Learn PowerPoint 2016, Microsoft Sway, and also know more about Presentation Summit 2015.
TJ Walker is the founder of Media Training Worldwide and has been conducting media training workshops and seminars since 1984. Walker has trained Presidents of countries, Prime Ministers, Nobel Peace Prize winners, Super Bowl winners, U.S. Senators, Miss Universes and Members of Parliament. His book, Secret to Foolproof Presentations was a USA Today #1 Bestseller, as well as a Wall Street Journal, and Business Week Bestseller. In this conversation, TJ discusses his upcoming webinar tomorrow, which he will present as part of the Outstanding Presentations 2015 series.
How people use PowerPoint can certainly depend upon how intuitive and easy-to-discover the interface elements are. We will explore the existing features within the Backstage view which makes such features easy to access. You access Backstage view from the File tab, which is placed at the left extreme of the Ribbon.
Alexander Hanauer is a consultant and designer for More Impact, a specialized presentation agency based in Germany. He has a passion for creating high-impact, inspiring slides designed to connect people with ideas. When he's not at work, Alex enjoys spending time with his family and friends or playing "Rembetiko" music - Greek Blues - on his bouzouki. In this conversation, Alexander discusses his sessions at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2015 series.
When launched, PowerPoint 2016 typically opens the Presentation Gallery. This Presentation Gallery provides several ways to start your next presentation using a template, a Theme, a recent presentation, a not-so-recent presentation, or even a blank presentation. These and other choices are explained in this tutorial.
Raised around America's Space Program, Alan Hoffler has earned degrees in aerospace engineering and applied mathematics, but his true passion is teaching. At some point in his 25 years of training technical corporate audiences, instructing in the college classroom, teaching public high school, and speaking nationally to pilots about flying safety he became passionate about helping others communicate with excellence. With a coach’s passion, a teacher’s heart, and an engineer’s mind, his blog reveals his desire to improve himself as well as his clients. In this conversation, Alan discusses his keynote at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2015 series.
Here's a quick walkthrough of the PowerPoint 2016 interface -- the PowerPoint 2016 interface is quite similar to PowerPoint 2013. PowerPoint 2016 opens with a Presentation Gallery, which provides several ways to start your next presentation using a template, a Theme, a recent presentation, a not-so-recent presentation, or even a blank presentation. Once you make choices in this Presentation Gallery, you see the actual PowerPoint interface.
A Microsoft PowerPoint MVP since 2000, Echo Swinford began her PowerPoint career in 1997. She holds a Master's degree in New Media from the Indiana University School of Informatics. Echo is the owner of Echosvoice, a PowerPoint consulting firm specializing in custom template development, presentation creation, makeovers and cleanup, and training for large and small corporate clients. Echo has written and co-written five PowerPoint books, developed a number of video publications, and has a string of tech editing credits to her name. In this conversation, Echo discusses her sessions at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2015 series.
A Sway you create comprises of Sections – these Sections play one after the other when you view the Sway. However before any Section, you encounter the Title Card, which is akin to the cover page of your Sway. Similarly in Sway, Heading Cards are cover pages of individual Sections!
We first present an interview with Matteo Cassese, who discussed his then-upcoming webinar. We also bring you interviews with celebrated speakers who will be part of the Presentation Summit in New Orleans later this month. This week we feature Nolan Haims, Bethany Auck, and Mike Parkinson. We continue with four more tutorials that will help you understand Microsoft Sway better. We also explore the Remove Background option in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac. Finally, don't miss the new discussions and templates of this week!
Sections hold any of the content that is placed within your Sway other than the main cover of your Sway – which is held attached to the Title Card. We have already explored the relationship between a Section and a Heading Card – and how you can add Sections within our Sections in Sway tutorial. If you want to delete the entire Section along with all the Cards it contains, click the Delete icon, shown highlighted in green within Figure 1. Do note though that you can also delete just the Section by deleting just the Heading Card. Doing so moves all other Cards to the preceding Section.
Taylor Croonquist is the co-founder of Nuts & Bolts Speed Training, a website delivering actionable PowerPoint training and speed strategies, helping professionals cut their build time in a third. Prior to Nuts & Bolts, Taylor lived and worked in China for 10 years in finance and consulting. When he’s not busy crafting PowerPoint training, you can find him traveling and scuba diving. In this conversation, Taylor discusses his upcoming webinar tomorrow, which he will present as part of the Outstanding Presentations 2015 series.
We already explored that the Title card in Sway cannot be deleted. That’s because the Title Card represents the entire Sway. Now let us look at another such relationship in Sway – but even before we get there, let us understand the concept of Sections. Sections in Sway are much like Sectionsin PowerPoint – while a Section in the latter is a bunch of consecutive slides, a Section in Sway is a bunch of consecutive Cards.
Mike Parkinson is an internationally recognized visual communication and presentation guru, solution and strategy expert, award-winning author, and trainer. He is a key contributor on multi-billion dollar projects and helps Fortune 500 companies improve their success rates. Mike shares his expertise through books like Billion Dollar Graphics, articles, and online tools. He is also partner at 24 Hour Company, a premier creative services firm. In this conversation, Mike discusses his sessions at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2015 series.
The Remove Background option is among PowerPoint's newest and most wonderful abilities. It lets you remove the background from an inserted picture -- this can be a great feature if you want to remove a sky, a wall, any backdrop, or something else in a photograph so that the slide background shows through as transparent within the removed parts of the picture.
Bethany Auck has been working in the presentation design industry for nine years. She cut her teeth at a small litigation consultancy, where she consulted on major trials helping her clients build persuasive narratives and poignant demonstratives. Bethany founded SlideRabbit in 2012 to bring high-quality design to all industries at low cost levels. In this conversation, Bethany discusses her session at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2015 series.
You can insert a picture within your Sway as a background for a Title Card or a Heading Card, or even as a picture placed in a Picture Card. There may be times when you want to pan and zoom the picture between two or more important focus areas -- almost like a Ken Burns effect. You c an do so within Sway using the Focus Points option.
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