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Slides with Countdown Timers in PowerPoint 2016 and 2013 for Windows

Slides with Countdown Timers in PowerPoint 2016 and 2013 for Windows

Imagine that you are about to give a presentation that contains a certain number of slides, and you’ve got 15 minutes in all to complete the whole presentation and wrap up every detail. All in those 15 minutes! Or maybe, you have only 10 minutes? What will you do? Did you know that you can set up a small timer in your slides that shows a countdown as you present? Although this can be a little distracting, you can make it work if you place it discreetly, as we will show you in this tutorial.

Learn how to use countdown timers in PowerPoint 2016 and 2013 for Windows.

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Concept Slides: Organic Shapes with Brush Edges

Concept Slides: Organic Shapes with Brush Edges

You get 8 shape types plus lines as part of this Organic Shapes collection. Each of these 8 shape types have 10 variants. So you end up with 80 hand-drawn shape options! Again each of these 80 shapes have 12 brush stroke styles! Plus you get the lines and arrows in 12 brush stroke styles too. Combine all variations to end up with more than 3000 possibilities.

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Illuminate: Conversation with Nancy Duarte

Nancy Duarte

Nancy Duarte is CEO of Duarte, Inc. and the author of Resonate, Slide:ology, and the HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations. Her latest book, Illuminate: Ignite Change Through Speeches, Stories, Ceremonies, and Symbols, co-authored with Patti Sanchez, shows how the world’s greatest leaders use powerful communication to move people and ideas forward. She has a passion for teaching others about the power of persuasive presentations to drive change in the world. In this conversation, Nancy talks about Illuminate.

Read the conversation here.




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Getting Started with Motion Path Animations in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

March 23, 2018

Getting Started with Motion Path Animations in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Motion Path animations in PowerPoint enable you to make any slide object move within or outside the slide, and also make it move anywhere within the slide in a particular path! PowerPoint provides dozens of Motion Path presets, in every shape that you can imagine. To add a Motion Path animation to any object on a PowerPoint slide, follow these steps.

Learn to apply Motion Path animations in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.

Change Slide Layout in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

March 22, 2018

Change Slide Layout in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

A PowerPoint presentation comprises a bunch of slides and we like to think of these slides as akin to a blank canvas. You add content to the slides in almost the same way as you use brushes to create strokes of paint to color a canvas. However unlike a canvas, in PowerPoint, you don't have a non-structured freedom, and this can be good in many ways. Primarily, PowerPoint categorizes each slide type into one of its prescribed layouts.

Learn how to change slide layouts in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.

Here’s How President Obama Gave Stellar Inspirational Speeches

March 21, 2018


Love him or hate him, I think we can all agree that President Obama served an unforgettable term as the leader of the free world. Let’s not get carried away though, this isn’t about politics. This is about how President Obama gave the most inspirational speeches of our time.

Read more in this guest post by Yousef Abu Ghaidah.

Account Option in Backstage View in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

March 21, 2018

Account Option in Backstage View in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

In PowerPoint 2013, and in other Office 2013 programs, you typically need to sign in to a Microsoft Account so that you can access saved settings, customizations, and even some files off the cloud. You typically do this by managing your Account, right inside PowerPoint or another Office 2013 program such as Word and Excel. The Account tab in Backstage view allows you to sign in to your Microsoft Account, and automatically connect to your OneDrive account. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to access PowerPoint 2013’s Account Management options.

Learn about options within the Account tab of Backstage view in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows.

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