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The Cognitive Load of PowerPoint: Interview with Richard E Mayer

February 22, 2018

Richard E Mayer

Many people have opinions about PowerPoint, but few can speak on the topic with the authority of Richard E. Mayer, Ph.D., professor of psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Named the most prolific researcher in the field of educational psychology, Rich is the author of 18 books and more than 250 articles and chapters. His 12 years of research in multimedia learning and problem-solving have important implications for PowerPoint users.

Richard was interviewed by Cliff Atkinson, who is an author, speaker, and consultant who translates complex ideas into communications that get results. Cliff is also the author of the bestselling Beyond Bullet Points, published in four editions by Microsoft Press.

Read Cliff Atkinson’s interview with Richard Mayer here.


Notes Master View in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

February 22, 2018

Notes Master View in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Each slide in your PowerPoint deck can have some notes associated with it, and these are placed in the Notes Pane area. Do you want to print all these slide notes? Yes, you can. However, very few people realize that you can print these notes in the form of a properly structured Notes Page. This might be among the least used PowerPoint options, but this certainly is among the most useful ones!

Learn about Notes Master view in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.


Visual Thinking: Conversation with Emma Bannister

February 21, 2018

Emma Bannister

Emma Bannister is passionate about presenting big, bold and beautiful ideas. She is the founder and CEO of Presentation Studio, APAC’s largest presentation communication agency, and author of Visual Thinking: How to transform the way you think, communicate and influence with presentations. In this conversation, Emma talks about her book, Visual Thinking.

Read the conversation here.


Present Online in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

February 21, 2018

Present Online in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Many presenters are used to connecting their computers to projectors or display units and navigating through their slides as they speak to a live audience. Yet, in the recent past, it's become normal to present from your computer via a webinar, with your audiences spanning different countries and time zones. You can use many webinar options, but did you know that Microsoft included a basic, free option right inside PowerPoint 2016 for Windows? This option is known as Present Online, and you'll learn the basics of using it in the following steps.

Learn about the Present Online option in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: February 20, 2018

February 20, 2018

PowerPoint and Presenting News: February 20, 2018

Finding a perfect online place to share and view your PowerPoint presentations is no longer an easy task, especially when you don't want people to download your slides. Can iSpring Cloud help? In this exclusive conversation, Slava Uskov talks about iSpring Cloud, a cloud service for sharing presentations and e-Learning courses on the web. We bring you Gear Graphics for PowerPoint, a series of pre-animated gears that you can place within your slides. We also look at TTML caption files and how you can import these files into PowerPoint to create accessible captions--using the STAMP add-in from Microsoft.

PowerPoint 2016 for Windows users can learn about the file formats that PowerPoint can save. PowerPoint 2013 for Windows users will explore the Present Online option, that allows free broadcast of slides. PowerPoint 2016 for Mac users can learn about Handout Master view. And if that wasn’t enough for this week, make sure you do not miss the quotes, press releases, and templates released in the last seven days.

Stay informed about updated tutorials and happenings related to PowerPoint and presenting.


Share Option in Backstage View in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

February 20, 2018

Share Option in Backstage View in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Among the tabs within Backstage view, we have already explored the Open, New, and Save, tabs. In this tutorial, we will explore the Share tab, that provides you with options to share the current presentation through the cloud via OneDrive. You can also email the presentation as an attachment, a link, or a PDF.

Learn about the Share option in Backstage View in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


Five Ways to Improve PowerPoint Presentations

February 20, 2018

Five Ways to Improve PowerPoint Presentations

Millions of presentations are created, and you may have seen at least hundreds of presentations in your lifetime. Yet, how many of them do you remember a few days or weeks after you have seen them? You may see the occasional, amazing slide that you remember, but for most of us who are not PowerPoint designers, the bad slides are similar to what a Google Images search for the same term shows up.

Learn more here.


This Is How We Do It

February 19, 2018

This Is How We Do It

If I had a dollar for every time I heard a client say, “But this is how we do it!” I could retire quite comfortably. Unfortunately, I don’t. So instead, I try to help our clients embrace change by demonstrating how Shufflrr and good presentation management strategy makes their jobs easier and helps them become more effective in their roles.

AlexAnndra Ontra discusses how Shufflrr and good presentation management strategy makes jobs easier and helps users become more effective in their roles.


Edit Captions within the STAMP Add-in in PowerPoint 2016, 2013, and 2010 for Windows

February 19, 2018

Edit Captions within the STAMP Add-in in PowerPoint 2016, 2013, and 2010 for Windows

We have already explored how you can create new captions for movies inserted in PowerPoint, using the STAMP Caption Editor. Once these captions have been added, you may want to edit them or add new captions, by following these steps. Select the video which already has captions added. This will activate the Video Tools tab of the Ribbon.

