by Geetesh Bajaj, December 18th 2012
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Jeopardy-Like PowerPoint Template (25 Questions)

Jeopardy-Like PowerPoint Template (25 Questions) Want to play a Jeopardy-like game using PowerPoint slides? Yes, this is absolutely doable but making PowerPoint slides with all the interactivity and layouts takes too much work. Fortunately, we have done the work for you -- just download our Jeopardy-like 25 (5x5) question PowerPoint template -- replace the placeholders provided for questions, answers, and categories -- and you're done!

You'll still need a real human being to track scores -- and you could soon be playing this amazing game as part of a fun exercise, a training program, or even a quiz show.

This product is dontation-ware -- you can pay $5 but we suggest you pay $10.

Download and use these Jeopardy-like slides.

PowerPoint Holiday Cards: Conversation with Sandy Johnson

Sandy Johnson Sandy Johnson is a 20-year marketing communications veteran who has developed and successfully implemented marketing communications programs for clients like 3M Health Care, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and Porsche Cars of North America. Her strategic expertise and creative PowerPoint design and strategic consultation skills have made her a valuable resource for her clients. In this conversation, Sandy discusses the use of PowerPoint to create holiday cards.

PowerPoint Holiday Cards

Read more here.

Are Your "Key Takeaways" a Needle in a Haystack?: by Jim Endicott

Jim Endicott Imagine for a moment I hid a set of keys for a new Lexus in one of those personal storage lockers at Portland International Airport. And all you had to do is find the specific door, put in the key and it's all yours! My job? I just had to explain to you how to get you there through the busy and hyper-distracting environment of an international airport. It's not that I want to make it hard for you to find -- to the contrary -- I really want you to find it. But we may have a challenge... I like to use words to explain things.. lots of them. Show you a map... you get it. Give you turn-by-turn (bullet-by-bullet) set of instructions and... well your Lexus may be waiting for a while in the parking lot.

Jim Endicott explains more.

Do you need a Corporate PowerPoint Template?: by Jim Harvey

Jim Harvey As a guy who works with lots of big corporates, writing speeches, rehearsing speakers for big pitches and presentations, I'm forever coming up against the "Template Trial". The corporate PowerPoint template which everybody must use when creating presentations but which creates real problems for the speaker who wants to use them in support of their speech. Of course, the corporate template provides "brand synergy across all communications". I respect and understand that, but the problem is that most of them are rubbish as visual aids. Most of them are designed as templates for written documents, and as Nancy Duarte or Garr Reynolds, or me might say: "Good hand-outs always make poor visual aids, and good visual aids always make poor hand-outs..."

Jim Harvey explains more.

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Manage and Remove Connected Service

Manage and Remove Connected Service

We already showed how you can add connected services in PowerPoint 2013. Although it may seem that you are adding these services to PowerPoint, you are essentially connecting them to all programs and platforms connected with your Microsoft account -- including SkyDrive, all of Office 2013, and even Windows 8. Wherever used, these connected services help you access your settings and recent files or templates across all your devices, including laptops, tablets and even smartphones. Additionally, some services allow you to access media and document files.

Learn how to manage and remove a connected service in PowerPoint 2013.

Learn PowerPoint 2010 for Windows: Pictures

Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Charts

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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.

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