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Presentation Management 09: Ensure Compliance

November 15, 2019

Presentation Management 09: Ensure Compliance

In the last post in this series, we looked at how presentation management can increase productivity. And in this post, we explore something that goes along with productivity: compliance. Compliance can mean different things to different organizations. In finance and pharma, it means that specific language and statements are disclosed in accordance with federal regulations. You must tell your customers "this" but you are not allowed to tell them "that." What employees can and cannot say is regulated. And "who" can and cannot present certain material is also regulated.

Read more in this post by AlexAnndra Ontra and James Ontra.


Adding Commands to Custom Groups in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows

November 15, 2019

Adding Commands to Custom Groups in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows

If you want to really benefit from customizing your Ribbon in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows, then you will certainly want to add some commands, beyond the ones that are placed by default within any of the Ribbon tabs. You’ll notice that all commands are placed within Groups. Whatever your intent may be, you cannot place any commands within the existing Groups that are built within PowerPoint. You first need to add a custom Group within any of the tabs available in the Ribbon. Thereafter, you need to populate them with commands.

Learn how to add commands to custom groups in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows.


Top 7 Ways to Succeed in the Business of Speaking

November 14, 2019

Top 7 Ways to Succeed in the Business of Speaking

How attractive are you as a speaker? No, your looks, but your consistent ability to provide a quality presentation, attract clients, and be irresistibly attractive to meeting planners and speaker bureaus?

Read more in this post by Sandra Schrift.


Working with Custom Groups in Ribbon Tabs in PowerPoint 365 for Mac

November 14, 2019

Working with Custom Groups in Ribbon Tabs in PowerPoint 365 for Mac

All Ribbon tabs in PowerPoint may have any number of buttons. These buttons represent commands. You'll see that these buttons are not scattered all over the tab area. In fact, they are all neatly arranged together in Groups. Each of these Groups has a name that describes what the commands within that Group do. For example, the Slide Show tab in the Ribbon has a group named Set Up, which contains all commands that help you set up your slide show, such as changing show settings, hiding slides, rehearsing and recording slide shows, etc.

Explore working with Custom Groups within Ribbon Tabs in PowerPoint 365 for Mac.


You Can Bank on Your Voice, 2nd Edition: Conversation with Rodney Saulsberry

November 13, 2019

Rodney Saulsberry

Rodney Saulsberry is one of the premier voice-over talents and vocal coaches worldwide. He is also a published author with three bestselling books, You Can Bank on Your Voice, Step Up to the Mic and Rodney Saulsberry’s Tongue Twisters and Vocal Warm-Ups. Rodney is a two-time NAACP Image Award Nominee for his acting work on the CBS Daytime Television Drama, The Bold and the Beautiful. In this conversation, Rodney talks about the second edition of his book, You Can Bank on Your Voice.

Read the conversation here.


Working with Custom Groups in Ribbon Tabs in PowerPoint 365 for Windows

November 13, 2019

Working with Custom Groups in Ribbon Tabs in PowerPoint 365 for Windows

All Ribbon tabs in PowerPoint 365 for Windows may have any number of buttons that represent commands but they are not scattered all over the tab area. In fact, they are all neatly arranged together in Groups. Each of these Groups has a name that describes what the commands within that Group do. For example, the Slide Show tab in the Ribbon has a group named Set Up, which contains all commands that help you set up your slide show, such as changing show settings, hiding slides, rehearsing and recording slide shows, etc. It is only sensible to imagine that you should use this Group concept while creating your own custom Ribbon tabs.

Explore working with Custom Groups within Ribbon Tabs in PowerPoint 365 for Windows.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: November 12, 2019

November 12, 2019

Signage versus Documents—Drive Your PowerPoint Home

In this issue, we look at how signage can make a big difference in your slides. Jerry Weissman says, "...if you are creating presentation graphics, treat the text in your slides as signage or headlines." In another feature, Jerry talks about why use PowerPoint at all? He also explores why a picture is worth a thousand words. Also, we focus on the ongoing Outstanding Presentations Workshop series.

For PowerPoint 365 for Windows and Mac users, we bring the Add and Rename Ribbon Tabs and Reordering and Removing Ribbon Tabs tutorials. Plus, make sure you do not miss the quotes, press releases, and templates featured in the last week.

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


Upgrade from Writing to Digital Signage

November 11, 2019

Upgrade from Writing to Digital Signage

The number of businesses using digital signage screens to share information has expanded over the years. Administrators of restaurants, departure terminals, schools, colleges, and hospitals have adopted digital signage for a more effective method of disseminating information. The information they share is received with ease by guests or visitors upon arrival. Digital signage is an electronic display that shows menus, information, advertising and other forms of messages. It uses modern technologies like LED, LCD, or a plasma display. It can be used to display images, short videos, and words.

Read more in this post by Kurt Dupont.


