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by Geetesh Bajaj, December 4, 2018

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5 Steps to Creating a Killer Pitch Deck When Raising Funds

John Auckland

There are lots of different opinions on what makes a good deck, much of it misguided and rooted in opinion rather than data. There are also a number of bad industry habits that are endemic and often harmful to the investment process. This article takes my experience of successfully funding around 50 companies and combines this knowledge with research completed by DocSend to find the perfect formula for an engaging, compelling and ultimately easy to digest deck.

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PowerPoint Concept Slides: Organic Shapes with Brush Edges

PowerPoint Concept Slides: Organic Shapes with Brush Edges

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 with Brush Edges
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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Crazy Competitions: Conversation with Nigel Holmes

Crazy Competitions: Conversation with Nigel Holmes

Born in England, Nigel Holmes studied illustration at the Royal College of Art in London and then freelanced for magazines and newspapers for 12 years in London before moving to New York in 1978 to work for Time Magazine. He became graphics director and stayed there for 16 years. Since 1994 he has run his own business, Explanation Graphics, explaining all sorts of things for a variety of clients and publications. In this interview, Nigel discusses his new book, Crazy Competitions: 100 Weird and Wonderful Rituals from Around the World.

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Top 5 Tips For Remote Presentation Design

Ken Molay

In order to think about designing for web presentations, you need to understand the three ways that web conferencing programs may show your visuals.

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List of Double-byte Fonts

List of Double-byte Fonts

We do have some extensive content on what Unicode encoded fonts are, and how the remaining ASCII encoded fonts are of two types: single-byte and double-byte. However, our readers want more info—they have asked for a list of common double-byte fonts. Yes, we feel your pain, and will provide a list of double-byte fonts we see in our systems. However, if you see more double-byte fonts, do comment below and we will update this list.

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One of the Most Important Functions: by Leonard Mlodinow

Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior

This is a book that makes you think. It combines psychology and our everyday lives and delivers results in bite-sized chapters that you can benefit from. It’s so amazing that Leonard combines research done two hundred years ago with new findings, and presents it in a way that you can use anywhere, from e-commerce to presenting!

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Views in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Your slides remain the same, yet the various views in PowerPoint make exploring those same slides a little different. This approach makes sense because viewing slides in Slide Show view gives an entirely different perspective than editing them in Normal view. Further, it’s easier to reorder and work with multiple slides in Slide Sorter view and make changes to individual slides in Normal view.

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Insert Symbol

Insert Symbol in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Do you want to add an infinity symbol on your slide? Or do you want to add one of the mathematical symbols? Or even the Yen or Rupee symbols? PowerPoint provides several ways to add such symbols, but the most straightforward option is to use the Symbol dialog box. Let us now explore how you can add symbols within your text containers in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows.

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Manipulating Shapes by Dragging Yellow Handles

Manipulating Shapes by Dragging Yellow Handles in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

There are many different types of shapes PowerPoint provides, and you can format these shapes by resizing, rotating, flipping, etc. Other than these basic formatting tasks, you must explore the yellow square handles. When you select most shapes in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac, you can see eight resizing handles and a single rotation handle.

Text Alignment

Text Alignment in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Text is an important element in your PowerPoint slides, and most of the time, text alignment is taken care by the defaults set in your presentation template. You type or paste some text in a placeholder, and the text may align left, right, or even center, based upon the choices made in the template or Theme of the presentation. However, there are times when you want to make alignment choices, not just for text in placeholders, but also for text in text boxes, shapes, charts, tables, and anywhere else.

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