PowerPoint Archives (Page 048)
Here are some of reviews and presentation stuff.
This is a triangle formed out of three small triangular shapes that overlap each other -- it successfully denotes a process or cycle within the constrains of a triangle and works great for any sequential process that has three steps or concepts. It also works great to illustrate three concepts that work together, thus creating a sort of triangular matrix. Text can be superimposed on all individual shapes and each shape can be filled with PowerPoint's fills.
Graphic programs range from the easy-to-use to the detailed, and from those that work with illustrations to those that work with pictures. Xara Designer Pro 6 is a program that does it all and manages to still appear uncomplicated and intuituive. How does this program fare?
Having seen the vertical credits screen, inspired from the end-of-the-movie credits so often in PowerPoint, I wondered why no one did a horizontal credits animation? Yes, it is a little more difficult but you only need to do the task once as you can see in the downloaded presentation. Feel free to use the content in this slide – all you need to do is change the words in your credits screen, and the entire text formatting is Theme friendly so it should work within whichever presentation you add the slide to.
Joe Gustafson, CEO of Brainshark, Inc., founded the company in 1999 to help knowledge experts accelerate the flow of information to their audiences in a highly effective format. Under Joe's leadership, Brainshark has become a leader in on-demand business communications and a successful Software-as-a-Service company. Joe has been instrumental in the development of Brainshark Mobile, which Brainshark is launching today. In this conversation, Joe discusses Brainshark Mobile.
Presenters need to make a connection with their audiences, and if you have an audience that's curious, it is not uncommon for you to have a need to navigate quickly between various slides in a presentation. It can be cumbersome moving back and forth slides if they are far apart, and fortunately many presenters use hyperlinks between slides to alleviate this problem. However, maintaining and editing these links and creating the actual menu structure for something of this sort can be more tedious than creating the actual presentation! Our review product, ActivePresentation Designer can help.
These triangles dramatically enter the stage area (slide) with three animations happening simultaneously: Fade (an entrance animation), Grow and Shrink (an emphasis animation), and a right to left Motion Path. Click once and three similar animations help the triangle in doing a graceful exit. As soon as the exit is over, the next triangle animates into the stage. The trick here is that I started with just one triangle in this animation -- then I added the animations. Thereafter all I did was make copies of the triangle and changed the fill picture within the shape. Copied triangles duplicated the animations too! Download this presentation and reuse as required in your PowerPoint slides!
Beauty Box Photo is a Photoshop compatible plug-in that uses advanced algorithms to do effective skin retouching. It's face detection option automatically identifies and corrects the skin tone. Beauty Box Photo automatically applies skin smoothing settings, and you can change these settings and/or adjust the mask as required.
Inspired to create this one when I saw a series of tangram-like triangles, I just went a little ahead and added a second set of smaller triangles to ensure that every part of the slide was covered. And then these triangles were filled with pictures and animated to do a fade and wipe at the same time. PowerPoint 2010 does the simultaneous fade and wipe the best, and if you don't have access to that version, look at the YouTube video I embedded at the bottom of this page, where you can also download the actual PowerPoint file. This file can only be downloaded by Indezine members, and membership is free.
Nate Anderson is Senior Product Manager for FILEminimizer solutions at balesio AG, a leading provider of file optimization and compression solutions. He is a software industry veteran and was part of the core development team of the company’s FILEminimizer product line consisting of FILEminimizer Pictures, FILEminimizer Office and FILEminimizer Suite as well as for the enterprise solution FILEminimizer Server. In this discussion, Nate discusses the new FILEminimizer Suite product.
Tommy Powell is from Neuxpower, a software solutions companybased in the UK. Neuxpower custom-builds both stand-alone applications and add-ins that enhance existing software such as Microsoft Office. Their commercially-available file optimizer, NXPowerLite , radically reduces the size of PowerPoint, Word, Excel and JPEG files. In this conversation, Tommy talks about the new NXPowerLite versions for file servers.
Joel Harband heads Tuval Software Industries, based in Israel. Their best known product is Speech-Over Studio, a PowerPoint add-in that enables PowerPoint slides to incorporate narrations using automated voices. In this conversation, Joel discusses improvements in the new Speech-Over Professional product.
Nancy Ancowitz is the author of Self-Promotion for Introverts®. which was picked as one of the best books of 2009 by Publishers Weekly. She is a business communication coach specializing in career advancement and presentation skills. Her clients range from CEOs to emerging leaders in the business and creative worlds. In this interview, Nancy talks about her book, about being an introvert, and about how introverts can become better presenters.
Harman Singh is the Founder and CEO of authorGEN Technologies, which owns two Internet platforms - authorSTREAM and WiZiQ. authorSTREAM.com is a PowerPoint sharing platform striving to make your presentations sharable on the Web - whether they are viewed from desktops, mobile phones or tablets like iPad. WiZiQ is an online education platform where you can teach and learn online, any subject you can think of. In this conversation, Harman discusses the iPad compatibility on authorSTREAM.
Simon Newlyn is a PowerPoint artisan. Based in London, he works for advertising, design and public relations agencies as well as for direct clients through PRojects. His PowerPoint experience therefore brings him into contact with a wide range of styles and presentation needs and for fun... Simon has animated the London tube map! In this conversation, Simon talks about having fun using PowerPoint.
I just read an article in a large, mainstream publication about how PowerPoint may be the enemy, and the first thing that crossed my mind was how most people don't like to discuss their insecurities. As human beings, we like to believe we are perfect and always look out for excuses that may cover our mistakes. That makes me think about my own insecurities, and how insecure I can feel about a piece of paper?
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