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by Geetesh Bajaj, October 15th 2013

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Embedly for Brainshark: Conversation with Chris Caruso

Chris Caruso Chris Caruso is chief technology officer at Brainshark, Inc., a leader in cloud-based business presentations. Brainshark's offerings include Brainshark On-Demand -- for turning static content such as PowerPoint documents into online and mobile video presentations -- and SlideShark, the award-winning app for showing PowerPoints from the iPad and iPhone. Thousands of companies use Brainshark to improve the reach and results of their business communications, while dramatically reducing costs. In this conversation, Chris discusses how Brainshark has teamed up with Embedly to make social media posts more dynamic.

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2013 Annoying PowerPoint Survey Results: Conversation with Dave Paradi

Dave Paradi Dave Paradi has been recognized by the media and his clients as a presentation expert. He has authored seven books on effective PowerPoint presentations and he consults on high-stakes presentations including one used to brief one of President Obamaís cabinet ministers. Dave is one of two Canadians, and one of only twelve people in North America to be recognized by Microsoft with the PowerPoint Most Valuable Professional Award for his contributions to the PowerPoint presentation community. His ideas have appeared in publications around the world. In this conversation, Dave discusses the results of the 2013 Annoying PowerPoint Survey.

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Chart Elements
Although a chart may seem like a single object at first glance, look closer and you will find that each chart comprises several individual elements that we call chart elements in PowerPoint. These chart elements include Series (and this could be one or more series with values), Categories (again this can be one or more categories), Axes (horizontal, vertical, and in some cases a third axis as well), Plot area (the active chart area), Legend, Chart Title, and many more. In this tutorial we'll learn about these individual PowerPoint chart elements and also how to select and edit them.
Chart Legend
The Legend within a chart is one of those chart elements that lets you identify all the Series in a chart via color or pattern. Typically, the Legend is a box or area with swatches -- the Legend captions individual series with different colors so that you can follow which Series each of the columns in that chart represent.

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Quick Layouts for Charts
Did you want to move the location of the legend in your chart? Or do you always need to add a Data Table? Does PowerPoint's default layout options for all chart elements work for you? Or perhaps it doesn't? If you identify with any of these scenarios, you will love the way you can play with different layouts for your charts using the pre-defined Chart Quick Layouts feature. This essentially is a collection of some pre-arranged layouts containing chart elements. With just a couple of clicks you can change the entire look of your chart, as explained in this tutorial.
Chart Title
Adding a title to your chart is always a good option since it provides your audience with an idea of what your chart is all about. Yes, PowerPoint does provide this Chart Title option -- but before you go ahead and use this option, you must decide if you need a chart title or not. Here are some guidelines that will help you make that decision.
Chart Data Labels
Data Labels in charts are used to display the value, or the name of the Chart Series, or Categories right above or next to the Series on the chart. Adding Data Labels can help the presenter reveal exact values along with the Series, so that he or she need not check on the Y axis to ascertain approximate values of any Series. In this tutorial, let us learn how to add Data Labels in a chart.

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Creating and Delivering Powerful Presentations Using an iPad (Webinar)

Geetesh Bajaj

With the growing popularity of iPads and other mobile devices as presentation platforms, you need to learn more than just the basics of iPresenting. Learn how to select the right app as your presentation partner and then how to use them to deliver impressive presentations the way they should be seen with full animation, the right fonts, and brilliant colors and graphics. Learn also what you need to do before you begin!

Wed, Oct 16, 2013 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

Presenter: Geetesh Bajaj

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