by Geetesh Bajaj, September 25th 2012
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No Bullets Alternatives in PowerPoint -- 01

No Bullets Alternatives in PowerPoint    No Bullets Alternatives in PowerPoint
Countless voices will tell you that it's a sin to make your audiences suffer with slides that are populated with bullets, but ask for a solution and the voices will diminish to just one or two. And even then, you may not be able to use all the advice! So, here's one option: a no-bullets alternative for you -- this presentation is an example of how you can use a callout style as an alternative to bulleted lists. Make sure you notice ways to get in your pictures, charts, and tables within this callout style. Also this question and answer (you can just call it a "conversation") format will help you involve your audience much better, especially if you animate the callouts and their connectors sequentially one after the other. Even better, use the Push transition effect for your slides to get the most from this style.

Concept Slides: Seven Segment Circle

Concept Slides: Seven Segment Circle    Concept Slides: Seven Segment Circle
A segment of a circle is defined as the region between the chord of a circle and its associated arc. This conceptual slide contains a circle with 7 segments you can use to illustrate any concept or entity comprising 7 components/elements, for example seven days of a week. Try and use pictures that complement each other -- or even strongly contrast with each other.

Mad for the iPad Survey: Conversation with Joan Babinski

Joan BabinskiJoan Babinski is vice president of marketing for Brainshark, Inc. Brainshark's cloud-based software lets users create online and mobile video presentations -- using simple business tools like PowerPoint and the phone or computer microphone -- and share and track their content. Brainshark is also the creator of the free SlideShark app for viewing, presenting and sharing PowerPoints on the iPad and iPhone. In this conversation, Joan discusses "Mad for the iPad" survey data that Brainshark is releasing today, from a survey of 1,320 iPad owners.

Preparing for Ignite or Pecha Kucha: Conversation with Yancey Unequivocally

Yancey Unequivocally Yancey Unequivocally is the co-founder and President at Empowered Presentations, a slide design firm based in Honolulu, Hawaii. Yancey is in the business of helping companies and nonprofit organizations get their message across. Her business has received accolades such as two first-place finishes in the World's Best Presentation Contest on and a Best in Slideshow Finalist in the Microsoft PowerPoint Slidefest Contest. In this conversation, Yancey discusses how you can prepare efficiently to create and deliver a better Ignite or Pecha Kucha presentation.

CrystalGraphics Chart and Diagram Slides for PowerPoint: The Indezine Review

CrystalGraphics Chart and Diagram SlidesThere are so many ways in which you can create a better chart or a diagram using nothing apart from the tools available in PowerPoint -- yet playing with all these options does take a fair amount of time. If you want something quick, and also want the graphic content of your slides to shine through, then you may want to explore our review product: CrystalGraphics Chart and Diagram Slides for PowerPoint.

Learn PowerPoint 2010 for Windows: Text and Presentation Recovery

Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Theme Fonts

Remember Slides Seen 2 Days Ago?

After a typical presentation, how much do attendees remember when they walk out of the room? Are there some parts of a presentation that they remember more, and if that's true, then why? What can presenters and slide designers do so that the audience can have a better memory recall about their message and content?
These were the questions we sent to Dr. Carmen Taran earlier this year. She had already pondered about these questions before, and was intrigued enough to put together a study. She calls it a major endeavor and needs real audience input now -- the purpose of her study is to find the answers to these questions. Empirically!

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