Slide Master View

While changing the Slide Layout of any given slide(s) in PowerPoint 2013, you typically access the Home tab of the Ribbon and click the Layout button. This brings forth the Layout drop-down gallery. The number of Slide Layouts that you see within this gallery may differ depending upon the Theme of your active presentation -- but with PowerPoint's default Office Theme applied, you may see 9 layouts.
Change Background Styles for Slide Layouts

When you change Background Styles within the Slide Master, the Background Style for all dependent Slide Layouts will change. However, it is not necessary for all your Slide Layouts to possess the same Background Style as the Slide Master -- or even another Slide Layout. Each Layout can have its own independent Background Style.
Custom Backgrounds for Slide Master and Layouts

Content and appearance are the two major components of presentation slides. Among them, the former is always more significant than the latter -- but that does not mean that you should neglect the latter. A simple looking presentation with a clean background is always a great idea since that doesn't overpower your message. Yet, there are plenty of opportunities to go beyond a plain background and use a less restrained background instead -- your choice for a slide background should complement the content of your presentation. For example, you'll want a flashier background for slides created for kindergarten students -- or if you were creating a PowerPoint greeting card. On the other hand, you may want a washed out, faded, or even a subtle patterned picture for a typical business presentation.

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Interface
PowerPoint 2013 for Windows Tutorials

Switch Views Between Multiple Presentations

If you want to work with more than one presentations 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. 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, or minimize the active presentation? In this tutorial, you will learn how to switch between multiple open presentations in PowerPoint 2013. With this option you can easily switch in between different presentation windows.

Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Interface
PowerPoint 2011 Tutorials

Switch Views Between Multiple Presentations

When you are working with one or two presentations in PowerPoint, you can easily access slides within any of them, compare the presentations and edit the content. And it is also easy to copy or move slides from one presentation to another. However, the situation may not be the same always. Let's imagine you have four presentations open -- and presently 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 or minimize the active presentation? In this tutorial, you will learn how to switch between multiple open presentations in PowerPoint 2011, which is different from how you do so in PowerPoint for Windows.

New PowerPoint Templates on Indezine
New PowerPoint Templates on MedicinePPT
New PowerPoint Templates on LegalPPT
New PowerPoint Templates on FreePPTTemplates
New PowerPoint Templates on ChristianPPT
Add to Circles
Jeopardy-Like PowerPoint Template (25 Questions)

Want to play a Jeopardy-like game using PowerPoint slides? Yes, this is absolutely doable but making PowerPoint slides with all the interactivity and layouts takes too much work. Fortunately, we have done the work for you - just download our Jeopardy-like 25 (5x5) question PowerPoint template - replace the placeholders provided for questions, answers, and categories - and you're done! You'll still need a real human being to track scores - and you could soon be playing this amazing game as part of a fun exercise, a training program, or even a quiz show.
This template is entirely Theme aware - change your Theme colors and fonts - and everything automatically updates. We tested this template in both Windows (2007, 2010, and 2013) and Mac (2008 and 2011) versions of PowerPoint.

Download and play your own Jeopardy-like game.
Popular LinkedIn Discussions
Looping Sections in PowerPoint for Mac
Is there a way to loop the first section until clicking then moving to the next?

PowerPoint Concept Slides: Polygon Center Circles
These circles have a polygon center! You get 4 variations: triangle center, square center, pentagon center, and hexagon center!


Visit Our Groups

PowerPoint and Presentation Stuff

PowerPoint for Mac

PowerPoint 2013

PowerPoint 2010

PowerPoint Graphics

End Note
Received this email from a friend? If you would like to join our mailing list, go here.

Read past issues of this newsletter

This newsletter provides more info on better PowerPoint usage, and presentation design. You can also opt to get our RSS feed, where you can get updates through Feedburner.

See our Privacy Policy.

Follow on Twitter | Join our LinkedIn Group | Join our Facebook Group

Do let us know how we are doing -- we love to hear from you! And if you enjoyed reading any content on Indezine.com, please do like them on Facebook and other social platforms, click the Google +1 buttons on all these pages, and tweet them all so that you can share these joys with others -- and keep your feedback coming! Have a fabulous week.

Our PowerPoint and Presenting Blog is updated daily with information on what's new and happening in the world of PowerPoint.

The Indezine News mailing list is powered by Aweber.

If for any reason, you no longer want to receive this newsletter with valuable tips, resources, and information about PowerPoint and presenting stuff, you can unsubscribe by clicking the link at the end of this email. No hard feelings!

{!global calltoaction}