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Signage versus Documents -- Drive Your PowerPoint Home: Guest Post by Jerry Weissman

May 24, 11

American Apparel, Staples, Knoll Furniture, and Lufthansa Airlines all share a common denominator with the New York subway system: each of these diverse organizations uses the same popular typeface in its signage: Helvetica. A book called Helvetica and the New York City Subway System describes why their decision makers chose the font style.

Read more in this guest post by Jerry Weissman.


Why Use PowerPoint at All? A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words: Guest Post by Jerry Weissman

May 23, 11

Considering the universal condemnation by critics, audiences, and even by presenters themselves, why would anyone use PowerPoint? The software—and its usage—have developed a negative reputation, ranging from the common epithet, "Death by PowerPoint," to the pointed opinions of Edward Tufte, the well-known graphics guru and author of The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint in which he contends that "PowerPoint routinely disrupts and trivializes content."

Read more in this guest post by Jerry Weissman.


FillSlammer: The Indezine Review

May 20, 11

FillSlammerFillSlammer is a very interesting PowerPoint add-in that allows creating blends between the shapes you insert on your PowerPoint slides. These blends can be between shape fills (including solid color fills and picture fills). Other than creating blends between shape fills, FillSlammer can also enables you to blend the shape outline, font color, etc.

Read the review here.


Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Notes Master View

May 20, 11

Among the least used PowerPoint options is the ability to make changes to your Notes pages -- of course very few people print Notes pages at all in he first place, and fewer than those numbers ever realize that the look of the printed Notes pages can be modified in the Notes Master. To make any of these changes, you need to access the Notes Master view in PowerPoint 2011. Any changes you make within the Notes Master view affects how they appear in Notes Page view, and the layout of printed Notes pages.

Learn about the Notes Master view in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.


VisualBee Improvements: Conversation with Shai Schwartz

May 19, 11

Shai SchwartzShai Schwartz, VP Marketing & Creative at VisualBee has 10 years of experience in the high-tech industry as a graphic designer and provides services to clients such as Comverse, NICE, Amdocs, Intel and more. He holds an MA in Communications from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In this conversaion, Shai discusses the new improvements announced for VisualBee that lets your presentations interact with social media platforms.

Read the conversation here.


Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Formatting Toolbar

May 19, 11

Like the Standard Toolbar, the Formatting Toolbar continues to exist in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac even though this new version has the Ribbon. You can see the Formatting Toolbar right below the Standard Toolbar. If you can't find the Formatting Toolbar within the PowerPoint 2011 interface, select the View | Toolbars | Formatting menu option to make it visible. Conversely, deselecting the same menu option will hide the Formatting Toolbar.

Learn about the Formatting Toolbar in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.


Presentations in Action: An Interview with Jerry Weissman

May 18, 11

Jerry WeissmanJerry Weissman is among the world's foremost corporate presentations coaches. His private client list reads like a who's who of the world's best companies, including the top brass at Yahoo!, Intel, Intuit, Cisco Systems, Microsoft, Netflix and many others. Jerry founded Power Presentations, Ltd. in 1988. One of his earliest efforts was the Cisco Systems IPO road show. Presentatons in ActionFollowing its successful launch, Don Valentine, of Sequoia Capital, and then chairman of Cisco's Board of Directors, attributed "at least two to three dollars" of the offering price to Jerry's coaching. That endorsement led to more than 500 other IPO road show presentations that have raised hundreds of billions of dollars in the stock market. In this interview, Jerry discusses his new book: Presentations in Action: 80 Memorable Presentation Lessons from the Masters.

Read the conversation here.


Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Standard Toolbar

May 18, 11

PowerPoint 2011 now sports the Ribbon interface but it still continues having menus and toolbars. Among the most important of the toolbars is the Standard Toolbar that is located beneath the menu bar. If you can't find the Standard Toolbar within the PowerPoint 2011 interface, select the View | Toolbars | Standard menu option to make it visible. Conversely, deselecting the same menu option will hide the Standard Toolbar.

Learn about the Standard Toolbar in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.


