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by Geetesh Bajaj, August 22, 2017

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Presentations Cost Salespeople 50+ Hours Every Month

Presentations Cost Salespeople 50+ Hours Every Month

The average salesperson spends way too much time managing presentations of all sorts, including proposal, sales, training and financial presentations. In this post, we’ll help you learn how your organization can streamline presentation management and reclaim thousands of hours—increasing your team’s effectiveness and boosting your bottom line.

Read more in this post by AlexAnndra Ontra.

Tips to Improve Yourself at the Art of Delivering Presentations

Tips to Improve Yourself at the Art of Delivering Presentations

You might be skeptical about it but a business presentation can be made interesting with the use of audio-visuals, graphics and let’s not forget you, and your awesome personal style.

Learn more in this infographic shared by Adam Chapman.

Explore Fonts: Bell MT

Explore Fonts: Bell MT

In 1788, Richard Austin created Bell, a serif typeface for the British Letter Foundry. Since then, this typeface went through an amazing journey.

Learn about Bell MT, a font included within PowerPoint.

Jigsaw Shapes for PowerPoint Presentations

Jigsaw Shapes for PowerPoint Presentations

Here are a bunch of jigsaw slides that you can use to create your own jigsaw puzzles quickly within your own slides! This entire kit contains 5 different styles of jigsaw pieces: typical jigsaws, arrows, hearts, ovals, and rounded squares.

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Each jigsaw shape is available in three counts: small, medium, and large. These shapes can be used in any PowerPoint version that is released till date. Detailed instructions on how to use these shapes can be found within the download you buy.

Download and use jigsaw shapes in your slides now for just $4.99+

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The Desire for More Positive Experience: by Mark Manson

The Desire for More Positive Experience: by Mark Manson

Presentation Summit 2017 Conversations

Rick Altman

Rick Altman has been hired by hundreds of companies, listened to by tens of thousands of professionals, and read by millions of people, all of whom seek better results with their presentation content and delivery. He is the host of the Presentation Summit, now in its 15th season as the most prominent learning event for the presentation community.

Read the conversation here.


Julie Terberg

Julie Terberg is an internationally recognized presentation expert. She is the owner of Terberg Design, a Microsoft PowerPoint MVP, and a director of the Presentation Guild. Julie enjoys sharing knowledge and ideas with the presentation community and presents a monthly webinar, "Inspired by Design," exclusively for Presentation Guild members.

Read the conversation here.


Doug Thomas

Doug Thomas used to review movies and rent you--or your parents--VHS tapes. After working a few months at Microsoft, he had an idea to get other people to create videos about Office. That idea turned into a new job of creating videos and training content for Support.Office.com including the Office 15-Minute Webinars and his current series, Doug from Office. However, none of his videos are on VHS. In this conversation, Doug talks about his session at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2017 in Clearwater Beach, FL.

Read the conversation here.

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Trim Audio Clips

Trim Audio Clips

Once you insert an audio clip into your presentation, you may find that it is too long, or there may be parts in the clip that you don't want the audiences to hear. Or, maybe you just need a small bit to play, like the sound of that trumpet blowing! Although you can scrub the clip using the Player Controls bar to ascertain where you want the clip to begin and end, that option may become monotonous and inaccurate. Additionally, it also looks very unprofessional if you try scrubbing an audio clip right in front of your audience. Fortunately, PowerPoint's Trim Audio option can make this easy for you. Follow these steps to explore how you can trim an audio clip right inside PowerPoint 2016.



Format Tab for Audio Clips

Format Tab for Audio Clips

When you select an inserted audio clip in PowerPoint 2016, you see two contextual Audio Tools tabs: Format and Playback. Once you explore the options within the Format tab, you'll wonder why there are options to adjust, arrange, resize, and apply picture styles. Also, why does PowerPoint provide picture format options for an audio clip? That's because an audio clip is represented by a sound icon. When you select the sound icon, the Player Controls bar is activated. Clearly, there’s so much to explore and learn.



Animating Slide Objects While Media is Playing

Animating Slide Objects While Media is Playing

You have a 5-minute video or audio clip playing on your slide. And exactly after the clip has played for 30 seconds, you want some text to appear superimposed over the video clip. Alternatively, you may want to show other objects on the slide while your audio clip is playing. All this while, the original audio or video clip should continue playing. How do you achieve this result?



Open and Close Options in Backstage View

Open and Close Options in Backstage View

When you click the File menu and access Backstage view in PowerPoint 2016, several options appear. On this page, we explore two of those options: Open and Close.

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Leadership Challenges of AI in the Workplace

Leadership Challenges of AI in the Workplace

Technological changes are defining the world of 21st-century business. They are also prompting questions about the future of work and how we can navigate to the ‘next horizon’. How businesses respond to these challenges and exploit the benefits of smart technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), will be a key contributor to success going forward. Roles that have been traditionally thought of as requiring a high-level human intellect are now being automated – thanks to AI. Whilst this undoubtedly boosts efficiency, decision makers must be mindful of how this may impact brand identity and user experience.

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