by Geetesh Bajaj, February 7th 2012
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Reuse, Save, and Inspire

Geetesh Bajaj
Many of my clients, friends, and readers (including you) are super busy these days! And in between these busy days, you need to create slides, practice them, and deliver them to an audience. Very often, your work does not end there -- you then need to remove any extra meta-information from these presentation slides and mail it to clients and colleagues. Of course, you may have to do this so often for the multiple presentations you need to deliver -- and presenting may be just one of the tasks you do in your job role!
So what can I do to make your role easier? First of all, consider creating a bunch of reusable slides, including slides that contain the tables and charts you need to use often. Also collect some shapes that you have used in your previous presentations that can be used again, or used as a starting point to create something else. These reusable slides will save you so much time that you may wonder how you managed without them for so many years! So this is today's thought -- save all your great content in a scrapbook presentation! Then just open this presentation (this can also be your inspiration deck), and copy any content you need to reuse!
We continue with plenty of new content in this issue -- scroll down to find more.
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Animated Slide: Hearts Perspective

Hearts PerspectiveThis heart-full slide has several heart shapes that come onto the slide area, one after the other and then gradually become smaller until they drift into a perspective oblivion. All heart shapes are of different sizes, are rotated at a different angle, and also use Theme colors. In addition, each heart has a 3D style applied that has more than one animation added so that the shape diminishes in size as it moves to an imaginary perspective point located off the top right part of the slide. All animations are set to repeat indefinitely so that the hearts keep moving until you navigate to the next slide. Download and use this slide in your presentation.

Conversations, Interviews and Guest posts

Jay WilderSlideShark Team Edition: Conversation with Jay Wilder
Jay Wilder is director of product marketing at Brainshark, Inc. Brainshark’s cloud-based software lets users create online and mobile video presentations – using simple business tools like PowerPoint and the telephone – and then share and track their content. Thousands of companies use Brainshark to improve the reach and results of their business communications, while dramatically reducing costs. In this conversation, Jay discusses SlideShark Team Edition, which Brainshark is launching today. Read the conversation here.
Don Brittain3D-Hub: Conversation with Don Brittain
Don Brittain is CEO and a founder of Instant Effects, a California company that develops software to visually enhance presentations, communications, and collaboration. Dr. Brittain has designed commercial interactive graphics software for more than two decades, having been VP Research at Wavefront Technologies and one of the principal architects of 3dsmax from Autodesk prior to helping found Instant Effects almost a decade ago. In this conversation, Don discusses 3D-Hub, a new 3D initiative spearheaded by Instant Effects (USA) and White Space Productions (UK). Read the conversation here..

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