PowerPoint: Tutorials, Articles, and Conversations with Presentation Experts
August 26, 2021
Lori Chollar is co-founder and CEO of TLC Creative Services Inc., a design studio focusing on presentations, and live and virtual events. Her multi-faceted design background includes traditional graphic and print design, apparel and tattoo design (the temporary kind!), and a full range of presentation, template, and multimedia design. Building from a formal degree in graphic design to a thriving freelance business, her company with husband Troy, has grown into a successful corporate design studio. In this conversation, Lori talks about her participation at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2021.
August 26, 2021
Whilst we’ve all had to get used to online meetings the biggest issue remains the same. How do we engage our audience members and retain their attention? According to a survey by Prezi and Harris Poll, while attending an online presentation 28% of the audience sends text messages, 27% check their emails, and 17% fall asleep. So, the question becomes how you keep your audience involved and prevent them from being distracted?
August 24, 2021
We begin by looking at some free icon sites. These sites provide great choices if PowerPoint 365's options are not enough, or if you are using an older version of PowerPoint that does not include the Icons feature. We next feature Itai Amoza of Storydoc, who shares more info about this new site that helps businesses tell their stories in an exciting, engaging way—the way.
PowerPoint 365 for Windows users can learn how to enable or disable the Office Background option, which essentially is a patterned strip on the top-right of the PowerPoint interface. We also bring you quotes, press releases, and templates from the last few days.
August 24, 2021
Jamie Garroch is a Technical Consultant at BrightCarbon, the specialist presentation, and eLearning agency. He develops PowerPoint automation solutions and add-ins that enable presentation authors to work smarter. He also trains people to present more effectively using visuals and animated scenes that explain and reinforce key messages, which is supported by free resources and tips at their site. In this conversation, Jamie talks about his participation at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2021.
August 20, 2021
Itai Amoza is the co-founder and CEO of Storydoc and a seasoned entrepreneur. In the past 15+ years, he was involved in various international tech start-ups, focusing on the areas of sales, marketing, strategy, and data. In this conversation, Itai talks about Storydoc.
August 13, 2021
Office Backgrounds are patterns that are applied to the Ribbon in your Microsoft Office program interface and are more of patterned strips than backgrounds. It does look like PowerPoint just got tattooed! By default, these patterned strips are not turned on. Fourteen such image strips provide a touch of customization for your PowerPoint interface.
August 10, 2021
You cannot normally insert video clips in PowerPoint for the Web unless you are using an online video, but we look at a small trick that allows you to insert normal MP4 videos in PowerPoint. We feature four more speakers from the upcoming Presentation Summit conference being held this September. They are Mike Parkinson, John Rahmlow, Wendy Gates Corbett, and Ric Bretschneider.
Jon Lam of Toastmasters explains, "I realized that I had to start opening (my mouth) more. And that meant improving my communication skills." We also bring you quotes, press releases, and templates from the last few days.
August 6, 2021
Do you ever look back to school or university days and remember moments when you carefully avoided a teacher’s gaze when he or she was looking for someone to answer a question? If so, we have something in common. As a shy person, I have never felt a strong need to open my mouth (unless I am hungry). However, after missing out on countless opportunities in my personal and professional life by keeping my mouth shut, I realized that I had to start opening it more. And that meant improving my communication skills.
August 6, 2021
In our previous post, we explored how we can add users for a Synology NAS device. In this post, we will take stock of how many users we have, add users, or remove them altogether. You may also want to edit permissions for existing users. In all cases, you’ll need to have admin access to your Synology DSM.
August 5, 2021
Ric Bretschneider spent 17 years working on the Microsoft PowerPoint team, building features you both love and fear. Along with his passion for software design, he has spent many years teaching users' good presentation practices and fighting “Death by PowerPoint” through hard and soft skill building. He created the Microsoft PowerPoint Team blog, writing more entries there than any other individual blogger, and still writes on the subject today. A featured speaker at every Presentation Summit, Ric notoriously and accidentally created its popular “Late Night Guru Session,” where patrons learn PowerPoint secrets and talk presenting into the wee hours of the night. In this conversation, Ric talks about his participation at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2021.
August 4, 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 for the Web, let us explore a few good reasons to add video clips.
August 4, 2021
Wendy Gates Corbett, CPTD is an international presenter, presentation consultant, and certified trainer who works with executives, leaders, and professional athletes to become clear, confident presenters. She is the ‘Dean’ of Slide School®, a fun, affordable monthly 30-minute virtual program featuring tips for simple slide design. As President of Signature Presentations and a global corporate training executive, Wendy has spoken for more than 150,000 people around the world about belonging, confidence, and powerful presence. In this conversation, Wendy talks about her participation at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2021.
August 3, 2021
We begin by exploring how you can insert video clips in PowerPoint 365 for Windows. We do have similar tutorials for other PowerPoint versions too. We feature four more speakers from the upcoming Presentation Summit conference being held this September. They are Glenn Gibson, Richard Goring, Nigel Holmes, and Faith-Christina Duncan.
We also feature Kyle Murtagh of Confidence by Design in a video interview along with a transcript. We also bring you quotes, press releases, and templates from the last few days.
August 3, 2021
John Rahmlow is an internationally known expert in presentation design and delivery, with a special focus on virtual communications. John is currently a Board member and the Secretary for the Presentation Guild and the Founder and President of Attuned Presenting LLC. John recently retired from one of the leading financial services firms in the world after more than 20 years of service, the last 15 of which were spent designing and delivering presentations. In this conversation, John talks about his participation at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2021.
August 2, 2021
Mike Parkinson is a geek. He is one of thirty-six Microsoft PowerPoint MVPs in the world, is an internationally recognized communication and presentation expert, best-selling author, and professional trainer. Mike’s keynotes, training, books and tools help companies succeed while saving money and time. He owns Billion Dollar Graphics and is a partner at 24 Hour Company, a premier creative services firm. In this conversation, Mike talks about his participation at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2021.
July 29, 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 365 for Windows, let us explore a few good reasons to add video clips.