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True Cost of Presentations in Business Today: Conversation with Simon Morton

Simon Morton

Simon Morton founded Europe’s leading presentation design company Eyeful Presentations in 2004. His goal was big but simple – support businesses to create more powerful, engaging and effective presentations that make the most of opportunities and deliver results. 12 years, thousands of presentations and millions of engaged audience members later, Eyeful’s mission continues. Simon’s book, The Presentation Lab continues to make waves and has been released around the world in 6 languages. He is globally recognized as a thought leader in the field of presentations and now dedicates much of his time to speaking, writing or coaching businesses on how to make the most of every presentation opportunity. In this conversation, Simon talks about the true cost of presentations in business today.

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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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Presentation Summit 2019: Conversation with Richard Goring

Richard Goring

Richard Goring is a Director at BrightCarbon, the specialist presentation and eLearning agency. He has helped to write and create thousands of presentations, and coached hundreds of teams to present more effectively using visuals, diagrams, and animated sequences that explain and reinforce the key points. In this conversation, Rick talks about the Presentation Summit, being held in San Antonio, TX this year from October 6 to 9, 2019.

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Color Models: Hue in HSL

July 19, 2019

Color Models: Hue in HSL

Colors can be darker or lighter: and this in color terms is called Luminosity. Color can also be saturated (vibrant) or desaturated (neutralized). Desaturation can be done to a lesser extent or more, and when it happens to the maximum extent possible, that’s the same as completely neutralizing the color altogether. Think about converting a colored picture to grayscale and you will understand what may be happening! This property of color is called Saturation. Now beyond Luminosity and Saturation lies the Hue of color. You can have a blue that’s dark or light, and even vibrant or neutralized. But you can also have a green, a red, an orange, a yellow, or any other color with those same attributes. This red, green, yellow, or blue property is nothing else but the Hue of the color.

Explore the role that Hue plays in the world of color.


Text Placeholders vs. Text Boxes in PowerPoint 365 for Mac

July 18, 2019

Text Placeholders vs. Text Boxes in PowerPoint 365 for Mac

Before exploring the concept of differences between text placeholders and text boxes, let us start with these thoughts: Aren't text boxes and text placeholders the same? Are they really different? And why should anyone bother even if they are different? All these are valid questions, and the answers to them form one of the most important foundations in learning to create more structured presentations in PowerPoint.

Learn about the differences between text placeholders and text boxes in PowerPoint 365 for Mac.


Color Models: Luminosity in HSL

July 17, 2019

Color Models: Luminosity in HSL

We explored the HSL color model broadly previously. Now, we will look at Luminosity, one of its three properties. So what is Luminosity? Luminosity is the value that spans from pure black (darkest) to pure white (lightest). Now how does Luminosity influence any color? If we change the Luminosity values to 0 (zero) for a given color, it does not matter what Hue or Saturation values they have; they will all be black! This reasoning is easy to explain using an analogy. In a very dark room, if you switch off the light you will be left with pitch darkness, and any object of any color will appear black. That’s precisely what’s happening here too!

Explore how Luminosity works within the HSL color model.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: July 16, 2019

July 16, 2019

BrightCarbon No Text Allowed

In this issue, we first look at how you can prevent losing your fonts, backgrounds, and colors when you change the Slide Size with some PowerPoint Themes. We also bring you several interviews with presenters from the upcoming Presentation Summit. This week, we feature John Baluka, Ric Bretschneider, and Richard Goring. While these interviews talk about their sessions, we also bring you tips and ideas from them that will help you today.

PowerPoint 2016 for Windows users can learn about Working with Custom Groups in Ribbon Tabs, Adding Commands to Custom Groups, Resetting, Exporting, and Importing Ribbon Customizations, Reordering and Removing Ribbon Tabs, Resetting, Exporting, and Importing QAT Customizations, and Working with RGB Colors. PowerPoint 365 for Mac users can learn how to Add Headers and Footers to Slides, Import Outlines, Work With Slide Numbers, and the Interface. And if that wasn’t enough for this week, make sure you do not miss the quotes, press releases, and templates released in the last week.

Stay informed about updated tutorials and happenings related to PowerPoint and presenting.

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