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by Geetesh Bajaj, September 15, 2015

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Outstanding Presentations 2015: Conversation with Steven Memel
Steven Memel

Steven Memel is an internationally renowned High-Performance Consultant and Award-Winning Actor, Director and Producer of Film, Television, Stage and Music. Through his powerful Peak Performance program, The Science of Switching On, he has helped in the development of top performers ranging from the Silver Screen to the Corporate Boardroom. In this conversation, Steven discusses his upcoming webinar tomorrow, which he will present as part of the Outstanding Presentations 2015 series.

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2015 Annoying PowerPoint Survey: Conversation with Dave Paradi
Dave Paradi

Dave Paradi has been recognized by the media and his clients as a presentation expert. He has authored eight books and four Kindle e-books on effective PowerPoint presentations. He consults on high-stakes presentations including one used to brief one of President Obama's cabinet ministers. Dave is one of only fourteen people in North America to be recognized by Microsoft with the PowerPoint Most Valuable Professional Award for his contributions to the PowerPoint presentation community. His ideas have appeared in publications around the world. In this conversation, Dave discusses his new 2015 Annoying PowerPoint Survey.

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Presentation Summit 2015: Conversation with Keith Harmeyer
Keith Harmeyer

Keith Harmeyer is a recognized thought leader on the topics of innovative thinking, creative problem solving, idea generation and advanced presentation and communication skills. An accomplished speaker and writer, Keith is co-author of the book, SmartStorming: The Game-Changing Process for Generating Bigger, Better Ideas. He has shared his insights with an international audience of thousands of corporate professionals from a wide range of industries. Before co-founding SmartStorming LLC, Keith worked at advertising agencies in the Omnicom and Publicis networks. He is a graduate of Loyola and Tulane Universities, New Orleans, of Coach University, and is a member of the National Speakers Association and the Florida Speakers Association. In this conversation, Keith discusses his keynote at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2015 series.

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Presentation Summit 2015: Conversation with Taylor Croonquist
Taylor Croonquist

Taylor Croonquist is the co-founder of Nuts & Bolts Speed Training, a website delivering actionable PowerPoint training and speed strategies, helping professionals cut their build time in a third. Prior to Nuts & Bolts, Taylor lived and worked in China for 10 years in finance and consulting. When he's not busy crafting PowerPoint training, you can find him traveling and scuba diving. In this conversation, Taylor discusses his session at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2015 series.

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PowerPoint Online
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Connect Services to Microsoft Account

Microsoft provides many online and desktop programs that let you do so much -- you can edit and create Office files, run an entire Operating System known as Windows, and also store and share files. In today's connected world, all these programs need to link to external "services" for sharing and using your personal documents. So what are these services? Well, most of these may be something you use everyday such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Flickr, etc. Microsoft also has its own services such as OneDrive from where you can use files which are saved online, and Skype through which you can make calls.
Remove Services from Microsoft Account

In a previous tutorial, we showed you how you can connect a service to your Microsoft Account. However, there may be occasions when you want to remove any such connected service. Why? You may have privacy issues or may have changed your designation or job. In that case, you'll not want any such services connected to your Microsoft Account.
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Remove Background from Pictures

Do you want to remove a sky, a wall, any backdrop, or something else in a photograph so that the slide background shows through within those removed parts of the picture? The Remove Background option may be just what you need to remove the backdrop from an inserted picture in PowerPoint 2013.
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Remove Background from Pictures

Among PowerPoint 2010's newest and most magical abilities is the Remove Background option that lets you remove the background from an inserted picture. This can be a great feature if you want to remove a sky, a wall, any backdrop, or something else in a photograph so that the slide background shows through within the removed parts of the picture.
Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac
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Advanced Background Removal Options for Pictures

We already showed you how to remove the background from an inserted picture in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac -- this process works great for simple pictures that have fairly distinct foreground and background areas. However, if the picture is little crowded or does not have clearly demarcated areas, you need to manually select the areas to be retained or removed in the picture using some fairly advanced background removal options.
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Ellen Finkelstein
Ellen Finkelstein is a Microsoft PowerPoint MVP and author of several PowerPoint, Flash, and AutoCAD books -- she has announced Outstanding Presentations Workshop 2015!

This amazing series of workshops will help you become a better presenter and designer. Those of you who attended in the last 5 years (over 1700 people signed up from 49 countries in the first year itself!) will remember the high quality of the presentations.
This 6th Outstanding Presentations Workshop has a new group of top-tier presenters!

During the Outstanding Presentations Workshop you'll learn to:
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