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by Geetesh Bajaj, January 23, 2018

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Articulate 360: Conversation with Tom Kuhlmann

Tom Kuhlmann

Tom Kuhlmann is Chief Learning Architect for Articulate where he writes the Rapid E-Learning Blog which is published weekly to over 150,000 readers. He led the development of Articulate’s 500,000 member e-learning community and is known throughout the industry for his practical, no-nonsense approaches to e-learning. And his core focus is on helping people succeed and grow as they learn to build eLearning courses. In this conversation, Tom talks about Articulate 360, a subscription offering from Articulate that contains their software applications.

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PowerPoint Concept Slides: Organic Shapes

PowerPoint Concept Slides: Organic Shapes

Have you tried to draw a line or a circle with just holding a pencil or marker in your hand? You'll end up with a shape that may fail you in a geometry test but it still looks human, personal, and different, just like these organic shapes.

PowerPoint Concept Slides: Organic Shapes
You get 8 shape types plus lines as part of this Organic Shapes collection. Each of these 8 shape types have 10 variants. So you end up with 80 hand-drawn shape options! Again each of these 80 shapes have 12 brush stroke styles! Plus you get the lines and arrows in 12 brush stroke styles too. Combine all variations to end up with more than 3000 possibilities.

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These shapes will help break the monotony of text heavy slides, and assist you in explaining difficult concepts better to your audiences. Using these organic shapes also convinces your audiences that you care enough about them to make the slides look appealing and comprehensible. What's more, these shapes are also so much fun to use!

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Why You Should Never (Ever) Memorize Your Presentation

Abu Ghaidah

I get it. Memorizing your presentation seems like a good idea. After all, every presentation you give is an opportunity for you to show off what you got in front of people that matter. Naturally, you’re planning to do everything you possibly can to reduce your risk of flopping in front of your audience, as a good presenter should. Sadly, however, expectations don’t always meet reality.

Read more in this post by Yousef Abu Ghaidah.

You’ve Got 8 Seconds: Conversation with Paul Hellman

Paul Hellman

Paul Hellman consults and speaks internationally on how to make your point fast–so you get heard & get results. His clients include BIC, Biogen, Boeing, MIT/Sloan, and NASA. He is the author of Naked At Work: How to Stay Sane When Your Job Drives You Crazy. His columns and commentaries have appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and on public radio and TV. CNBC.com has published over 100 of his fast tips. In this conversation, Paul talks about his new book, You’ve Got 8 Seconds: Communication Secrets for a Distracted World.

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Presenting Quotes

If I’d waited to know who I was: by Austin Kleon

Steal Like An Artist

"If I’d waited to know who I was or What I was about before I started “being creative,” well, I’d be sitting around trying to figure myself out instead of making things."

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Identify 32-Bit or 64-Bit

Identify 32-Bit or 64-Bit in PowerPoint and Office 2016 for Windows

Sometimes, you want to know whether you are running a 32 or 64-bit version of PowerPoint or Office. Yes, if you are running a 32-bit version of Windows, then there’s no ambiguity in the fact that you have to be running a 32-bit version of Office. But if you are running a 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows, you may be running a 32 or a 64-bit version of Office. Luckily, it’s easy to identify 32-bit or 64-bit if you know where to look.

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Share Option in Backstage View

Share Option in Backstage View in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Among the tabs within Backstage view, we have already explored the Open, New, and Save, tabs. In this tutorial, we will explore the Share tab, that has options to share the current presentation through the cloud via OneDrive, or to present online using the Office Presentation Service. You can also email the presentation as an attachment, a link, a PDF or XPS file, or fax it! Finally, you can publish slides to a SharePoint site.

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Slide Show View

Slide Show View in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Have you created all your slides, and now you want to show it in front of an audience? Or you just want to use this slide deck in a webinar, or even see them yourself to understand how they look in full-screen view? In that case, the view that plays your presentation in full-screen mode is Slide Show view.

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Reading View

Reading View in PowerPoint Online

Reading view is the default view in PowerPoint Online. It is similar to the Slide Show view in some ways because, in both views, the slide is shown in full-screen mode. However, in Reading view, you also see the PowerPoint Title Bar and the Status Bar at the top and bottom of the interface respectively.

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Edit Captions within the STAMP Add-in in PowerPoint 2016, 2013, and 2010 for Windows

Edit Captions within the STAMP Add-in in PowerPoint 2016, 2013, and 2010 for Windows

We have already explored how you can create new captions for movies inserted in PowerPoint, using the STAMP Caption Editor. Once these captions have been added, you may want to edit them or add new captions, by following these steps. Select the video which already has captions added. This will activate the Video Tools tab of the Ribbon.

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