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by Geetesh Bajaj, August 13, 2019

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New Features in SlideSource: Conversation with Robert Befus

Robert Befus

Bob Befus is a serial entrepreneur who has focused on the presentation needs of medical and pharmaceutical organizations for most of his career. He is a regulatory presentation expert and continues to work with leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies on critical presentation projects. In 1996, Bob developed an interactive digital display software that enabled presenters to organize thousands of data slides and be able to locate and present them instantly during live Q&A. Since 1996, Bob has continued to develop and refine several presentation support technologies including SlideSource for SharePoint in 2010 and SlideSource.com in 2015. In this interview, Bob discusses the new features in SlideSource.

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Jigsaw Shapes for PowerPoint (Full Slide Jigsaws)

Jigsaw Shapes for PowerPoint (Full Slide Jigsaws)

This entire kit contains 5 different styles of jigsaw pieces: typical jigsaws, arrows, hearts, ovals, and rounded squares. Each jigsaw shape is available in three counts: small, medium, and large. We made these available in two slide sizes for both standard (4:3) and widescreen (16:9) resolutions.

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How to Find Your Market in PowerPoint

Tom Howell

Having trouble finding a market for your PowerPoint work? Perhaps you’re struggling to find students for your training service, or clients for your design work. Tom Howell says you shouldn't’t throw in the towel just yet!

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10 Pitch Deck PowerPoint Template Trends in 2019

10 Pitch Deck PowerPoint Template Trends in 2019

PowerPoint is undoubtedly a unique way to keep your audience interested all through your presentation. As a presenter, your priority is to keep your audience captivated by the outstanding design of your PowerPoint slide. From the coloring effect to orderly structuring your content, and using appropriate visual data, including charts/graphs, PowerPoint has you covered.

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Tips for Using Storytelling in Presentations

Tips for Using Storytelling in Presentations

As a small child, I sat still, wide-eyed, following every movement my granddad made, entranced by every change of intonation as he regaled my younger brother and me with a story about the most magnificent adventure. My granddaddy had been in the depths of the jungle, machete in hand, hacking back leaves to stop them whacking into his face as he trudged, dripping with sweat, through the dark, abundant foliage. He stopped. Frozen. He’d heard a noise. A splash. There must be water nearby.

Read more in this post by Rebecca Pepper of Toastmasters.

Tips for Building Reports in PowerPoint

Tips for Building Reports in PowerPoint

You may have been enchanted by the beauty of PowerPoint as a presentation tool… But, do you know that you can use PowerPoint to create awesome business reports? Business reports that are attractive and takes less time to create than a spreadsheet report. Most organizations assume that since business reports are a critical and integral part of their growth, it should be factual, straight-faced and forward.

Read more in this post by Kurt Dupont.

Presentation Summit 2019: Conversation with Cliff Atkinson

Cliff Atkinson

Cliff Atkinson is an acclaimed writer, popular keynote speaker, and an independent communications consultant to leading attorneys and Fortune 500 companies. He crafted the presentation that persuaded a jury to award a $253 million verdict to the plaintiff in the nation’s first Vioxx trial in 2005, which Fortune magazine called “frighteningly powerful.” In this conversation, Cliff talks about the Presentation Summit, being held in San Antonio, TX this year from October 6 to 9, 2019.

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Presentation Summit 2019: Conversation with Stephy Hogan

Stephy Hogan

Stephy Hogan used to be a total design snob until she was thrust into the world of presentation design. Ever since she has been passionately evangelizing the field in an attempt to elevate the industry as high as its other design counterparts. She is also a web developer and believes that user experience isn’t limited to the internet and its principles apply just as strongly to presentations. She has been a designer in marketing and communications for a variety of places from small non-profits to Fortune 500 companies since 2002. In this conversation, Stephy talks about the Presentation Summit, being held in San Antonio, TX this year from October 6 to 9, 2019.

Read the conversation here.

Presenting Quotes

It’s Always Possible: by Jonathan Safran Foer

Eating Animals

It’s always possible to wake someone from sleep, but no amount of noise will wake someone who is pretending to be asleep.

Learn PowerPoint 2019 for Windows

Interface

Interface in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows

Here's a quick walkthrough of the PowerPoint 2019 for Windows interface. The PowerPoint 2019 interface is quite similar to the one in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows. PowerPoint 2019 for Windows opens with Backstage view. This view provides several ways to create your next presentation using a template or Theme. You can even open an existing file. Once you make choices in this view, you see the actual PowerPoint interface.


Presentation Gallery

Presentation Gallery in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows

When launched, PowerPoint 2019 for Windows typically opens with Backstage view. Click the New button to bring up the Presentation Gallery. This Presentation Gallery provides several ways to start your new presentation using a template, a Theme, or even a blank presentation.


Ribbon and Tabs

Ribbon and Tabs in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows

The Ribbon is the long strip comprising tabs with buttons across the top of the main window within the PowerPoint interface. The Ribbon contains almost all the commands you need to work with your slides, and is designed in a way that helps you quickly find the commands that you need to complete a task.

Learn PowerPoint 365 for Mac

Status Bar

Status Bar in PowerPoint 365 for Mac

The Status Bar is a thin strip located at the bottom of the PowerPoint 365 for Mac interface. This area provides information about the active slide, and also provides several View options. To work with options in the Status Bar, you must have a presentation open in PowerPoint 365 for Mac, otherwise, the options within the Status Bar will be grayed out.

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