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A Broken PowerPoint Culture

Cliff Atkinson

Unfortunately it’s not just NASA and Boeing that find their cultures both reflected and crippled by this seemingly benign presentation graphics tool. Like huge mirrors hanging on the walls, PowerPoint is an open secret that lays bare the inner thoughts of every organization. For anyone who has the eyes to see, every title, bullet point, image, transition and animation reveals volumes about the tone and tenor of the organization, its openness to creativity and innovation, and its tolerance for thinking and presenting inside and outside of the organizational box.

In this post, Cliff Atkinson explains why the price that every organization pays for bad PowerPoint is incalculable. He looks at transforming PowerPoint to make it a reflection of an organization’s positive attributes.



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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.

Eyeful Presentations Launches Eyeful Insights Journal

Eyeful Presentations Launches Eyeful Insights Journal

Eyeful Presentations, a leading presentation design consultancy and the people behind the internationally acclaimed book The Presentation Lab, announce the launch of their annual Eyeful Insights Journal. Presentations are a key tool in the C-Suite communication toolkit, yet widely misunderstood and too often seen as a process to be run by junior team members rather than embraced by business leaders.

Read more here.

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Working with Guides in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

July 23, 2018

Working with Guides in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Let’s start with the basics, what are Guides? Consider Guides as a Grid on your slide that you create. Each single Guide can be moved, added, or deleted. Guides also have snap options that are always on. Once the Guides are made visible on the slide, all objects that venture close enough to them just snap. Along with Rulers and Gridlines, Guides help you position your slide objects with more precision, and you can make them work for you.

Learn how to work with Guides in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


Bitmaps and Vector Graphics

Bitmaps and Vector Graphics

July 20, 2018

Have you wondered why some pictures show jaggies on the edges when they are resized larger. Or why some pictures don’t show jaggies when enlarged? Those jaggies have more to do with the type of graphics you’re resizing, and broadly speaking, there are two types of computer graphics: bitmaps and vector graphics. If you use graphics often, understanding these two formats, their differences, and how they are created is essential. To put in a nutshell, bitmap graphics get the jaggies when they are resized. And vector graphics can be resized to any extent without the pixelated jaggies.

Learn about the differences between Bitmaps and Vector Graphics.


Hierarchical Guide Options in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

July 20, 2018

Hierarchical Guide Options in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Enabling Guides for your presentation slides helps ensure that your objects are easily aligned, and also in the same relative position in successive slides. But just enabling Guides is more like getting started. There’s so much more you can do, such as customizing the Guides themselves using hierarchical options.

Learn about the hierarchical Guide options in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


Shape Union Command in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

July 19, 2018

Shape Union Command in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

The Union command is part of Merge Shapes commands in PowerPoint that lets you unite two or more shapes with each other. The benefit of the Shape Union option is that you can quickly create complex shapes that may not have been easy to accomplish otherwise within PowerPoint. The Union command combines all overlapping and non-overlapping areas of shapes, subtracts nothing, and retains formatting of first selected shape.

Learn how you can unite shapes together in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.

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