Edit and create new captions with the Caption Editor within the STAMP add-in for PowerPoint.


iSpring Cloud: Conversation with Slava Uskov

February 16, 2018

Slava Uskov

Slava Uskov is a VP of Product Development at iSpring Solutions, an e-Learning software company. Together with his team, he defines product strategy and roadmap, conducts thorough market and customer research, and decides on new features based on actual user needs. In this conversation, Slava talks about iSpring Cloud, a cloud service for sharing presentations and e-Learning courses on the web.

Read the conversation here.


File Formats in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

February 16, 2018

File Formats in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Quick, how many file formats (types) can PowerPoint 2016 save your slides to? If you take count of every single format from the necessary to the irrelevant (and forget the missing ones), then the number is 28. Some of these could be genuinely helpful, such as the MPEG-4 Video export and others like GIF, JPG, PNG, WMF, and EMF ensure that you get good graphic outputs. And RTF outlines can sometimes be a boon.

Learn about various file types that you see in the Save As dialog box in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


Gear Graphics for PowerPoint - Series 1 of 5

February 15, 2018

Gear Graphics for PowerPoint - Series 1 of 5

Gears are amazing as graphics, and even more amazing when they are animated in unison with each other. Gears denote that things are moving, something is happening, and it is happening concurrently as part of a team effort. Yes, gears mean action. Have you ever wanted to use animated or non-animated gear graphics in your PowerPoint slides? For many people, using gears and animating them in PowerPoint can be challenging! Why? That’s because gears come in all sorts of sizes, and even the size of teeth in your gears can differ! And more importantly, the teeth of your gears may not move with each other well. You may spend hours trying to sync gears with each other. Fortunately, we solved all these problems for you! We created these special gear graphics for you that animate perfectly all the time. What’s more, we animated each of these gears, so that you have a painless ready-to-use solution.

Download and use these gears in your slides.


Handout Master View in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

February 15, 2018

Handout Master View in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Handouts are documents you can print from within PowerPoint that include slide representations from your presentation. PowerPoint lets you include as many as 9 slides on each Handout page. Of course, with 9 slides on a page, your slides will look more like thumbnails. You can also choose to print just one slide on every handout page, so then your Handout pages will look like individual slides printed on a page. Most Handouts are created to be printed, and the look and feel of these printed Handouts is determined by the Handout Master. To access and make edits to the Handout Master, you need to get to the Handout Master view in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.

Learn about the Handout Master view in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: February 13, 2018

February 13, 2018

PowerPoint and Presenting News: February 13, 2018

Learning is a lifetime process, but did you know that you can learn leadership skills when you are dancing? Pablo Pugliese and Nancy Ancowitz run the Tango for Leaders workshops, and their thoughts may help you tango your way to becoming a better presenter! Our partners at Templatemonster showcase ten inspirational ideas from their collection of PowerPoint templates. We also feature Emilie Tanniou from Veodin, a German PowerPoint add-in developer. Emilie shows how you can use the Pick and Apply Shape Format option in their SlideProof add-in to literally save hours of time. And finally, we feature Emma Bannister from Australia. She speaks about her VisualStory® training, and also about her presentation agency, Presentation Studio.

PowerPoint 2016 for Windows users can learn about Slide Show and Notes Master views. Plus we also explore the Replace Fonts feature for both PowerPoint 2016 and 2013 users. PowerPoint 2016 for Mac users can learn about Slide Master view. And if that wasn’t enough for this week, make sure you do not miss the quotes, press releases, and templates released in the last seven days.

Stay informed about updated tutorials and happenings related to PowerPoint and presenting.


Present Online in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

February 13, 2018

Present Online in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Many presenters are used to connecting their computers to projectors or display units and navigating through their slides as they speak to a live audience. Yet, in the recent past, it’s become normal to present from your computer via a webinar, with your audiences spanning different countries and time zones. You can use many webinar options, but did you know that Microsoft included a basic, free option right inside PowerPoint? This option is known as Present Online.

Learn about the Present Online option in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows.


Import TTML Caption Files in the STAMP Add-in in PowerPoint 2016, 2013, and 2010 for Windows

February 13, 2018

Import TTML Caption Files in the STAMP Add-in in PowerPoint 2016, 2013, and 2010 for Windows

It's so easy to create and insert captions using the Caption Editor within the STAMP add-in for PowerPoint. But if your captions already available as TTML files, you can import those captions into PowerPoint even more easily.

Learn how you can import TTML caption files in the STAMP add-in for PowerPoint.


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