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HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations

Become A PowerPoint GuruThis excerpt is from Nancy Duarte's HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations. This is a book that's easy to carry along with you, and easy to read too.

All content is presented as bite-sized chapters of a few pages, and there's so much presentation wisdom to be gained from reading and implementing the content from this book.
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Become a PowerPoint Guru

Become A PowerPoint GuruThis exclusive Indezine excerpt is from Become a PowerPoint Guru, a book that details how management and strategy consulting firms develop business presentations. The book is authored by David Tracy, who has worked as a management consultant for 12 years.

Here are couple of excerpts, reproduced here with permission from David Tracy.

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PowerPoint For Court

PowerPoint For CourtThis exclusive Indezine excerpt is from PowerPoint for Court, a book that has been the definitive manual for preparing and presenting digital material in a court of law since 2002. Used by universities, attorneys and government agencies throughout the world, PowerPoint for Court has now been updated in 2009 for use with the latest version of PowerPoint.

Here are couple of excerpts, reproduced here with permission from Herbert Rubinstein, author of the book.

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VSTO 3.0 for Office 2007 Programming

PowerPoint For CourtThis exclusive book extract from VSTO 3.0 for Office 2007 Programming is presented here with permission from Packt Publishing.

The book, authored by Vivek Thangaswamy will help you get started with using VSTO in several Microsoft Office 2007 applications including InfoPath, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, etc. The excerpt on this site looks at customizing the Ribbon interface in PowerPoint 2007.

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Advanced PowerPoint 2007

Advanced PowerPoint 2007This exclusive book extract from Advanced PowerPoint 2007 is presented here with permission from Pearson Education.

The book, authored by Wayne Kao and Jeff Huang will help an intermediate PowerPoint user improve their skills to an advanced level. The book goes into deep technical detail about the Office 2007 theme engine and how color schemes, effect schemes, and font schemes work; as well as the new PowerPoint XML file format, showing you how to edit PowerPoint files without using PowerPoint at all.

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Cutting Edge PowerPoint 2007 For Dummies

Cutting Edge PowerPoint 2007 For DummiesThis book extract is from Cutting Edge PowerPoint 2007 for Dummies, a book that will teach you how you can make your PowerPoint dance and sing.

The book is authored by Geetesh Bajaj -- get ready to add punch and pizzazz to your presentations and wow your audience using the latest PowerPoint techniques. This friendly book/CD-ROM combo covers all of the new features of Microsoft PowerPoint 2007, including interface changes, presentation themes, multimedia, the Slide Library, and more. The guide introduces you to the elements of PowerPoint: text; background, images, and info-graphics; shapes; fills, lines, and effects; sound and video; animations and transitions; and interactivity, flow, and navigation. Packed with numerous tips, shortcuts, workarounds, and timesaving techniques.

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PowerPoint 2007 Complete Makeover Kit

PowerPoint 2007 Complete Makeover KitThis book extract is from PowerPoint 2007: Complete Makeover Kit by Geetesh Bajaj and Echo Swinford.

This book is not as much about reading as it is about seeing and doing! That’s why it's called a kit. Full-color pages show you exactly how your slides will look as you follow the makeover steps, and all presentations in various stages of the makeover are on the accompanying CD. Each of the eight makeovers has been carefully chosen so it’s relevant to anyone who has ever used PowerPoint. And if you just upgraded to PowerPoint 2007, this book gives you a great introduction to the new version of the program, along with ample experience in using all the new features.

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Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 On Demand

Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 On DemandThis exclusive book extract from Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 on Demand is presented here with permission from Pearson Education.

The book, authored by Steve Johnson is in full color, and explains common PowerPoint procedures using a series of numbered steps with tons of screenshots that are captioned.

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Special Edition: Using Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007

Special Edition: Using Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007This book extract from Special Edition: Using Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 is presented here with permission from Pearson Education.

The book, authored by Patrice-Anne Rutledge, Geetesh Bajaj, and Tom Mucciolo is probably the most detailed volume on PowerPoint you'll find anywhere -- in addition it also looks beyond PowerPoint to design sense, presentation and speaking skills. The book has been completely updated for PowerPoint 2007 and includes a free CD that contains software that you can use.

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Relational Presentation

Relational PresentationThis Indezine exlusive book extract is from Relational Presentation: A Visually Interactive Approach, a book describes all aspects of a presentation style known as Relational Presentation.

Relational Presentation methods completely change the way speakers use presentation software such as PowerPoint. With this approach, a presenter does not simply advance from slide-to-slide, or bullet point-to-bullet point, as is the case with standard performances. Instead, he or she has dynamic access to potentially thousands of slides, any of which can be displayed at any time, in any order, within seconds.

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Step Up To The Mic

step up to the micThis book extract from Step Up To The Mic is an Indezine exclusive with permission from Rodney Saulsberry / Tomdor Publishing.

In a series of no-brainer inspirational chapters, Rodney explains the voice-over sphere in a simple, uncomplicated manner that will be useful to both beginners andprofessionals.

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Solving the PowerPoint Predicamemt

Solving the PowerPoint PredicamemtThis book extract from Solving the PowerPoint Predicament is an Indezine exclusive with permission from Pearson Education.

The excerpts chosen to be published on Indezine show you how you can use words as pictures.


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Camtasia Studio 3: The Definitive Guide

Camtasia Studio 3: The Definitive Guide This book extract from Camtasia Studio 3: The Definitive Guide is an Indezine exclusive with permission from Wordware Publishing Inc. The excerpts chosen to be published on Indezine show you how you can use the PowerPoint add-in in Camtasia.

