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Presentation Summit 2020: Conversation with Ric Bretschneider

July 21, 2020

Ric Bretschneider is a technologist, troublemaker, and problem solver. Professionally, he helps people raise the quality of their business communications, mainly presenting. At Microsoft, Ric spent 17 years working on PowerPoint, designing and molding the program that became a juggernaut in business communication. Shortly after leaving Microsoft, Ric was awarded PowerPoint MVP status, a recognition held by only a dozen or so people in the US. In this conversation, Ric talks about his sessions at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2020, being held virtually this year from August 10 to 13, 2020.

Read the conversation here.


Presentation Masala: Conversation with Vivek Singh

July 17, 2020

Vivek Singh is a professional presentation designer. An MBA from IIM Ahmedabad, he worked in sales and marketing for 10 years before starting off on his own in January 2015. He runs his own presentation design firm Jazz Factory, and helps clients tell better stories to their customers, employees and other stakeholders. In his conversation, Vivek talks about his new book, Presentation Masala.

Read the conversation here.


Dynamic Text Boxes in PowerPoint

July 16, 2020

Today, you will learn a great trick for a PowerPoint presentation. You can make your PowerPoint presentations completely dynamic. Watch how you can connect a PowerPoint text box to a data source and use text boxes as dynamic text boxes on your slides.

Read more in this post by Kurt Dupont.


Recent Tab of Backstage View in PowerPoint 365 for Windows

July 16, 2020

The Recent option within the Home or Open tabs of Backstage View provides you with a list of recently opened presentations so that you can quickly select the one that you want to work upon. Further, the Recent option provides you with a couple of other tricks.

Learn about the Recent option within Backstage view in PowerPoint 365 for Windows.


Recent Tab of Backstage View in PowerPoint 365 for Mac

July 15, 2020

The Recent option within the Backstage View provides you with a list of recently opened presentations so that you can quickly select the one that you want to work upon. Further, the Recent option provides you with a couple of other tricks.

Learn about the Recent option within Backstage view in PowerPoint 365 for Mac.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: July 14, 2020

July 14, 2020

We first feature Lyn Roseaman of Now You’re Talking, who explores how can stand out with a direct and dramatic opening of your speech or presentation. AlexAnndra Ontra and James Ontra explore ways to collect content to create a robust Presentation Management platform. In our PowerPoint Concept Slides series, we bring you Heart Circles, a bunch of PowerPoint infographics.

We also feature speakers from the upcoming Presentation Summit 2020 virtual conference. This time, we interview Lori Chollar and Taylor Croonquist. Also, 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.


Presentation Summit 2020: Conversation with Mike Hanlon

July 14, 2020

Mike Hanlon was born while his father was in the US Air Force stationed in Germany and grew up bi-lingual. He has been in the aviation industry, on the ground only, since July of 1979, working for numerous airlines and founded his own company in 2014. He became an instructor while employed by a Brazilian airline where he met his wife and was able to learn a third language, Portuguese. This has been valuable as a member since 2006 of the SAE, the Society of Automotive Engineers, where he is one of two Co-chairs in the training committee and responsible for the writing and publication of deicing training standards worldwide. Currently, he trains at numerous airports between Paris and Tokyo and is looking forward to expanding to airports in the US. In this conversation, Mike talks about attending the upcoming Presentation Summit 2020, being held virtually this year from August 10 to 13, 2020.

Read the conversation here.


How to End Your Online Presentation or In-Person Speech With Impact

July 13, 2020

Imagine the scene. You begin to speak. Your audience is loving your presentation. Then you get to the end, but you are the only person who knows this. You may experience an awkward pause, followed by some tentative clapping as the audience realizes you’ve finished! The sad truth is many people do not dedicate enough time and effort to the closing of their speech. They either end abruptly, tell the audience they are done, or whisper thank you.

Learn more with Vinette Hoffman-Jackson of Toastmasters International.