SlideFest: Conversation with Paul Cannon and Gary Kamikawa

May 17, 11

Paul CannonPaul Cannon is a Senior Product Manager with the Office team at Microsoft. For the past year he has been dedicated to PowerPoint and helping customers discover the important features of the latest release - PowerPoint 2010.

Gary KamikawaGary Kamikawa is a Sr. Marketing Manager with the Office team at Microsoft. Mr. Kamikawa joined Microsoft over 2 years ago to manage the Office Ad network and drive advertising initiatives promoting usage and engagement of the various Office Applications. Prior to Microsoft, he worked as VP of Interactive Marketing for Mpire/AdXpose. In this conversation, Paul and Gary discusses the ongoing SlideFest contest.



Read the conversation here.

 

Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Presenter View

May 17, 11

PowerPoint 2011 has several views for editing and viewing presentations, and Presenter View is one of them. This view has been completely overhauled in PowerPoint 2011 -- Presenter View no longer requires two isplays. This is great since you can test this view without working on a dual display environment (such as a laptop-projector combo workspace). Of course, the actual reason for Presenter View's existence is still for two displays, and you can continue using it that way.

Learn about Presenter View in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.


Brandon Hall Award for Brainshark: Conversation with Andy Zimmerman

May 16, 11

Andy ZimmermanAndy Zimmerman is chief marketing officer for Brainshark, Inc., overseeing the company's marketing organization, strategy, content and demand generation programs. Brainshark's cloud-based software enables users to create online and mobile video presentations - using simple business tools like PowerPoint and the telephone - and then share and track their content. Thousands of companies use Brainshark to improve the reach and results of their business communications, while dramatically reducing communications costs. In this conversation, Andy discusses Brainshark's recent receipt of a Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Technology Award.

Read the conversation here.


Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Slide Show View

May 16, 11

Every presentation is created for a reason -- and whatever that reason may be, its fulfillment often requires that a presentation is shown in PowerPoint's Slide Show view. Slide Show view typically plays your presentation in full screen mode, although that setting can be changed if you want -- we show you how to do that later in this tutorial.

Learn about Slide Show View in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.


Learn PowerPoint 2010: Smart Guides

May 16, 11

Smart guides (some users call them whiskers) are guides that are not visible on the slide all the time. In fact they only make an appearance when you start moving slide objects around. Move any slide object and these guides show up dynamically -- that's how they ended up being called "dynamic guides". Whatever you call them: smart guides, dynamic guides, or whiskers -- they are of great help when you align slide objects. These guides work like little alignment lines that appear when you drag one object close to another.

Learn about what smart guides are and how they work in PowerPoint 2010.


YawnBuster Connect: Conversation with Seema Chaudhary

May 12, 11

Seema Chaudhary Seema Chaudhary helped establish the US headquarters of Harbinger Group in Redmond; created innovative and effective marketing campaigns to launch several products in the international market; and developed crucial long-lasting relationships with prominent and influential experts in the e-Learning industry. In this conversation, Seema discusses YawnBuster Connect, a new audience response system that works within PowerPoint.

Read the conversation here.


Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Slide Master View

May 12, 11

Among the many views that PowerPoint 2011 for Mac includes is the Slide Master view -- the Slide Master influences the default text formatting and slide layouts for any slide in a presentation. Any changes you make to the Slide Master and its layouts are instantly applied to the entire presentation. The purpose of this tutorial though is not to teach you how you can modify the Slide Master, but how you can access it, and what the interface looks like.

Learn about the Slide Master View in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.


Learn PowerPoint 2010: Working with Guides

May 11, 11

You have learned how to make guides visible on your PowerPoint slide, and how you can add multiple guides in PowerPoint 2010. You can consider guides as grids that can be moved, added, or deleted. Guides has snap options turned on by default -- so you cannot turn snapping to guides on or off. Once the guides are made visible on the slide, all objects that venture close enough to them snap. Along with rulers and gridlines, guides help you position your slide objects with more precision.

Learn how the guides work in PowerPoint 2010.

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