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by Geetesh Bajaj, April 02, 2019

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Duarte’s Speaker Coaching Services: Conversation with Doug Neff

Doug Neff

Doug Neff is a writer, facilitator, trainer, and speaker coach with over fifteen years of experience moving people and audiences. As Duarte's Content Director, Doug has crafted award-winning presentations that influence mindsets, sell revolutionary products, and some are literally changing the world. As an Executive Speaker Coach, he has awakened natural talents, built confidence, and inspired passion in communicators of all experience levels. In this conversation, Doug talks about Duarte’s speaker coaching services.

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Night Sky Starlit Backgrounds

Night Sky Starlit Backgrounds

The ZIP file that you will download contains five Night Sky Starlit Backgrounds in three resolutions: Full Size: 4000x2250 pixels (16:9), Widescreen Size: 1365x768 pixels (16:9), and Standard Size: 1024x768 (4:3).

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Also included are five PowerPoint Presentations with Night Sky Starlit Backgrounds, set to work with the Morph transition. Yes, these background designs can also animate between slides using PowerPoint's Morph transition.

Microsoft Sway: Conversation with Chris Pratley

Chris Pratley

Chris Pratley is General Manager of Microsoft Sway, a new member of the Office suite of apps. His team also develops Docs .com, a social publishing site for professionals that features high fidelity Office content, and Office Lens, a cross-platform mobile app to turn photos of documents and whiteboards into reusable content in OneNote, Word and other apps. Chris lives in Seattle with his wife and two sons. In this conversation, Chris talks about Microsoft Sway.

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If You’ve Ever Sat Through a Typical PowerPoint Presentation: by John Medina

Brain Rules (Updated and Expanded): 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School

As you no doubt have noticed if you've ever sat through a typical PowerPoint presentation, people don't pay attention to boring things. You've got seconds to grab someone's attention and only 10 minutes to keep it.

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Smart Dynamic Guides

Smart Dynamic Guides in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Do you notice that any object you move, resize, or align in PowerPoint 2016 actually helps make your task easy! Move it a little closer, resize a wee bit, or even try spacing slide objects and the screen shows all sorts of helpful indicators in the form of dotted lines. The red, dotted lines that show up and then disappear are Smart Guides. These made their debut in PowerPoint 2010 and allowed you to position objects easily. More improvements were added in PowerPoint 2013 that enabled you to see how much further you need to drag so that one object on the slide is as wide as another adjacent object. In fact, you can also evenly space out objects without accessing any Ribbon tabs or typing a number within a dialog box!


Adding More Guides

Adding More Guides in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Once you have made Guides visible on your PowerPoint slides, they show up in the same position on all other slides within the presentation. You'll find that only two Guides, one horizontal and one vertical Guide are visible at first, and these two Guides intersect at the center of the slide. Most of the time, this might work for you, but you can actually add more Guides since these can help in positioning slide objects better across successive slides.


Guide Options

Guide Options in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Among the many features in PowerPoint 2016, there are some that are more useful than the others. Options for using Guides are certainly vital. Many users are not aware of all the capabilities that Guides offer. For example, Guides can be added through the right-click menu. You can add new Guides that are offset to your existing Guides. Guides need not be grey in color, you can choose from 10 colors.

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Reset Slides

Reset Slides in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Sometimes we come across slides that can be hazardous to our vision! One look at a terrible slide, and it really doesn't matter if the content is great or not. The reason why it no longer matters is because such slides have nothing understated about them, and they seem to ensure that audiences get distracted. You might end up with a similar slide for no fault of yours, because someone else prepared them for you!


Hide/Unhide Slides

Hide/Unhide Slides in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Do you have a secret slide with useful information that you would rather not delete? But what if you show this slide to your audience inadvertently? How do you cope with this problem? The solution is easy: you just hide the slide. Hidden slides don’t show up in Slide Show View, but they are still available to edit and to possibly unhide when you are ready to show that slide to the world.

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