PowerPoint: Tutorials, Articles, and Conversations with Presentation Experts
October 6, 2021
The AutoCorrect feature in PowerPoint fixes hundreds of common typos and spelling errors within your PowerPoint slides, automatically as you type any text. AutoCorrect also maps specific keys to a symbol, such as replacing two en dashes with an em dash the moment you hit the Enter key.
October 5, 2021
We first explore something that so many readers have asked us: how do you open a PowerPoint presentation in Google Slides. Depending on where your PowerPoint presentation is located, there are three ways to choose from to achieve this objective. Every day, critical first meetings occur, often driven by a presentation. The sure sign that a call went well is when the customer asks at the end, "Can you send me the deck that you presented?" Learn more about this concept from Kristin Shevis.
We next look at the hundred-something advanced options in PowerPoint that most users are not aware of, but should be. We cover these options for PowerPoint 365 for Windows users. We also bring you quotes, press releases, and templates from the last few days.
October 1, 2021
Here we have the top 10 tips for more effective PowerPoint presentations that will help you master the process and end up with the effective presentation that will get you the best results. These effective PowerPoint presentation tips have been used by experts from all over the world and they are special. They are something you can use on your every single presentation.
September 30, 2021
Did you receive a PowerPoint presentation, and now you have been asked to make edits to the PowerPoint slides within Google Slides? Why? It could be that you no longer have access to PowerPoint. It may also be that the program used to work with slides in your organization or educational institution is Google Slides, and you are expected to work within that program.
September 29, 2021
Every day thousands of B2B salespeople go to work with the goal of selling products and the hope that their efforts along the way will yield that critical first meeting with their dream customer. Every conversation in B2B sales starts with an intro/discovery call that if all goes well, leads to the coveted follow-up meeting, which is almost always driven by a presentation. The sure sign that a call went well is when the customer asks at the end, "Can you send me the deck that you presented?"
September 27, 2021
We explored the General tab of the PowerPoint Options dialog box earlier. For more options, you can visit the Advanced tab of the same dialog box that contains some advanced, and some not-so-advanced options related to the appearance and working of the PowerPoint interface. Changes to these options can result in a very different and more efficient workflow.
September 21, 2021
We look at the concept of Content Organization, specifically for presentation slides in this post by AlexAnndra Ontra and James Ontra. Next, we share some general options available in PowerPoint that most users are not aware of, but they should be because understanding these options can result in a very different and more efficient workflow. We also look at Logo Toggle, a free PowerPoint add-in from BrightCarbon that lets you hide and unhide logos with one click in a video tutorial.
We also bring you quotes, press releases, and templates from the last few days.
September 14, 2021
The General tab of the PowerPoint Options dialog box contains basic, yet some very important options related to the appearance and working of the PowerPoint interface. Changes to these options can result in a very different and more efficient workflow.
September 9, 2021
In today’s video, we will look at a scenario where you have a company logo placed in your PowerPoint presentation. This logo shows up on all sides. In addition to the company logo, you also have a product logo on some slides. This profusion of logos makes some corporate bosses very happy but there’s a downside. What if you have slide content that’s large and fills up the entire area? Or what if you have a detailed chart and the logo covers up the chart legend?
September 7, 2021
We first look at how you can send feedback to Microsoft about something you like or don't like in PowerPoint from right within the application. We then explore how you can attribute Creative Commons Pictures in PowerPoint slides. We also look at attributing multiple pictures on one slide.
We feature two more speakers from the upcoming Presentation Summit conference being held this September. They are Ilene Bergelson and Rick Altman. We also bring you quotes, press releases, and templates from the last few days.
September 6, 2021
We previously explored how creating a story for a business presentation is different than constructing other stories. The next step is to organize slides into a library that tells an even bigger story: the story of your enterprise. If we were to expand the scope of this thought to your enterprise, you will benefit even more. If you work for a large enterprise, there could be many departments divided by discipline, product, or geography. Each department has a story.
September 3, 2021
Are you super-delighted about a PowerPoint feature? Or are you so irritated that you are pulling your hair? Depending upon how you are feeling, you might want to reach out to the folks who create PowerPoint to tell them how you feel. And this is not difficult to do at all. You can accomplish this task right within PowerPoint, within the Feedback tab of Backstage view.
September 1, 2021
Rick Altman has been hired by hundreds of companies, listened to by tens of thousands of professionals, and read by millions of people, all of whom seek better results with their presentation content and delivery. He covers the whole of the industry, from message crafting, through presentation design, slide creation, software technique, and delivery. He is the host of the Presentation Summit, now in its 19th season as the most prominent learning event for the presentation community. In this conversation, Rick talks about both in-person and virtual conferences in changing times.
August 31, 2021
We begin by looking at ideas and resources to help you prevent your online audiences from getting distracted. This, of course, is so important these days. Learn what you can do to counter these distractions with Haritosh Srivastav of Toastmasters International. PowerPoint 365 for Windows users can explore options found within the Account tab of Backstage view, that allows you to sign in to your Microsoft Account, automatically connect to your OneDrive account, and do so much more.
We feature two more speakers from the upcoming Presentation Summit conference being held this September. They are Jamie Garroch and Lori Chollar. We also bring you quotes, press releases, and templates from the last few days.
August 30, 2021
Ilene Bergelson is an award-winning actress-turned-presentation-coach and international trainer. Through her consulting practice, EmpowerSpeak, Ilene coaches subject matter experts in health, finance, pharmaceutical, technology, public relations, entertainment, and academia, where clients have sought guidance for optimizing presentation content, interpersonal communication, sensitive conversations, and high-profile events such as interviewing Hillary Clinton before a live audience. In this conversation, Ilene talks about her participation at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2021.
August 26, 2021
In PowerPoint, and in other Microsoft 365 programs you typically need to sign in to a Microsoft Account so that you can access saved settings, customizations, and even some files off the cloud. You typically do this by managing your Account, right inside PowerPoint or another Microsoft 365 program such as Word and Excel. The Account tab in Backstage view allows you to sign in to your Microsoft Account, and automatically connect to your OneDrive account, and do so much more.