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by Geetesh Bajaj, September 13, 2016

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Your Presentation is a Joke: Conversation with Marshall Chiles

Marshall Chiles

Marshall Chiles loves comedy, education, and business… but not always in that order. He is a professional international comedian who has owned comedy clubs and festivals around the country. He combines his 20+ years of entrepreneurial success and 14 years of standup comedy experience to inspire and help businesses apply more comedy & humor to their culture and communications. Currently, Marshall is living in Atlanta and is available for talks, workshops, interviews, and parole hearings. In this interview, Marshall talks about his book, Your Presentation is a Joke.

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Presentation Summit 2016: Conversation with Ric Bretschneider

Ric Bretschneider

Ric Bretschneider is a technologist, troublemaker, and problem solver. Professionally, he helps people raise the quality of their business communications, mainly presenting. At Microsoft, Ric spent 17 years working on PowerPoint, designing and molding the program that became a juggernaut in business communication. Shortly after leaving Microsoft, Ric was awarded PowerPoint MVP status, a recognition held by only a dozen or so people in the US. In his spare time, Ric runs the San Jose California branch of the Pecha Kucha presentation event, writes, blogs and podcasts. In this conversation, Ric discusses his sessions at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2016 series.

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The Sixth Success Factor for Startups: The Perfected Pitch: by Jerry Weissman

The Sixth Success Factor for Startups: The Perfected Pitch: by Jerry Weissman

"Startup Veteran" sounds like an oxymoron but it describes Bill Gross perfectly. Fresh out of Cal Tech in the 1980s, he started, grew, and sold three of his own companies. In 1996, he founded Idealab, a Pasadena-based organization to create and operate pioneering technology companies. Since then, Idealab has fostered the development of 125 companies, 40 of which have gone public or been acquired. That track record clearly qualifies Mr. Gross to offer advice to startups.

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Magix Music Maker Premium: Conversation with Nova Fisher

Nova Fisher

Nova Fisher is Communications Manager for Magix. She has previously founded and managed some successful early-to-market businesses including an internet service provider (ISP) which was founded in 1994, and the creation of one of the earliest online web authoring solutions in 1996, that enabled anyone to create a professional website without the need for any design or technical skills. In this interview, Nova talks about Magix Music Maker.

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Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

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Save and Save As Options in Backstage View

Save and Save As Options in Backstage View

When you click the File menu and access Backstage view in PowerPoint 2013, you see several options. In this tutorial, we explore two of these options: Save and Save As. The Save option works differently depending upon whether you are working with a new presentation or a presentation has already been saved earlier.

Open and Close Options in Backstage View

Open and Close Options in Backstage View

When you click the File menu and access Backstage view in PowerPoint 2013, several options appear. On this page, we explore two of those options: Open and Close.

Inserting SmartArt

Inserting SmartArt

SmartArt in PowerPoint allows you to replace bullet points with info-graphic content using shapes that contain text. This approach is more logical in the way that we view and present content. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to insert a SmartArt graphics within PowerPoint 2013.

Convert Bulleted Text to SmartArt

Convert Bulleted Text to SmartArt

Bulleted text slides are part of most PowerPoint presentations, even though some people abhor using bulleted content altogether. On the other hand, many others just cannot do without slides that do not contain bulleted lists. And if you are part of either of these two opposing camps, you will love this cool feature in PowerPoint that takes a middle road approach by using SmartArt.

Text Pane For SmartArt Graphics

Text Pane For SmartArt Graphics

We explored how to convert your normal bulleted text to a SmartArt graphic with just a click or two -- however, you'll soon discover that it is neither easy nor intuitive to edit, add, or delete text within a shape inside a SmartArt graphic. Fortunately, all the text edits can be easily performed within the convenient Text Pane of the SmartArt graphic. In this tutorial, we'll help you explore options for working within the Text Pane for SmartArt graphics in PowerPoint 2013.

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Arrow Circles for PowerPoint

Arrow Circles for PowerPoint

You might have seen these types of arrow segments that form a circle - they are frequently used in slides that show processes, continuous sequences, and cycle diagrams. We bring you these arrow circles with 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 segments each - but these are not merely segmented shapes that you will find elsewhere.

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First of all, you get these in two widths each - so you get a variation that lets you choose either a thinner or thicker segment. Additionally, you also get these segments in a regular geometric style - but what sets this apart is that we have also included an organic style so that your segments appear hand-drawn.

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