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by Geetesh Bajaj, August 1, 2017

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3D Models in PowerPoint via Office Insider

3D Models in PowerPoint via Office Insider

Microsoft Office is updated in so many ways. Depending on how soon you want to see these updates, you can receive only thoroughly tested features, or you can play with new ones. If you prefer the latter, then you may be wowed by the new update that shows up as part of their Office Insider Fast program. PowerPoint and many other Office programs can now insert and manipulate 3D models. Imagine inserting a 3D model on your slide–almost as if you were inserting a picture or a media clip!

Learn more here.

Are You a Pusher or a Puller?: by Ally Yates

Utter Confidence

Persuasion and influence are essential skills if you run a business – but unfortunately, many of us misunderstand what this means. In a small study with 100 staff in a manufacturing business, the most common answer to the question: “What does influence or persuasion at work mean to you?”, an overwhelming 76 people answered: “Getting other people to do what I ask.” What this demonstrates is a lack of understanding of both the scope of persuasion and the opportunity for using different influencing strategies. It also illustrates the lamentable fact that most of us are convinced by our own sense of rightness and that our ideas are the best.

Ally Yates, author of Utter Confidence explains more.

Presentation Management Strategic to Enterprise Communication: Conversation with James Ontra

James Ontra

James Ontra is co-founder and CEO of Shufflrr. His 30-year career has focused on the highest profile presentations for world class companies. His clients have included: American Express, Bloomberg, Epcot Center, Mercedes Benz, NBC Olympics, Warner Bros. and many more. His vision and strategy have been driving Presentation Management to become a recognized communication discipline. James combined this passion with technical development to build Shufflrr. Presentation Management is smart communication strategy. In this conversation, James discusses how presentation management is strategic to enterprise communication.

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The Discomfort Zone: Conversation with Marcia Reynolds

Marcia Reynolds

Dr. Marcia Reynolds has trained and coached leaders in 36 countries. She spent 16 years working in large corporations, taking one company from near bankruptcy to top IPO in the US in 1993. She is a Master Certified Coach and teaches for coach training schools in the US, Europe, and Asia. With a doctorate in Organizational Psychology, Dr. Reynolds brings a valuable combination of neuroscience and psychology to her work. Her expert advice has been spotlighted in numerous publications, including Fast Company, Forbes.com, The Wall Street Journal, and she has spoken at high-profile venues and universities around the world. In this conversation, Marcia talks about her book, The Discomfort Zone.

Read the conversation here.

Keyboard Shortcuts and Sequences E-Book: PowerPoint 2016, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2007, and 2003

Keyboard Shortcuts and Sequences E-Book: PowerPoint 2016, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2007, and 2003

Are you aware of all PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts and sequences? 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 and sequences, do you want to get started?

Get it Now

This 128 page PDF e-book downloads quick, costs you $9.99 or more, and is a valuable resource. The PowerPoint Keyboard Shortcuts and Sequences E-Book covers the last five Windows versions of PowerPoint: PowerPoint 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, and 2003. And also, PowerPoint 2016 and 2011 for Mac.

Get this PowerPoint Keyboard Shortcuts and Sequences E-Book now for just $9.99

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Progress Indicator Add-in for PowerPoint: by Olaf Nöhring

Progress Indicator Add-in for PowerPoint: by Olaf Nöhring

Probably you know this situation: your presentation gets longer and longer and you want to help your audience to know which topic you are on and help them keep track of what has been covered already and what is still coming up. Unfortunately, PowerPoint does not provide an easy way to implement a progress indicator like this. This where the free Progress Indicator add-in comes into play.

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Picture Copyrights: An Iceberg Study

Picture Copyrights

Let’s talk about a fascinating picture of an iceberg by photographer Ralph A. Clevenger. This is a fully copyrighted picture, yet a quick search on Google Images will show that this picture has been used hundreds of times on the web. So have all these web sites licensed the picture? That doesn’t appear to be true since this picture sells at a very high price on Corbis.

Explore this story of an iceberg picture that provides some learning about copyrights for images, and why some copyrights are not so obvious.

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Advanced Video Options

Advanced Video Options

After inserting a video clip into PowerPoint, you can play the clip with minute control over its volume, looping, rewinding, etc. Rather than create smaller tutorials that explore these options, we are exploring them all on this page. Before we do so, it's important to understand that these abilities only exist so that you can use them when they are required, rather than using them just because they exist!

Playing Video Across Slides

Playing Video Across Slides

Do you want to add a video clip to your PowerPoint slide so that it continues to play across subsequent slides? This means that when you move from one slide to another, the video continues playing without any interruption. In PowerPoint 2007, the Play Across Slides option was available within the interface. But in PowerPoint 2010 and later versions, this option is no longer available. However, there is a workaround to make a video play across slides, as explained in this tutorial.

Insert Flash Movies using the Developer Tab

Insert Flash Movies using the Developer Tab

PowerPoint allows you to insert video and also online videos files within your presentation. One of the file formats that you can use for these video options is Flash SWF. However, these SWF clips may not play because of security settings. Fortunately, you can use the Developer tab of the Ribbon to insert Flash SWF movies.

Shape Styles

Shape Styles

PowerPoint's fill, line, and effect attributes enable you to customize the look of shapes and other slide objects in your presentation. However, it may take ages to get that perfect color coordination and even after spending time the final look may not match the Theme of the presentation. So as an awesome alternative to end up with a coordinated color combination for the slide objects in your presentation, you can use Shape Styles.

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Acquire or Create a Digital Signature

Acquire or Create a Digital Signature

You have already explored what a digital signature is, and how a digital signature can be important for use in PowerPoint presentations. To digitally sign a presentation, you need a digital certificate. In this tutorial, we will explore how you can both acquire or create a digital signature using PowerPoint 2013.

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