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Learn PowerPoint 2010: Drawing Curved Lines in PowerPoint

February 14, 2011

You learned how simple it is to draw a straight, point to point line in PowerPoint in a previous tutorial. Now we'll move on to show you how you can draw a curved line in PowerPoint 2010.

Learn how to draw a curved line in PowerPoint 2010.


Symbol Slides: Icons (PowerPoint Clip Art) - Yellow and Grey

February 14, 2011

Symbol Slides: Icons (PowerPoint Clip Art) - Yellow 
    and Grey

Symbols for PowerPoint are ready to use clip-art style icons that you can use within your presentation slides. Although the icons you download from this page are yellow and grey in color, they can be recolored using PowerPoint's native options for fills, lines, and effects. These symbols are contained within a sample presentation you can download. Just copy the icon you like and paste into another PowerPoint slide, or even a Word document or Excel worksheet. Choose symbol icons from themes such as business, travel, music, etc. All these symbol icons are vector shapes, so you can easily edit them within your Microsoft Office program.

Download, view, and use the symbols in this presentation .


The Best Story Wins - by Bess Gallanis: Part 2 of 2

February 11, 2011

Bess Gallanis

This is a second in a series of guest articles by Bess Gallanis of Speaking with Power and Persuasion, an executive communications consulting firm based in Chicago. She is a communication coach, speaker, journalist, a student of yoga and insight meditation and the author of Yoga Chick (Warner Books, 2006). In this article, Bess finds an analogy between business storytelling and the new movie, The Social Network.

Read more here.


Learn PowerPoint 2010: Drawing Lines in PowerPoint

February 11, 2011

PowerPoint has an amazing repertoire of tools that you can use to create awesome slides. However PowerPoint is primarily considered a presentation slides program in which you can bring in text, graphics, multimedia, animation, etc. to deliver a message or a story. Even many seasoned PowerPoint users completely miss the fact that PowerPoint is a great drawing program with tools and options that rival the top end graphic programs. This introductory tutorial shows you how to draw a simple line on the slide -- subsequently, you will learn more advanced concepts.

Learn how to draw a line in PowerPoint 2010.


Symbol Slides: Icons (PowerPoint Clip Art) - Yellow and Green

February 11, 2011

Symbol Slides: Icons (PowerPoint Clip Art) - Yellow 
    and Green

Symbols for PowerPoint are ready to use clip-art style icons that you can use within your presentation slides. Although the icons you download from this page are yellow and green in color, they can be recolored using PowerPoint's native options for fills, lines, and effects. These symbols are contained within a sample presentation you can download. Just copy the icon you like and paste into another PowerPoint slide, or even a Word document or Excel worksheet. Choose symbol icons from themes such as business, travel, music, etc. All these symbol icons are vector shapes, so you can easily edit them within your Microsoft Office program.

Download, view, and use the symbols in this presentation.


The Best Story Wins - by Bess Gallanis: Part 1 of 2

February 10, 2011

Bess Gallanis

This is a guest article by Bess Gallanis of Speaking with Power and Persuasion, an executive communications consulting firm based in Chicago. She is a communication coach, speaker, journalist, a student of yoga and insight meditation and the author of Yoga Chick (Warner Books, 2006). For more than 25 years, public and private company CEOs, senior executives, portfolio managers and financial advisors have sought out Bess to help them develop their leadership voice and to make an impact through skillful communications. In this article, Bess talks about how a story can endure.

Read more here.


Learn PowerPoint 2010: Shape Effects

February 10, 2011

You have already seen how to apply different fill types for shapes and also how to format shape outlines in PowerPoint 2010. Now, let's move on to Shape Effects, the next option in Shape Styles group. Just like the Shape Effects PowerPoint 2007, there are six distinct Shape Effects available in PowerPoint 2010 as well.

Learn about shape effects that can be applied to selected shapes in PowerPoint 2010.


Symbol Slides: Icons (PowerPoint Clip Art) - Violet

February 10, 2011

Symbol Slides: Icons (PowerPoint Clip Art) - Violet

Symbols for PowerPoint are ready to use clip-art style icons that you can use within your presentation slides. Although the icons you download from this page are violet in color, they can be recolored using PowerPoint's native options for fills, lines, and effects. These symbols are contained within a sample presentation you can download. Just copy the icon you like and paste into another PowerPoint slide, or even a Word document or Excel worksheet. Choose symbol icons from themes such as business, travel, music, etc. All these symbol icons are vector shapes, so you can easily edit them within your Microsoft Office program.

Download, view, and use the symbols in this presentation.


Presenting on an iPad: Conversation with Jamie Garroch

February 9, 2011

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 has always been interested in how emerging platforms such as the Apple iPad can be used for presenting. He also authored a guest article on Indezine that talks about using PowerPoint files on an iPad. In this conversation, Jamie discusses presenting on an iPad.

