PowerPoint: Tutorials, Articles, and Conversations with Presentation Experts
July 12, 2022
We first show you how to animate individual characters of text from one slide to another using a fantastic option available for the Morph transition effect. There's a video tutorial, a step-by-step textual tutorial, and also an exercise file you can download. As part of our Presentation Management series, we bring you the last part of this series, which is aptly called, "The Humanity of Presentations." Next, Aine O'Neill of Toastmasters shares ideas on how you can make the most of your potential.
We feature two speakers from the upcoming Presentation Summit 2022. In this issue, read about sessions from Jim Endicott and Mike Parkinson. Both also provide some amazing ideas and tips that you can use in every day presenting. We also bring you quotes, press releases, and templates from the last few days.
July 5, 2022
Mike Parkinson is a geek. He is 1 of 36 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 Billion Dollar Graphics and A Trainer’s Guide to PowerPoint: Best Practices for Master Presenters, and tools such as Build-a-Graphic 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 2022, being held on location in San Diego, CA, and virtually this year from October 9 to 12, 2022.
July 4, 2022
Jim Endicott is a nationally recognized executive speaker coach and in partnership with his daughter, Amy Wolff, travel around the country (and occasionally the world) to help speakers at all levels communicate their important messages in ways that foster deeper levels of audience trust and engagement. Jim has been a Jesse H. Neal award-winning columnist for Presentations magazine and supports clients ranging from Fortune 50 senior executive teams to smaller company teams in sales, marketing and corporate communication – Portland to Boston to Brussels and Abu Dhabi. In this conversation, Jim 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.
Presentation Management 27: The Humanity of Presentations, from Cave Paintings to PowerPoint and Back Again
July 1, 2022
We’ve been presenting to each other before the word “present” ever made it into our vernacular. And we’ve forced ourselves to adjust and adapt to whatever technology was available at the time. Cave paintings were likely the earliest form of presentation. Moses’ Ten Commandments on two stone tablets were a form of presentation. Today, they might very well be two slides with five bullet points each. Then we evolved to paintings on wood and canvas, to still life photography and four-color printing, and then video.
June 30, 2022
Do you have times when you feel frustrated and regret not taking up an opportunity that came your way? And then remember a time when you have grasped an opportunity. A time when you have used your talents and showed the inner potential that you have – perhaps surprising yourself as well as others.
June 29, 2022
We have explored how you can animate words between slides using the Morph transition effect. But what if you want to take this technique further to a kinetic typography level where a hundred text characters need to animate to different positions and styles in the next slide? This sort of animated effect is surprisingly very easy to achieve in PowerPoint, as we will learn in this tutorial.
June 28, 2022
We first feature Andrew P Bennett of Toastmasters who talks about how an attractive, dynamic speaking voice lies in something we all do – breathing! We also feature Liran from SOS Click, a PowerPoint add-in that lets you save your files in multiple locations including online clouds at one go.
We also feature John Rahmlow and Julie Terberg as part of our interviews series for the Presentation Summit. We also bring you quotes, press releases, and templates from the last few days.
June 23, 2022
Liran is from SOS Click, a PowerPoint add-in that lets you save your files in multiple locations including online clouds at one go, so that you always have an accessible copy of your file. SOS Click also provides similar add-ins for Word and Excel.
June 16, 2022
Julie Terberg is a designer, author, speaker, and business owner. Her company, Terberg Design, focuses on crafting presentations and related materials. 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. In this conversation, Julie 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.
June 15, 2022
John H. Rahmlow is a member of the Board of Directors for the Presentation Guild for which he currently serves as the Secretary and as a member of the Executive Committee. John has decades of experience working with companies of all sizes to effectively craft and deliver impactful presentations. He is the founder and President of Attuned Presenting, LLC, a boutique presentation consulting agency focusing on presentation strategy and delivery. In this conversation, John 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.
June 14, 2022
We begin with a feature exploring ten tips to improve your public speaking skills. We also feature Cliff Atkinson, who talks about his session at the upcoming Presentation Summit.
We also bring you quotes, press releases, and templates from the last few days.
June 13, 2022
Public speakers sometimes come to me for advice because they are aware that their voices lack clarity and variety. The issue can be that they have got into the habit of speaking on one note. This means their audience find their voice monotonous and hard to stay engaged with. Does this resonate with you? Luckily an attractive, dynamic speaking voice lies in something we all do – breathing. To be more exact the key is in finding a depth in our breathing so that our voices are nourished by a steady flow of breath as we speak.