by Geetesh Bajaj, October 2nd 2012
To ensure future delivery of emails,
please add mailinglist @ indezine.com to your address book.
PowerPoint Concept Slides: Segment Triangle
After our successful Segment Circles series, we bring you the Segment Polygons series.
We start with this Segment Triangle slide: a triangle that includes three equal, perfectly sized segments that you can use to
effectively illustrate "three-in-one" or "one-for-three" relationships. Each individual segment is a
separate shape that can be filled in with a picture, a gradient, a solid fill, or any of the other PowerPoint fill types.
In the example shown, we used all three pictures related to nature.
Download and use these slides in your presentations
PowerPoint Concept Slides: Eight Segment Circle
As part of our segment circles series, we bring you this 8 segment circle graphic that you can use to
effectively explain any idea in your presentation that comprises 8 components/elements. Each individual segment is a separate
shape that can be filled in with a picture, a gradient, a solid fill, or any of the other PowerPoint fill types. In the example shown,
we used all 8 pictures related to food. Similarly, when you use this 8 segment circle in your presentation, try to use pictures that are
related to each other.
and use this concept slide in your presentation
Presentations Perspective: by Tom Mucciolo
For those who are connecting the dots, the future of presentations is clearly focusing
on the delivery of expertise supported with a limited display of content. The better slides will be designed to be viewed, not read.
The images will "tease", never "please" allowing visual support to provide only enough content to lead an audience directly back to the
presenter for the interpretive context. Interaction, where possible, will engage audiences by involving them in the problem, not simply offering a
preplanned solution. Change will occur with interpersonal communication, the appeal to long-term memory using stories, examples and analogies,
a knowledgeable presenter who comes equipped with questions for the audience that stimulate thinking, and someone who understands that the non-verbal
cues must remain congruent with prepared content. Assessments that can measure skills will gain prominence as presenters seek immediate feedback from
audiences in order to adapt to ever-changing conditions. Savvy speakers will understand audience preferences and find ways to meet individual needs
in a variety of venues. Visually speaking, ahead of us should be the streamlined version of what preceded us!
Read more in this
post by Tom Mucciolo
Learn PowerPoint 2013: Presentation Gallery
When launched, PowerPoint typically 2013 opens a Presentation Gallery. The Presentation Gallery provides
several ways to start your next presentation using a template, a Theme, a recent presentation, a
not-so-recent presentation, or even a blank presentation.
Explore the new Presentation Gallery in PowerPoint 2013.
Learn PowerPoint 2013: Widescreen Defaults
When you open PowerPoint 2013
for the first time, you'll see that all slide examples in the Presentation Gallery are in widescreen aspect ratio with 16:9 proportions.
This is in complete contrast to the typical standard slides with 4:3 aspect ratios that you saw in all older PowerPoint versions.
For many of us who are living in a world with widescreen displays and projectors, this may be a blessing -- but many others may not feel as blessed!
Worse, there's no obvious way for you to change these defaults so that you can always have 4:3 slides rather than 16:9. Microsoft
probably made this change since widescreen is the common format for current displays nowadays -- but to provide no option to choose a aspect
ratio at the time of creating a slide is akin to providing zero control to the user.
Learn about PowerPoint 2013's default 16:9 widescreen slide option.
Raptivity 7.3: The Indezine Review
Raptivity 7.3 enables you to quickly
create learning interactions. You can choose from over 180 learning interactivity templates and add games, simulations, brainteasers,
interactive diagrams, virtual worlds, etc. All these interactions can then be exported to various formats -- most of the newer interactions
support HTML5 output that's iPad friendly. Additionally, you can enhance the repertoire of interactions by adding more packs to your Raptivity
installation -- these packs need to be purchased separately.
Learn more about
Raptivity 7.3, a product that enables you to quickly create learning interactions.
Learn PowerPoint 2010 for Windows: Backstage Info Panel
Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Slide Transitions and Text
Getting your PowerPoint tasks done quicker is just one of the benefits you will gain by using keyboard shortcuts.
Are you aware of all PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts? Want to check if your favorites have been included in this e-book, or if
there are a few that can help you perform
your PowerPoint tasks quicker and better? Or if you don't use keyboard shortcuts, do you want to get started?
This 56 page PDF e-book downloads quick, costs you $0 or more, and is a valuable resource.
The PowerPoint Keyboard Shortcuts E-Book
covers the last three Windows versions
of PowerPoint: PowerPoint 2010, 2007, and 2003.
And now, the e-book has already been updated for the new PowerPoint 2013 Consumer Preview.
Received this email from a friend? If you would like to join our mailing list, go here
This newsletter provides more info on better PowerPoint usage, and presentation design. You can also opt to get
our RSS feed
, where you can get updates through Feedburner.
Do let us know how we are doing -- we love to hear from you
And if you enjoyed reading any content on Indezine.com, please do like them on Facebook and other social platforms, click the
Google +1 buttons on all these pages,
and tweet them all so that you can share these joys with others -- and keep your feedback coming! Have a fabulous week.
You can also find new templates everyday on the PowerPoint blog along with information on what's new and happening
in the world of PowerPoint -- check out at http://blog.indezine.com/