Read the conversation here.


Learn PowerPoint 2010: No Outline for Shapes

February 9, 2011

In this series of tutorials about formatting shape outlines in PowerPoint 2010, you have already seen how to apply weight, dash styles, arrowheads, and also gradients to the shape outlines. Now let us learn how to remove any outline from the shape so that your shape has only fill without any outline. Whenever you insert a new shape into a PowerPoint slide, you can see that it is filled with a solid color and has an outline by default (this may differ depending on the Theme applied to your presentation). But if you want you can remove the fill of the shape as well as the outline.

Learn how to remove a shape outline in PowerPoint 2010.


Learn PowerPoint 2007: No Outline for Shapes

February 9, 2011

After learning how to format shape outlines in PowerPoint 2007, apply weight and dash styles, arrowheads add gradients to outlines, you are now ready to learn how you can remove the shape outline altogether. Whenever you insert a new shape into a PowerPoint slide, you can see that it is filled with a solid color and has an outline by default (this may differ depending on the Theme applied to your presentation). Most of the time, you may leave that unaltered, but if you want, you can remove the fill of the shape or the outline, which is what you will learn on this page.

Learn how to remove a shape outline in PowerPoint 2007.


Symbol Slides: Icons (PowerPoint Clip Art) - Turquoise

February 9, 2011

Symbol Slides: Icons (PowerPoint Clip Art) - 
    Turquoise

Symbols for PowerPoint are ready to use clip-art style icons that you can use within your presentation slides. Although the icons you download from this page are turquoise in color (find more icons for PowerPoint here), they can be recolored using PowerPoint's native options for fills, lines, and effects. These symbols are contained within a sample presentation you can download. Just copy the icon you like and paste into another PowerPoint slide, or even a Word document or Excel worksheet. Choose symbol icons from themes such as business, travel, music, etc. All these symbol icons are vector shapes, so you can easily edit them within your Microsoft Office program.

Download, view, and use the symbols in this presentation.


Speaking PowerPoint: The Bruce Gabrielle Interview

February 8, 2011

Bruce Gabrielle

Bruce Gabrielle is president of Insights Works, a market research firm in Seattle specializing in the high technology industry where he regularly creates and presents boardroom-style PowerPoint reports to executives. Bruce is author of the business book Speaking PowerPoint: the new language of business which describes a 12-step process for creating clearer and more convincing boardroom PowerPoint presentations in less time.

In this interview, Bruce discusses his book, and how people can create better PowerPoint presentations. Read the interview here.


Learn PowerPoint 2010: Gradient Shape Outlines

February 8, 2011

You have already learned about the different options for Formatting Shape Outlines in PowerPoint 2010. In addition, you have explored how you can change the weight, dash styles and arrowheads for these shape outlines. In this tutorial, you will learn about an attribute that's rarely associated with shape outlines but can provide a surprisingly different look, especially when applied to lines that are thicker in weight. This attribute Gradient, is not accessible from the Shape Outline gallery in the Ribbon but directly from the Format Shape dialog box that we will explore later in this page.

Learn how to apply gradient style to outlines in PowerPoint 2010.


Symbol Slides: Valentine's Day Couple Silhouettes (PowerPoint Clip Art)

February 8, 2011

Symbol Slides: Valentine's Day Couple 
    Silhouettes (PowerPoint Clip Art) - Violet

These Valentine Day's couple silhouette symbols are already colored using typical Valentine Day colors -- for instance, the couple silhouettes that you download from this site are red, pink, violet, and lilac in color. Do remember though that they can be recolored using PowerPoint's native options for fills, lines, and effects. These couple silhouettes are contained within a sample presentation you can download. Just copy the couple silhouette clip art you like and paste into another PowerPoint slide, or even a Word document or Excel worksheet. All these couple silhouette symbols are vector shapes, so you can easily edit them within your Microsoft Office program, and resize them without losing sharpness or clarity.

Download, view, and use the couple silhouette symbols contained in these presentations.


Brainshark's 10 Million Views in 2010: Conversation with Joe Gustafson

February 7, 2011

Joe Gustafson

Joe Gustafson is the CEO and founder of Brainshark, Inc., whose cloud-based software enables users to create, share and track online and mobile video presentations. Under his leadership, Brainshark has helped thousands of companies improve the reach and results of their business communications, while dramatically reducing communications costs. In this conversation, Joe discusses milestones and results from the company’s 2010 fiscal year.

Read the conversation here.


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Feature List 01 (Layout with Tabs)

The Feature List Layout comprises three sample PowerPoint presentations: one each to create a visual list for 4 features, 5 features, and 6 features. These work great when you have too much information to fit within one slide. This solution lets you use multiple slides, but the visual result is still that of one single slide!

Buy and Download Feature List 01 (Layout with Tabs) for $4.99+ (671 kb)


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