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Adding and Renaming Sections in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

May 03, 2019

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.

Learn to add and rename sections in PowerPoint 2016.


Add Humor to Your Presentation

May 02, 2019

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.


Format Font Attributes (Styles) in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

May 02, 2019

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.

Learn about applying various font attributes such as bold, italics, underline, and more in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.


Clichés: Light Bulb Pictures in PowerPoint

May 01, 2019

Clichés: Light Bulb Pictures

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.


Getting Started with Sections in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

May 01, 2019

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.

Sections in PowerPoint 2016 can help organize your presentation in logical parts.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: April 30, 2019

April 30, 2019

Powtoon Studio

We first feature James Ontra, who explains why Presentation Management is strategic to Enterprise Communication. Next, Rick Altman of the Presentation Summit talks about their new Powtoon Contest, that lets a winner attend the conference free. We also have Ronen Baran of Powtoon, who talks at length about this amazing video platform that integrates with PowerPoint so seamlessly. We also feature Robert Befus of SlideSource, who explaisn what Presentitis is.

PowerPoint 2016 for Windows users can learn about how you can Edit Annotations with Ink Tools, and Add Headers and Footers to Slides. PowerPoint 2016 for Mac users can explore Using the Pen and Highlighter Tools in Slide Show 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 week.

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


Working With Slide Numbers in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

April 30, 2019

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.

Learn how to add Slide Numbers on slides and Masters in PowerPoint 2016, and more tricks on making them work to your will.


Presentation Skills: Conversation with Payam Bahrampoor

April 29, 2019

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.


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

April 29, 2019

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.

Learn to add Headers and Footers to Notes and Handout pages in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


Presentitis: Conversation with Robert Befus

April 26, 2019

Robert Befus

Bob Befus is passionate about helping scientists and clinicians present the results of their research. In the 1980s, he co-founded a company that eventually became Research Presentation Strategies (RPS). RPS developed and manages SlideSource.com, a presentation management tool that lets you organize and share your presentations from one secure online library anytime, anywhere. In this conversation, Bob discusses presentitis.

Read the conversation here.


Add Headers and Footers to Slides in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

April 26, 2019

Add Headers and Footers to Slides in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

The terms Header and Footer typically come from word processing programs; these denote repeated elements that show at the top and bottom of every page. Headers and Footers work similarly on PowerPoint slides: the Footer is a line of text that usually appears at the bottom of a slide. Typically, the Footer area includes three placeholders: Date, Footer, and Slide number. By default, the footer with one or more of these three placeholders appears on every slide in a presentation, but you can change that as required.

Learn how to add Headers and Footers to slides in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


Powtoon: Conversation with Ronen Baran

April 25, 2019

Ronen Baran

Ronen Baran is Powtoon’s Head of Product & Strategy and Acting COO. After earning his MBA at UCLA, Ronen led strategic initiatives as a management consultant, and later as a director of corporate strategy at Yahoo!, after which he was the product marketing lead for MarketShare (acquired by Neustar). At Powtoon, Ronen leads the product team, strategic planning, and operations. In this conversation, Ronen talks about Powtoon.

Read the conversation here.


Presentation Summit-Powtoon Contest: Conversation with Rick Altman

April 24, 2019

Rick Altman

Rick Altman has been hired by hundreds of companies, listened to by tens of thousands of professionals, and read by millions of people, all of whom seek better results with their presentation content and delivery. He covers the whole of the industry, from message crafting, through presentation design, slide creation, software technique, and delivery. He is the host of the Presentation Summit, now in its 17th season as the most prominent learning event for the presentation community. In this conversation, Rick talks about the Presentation Summit-Powtoon Contest.

Read the conversation here.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: April 23, 2019

April 23, 2019

Video Advertising with PowerPoint

We first explore Microsoft's new 3D Content Guidelines for Microsoft. Michelle Maislen and Jeremy Kersey of Microsoft speak about the new guidelines that explain how to go about successfully using 3D content in Office applications such as PowerPoint. Kurt Dupont of PresentationPoint next explains how you can easily use PowerPoint for video advertising. Presenter Media’s Judd Albrecht discusses their clip media offerings, including the new Roundy character. Emma Bannister, who heads Presentation Studio, a presentation design studio in Australia talks about slide design, and the state of the presentation business in Australia.

PowerPoint 2016 for Windows users can learn how to Switch Views Between Multiple Presentations, and Using the Pen and Highlighter Tools in Slide Show View. PowerPoint 2016 for Mac users can explore how to Insert Dummy Text and Switch Views Between Multiple Presentations. 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 week.

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


Using the Pen and Highlighter Tools in Slide Show View in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

April 23, 2019

Using the Pen and Highlighter Tools in Slide Show View in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

While presenting, annotation can play a large role in how you interact with your audience. In PowerPoint, you can use the Pen tool that can change your static slide into a whiteboard upon which you can annotate, simply by doodling or writing! In this tutorial, we will learn how to use Pen tool in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.

Learn how to use the pen and highlighter tools within slide show view in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.


Presentation Management Strategic to Enterprise Communication: Conversation with James Ontra

April 22, 2019

James Ontra

James Ontra is co-founder and CEO of Shufflrr. His 30-year career has focused on the highest profile presentations for world class companies. His clients have included: American Express, Bloomberg, Epcot Center, Mercedes Benz, NBC Olympics, Warner Bros. and many more. His vision and strategy have been driving Presentation Management to become a recognized communication discipline. In this conversation, James discusses how presentation management is strategic to enterprise communication.

Read the conversation here.


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