PowerPoint: Tutorials, Articles, and Conversations with Presentation Experts
June 9, 2022
Cliff Atkinson is a leading expert on how to get In the Zone – and stay there longer. He’s worked with some of the biggest tech and consumer companies in the world including GE, Deloitte, Intel, Facebook, and Chevron; and he helped influence juries to award $5 billion in verdicts that held companies accountable for their actions. He’s a bestselling author, sought-after speaker, and his insights have been featured in the NY Times, LA Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Fortune magazine, to name a few. In this conversation, Cliff talks about his participation at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2022, being held on location in San Diego, CA, and virtually this year from October 9 to 12, 2022.
May 31, 2022
We first look at how you can use the Morph transition in PowerPoint with words so that they animate between successive slides. Next, AlexAnndra Ontra of Shufflrr explains how you can maximize the ROI of your existing presentation slides.
We feature three speakers from the upcoming Presentation Summit who talk about their sessions and also share some presentation design and lifestyle tips. We also bring you quotes, press releases, and templates from the last few days.
May 30, 2022
From nervous neophyte to silver-tongued orator, anyone can learn to speak in public with skill and confidence. Public speaking is an essential skill for success in many fields, from business to education to politics. If you’re looking to improve your public speaking skills, start with these 10 tips.
May 27, 2022
Of Dierdre Wolownick‘s many claims to fame, being the oldest woman to have climbed El Capitan (at the age of 70) earns a mediocre rank. Higher on the list is having raised a son who climbs it without any safety equipment. Indeed, the mother of Alex Honnold (of Free Solo fame) has marvelous stories to tell of maintaining her sanity raising Alex, finding her own way in life, and becoming a gifted storyteller and teacher. In this conversation, Dierdre talks about her participation at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2022, being held on location in San Diego, CA, and virtually this year from October 9 to 12, 2022.
May 26, 2022
Kristaps Petersons is from Riga, Latvia (Europe). He’s one of the members of the board of Directors at the Presentation Guild. With more than 15 years of experience in national and international broadcast journalism and film-making, Kristaps creates high-stakes lobby, sales and image presentations to his clients since 2015. Among his clients are names like Roche, Novartis, McDonald’s, Carlsberg Group, Volkswagen AG and governments like Canada, the UAE, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia and Latvia. In this conversation, Kristaps talks about his participation at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2022, being held on location in San Diego, CA, and virtually this year from October 9 to 12, 2022.
May 23, 2022
Nolan Haims has decades of experience designing visual communications for the largest brands and organizations. He trains organizations to communicate more visually and create compelling stories with data. Nolan speaks at national conferences, writes extensively on visual storytelling, and is one of the co-hosts of the long-running Presentation Podcast. In this conversation, Nolan talks about his participation at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2022, being held on location in San Diego, CA, and virtually this year from October 9 to 12, 2022.
May 20, 2022
Despite the enormous role they play in business, many presentations are created, used once, and then forgotten forever. This is an ineffective and wasteful approach that costs money and time while making it harder to sell. With a presentation management strategy in place—and the right presentation management solution on hand—enterprises can unlock the full power of their best presentation assets, increasing conversions, organizational effectiveness, and efficiency.
May 17, 2022
Harvey Balls are a favorite infographic for many users, and this week, we show you how you can use think-cell, a famous PowerPoint add-in to add Harvey Balls to your slides. This feature includes a video tutorial. We next feature Rick Altman, the host of the annual Presentation Summit, being held this October in San Diego, CA as well as virtually. Rick shares that this year his event is in its 20th year, and he has announced a sweepstake offer.
We then look at how Japanese rice charts evolved to become the stock charts we see today. We also bring you quotes, press releases, and templates from the last few days.
May 16, 2022
While it's easy and effective to use Morph transition effects between typical slides, curves, or even exclamation-named objects, there are many more Morph tricks to play with. Morph allows you to play with words and characters, and in this tutorial, we will explore using the Morph transition effect in PowerPoint to create animated effects using words.
May 13, 2022
A stock chart is a price chart of a specific stock, plotted over a time frame. Stock charts created in PowerPoint can be both candle or stick charts, or both at the same time. In case they use both candle and stick shapes, they are called candlestick stock charts.
May 11, 2022
Today, we are going to explore how you can quickly create Harvey balls within PowerPoint using think-cell. Before we explore how to do so, let’s do a quick recap about what Harvey balls are, and where think-cell fits within the picture. Harvey balls are round ideograms or pictograms that show different states of a ball with quarters added or subtracted to attain five states between start and completion. They have been named after Harvey L. Poppel, who started using them in the 1970s. They are often used in business reports, documents, and presentations because they show progressive data at a quick glance.
May 10, 2022
We first look at a set of troubleshooting steps if you encounter choppy video. This article will also help if you be unable to play video clips of some types on all versions of PowerPoint. We look at PresenterMedia's new add-in for PowerPoint that provides access to all their assets right inside PowerPoint without having to go to their website and download them individually. Next, we feature some VBA code from Steve Rindsberg that lets you change any linked videos to embedded.
Pamela Odukoya of Toastmasters International explores developing leadership capabilities. We also bring you quotes, press releases, and templates from the last few days.
May 9, 2022
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 is the host of the Presentation Summit, now in its 20th season as the most prominent learning event for the presentation community. In this conversation, Rick talks about the sweepstakes announced for the upcoming Presentation Summit 2022, being held both virtually and on location in San Diego, CA, United States this year from October 9 to 12, 2022.
May 6, 2022
There can be any number of reasons to troubleshoot video playback in PowerPoint. You may end up with choppy video, or you may not be able to play video clips of some types on all versions of PowerPoint. We will look at such video issues in PowerPoint on this page, along with suggested solutions. First of all, look at our PowerPoint-Friendly Video Formats page to understand the file formats (file types) that work with different PowerPoint versions. Thereafter, follow these steps. Always, perform the initial troubleshooting steps before doing the later ones.
May 5, 2022
My early experience of leadership was uninspiring. It was very task-focused and short on empathy. This held me back until I learned more, experienced something different, and began my own leadership journey.
My leadership career has covered seventeen years to date. This includes leading a team of career advisers in both private and public sectors and leading a team of volunteers in a public speaking organization. I view leadership as an opportunity to collaborate with a group of people and motivate them to achieve a common goal. It is not about a position, rank, or title.
May 4, 2022
Have you created or inherited a PowerPoint file that contains a linked video file that you want to share with others? Wouldn’t it be easier if you could send your recipients a PowerPoint file that contained all the videos as part of the file, rather than send them the linked videos separately? That brings up a question, how easy is it to change the linked videos to become embedded?