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Concept Slides: Zoom in Zoom Out Credits

August 06, 2010

Zoom in Zoom Out Credits    Zoom in Zoom Out Credits

Unlike the Credits animation sequence that's built in within PowerPoint, this is different because you get a zoom in, fade, and movement effects all at once -- and then the text descends and disappears! Keep adding any number of text boxes as you want and they will seamlessly animate one after the other.

If you'd rather not do all this on your own, you can download the free sample PowerPoint presentation here and use it as one of the slides in your own presentation.

Zinali Slideboxx 2.1 Improvements: Conversation with Charles Wolfus

August 05, 2010

Charles Wolfus

For almost a decade, Charles Wolfus has worked closely with scientists and executives finding ways to increase efficiency and optimize IT systems. For the past few years, he has been co-founder and CEO of Zinali, LLC, a San Francisco-based company dedicated to improving PowerPoint slide search. In this conversation, Charles talks about new improvements in their slideboxx 2.1 version.

Read the conversation here.

PowerQuizPoint: Conversation with Benjamin Radclyffe

August 05, 2010

Benjamin Radclyffe

Benjamin Radclyffe is Vice President, Product Development at DigitalOfficePro. DigitalOfficePro’s products include PowerFlashPoint, PowerQuizPoint and SlideServe. Benjamin joined DigitalOfficePro in 2007. He is a visionary and has extensive domain expertise in product development and the elearning ecosystem. In this conversation, Benjamin discusses PowerQuizPoint.

Read the conversation here.

Auto FX Mystical Lighting and Ambiance 2.0: The Indezine Review

August 04, 2010

Auto FX Mystical Lighting and Ambiance 2.0 is a suite of 27 visual effects that let you stream natural light and shading, create shadows and generate atmospheric conditions such as rain, snow, fog, smoke and haze -- read this full review, an Indezine exclusive.

Auto FX Mystical Lighting and Ambiance 2.0

Read the review here.

Concept Slides: Pictures on Stage

August 04, 2010

Pictures on Stage    Pictures on Stage

Much like the Triangles on Stage presentation but with one difference -- this animated slide uses actual pictures rather than shapes filled with pictures. You can start by inserting just one picture on your slide, and then perfect the animation. When you are happy with the results of the animation, press Ctrl+D to duplicate the picture and the animation is also duplicated -- now just change the picture. Repeat as many times as you want to add more pictures.

If you'd rather not do all this on your own, you can download the free sample PowerPoint presentation here and use it as one of the slides in your own presentation.

Indezine News

August 03, 2010

In this issue of our newsletter, we give you free cartoons from Ron Leishman along with a free monthly subscription of his cartoons. In addition, look and download concept slides for clock animations and animated boxes. There are conversation features with Jim Confalone, Jamie Garroch, David Tracy, and Andy Zimmerman. Also read a book excerpt from Become a PowerPoint Guru. Finally, a special offer from Wondershare for their PowerPoint to DVD product.

Read the newsletter here.

Free Cartoons from Ron Leishman

August 03, 2010

Ron Leishman is a well known cartoonist who has had a long standing relation with -- we first featured him in June 2005. Ron Leishman is the owner of, a web site dedicated to providing original clip and stock cartoon images as as well as custom images in a variety of formats that can be easily used in PowerPoint slides and elsewhere.

Cartoons from Ron Leishman 1   Cartoons from Ron Leishman 2

Ron is now offering several cartoons free of cost to Indezine readers -- download this presentation that includes the cartoons. Copy these cartoons and paste them in your own slides.

Concept Slides: Clock Animation in PowerPoint

August 02, 2010

This clock was created when I played around to discover a way to animate the clock hands in PowerPoint. Initially, the animations played differently in PowerPoint 2003, 2007, and 2010 mainly because how PowerPoint 2010 plays animations but with a few tweaks, it all worked well. Feel free to download and use these clocks, and I have included both a 1 minute and 5 minute timer. Each slide uses colors and effects of the Theme on which it is based so as soon as these slides are inserted in your Theme aware presentations, they will use the look of all the other slides in your presentation. Also explore the other extra slides in the presentation that show how the animation sequence progressed.

