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by Geetesh Bajaj, September 20, 2016

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Presentation Summit 2016: Conversation with Carmen Simon

Carmen Simon

Carmen Simon is a cognitive neuroscientist, bestselling author, and leading expert on using memory to influence decision-making. Her most recent book, Impossible to Ignore: Create Memorable Content to Influence Decisions, has won the acclaim of publications such as Inc.com, Forbes, and Fast Company, and has been selected as one of the top ten books of the year. Simon speaks frequently to industry, academic, and government audiences on neuroscience research findings related to the future of the human brain against the background of automation. She has over 20 years of experience in the fields of computer interface design, and multimedia, and holds doctorates in both instructional technology and cognitive psychology. In this conversation, Carmen discusses her keynote at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2016 series.

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Xara Designer Pro X: Conversation with Nova Fisher

Nova Fisher

Nova Fisher has worked within communications with Xara for over 15 years. 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 the new Xara Designer Pro X product.

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Adding New Shape(s) to Existing SmartArt Graphics

Adding New Shape(s) to Existing SmartArt Graphics

Once you insert a SmartArt graphic within PowerPoint (or convert some bulleted text to SmartArt), you may want to add more shapes to your SmartArt graphic. Fortunately, you can make these additions and later edit them too. You can add more shape(s) to your existing SmartArt graphics either from within the SmartArt graphic itself or through the Text Pane. Note that adding a new shape to a SmartArt graphic entirely depends on the SmartArt variant that you are using -- some variants offer more options than the others.

Delete Shapes from an Existing SmartArt Graphic

Delete Shapes from an Existing SmartArt Graphic

After inserting a SmartArt graphic within PowerPoint (or converting some bulleted text to SmartArt), you can easily add more shapes to your SmartArt graphics with just a click or two. You can even delete shapes from any existing SmartArt graphic.

Change between SmartArt Graphic Layouts (Types)

Change between SmartArt Graphic Layouts (Types)

After inserting a SmartArt graphic within PowerPoint or converting some bulleted text to SmartArt, you might want to change the layout of the SmartArt. You can choose from various SmartArt graphics variations available within PowerPoint 2013. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to change any existing SmartArt graphic to any other layout (type).

Change Colors for a SmartArt Graphic

Change Colors for a SmartArt Graphic

Although the default colors of an inserted SmartArt graphic may work the best, you may also want to change the colors of the shapes comprising the SmartArt graphic. You change the colors of everything within the SmartArt graphic at one go or change colors of individual shapes within the SmartArt graphic. Follow these steps to learn how you can change colors of your SmartArt graphic in PowerPoint 2013.

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Jeopardy-Like PowerPoint Template (25 Questions)

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.

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