PowerPoint: Tutorials, Articles, and Conversations with Presentation Experts
July 29, 2021
Faith-Christina Duncan is 21-years old. When born, she was diagnosed with Trisomy 21, a form of Down Syndrome. Many people told her parents that she would never make it out in the ‘real’ world. She’s here today proving them wrong. In this conversation, Faith-Christina talks about her participation at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2021.
July 28, 2021
Kyle Murtagh is a public speaker. In 2018, he founded Confidence by Design, an industry-leading presentation skills company that has helped people from all walks of life to transform their public speaking abilities – from global corporations to ambitious entrepreneurs. His passion, hard work, and talent have also led him to win multiple public speaking accolades, both in Scotland and on an international level. Not only that, but Kyle is now a successful author! His debut title, The 5 Pillars of Effective Public Speaking has received 5-star reviews from readers across the globe, who have discovered how to harness their public speaking potential to achieve tangible results. In this conversation, Kyle talks about himself and his work.
July 28, 2021
Born in England in 1942, Nigel Holmes moved to the US in 1978. After 16 years at Time Magazine, he started his own information design business, Explanation Graphics. In 2009, the Society for News Design gave him its Lifetime Achievement Award. He has been nominated four times for a National Design Award. His latest book (of 12) is The Bigger Book of Everything (2020), and a new book, Joyful Infographics, will be published in 2022. In this conversation, Nigel talks about his participation at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2021.
July 27, 2021
Did you press a keyboard shortcut in PowerPoint, and nothing happened? Wasn't this working last week? There may be many reasons why some of your keyboard shortcuts no longer work in PowerPoint, and we look at some of them. We feature four speakers from the upcoming Presentation Summit conference being held this September. They are Ken Molay, Sheila B. Robinson, Nolan Haims, and Julie Terberg. We also feature Frederik Dessau of Omnidocs who speaks about SkabelonDesign’s evolution to the new Omnidocs branding.
PowerPoint 365 for Mac users can learn how to insert video clips in detailed tutorials explaining the differences between linking and embedding videos. We also look at whether you should consider inserting videos in the first place. We also bring you quotes, press releases, and templates from the last few days.
July 27, 2021
Richard Goring is a Director at BrightCarbon, the specialist presentation and eLearning agency. He has helped to write and create thousands of presentations, and coached hundreds of teams to present more effectively using visuals, diagrams, and animated sequences that explain and reinforce the key points. In this conversation, Richard talks about his participation at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2021.
July 26, 2021
Glenn Gibson is the author of the book Before the Mic and Director, Global Technology Evangelist at Hyland, a leading software company. Glenn is an award-winning public speaker with a passion for technology and has collected several IT certifications such as a VMware Certified Professional, Citrix Certified Administrator and Microsoft Certified Professional. As a native of Scotland, his passions include all things Scottish; kilts, bagpipes, whisky, (real) football, meat pies as well as playing the drums and expanding his ever-growing vinyl collection. In this conversation, Glenn talks about his participation at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2021.
July 23, 2021
Julie Terberg is the creative force behind Design to Present and Terberg Design, focused on crafting presentations that better communicate with audiences. With decades of experience in the presentation industry, Julie has trusted partnerships with other presentation professionals and valued clients around the world. Since 2005, she has been recognized as a Microsoft PowerPoint MVP for her contributions to the presentation community. Julie enjoys teaching and sharing ideas with other presentation professionals. In this conversation, Julie talks about her participation at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2021.
July 22, 2021
Frederik Dessau is Head of Design & Content at Omnidocs, a document company focused on brand management and productivity in Microsoft Office. Frederik has been working professionally with PowerPoint (from template to content) since 2005, implementing not only brands, but also sales processes and project management excellence. Frederik came to Omnidocs with a broad background from traditional communication, ad and design agencies. Today he is a leading resource in terms of corporate efficiency within Microsoft Office with a special force (and love) within the domains of PowerPoint. Form follows function is the mantra, but we go the extra mile to make sure the brand magic is kept safe in templates and documents. In this conversation, Frederik talks about SkabelonDesign’s evolution to the new Omnidocs branding.
July 21, 2021
Do you want to insert video clips within your PowerPoint slides? Videos can be useful to express your message, and PowerPoint lets you easily insert video clips. There are some prerequisites though that you must have in place before you use video clips in PowerPoint and also, you must be sure that you are using video clips for the right reasons.
July 20, 2021
It's so awesome that PowerPoint and other Microsoft Office programs offer so many keyboard shortcuts, but has it ever happened that you press a keyboard shortcut in PowerPoint, and it does not work? No, there's nothing wrong with the keyboard shortcut you pressed, or even with PowerPoint. There may be any number of other reasons for the keyboard shortcut not working. Let us explore some of these reasons.
July 19, 2021
Nolan Haims has over 20 years of experience in the fields of visual communications and presentation, having created every type of presentation from Fortune 500 CEO keynotes, to TED talks to multi-million dollar agency pitches. He trains organizations to think visually, speaks at national conferences, writes on visual storytelling at PresentYourStory, and is a co-host of the long-running Presentation Podcast. And as one of only 34 Microsoft PowerPoint MVPs in the world, he works with and advises the software development team. He runs his own visual communications consultancy in Montclair, NJ. In this conversation, Nolan talks about his participation at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2021.
July 16, 2021
Sheila B. Robinson, Ed.D., of Custom Professional Learning, LLC is a speaker, educator, and consultant with a passion for the science of teaching and learning. She works with clients in education, business, government, health care, research, non-profits, and more. Sheila has taught thousands to reach, teach, and connect with audiences through her talks and workshops. She designs professional development and university courses on program evaluation, survey design, data visualization, and audience engagement. In this conversation, Sheila talks about her participation at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2021.
July 15, 2021
Ken Molay is president and founder of Webinar Success, a consulting firm that assists companies in producing and delivering effective and compelling web seminars. Ken combines a technical background with experience in corporate marketing and public presentations. He is a prolific blogger on the subject of web conferencing and its applications, and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal and industry publications. He is a frequent public speaker on the topic of more effective webinars. In this conversation, Ken talks about his participation at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2021.
July 13, 2021
As more PowerPoint designers need to work with foreign language presentations, we look at how you can install another language in Microsoft Windows. We also explore how you can replace double-byte fonts such as MS Mincho with normal, everyday fonts. In the same post, we look at how you can install such fonts easily, legally, and at no extra cost.
PowerPoint 2019 users on both Windows and Mac can learn how to insert video clips in detailed tutorials explaining the differences between linking and embedding videos. We also look at whether you should consider inserting videos in the first place. We also bring you quotes, press releases, and templates from the last few days.
July 9, 2021
If you want to insert a video clip within your PowerPoint slide, spare a thought for why you would insert video clips in the first place. Most of the video clips are just added to grab attention. Before we show you how you can add a video clip to your slide in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows, let us explore a few good reasons to add video clips.
July 8, 2021
Here’s a question from a reader: "I’m trying to replace the MS Mincho font used in my PowerPoint presentation with another font, but PowerPoint won’t allow me to do so. What are my options?" Although this seems like a simple question, there are many factors that could be at play here. Let’s explore them, one by one.