Working with Custom Groups in Ribbon Tabs in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows

November 11, 2019

Working with Custom Groups in Ribbon Tabs in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows

All Ribbon tabs in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows may have any number of buttons that represent commands but they are not scattered all over the tab area. In fact, they are all neatly arranged together in Groups. Each of these Groups has a name that describes what the commands within that Group do. For example, the Slide Show tab in the Ribbon has a group named Set Up, which contains all commands that help you set up your slide show, such as changing show settings, hiding slides, rehearsing and recording slide shows, etc. It is only sensible to imagine that you should use this Group concept while creating your own custom Ribbon tabs. In fact, PowerPoint will not let you add any command anywhere else other than within a custom Group.

Explore working with Custom Groups within Ribbon Tabs in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows.


Signage versus Documents—Drive Your PowerPoint Home

November 08, 2019

Signage versus Documents—Drive Your PowerPoint Home

American Apparel, Staples, Knoll Furniture, and Lufthansa Airlines all share a common denominator with the New York subway system: each of these diverse organizations uses the same popular typeface in its signage: Helvetica. A book called Helvetica and the New York City Subway System describes why their decision-makers chose the font style.

Read more in this guest post by Jerry Weissman.


Reordering and Removing Ribbon Tabs in PowerPoint 365 for Windows

November 08, 2019

Reordering and Removing Ribbon Tabs in PowerPoint 365 for Windows

The PowerPoint 365 for Windows interface sports the Ribbon, which is tabbed. Each of these tabs contains a set of commands. By default, PowerPoint contains several such tabs. These Ribbon tabs can be customized, and you can indeed add a new Ribbon tab as well. In fact, you may have more tabs in your PowerPoint 365 interface due to several reasons.

Learn how to reorder Ribbon tabs and remove the custom tabs in PowerPoint 365 for Windows.


Why Use PowerPoint at All? A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

November 07, 2019

Jerry Weissman

Considering the universal condemnation by critics, audiences, and even by presenters themselves, why would anyone use PowerPoint? The software—and its usage—have developed a negative reputation, ranging from the common epithet, “Death by PowerPoint,” to the pointed opinions of Edward Tufte, the well-known graphics guru and author of The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint in which he contends that “PowerPoint routinely disrupts and trivializes content.”

Read more in this post by Jerry Weissman.


Reordering and Removing Ribbon Tabs in PowerPoint 365 for Mac

November 07, 2019

Reordering and Removing Ribbon Tabs in PowerPoint 365 for Mac

The PowerPoint 365 for Mac interface sports the Ribbon, which is tabbed. Each of these tabs contains a set of commands. By default, PowerPoint contains several such tabs. These Ribbon tabs can be customized, and you can indeed add a new Ribbon tab as well. In fact, you may have more default tabs in your PowerPoint 365 for Mac interface due to several reasons.

Learn how to reorder Ribbon tabs and remove the custom tabs in PowerPoint 365 for Mac.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: November 5, 2019

November 05, 2019

Outstanding Presentations Workshop 2019

We first feature AlexAnndra Ontra and James Ontra, who discuss how Presentation management increases productivity. We also have Jamie Garroch of BrightCarbon talk about how he ended up creating BrightSlide, which he terms a revolutionary PowerPoint add-in. The Outstanding Presentations Workshop webinar series from Ellen Finkelstein begins today, and we feature Tsufit, one of the speakers of this season.

PowerPoint 2019 for Windows users can learn more about customization in our Add and Rename Ribbon Tabs and Reordering and Removing Ribbon Tabs tutorials. PowerPoint 365 for Mac users can also learn about customization in our Changing Interface Color and Customize Quick Access Toolbar tutorials. Plus, make sure you do not miss the quotes, press releases, and templates featured in the last week.

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


Add and Rename Ribbon Tabs in PowerPoint 365 for Mac

November 05, 2019

Add and Rename Ribbon Tabs in PowerPoint 365 for Mac

The Ribbon that you see within the PowerPoint 365 for Mac user interface was designed to make all options easily accessible. To make more options available, you can add more tabs, rename them, and populate them with even more commands, as we will explore within this tutorial.

Learn to add and rename Ribbon tabs in PowerPoint 365 for Mac.


Add and Rename Ribbon Tabs in PowerPoint 365 for Windows

November 04, 2019

Add and Rename Ribbon Tabs in PowerPoint 365 for Windows

The Ribbon that you see within the PowerPoint 365 for Windows user interface was designed to make all options easily accessible. To make more options available on the Ribbon, you can add more tabs, rename them, and populate them with even more commands, as we will explore within this tutorial.

Learn to add and rename Ribbon tabs in PowerPoint 365 for Windows.

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Polygon Center Circles for PowerPoint

These special circles have polygon centers: the centers are made of triangles, squares, pentagons, and hexagons! And based on the sides of the polygon, the rest of the circle has that many segments.

Download and use these Polygon Center Circles in your slides for just $4.99


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