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PowerPoint and Presenting News: March 31, 2020

March 31, 2020

PowerPoint and Presenting News: March 31, 2020

I've been working for home because of the coronavirus lockdown, so I decided to update and revamp two tutorials. The new content has almost doubled the ideas! In the "Picture Copyrights" article, you can explore a story about what happened to someone who put in copied pictures on their PowerPoint slides. In "Is a Picture Really Worth a Thousand Words?", you'll find nine such scenarios, along with ideas that will help you make sure that your pictures are certainly worth a thousand words. We also feature Christian Lund, who talks about Templafy, an enterprise-grade productivity and governance platform for enterprise document, presentation, and email creation.

PowerPoint 2019 for Windows users can learn about the Save and Save As tabs of Backstage View. Also, make sure you do not miss the quotes, press releases, and templates featured in the last week.

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



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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.

Download and use now.

Presentation Summit 2019 and 2020: Conversation with Rick Altman

Rick Altman

Rick Altman has been hired by hundreds of companies, listened to by tens of thousands of professionals, and read by millions of people, all of whom seek better results with their presentation content and delivery. He covers the whole of the industry, from message crafting, through presentation design, slide creation, software technique, and delivery. He is the host of the Presentation Summit, now in its 18th season as the most prominent learning event for the presentation community. In this conversation, Rick talks about the Presentation Summit, being held in Seattle, WA this year from August 9 to 12, 2020.

Read the conversation here.

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Three Ways to Make a Presentation Effective

March 30, 2020

Three Ways to Make a Presentation Effective

Are you stuck with what you believe is a boring or even an uninteresting presentation? And now that your boss insists that you largely stay with the existing topic, what can you do? It turns out you can do a lot. In fact, you’ll need to work on not one but three distinct areas to make your PowerPoint, Prezi, Google Slides, or Apple Keynote presentations more effective and less boring. Here are the three areas.

Geetesh Bajaj explains how you can make your content interesting, attractive, and engaging.


Info Tab of Backstage View in PowerPoint 365 for Mac

March 30, 2020

Info Tab of Backstage View in PowerPoint 365 for Mac

In PowerPoint 365 for the Mac, there is no Info tab of Backstage view like you see in PowerPoint 365 for Windows. Yes, it would have been nice to have this Info tab where you can see and access multiple settings and properties for file options, protecting presentations, media options, inspecting presentations, and management—but most of these settings are available within PowerPoint 365 for Mac in various other locations. In this tutorial, we will help you discover these locations.

Learn about the various options available in the Info tab of Backstage view in PowerPoint 365 for Mac.


Is a Picture Really Worth a Thousand Words?

March 27, 2020

Is a Picture Really Worth a Thousand Words?

A picture is worth a thousand words—we’ve We’ve all heard this saying a thousand times and more. However, just because we heard it so many times, does not make it a norm. Frankly speaking, this observation may not even be true all the time! So what are those scenarios when this is not true? Here are nine such scenarios, along with ideas that will help you make sure that your pictures are certainly worth a thousand words.

Learn more with Geetesh Bajaj.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: March 24, 2020

March 24, 2020

The Importance of Screen Calibration

We start with tips from David Henson of Toastmasters International, that will help you make the most of your slides in a business presentation. Kurt Dupont of PresentationPoint explores the importance of screen calibration. PowerPoint 2019 for Windows users can learn about the Open and Close tabs and the Info tab of Backstage view. We also explore the Info tab of Backstage View in PowerPoint 365 for Windows. Also, make sure you do not miss the quotes, press releases, and templates featured in the last week.

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


Picture Copyrights

March 24, 2020

Picture Copyrights

At one extreme is a presentation that is bereft of any visual content, and the other extreme is a set of slides that have all visuals and almost no text. Yes, we do live in a world of extremes! We are not advocating which is a better approach, but contemporary presenters almost always make sure that they include many visuals on their slides. The adage, a picture is worth a thousand words is popular, and yet the truth of that statement may not hold good in at least one scenario, and that is all about where the visuals originated?

Learn about picture copyrights, and why you should respect them.

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