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by Geetesh Bajaj, January 17, 2017

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Nancy Duarte at the Presentation Summit 2016

Nancy Duarte at the Presentation Summit 2016

Nancy started her session by mentioning how happy she was to see many recognizable faces. She observed that while much has changed since 2003, presenting faces the same challenges.

Read about Nancy's session

Better Presentations: Conversation with Jon Schwabish

Jon Schwabish

Jon Schwabish is an economist, writer, teacher, and creator of policy-relevant data visualizations. In this conversation, Jon discusses his new book, Better Presentations.

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Beamium: The Smarter Way of Sharing PowerPoint Presentations

Beamium: The Smarter Way of Sharing PowerPoint Presentations

A lot of work goes into creating slides with PowerPoint. But what happens with your presentations after creating them? Sometimes they are used for presentations at events, some other time you simply share the documents as marketing white papers.

Read more in this post by Philip Franta

Identify Font Types in Microsoft Windows 10

Identify Font Types in Microsoft Windows 10

While some applications may allow you to identify font types while you choose a font, many times you may not know which font type you are choosing. To identify font types, you first need to see a listing of all fonts installed on your system.

Learn how to identify font types in Windows 10

Countdown Timers for PowerPoint

Countdown Timers for PowerPoint

Here are a bunch of Countdown Timer slides that you can use to create or embed in your own PowerPoint presentation slides.

This entire kit contains 5 different styles of Countdown Timers.

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Apply Shadow Effects to Shapes

Apply Shadow Effects to Shapes

PowerPoint's Shape Effects are used to enhance the look of your shapes, and with PowerPoint 2016 providing a vast repertoire of effects, you can easily get busy playing with all the options available! To save time, you can apply any of the Preset shape effects. If you choose to apply individual effects, the time involved may be more, but the results can be distinctive. For example, even with something as simple as the Shadow effect, there is no dearth of options available.



Working With Slide Numbers

Working With Slide Numbers

If your presentation has many slides, it will be easy to identify the current slide as long as you have enabled slide numbers on your slides. In PowerPoint, you have to make these slide numbers visible since they don't show by default.



Advanced Shadow Options

Advanced Shadow Options

The shadow effect in PowerPoint adds more depth to your selected shape, and you may achieve the perfect shadow effect the very first time you use PowerPoint's default shadow options. However, you may want that shadow to be a wee bit longer, or just a little less pronounced. Or maybe you want the shadow to sport a color that's different.



Apply Reflection Effects to Shapes

Apply Reflection Effects to Shapes

Apply any of the various effects in PowerPoint, and your shapes may stand out; literally out of the slide! In this series on Shape Effects in PowerPoint 2016, we have explored several effect types. On this page, you will learn how you can quickly add a convincing Reflection effect to a shape.



Advanced Reflection Options

Advanced Reflection Options

The Reflection effects that PowerPoint provides can be applied with a single click, and can indeed do wonders for your shapes. However, if you get too carried away by the swanky looking reflections, you may end up distracting your audiences. Most of PowerPoint's reflection presets that you learned to apply in our Reflection Effects for Shapes in PowerPoint 2016 tutorial are attractive, yet somewhat distracting. Still, you can tone down the effect a little. Or if you want, you can let your creativity work and enhance the reflection effect!

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