 

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Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances

Fixing PowerPoint AnnoyancesThis book extract is from Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances by Echo Swinford is an Indezine exclusive with permission from O'Reilly Media, Inc. The excerpts chosen to be published on Indezine discuss Excel related issues in PowerPoint.

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Beyond Bullet Points

Beyond Bullet PointsThis book extract is from Beyond Bullet Points, a book that teaches how you can use PowerPoint to tell visual stories without using bullet points. Author Cliff Atkinson uses his three-step approach to help readers discover how they can combine the tenets of classic storytelling with the power of projected media to create a rich, engaging experience.

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Cutting Edge PowerPoint for Dummies

Cutting Edge PowerPoint for DummiesThis book extract is from Cutting Edge PowerPoint for Dummies, a book that will teach you how you can make your PowerPoints dance and sing. Okay, you've PowerPointed before, right? And you knew there must be more cool things you could do? Here they are! This handy guide gives you pointers on what makes a powerful presentation, tips on using the right formats and templates, and directions for dressing up text, wowing 'em with color, adding action, and much more.

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Perfect Medical Presentations

Perfect Medical PresentationsThis book extract from Perfect Medical Presentations, a book that is more focused toward creation of PowerPoint presentatons for the medicine sector. Published by Churchill Livingstone, the authors of the book include a surgeon and a designer who live on either side of the Atlantic Ocean. The book won the first prize in the Basis of Medicine Category of the 2005 BMA medical book competition.

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Teach Yourself Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 in 24 Hours

Teach Yourself Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 in 24 HoursThis book extract from Teach Yourself PowerPoint 2003 in 24 Hours is an Indezine exclusive with permission from Sams Publishing. The book includes shortcuts and ways to accomplish the most common tasks in PowerPoint. Readers are able to work at their own pace through the easily digestible, one-hour lessons. Authored by Tom Bunzel, the book has in-depth coverage of working with sound and video inside PowerPoint. It also has a comprehensive chapter on PowerPoint's drawing abilities.

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How To Do Everything with Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003

How To Do Everything with Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003This book extract from How To Do Everything with Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 is an Indezine exclusive with permission from McGraw-Hill/Osborne. The book itself is the ideal resource for anyone who wants to create rich presentations with PowerPoint. You'll find out how to use all the features of the software and get coverage of key topics, such as creating a well-written outline, the fine points of graphic design, and tips for delivering the presentation in front of an audience. The book is authored by Ellen Finkelstein.

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Visual Quickstart Guide: Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003

Visual Quickstart Guide: Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003This book extract from Visual Quickstart Guide: Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 is an Indezine exclusive with permission from Peachpit Press. The book takes an easy, visual approach to teaching PowerPoint, using pictures to guide you through the software and show you what to do. Authored by Rick and Rebecca Altman, the book has been completely updated for the new PowerPoint 2003. Rick Altman is host of the acclaimed PowerPoint Live user conference - an annual event that's evolved into an amazing international learning symposium.

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Special Edition Using Microsoft PowerPoint 2003

Special Edition Using Microsoft PowerPoint 2003This book extract from Special Edition Using Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 is an Indezine exclusive with permission from Pearson Education. The extract is an entire chapter on working with charts in PowerPoint. The book itself is probably the most detailed volume on PowerPoint you'll find anywhere - in addition it also looks beyond PowerPoint to design sense, presentation and speaking skills. The book has been completely updated for PowerPoint 2003 and includes a free CD that contains software that you can use.

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Kathy Jacobs on PowerPoint

Kathy Jacobs on PowerPointThis book extract from Kathy Jacobs on PowerPoint is an Indezine exclusive with permission from Holy Macro! Books. A recognized expert in teaching Microsoft PowerPoint skills demonstrates how to design presentations to meet the needs of every audience. The peskiest PowerPoint problems are investigated-saving to removable media, how to back save, fast saves and other presentation corruptors, the AutoFormat feature, video drivers, hardware acceleration, and missing slide content. Also detailed is how to use PowerPoint for informational kiosks, games, and web sites. Tips for creating reports and graphical essays and for using PowerPoint with other products in the Microsoft Office suite are provided.

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Speak To Influence: How to Unlock the Hidden Power of your Voice

Speak To Influence: How to Unlock the Hidden Power of your VoiceThis book extract from Speak To Influence: How to Unlock the Hidden power of your Voice is an Indezine exclusive with permission from Susan Berkley / The Great Voice Company. The book shows you how you can achieve greater confidence and credibility by improving the sound of your voice. You will discover how easy it is to: project a polished professional image; speak with energy and enthusiasm; have a warm, friendly voice that puts people at ease.

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You Can Bank on Your Voice

You Can Bank on Your VoiceThis book extract from You Can Bank on Your Voice is an Indezine exclusive with permission from Rodney Saulsberry / Tomdor Publishing.

This is a how-to-book about being successful in the voice-over industry. Rodney breaks it down step by step and tells you what you need to get started in the business. Topics include: how to audition, finding an agent, and making a demo CD. The early chapters are great for the beginner. The rest of the book deals with making lots of money, voice-over techniques, marketing strategies, the home studio, managing your money, vocal exercises, and practice scripts.

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Powerful PowerPoint for Educators

Powerful PowerPoint for EducatorsThis book extract from Powerful PowerPoint for Educators is an Indezine exclusive with permission from David Marcovitz / Libraries Unlimited. This book provides instruction for using Visual Basic Applications to create interactive educational materials in PowerPoint. It's probably the most extensive book on PowerPoint VBA that you can find anywhere.

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The Presentation Survival Skills Guide

The Presentation Survival Skills GuideThis book extract from The Presentation Survival Skills Guide is an Indezine exclusive with permission from Jim Endicott, which he has co-authored with Dr. Scott W Lee.

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