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by Geetesh Bajaj, January 12, 2016

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Dirty Rhetoric: Conversation with Peter Watts
Peter Watts

Peter Watts is a coach and trainer who helps presenters around the world to find their voice on the stage. He is a contributor to the Huffington Post and blogs about all things to do with public speaking at The Presenters' Blog. In this conversation, Peter talks about Dirty Rhetoric, a deck of cards that help people communicate their ideas better. Peter created this deck in collaboration with Gavin McMahon.

Read the conversation here
iSpring Suite 8: The Indezine Review
iSpring Suite 8: The Indezine Review

The newest iSpring Suite 8.1 is a unified bundle of PowerPoint add-ins that enables you to quickly develop courses, video lectures, and assessments that will work on any desktop, laptop and mobile device. As such, iSpring Suite 8 includes the capabilities available in iSpring Cam, TalkMaster, Converter Pro, Presenter, QuizMaker, and Visuals.

Explore iSpring Suite 8 that allows you to use PowerPoint to create e-Learning content
Star Wars Style Credits Animation
Star Wars Style Credits Animation

The Star Wars Style Credits Animation presentation includes a sample slide in which the credits animate in the Star Wars style. You can download this presentation and change the text in the animated text boxes as required.

Download and use these Star Wars like slides
Learn PowerPoint 2016 for Mac
PowerPoint 2016 for Mac Tutorials


The interface of PowerPoint 2016 for Mac is quite similar to that of PowerPoint 2016 for Windows. When launched, PowerPoint 2016 for Mac opens the Microsoft PowerPoint window, which provides several ways to start your next presentation using a template, a Theme, a recent presentation, a not-so-recent presentation, or even a blank presentation.
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PowerPoint 2016 for Mac Tutorials

Star Wars Style Credits Animation in PowerPoint 2013

If you want to create movie-credits style animations in PowerPoint, you will miss the Crawl Entrance animation option that was available in older versions of PowerPoint. You can substitute Crawl with Fly In, and change the animation speed to something slower such as 15 seconds, and also set the direction of the Fly In animation to From Bottom. The Star Wars credits style is a variant of the Crawl animation. In this style, the text crawls from bottom to the top, as it also does with Crawl. Additionally, the text diminishes in size all the time until it fades into oblivion. It is a real neat effect, and it is possible to accomplish it in PowerPoint 2013 if you combine multiple animations.
Sway Tutorials
Sway Tutorials

Comparison Group Cards in Sway

The third type within the Group Cards category in Sway is the Comparison Group Card. Like the Stack Group Card, the Comparison Group Card can also only contain Picture Cards. Further, you are limited to just two Picture Cards. After all, it would be difficult to compare more than two Cards!
Slideshow Group Cards in Sway

The fourth Card type within the Group Cards category in Sway is the Slideshow Group Card. The Slideshow Group Card can only contain Picture Cards and displays your pictures one after the other in Slideshow mode, not too different than the Slideshow view of PowerPoint.
Grid Group Cards in Sway

The fifth and the last Card type within the Group Cards category in Sway is the Grid Group Card. The Grid Group Card can include both Picture Cards and Text Cards. As expected, the Grid Group Card displays your Sway content in a grid form. There is no limitation on the number of Picture and Text cards you can add within the Grid Group Card.
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Add to Circles
Here are a bunch of jigsaw slides that you can use to create your own jigsaw puzzles quickly within your own slides!

This entire kit contains 5 different styles of jigsaw pieces: typical jigsaws, arrows, hearts, ovals, and rounded squares.
Jigsaw Shapes for PowerPointJigsaw Shapes for PowerPoint
Jigsaw Shapes for PowerPointJigsaw Shapes for PowerPoint
Jigsaw Shapes for PowerPoint
Each jigsaw shape is available in three counts: small, medium, and large.
These shapes can be used in any PowerPoint version that is released till date. Detailed instructions on how to use these shapes can be found within the download you buy.

Download and use jigsaw puzzles in your slides.
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