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Add Humor to Your Presentation

Add Humor to Your Presentation

When you give a presentation you want people to learn from it and take action. One way to get an audience’s attention and keep them listening is to use humor. With the introduction of humor people will learn more and enjoy listening to you. If you are concerned that you aren't naturally funny – don’t worry. Luckily there are lots of ways you can add some humor without doing a comedy course first. Here are some tips to help you gain the benefits of using more humor when you present.

Read more in this guest post by Jean Stewart.

Slides That Are Way Cooler and More Professional

Whether you’re creating slides for presenting or creating videos, they need to look clear, modern, professional, and powerful. How much better if they really hit home to your audience?

Slides That Are Way Cooler and More Professional
So I was excited when my colleague, Ellen Finkelstein, offered to show you how to create better slides in under 5 minutes! Actually, she’s going to give you 10 slide hacks. They’re like templates and she’s going to give them away during this webinar.

Better-looking slides in less time? What’s not to like?

Clichés: Light Bulb Pictures in PowerPoint

Clichés: Light Bulb Pictures in PowerPoint

If someone wants a visual to express a bright idea, chances are they will use a picture of a light bulb! And probably there are thousands of people who decide to use that picture of a light bulb for the same reason – and that’s made it a visual cliché! Can you imagine that a search for the term “bright idea” on Google Images got us almost nothing but light bulbs? OK – now one has to wonder — does a bright idea concept even visualize as something other than a light bulb? On the other hand, does a light bulb represent anything other than a bright idea?

Explore alternatives for visual clichés pertaining to the light bulb.

Presentation Skills: Conversation with Payam Bahrampoor

Payam Bahrampoor

Payam Bahrampoor is an instructional designer, who is involved with improving the quality of life of people he encounters. He trains others in speech and presentation skills using modern educational technologies. He also delves into science-based research, speech anxiety management + ACT psychology and mindfulness. In this conversation, Payam talks about presentation skills.

Read the conversation here.

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College Campuses and Communities: by Carmine Gallo

The Power of foursquare: 7 Innovative Ways to Get Your Customers to Check In Wherever They Are

College campuses and communities are finding a ready audience among their students who are constantly on their smartphones. They may forget their books, but they rarely forget their phones.

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Add Headers and Footers to Notes and Handout Pages

Add Headers and Footers to Notes and Handout Pages in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Unlike slides which are primarily presented through a display device such as a monitor, TV screen or projector, the Notes and Handout pages in PowerPoint are essentially intended for printing. In this tutorial, we will explore how you can add Headers and Footers to make your printed Notes and Handout pages more professional-looking and useful.

Working With Slide Numbers

Working With Slide Numbers in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

If your presentation has many slides, it will be easy to identify the current slide in Slide Show view, as long as you have enabled slide numbers on your slides. In PowerPoint, you have to make these slide numbers visible since they don’t show by default.

Getting Started with Sections

Getting Started with Sections in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Sections in PowerPoint is a feature that lets you organize slides into segments or divisions for easier management. For instance, if you have many slides, you may find the content difficult to handle, edit, or even deliver. And if you have a few slides, even then you may have the need to organize them logically in Sections. The Section option within PowerPoint 2016 enables you to divide your presentation slides into logical parts.

Adding and Renaming Sections

Adding and Renaming Sections in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Dividing a large number of slides into Sections helps you to manage them better. And even for presentations that do not have a large number of slides, you can benefit from Sections. However, the mere act of dividing slides into Sections will not achieve much unless you create and name these Sections in a proper manner to represent what the slides within each Section contain. In this tutorial, let us learn how to add Sections, and also how to rename them.

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Format Font Attributes (Styles)

Format Font Attributes (Styles) in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

The font typeface, styles, and even the size for text in your presentation are dictated by the active Theme or Theme Fonts set. You can certainly override these defaults, and select another font typeface and also change the font size. Beyond changing the typeface and size, you can also make a certain word or phrase stand apart by formatting it bold, italic, underlined, etc.

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