Recent Tab of Backstage View in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows

July 13, 2020

The Recent option within the Home or Open tabs of Backstage View provides you with a list of recently opened presentations so that you can quickly select the one that you want to work upon. Further, the Recent option provides you with a couple of other tricks.

Learn about the Recent option within Backstage view in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows.


PowerPoint Concept Slides: Heart Circles

July 8, 2020

These heart shapes are very subtle. In fact, you can easily get away with most audiences not really finding these hearts out of place even in a business presentation! And remember that even though you see hearts, they are placed within a circle. You get 4 shape types as part of this collection. There are 3 variants of each heart circle, so you end up with 12 new, unique shapes that you can use straightaway in your slides!

Explore how you can use these Heart Circles in your PowerPoint presentations.


Presentation Summit 2020: Conversation with Taylor Croonquist

July 7, 2020

Taylor Croonquist is the co-founder of Nuts & Bolts Speed Training, a PowerPoint speed training website that gets busy professionals to Happy Hour. Prior to Nuts & Bolts, Taylor lived and worked in China for 10 years in finance and consulting. When he’s not busy crafting PowerPoint training, you can find him traveling and scuba diving. In this conversation, Taylor talks about his sessions at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2020, being held virtually this year from August 10 to 13, 2020.

Read the conversation here.


Presentation Management 17: Collect Content

July 7, 2020

Your presentation management strategy is only as good as the content provided. Systems, protocols, features, functions, cutting-edge technology, and good intentions are all great. But content is king! Both U.S. Bank and Cooper Standard introduced slide libraries with the best content – branded, up to date, accurate, well-designed, well-written content. When word got out at U.S. Bank that there was a library that had all the good content, and all you had to do was drag and drop, requests for access increased and the presentation management mentality started to spread.

Read more with AlexAnndra Ontra and James Ontra.


Presentation Summit 2020: Conversation with Lori Chollar

July 6, 2020

Lori Chollar is co-founder and CEO of TLC Creative Services, based in Southern California. Her multi-faceted design background includes traditional graphic and print design, apparel and tattoo design, and of course, an amazing range of presentation, template and multimedia design. In this conversation, Lori talks about her session at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2020, being held virtually this year from August 10 to 13, 2020.

Read the conversation here.


Stand Out with a Direct and Dramatic Opening

July 1, 2020

"The long, seemingly endless road stretched out ahead, as far as the eye could see. Nothing moved. Darkness creeping. The silence deafening. Suddenly…" Or "Good evening ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for inviting me to talk to you tonight. It’s a real pleasure for me to be here at your company’s 20th anniversary." Which version has you tuned in, wanting to know more?

Read more with Lyn Roseaman.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: June 30, 2020

June 30, 2020

Have you been to a presentation where the speaker moved from slide 6 to 15, just because he was running short of time? Did you like that he did not manage his time well, and then ended by skipping most of his content? In our Jumping Slides feature, you'll learn how to avoid this goof-up. We also explore scholarship opportunities from the upcoming virtual Presentation Summit. We then explore our revamped Arrow Circles product.

We explore the world of widescreen slides, and how to cope up with scenarios when you still need the older, standard resolution slides. Lyn Roseaman of Toastmasters International teaches you how to shine online during your next live webinar. We also another speaker from the upcoming Presentation Summit 2020 virtual conference: Rick Altman. Also, 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.


Concept Slides: Arrow Circles

June 26, 2020

Circles created with continuously curved arrows, also known as arrow circles can be used to show processes, continuous sequences, and cycle diagrams. We bring you such arrow circles with 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 arrow segments each. Plus, you get variations that let you choose from thinner or thicker segments. You get these segments in a regular geometric style. Additionally, we have also included an organic style so that your segments appear hand-drawn! Don't the segments shown above look hand-drawn? Yes, you get six such arrow circles as part of our Arrow Circles collection. There are four variants of each Arrow Circle, so, you end up with 24 new, unique Arrow Circles that you can use straight away in your slides!

Download and use these Arrow Circles in your slides.

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