PowerPoint: Tutorials, Articles, and Conversations with Presentation Experts
May 19, 2020
Have you faced a situation where you have to present without slides? Or do you always present with a full deck of slides? What if we looked at a three-slide approach, which is an in-between solution? Change is hard, especially in a large organization that is implementing a presentation management solution. Learn about the Culture of Presentation Management from AlexAnndra Ontra and James Ontra. Simon Raybould talks about his new Presentation Design Pack, which helps with the process of creating the presentation and sorting out the content.
John Korchok provides an introduction to XML Hacking in Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint. We also show how you can save a Custom Theme in PowerPoint. Also, make sure you do not miss the quotes, press releases, and templates featured in the last week.
May 15, 2020
Simon Raybould started his working career as a researcher looking at the causes of childhood cancers. After his Doctorate he spent 24 years as a research scientist and even spent time as the Centre Manager of the world’s second most influential social science research unit at Newcastle University in England. The need to base what he does only on researched evidence has stayed with him. He’s also been a lighting designer for dance companies, a playwright and author, a professional actor, and even a fire eater! In this conversation, Simon talks about his new product, the Presentation Design Pack.
May 14, 2020
Change is hard, especially in a large organization. People are afraid of the unknown. The familiar is our security blanket. Knowing where we will be and what we will be doing tomorrow makes us feel safe. Any effort to change that, especially in our jobs–our livelihoods–will be resisted. This is one of those strange ironies of life. Most of us know that change is imminent, and we still resist change.
May 14, 2020
It’s a good idea to first save this file as a conventional PowerPoint file with the PPTX file extension. When you are happy with your changes, it’s time to save this creation as a custom Theme.
May 13, 2020
With the introduction of Office 2007, Microsoft changed the basic file format that underlies Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Instead of the proprietary and mostly undocumented format that ruled from Office 97 to Office 2003, Microsoft made a smart decision and switched to XML. This is tagged text, similar in structure and concept to HTML code with which you may already be familiar.
May 12, 2020
We first feature Haydn Rushworth, a screenwriter, director, filmmaker, and social campaigner from the UK. He shares some amazing ideas about online meetings that are so relevant in the times we live. David Blatner, the CEO of CreativePro Network talks about Click, the presentation conference being held next month. Simon Morton of Eyeful Presentations talks about his session in the upcoming Presentation Ideas Europe online conference that's free to attend.
PowerPoint 365 for Windows users can learn about editing picture slides and creating timelines with PowerPoint Designer. Also, make sure you do not miss the quotes, press releases, and templates featured in the last week.
May 11, 2020
Do you even need a presentation containing slides? Many people just create presentations because everyone else does so. Here are some examples: John in the cabin next door created a presentation about working remotely. Cally from the European office delivered a presentation about prospective sales figures if your company focused more on a key growth area. Both presentations had around twenty-something slides. Clearly, both John and Cally had spent quality time creating these decks.
May 11, 2020
What if you added a new title slide, and typed in your title—and then get suggestions for a layout with a picture already added that uses your title content as keywords? PowerPoint Designer provides this option already. In this tutorial, let's become more aware of this amazing feature that's built using Microsoft Office's intelligent services.
May 8, 2020
Haydn Rushworth is a screenwriter, director, filmmaker, and social campaigner who currently works in political messaging at the National Assembly for Wales in the UK. A natural-born analyst and student of human behavior, he’s spent the bulk of his life quietly studying the secrets of national peace, prosperity and happiness and recently launched a YouTube channel, Haydn’s BIG Ideas to serve as an outlet for the huge number of big ideas that have resulted from years of research. In this conversation, Haydn talks about the use of video for communication.
May 6, 2019
Simon Morton founded Europe’s leading presentation design company Eyeful Presentations in 2004. His goal was big but simple—support businesses to create more powerful, engaging and effective presentations that make the most of opportunities and deliver results. 16 years, thousands of presentations and millions of engaged audience members later, Eyeful’s mission continues. Simon is globally recognized as a thought leader in the field of presentations and now dedicates much of his time to speaking, writing or coaching businesses on how to make the most of every presentation opportunity. In this conversation, Simon talks about the Presentation Ideas Europe online conference, being held on May 28th, 2020.
May 6, 2019
Yes, you can create timelines in PowerPoint, by using shapes or via the SmartArt option, but what if you could create a timeline by doing nothing other than typing into a bulleted list, and then make PowerPoint change the content into a properly formatted timeline? Wouldn't that be cool? In this tutorial, let us learn how you can achieve this trick in PowerPoint 365 for Windows.
May 5, 2020
We first feature Simon Day who looks at how you can develop your public speaking by overcoming fear. We then look at an amazing solution from PresentationPoint that lets PowerPoint control the signage for traffic messages! Philippa Leguen de Lacroix of Presented, a UK-based slide design agency talks about her company. If you plan to attend the upcoming Presentation Ideas Europe Online Conference, here's what Richard Goring is going to talk about in his session--and this online conference is not for Europeans only.
PowerPoint 365 for Windows users can learn about working with pictures in PowerPoint Designer, and also how you can disable PowerPoint Designer. Also, make sure you do not miss the quotes, press releases, and templates featured in the last week.
May 4, 2020
David Blatner is the CEO of CreativePro Network and the host of CreativePro Week and CreativePro.com. He has presented training on 5 continents over the past 30 years, and his books and videos have been read or viewed by millions of people. In this conversation, David talks about Click: The Presentation Design Conference being held virtually this year, as part of CreativePro Week 2020.
May 4, 2020
Let's assume that you already used some picture slide layouts from PowerPoint Designer, as explained in our Working With Pictures in PowerPoint Designer in PowerPoint 365 for Windows tutorial. And now, you want to change the picture used, or even add another picture. You'll discover that changing pictures is not too easy, because PowerPoint does not respect the proportions of the picture you are replacing, and almost places a new picture without any concerns about visual aesthetics. So, how can you add another picture in the same position, and ensure that the size and the proportions of the picture also remain the same?
May 1, 2020
Philippa Leguen de Lacroix is co-founder of Presented – a UK company who specialize in transforming PowerPoint presentations (and avoiding that whole “death by…” syndrome). The company is over 10 years old, and before that Philippa worked in Desk Top Publishing for a few investment banks for a number of years. In her spare time, she helps to run a field hockey club and coaches children to play. In this conversation, Philippa talks about Presented.
April 30, 2020
Kurt Dupont is a solution provider who would go out of his way just to ensure he brings out the best when it comes to issues that have to deal with data-driven presentations, data visualization, and digital signage software. He started by working at airports worldwide to set up airport databases and flight information screens. This evolved to become the basis for PresentationPoint. In this conversation, Kurt talks about new capabilities in DataPoint, an add-in from PresentationPoint that allows PowerPoint to connect with hardware resources.