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by Geetesh Bajaj, December 18, 2018

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Present a PowerPoint Without Laughing?

Present a PowerPoint Without Laughing?

How do I present a PowerPoint, or a slide from any other program without laughing? This was one of the challenging questions that someone posted on Quora, and I decided to take up the challenge. Here is my answer based upon what I answered on Quora, but I have expanded this version extensively. First of all, when you ask how to present PowerPoint without laughing, do note that there may be only a few scenarios in which this question is applicable.

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Pictures in Presentations Ebook

Pictures in Presentations Ebook

Is a picture is worth a thousand words? You probably have heard this adage so often that we decided not to repeat this phrase throughout this book!

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Now here's some more info: the human brain uses a larger part of its area to store visual information rather than textual content. And that's possibly because a picture describes so much more than text.

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Preparing for Ignite or Pecha Kucha: Conversation with Yancey Unequivocally

Yancey Unequivocally

Yancey Unequivocally is the co-founder and President at Empowered Presentations, a slide design firm based in Honolulu, Hawaii. Yancey is in the business of helping companies and nonprofit organizations get their message across. Her business has received accolades such as two first-place finishes in the World’s Best Presentation Contest on Slideshare.net and a Best in Slideshow Finalist in the Microsoft PowerPoint Slidefest Contest. In this conversation, Yancey discusses how you can prepare efficiently to create and deliver a better Ignite or Pecha Kucha presentation.

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Transparent Pattern Fills in PowerPoint

Transparent Pattern Fills in PowerPoint

Did you know that PowerPoint 2003 and previous versions provided an option to create pattern fills for shapes that had transparency? For example, you could end up with horizontal lines that were 50% transparent, 20% transparent, or transparent with any percentage value.

Learn to restore transparency for pattern fills in newer versions of PowerPoint using ideas explained in this post.

Presenting Quotes

What’s normal?: by Jeetendr Sehdev

The Kim Kardashian Principle

Jeetendr Sehdev has a writing style that is not something you can call “normal,” and that’s what makes reading his book so much fun. More than fun, Jeetendr makes you introspect and explore why we are all stuck in a world where we follow norms that we don’t understand and don’t want to understand.

Learn PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Notes Page View

Notes Page View in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

The Notes Page is one of ten views available in PowerPoint 2016. This view shows you how your printed notes will appear. In this tutorial, we’ll explore this particular view for Notes Pages and learn about the benefits of this view. First of all, the Notes page shows the speaker notes that you add to the Notes pane for each slide. Moreover, then these speaker notes are visible in three distinct places within PowerPoint, depending on the view you choose.


Slide Sorter View

Slide Sorter View in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Most of the time, you may work on a single slide in your PowerPoint presentation, but there are times when you want to copy, duplicate, reorder, or even delete a bunch of slides. It’s in scenarios like these that you will encounter PowerPoint 2016’s Slide Sorter view. Among the various views available in PowerPoint 2016 to play and edit your presentations, we have already covered both Normal view and Outline view. Although Slide Sorter view does not let you edit individual slide objects, it does let you work with the whole slide itself. Any edits made will influence one or more slides, depending on your selection.

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Text within Shapes

Text within Shapes in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Text is probably the most important element on your PowerPoint slides. You may have heard the adage that a picture is worth a thousand words, but more often than not, that picture needs a caption to be understood better. And even when there are no captions, a narrative is required. And that narrative is text too. Text can be added almost everywhere within PowerPoint slides: from placeholders and text boxes to the Notes Pane. Additionally, you can also add and edit text within any shapes except connectors, including straight lines.


Align Text within Shapes and Text Boxes

Align Text within Shapes and Text Boxes in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

After adding text within a shape (or a text box) in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac, you can also perform basic edits like adding, deleting, or replacing existing text. Other than the basic text editing you can even control how your text is aligned within the shape. To do that you need to access these options within the Format Shape Task Pane.


Add and Rename Ribbon Tabs

Add and Rename Ribbon Tabs in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

The Ribbon that you see within the PowerPoint 2016 for Mac user interface was designed to make all options easily accessible. To make more options available, you can add more tabs, rename them, and populate them with even more commands, as we will explore within this tutorial.

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