Clock Animation in PowerPoint    Clock Animation in PowerPoint

ProPoint Graphics: Conversation with Jim Confalone

July 27, 2010

Jim Confalone

Jim Confalone, is a partner and creative director with ProPoint Graphics and is responsible for production operations. With a fine arts background, he got his start as a designer leading the graphics department at a boutique management consulting firm in Boston, Massachussetts. Prior to ProPoint, he also worked as a web, Flash, and graphic designer in the New York area. Mr. Confalone holds an MFA with Honors in Painting and Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BA Summa Cum Laude in Fine Arts from Amherst College. In this conversation, Jim talks about presentation design and his clients.

Read the conversation here.

Book Excerpt: Become a PowerPoint Guru

July 27, 2010

Become a PowerPoint Guru

This exclusive Indezine excerpt is from Become a PowerPoint Guru, a book that details how management and strategy consulting firms develop business presentations. The book is authored by David Tracy, who has worked as a management consultant for 12 years. Here are couple of excerpts, reproduced here with permission from David Tracy, author of the book.

Read here.

ActivePresentation™ Designer: Conversation with Jamie Garroch

July 23, 2010

Jamie Garroch

Jamie Garroch, Managing Director of GMARK Ltd., founded the company in 2009 to provide presentation professionals with software and services to alleviate the restrictions of serialized presenting. Jamie conceived the idea and has lead the development of the company’s first product for PowerPoint users, ActivePresentation Designer, which was launched in May 2010. In this conversation, Jamie discusses ActivePresentation Designer.

Read the conversation here.

Become a PowerPoint Guru: Conversation with David Tracy

July 23, 2010

David Tracy has worked as a management consultant for 12 years. During this time, he worked at a number of firms, from strategy boutiques to global, full-service consultancies. His clients have included burgeoning startups to Fortune 50 corporations, spanning North America, Europe, and Asia; and across a number of industries, including high-tech, consumer products, life sciences, entertainment, and telecommunications. In this conversation, David talks about his Become a PowerPoint Guru e-book, and more.

Read the conversation here.

Concept Slides: Animated Boxes

July 17, 2010

This animated box is a square with a small glowing sphere that animates all four sides of the box separately uisng four each of wipe and motion path animations. Works great in PowerPoint 2007, but in PowerPoint 2010 the same animations happen a little faster! You can format the sphere and the lines as you want and the animations will still work -- download and use it in your presentations. For a nice effect, add a text box right in the middle of the square, and animate it to come after the square has already been animated.

Animated Box    Animated Box

myBrainshark Pro Trainer: Conversation with Andy Zimmerman

July 14, 2010

Andy Zimmerman

Andy Zimmerman, is the vice president and general manager formyBrainshark – Brainshark's free site for creating, sharing and tracking multimedia presentations. Andy oversees strategy, marketing, partnerships and sales for myBrainshark and has been a driving force behind the launch of myBrainshark Pro Trainer, an eLearning offering that the company is announcing today. In this conversation, Andy talks about myBrainshark Pro Trainer.

Read the conversation here.

Concept Slides: Feature List Layout

July 12, 2010

Feature List Layout comprises three sample PowerPoint presentations -- one each to create a visual list for 4 features. 5 features, and 6 features. Scroll down on this linked page to see a small presentation on how you can use these concept slides in your next presentation -- as you can see, all the work is done for you. All you need to do is change the text and optionally change any Theme elements you want. All these concept slides are being made available in the PPTX file format that can be used within PowerPoint 2007 and 2010 for Windows, and PowerPoint 2008 and 2011 for Mac.

Feature List Layout    Feature List Layout

Download the files here.

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