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Link to a specific PowerPoint 2003, 2007 or 2010 slide from Microsoft Word or Excel

PowerPoint Tips

Suppose you want to link from Word or Excel to Slide 2 in a PowerPoint 2003, 2007 or 2010 presentation. Hyperlinks Excel hyperlink link PowerPoint 2007 PowerPoint 2010 PowerPont 2003 slide Word

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Shortcut to complex shapes with SmartArt in PowerPoint 2007 and 2010

PowerPoint Tips

SmartArt is available in PowerPoint 2007 and 2010. SmartArt is a great way to create diagrams, but you can also use them to create complex, custom graphics.

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Create quick, professional diagrams with SmartArt in PowerPoint 2007 & 2010

PowerPoint Tips

SmartArt was a new feature of PowerPoint 2007 and is a way to quickly create professional-looking diagrams from bulleted text. In the Tell ‘n’ Show SM method , you put a meaning title that tells the point on the slide.

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How to create a poster in PowerPoint 2007 & PowerPoint 2010

PowerPoint Tips

Let’s create a couple of posters in PowerPoint 2007 or 2010. Follow these steps: In PowerPoint 2007 or PowerPoint 2010, click the Design tab. I have more detailed information on shadows in PowerPoint 2007 and 2010 here and here.

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If you believe in something, you can talk about it

Speak Schmeak

"If you believe in something, you can talk about it. All my life I have been very, very shy. To get in front of a crowd drives me nuts, but I have a message to deliver.

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Effective Emcee-ing! « The Shy Speaker's Guide to Success on Stage

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

Rated PSBs Top 10 Most Influential Bloggers on Public Speaking 2007 The Public Speaking Blogospheres Top 100 Definitive Blogs on Public Speaking Sign Up for Free Materials! Facebook Page Updates 28 Sept/10 Enhancing the Quality of Your Visual Presentations with PowerPoint 2007 Recent Comments Success: 10 Tips to … on Power Moves! Reply mercy says: September 19, 2007 at 1:33 pm you’ve got very informative site. Reply jade says: November 6, 2007 at 9:09 am hi!

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Build your public speaking immunity

Speak Schmeak

It's cold and flu season again. How are you holding up? Did you know that, once you become infected with a particular strain of a virus, it won't ever make you sick again?

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Public speaking: talent or skill?

Speak Schmeak

Is public speaking a talent or a skill? Talent : a special natural ability or aptitude Skill : the ability, coming from one's knowledge, practice, aptitude, etc.,

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PowerPoint 2007 tutorials help you make the most of the features

PowerPoint Tips

Danny Rocks offers a 2-CD set called, “ 50 Best PowerPoint 2007 Tips, Tricks & Techniques. &# If you know something about PowerPoint but want to make better use of the features, I recommend this series. The 2 CDs contain 41 lessons organized into Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced levels. Each lesson is a professionally-produced video in which Danny verbally explains the feature while showing you how to use it. The lessons run from about 6 to 10 minutes.

10 Tips to Improve Your Speech « The Shy Speaker's Guide to.

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

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Disposable Learning Objects and Jing

More than PowerPoint...

Yesterday, I downloaded TechSmith's Jing Project -- just to give it a test. I was a little cranky about getting it to work. But then again, it was my first day back from vacation, so I was a little cranky about everything! Disposable Learning Objects.

A woman among "The Great Debaters"

The Eloquent Woman

Speechwriting colleague Jeff Porro now has a new movie's story to his credit--and it offers a look at a groundbreaking female debater, Henrietta Bell Wells (UPDATE: Find out more about Henrietta in these additional posts about her.)

Eastern Europe and the Message of Democracy

Matt Eventoff

Ukraine has been independent for less than two decades. MTV is ten years older than Ukraine’s independence. If you are of drinking age, you were born before Ukraine was independent. The violence that took place on the floor in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine sends a terrible message to the world. There are 450 members of the Rada, and six were hospitalized. It was the second act of public violence during a session of the Ukrainian governing body this year.

First Lady of firsts: Eleanor Roosevelt

The Eloquent Woman

A hat tip to The Writer's Almanac for reminding us that today is the birthday of Eleanor Roosevelt , born Anna Eleanor Roosevelt in 1884 and shown here in a school portrait taken in 1898, at age 14. She was shy, insecure and thought to be unattractive.

Buy Microsoft Office 2007 now and get 2010 free later

PowerPoint Tips

You buy Office 2007 now and you can then upgrade to 2010 for free. Using 2007 even for a couple of months will help you get used to the new ribbon interface and learn many of the new tools. Tags: Events Resource PowerPoint 2007 PowerPoint 2010 webinar

Fear Busters – 10 Tips to Overcome Stage Fright! « The Shy.

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

Rated PSBs Top 10 Most Influential Bloggers on Public Speaking 2007 The Public Speaking Blogospheres Top 100 Definitive Blogs on Public Speaking Sign Up for Free Materials! Facebook Page Updates 28 Sept/10 Enhancing the Quality of Your Visual Presentations with PowerPoint 2007 Recent Comments Success: 10 Tips to … on Power Moves! Reply Natasha Lai says: August 12, 2007 at 11:02 am Hi Gary!! =) your Fearbuster tips are super cool! says: December 22, 2007 at 8:41 pm [.]

Review of my PowerPoint 2007 video course in Toastmaster magazine

PowerPoint Tips

Great review of my video course PowerPoint 2007: Make the Upgrade Easy! Tags: E-Store PowerPoint 2007 Toastmaster Just found out! in Toastmaster magazine [link].

Finding commands in PowerPoint 2007

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Microsoft has created a web based tool to help users find PowerPoint 2003 commands in the new PowerPoint 2007 ribbon interface. You navigate in this tool to the command using the existing PowerPoint 2003 menus, then they show you where to find that command in the PowerPoint 2007 ribbon interface. On January 30th, the new version of Microsoft Office goes on sale to the public and will be the version that you get pre-installed on a new computer.

Speak Schmeak blog contest - enter to win!

Speak Schmeak

To enter, leave a comment on this post between today, November 30, 2007 at 9:00 p.m. EST, and Friday, December 13, 2007 at 11:59 p.m. The winner will be announced on December 17, 2007.

Happy New Year!

Speak Schmeak

Best wishes for a healthy and prosperous 2008 to all of you! 2008 already feels like it's going to be a spectacular year! Is it just me, or are big things going to happen this year for you, too

Voice care #2 - how's your pitch?

Speak Schmeak

As a follow up to my post about voice care from the other day, I want to talk about something that is a typical bad habit of speakers in the US, yet many are completely unaware of doing it. Are you a low talker? Many of us speak at a lower pitch than is natural for us.

Braithwaite pronunciation

Speak Schmeak

I saw this search term in my keyword stats, and thought, "How delicious! Someone wants to know how to pronounce my name!" Mispronunciation of my name has been a lifelong annoyance, and the reason that I make an extra effort to get other people's names right.

Just like a kid

Speak Schmeak

Christmas Eve, hubby and I were late arriving at his parents' house for dinner, and everyone was already eating. Space at the table was tight, so I sat at the kids' table with six of my husband's nieces and nephews, ranging in age from 11 to 17.

Santa watch

Speak Schmeak

Meet Kitty, Sister and the Baby. They didn't realize that Santa only comes at night. What do you expect? They're cats.

Take care of your voice

Speak Schmeak

If you've wondered how to care for your voice when you're doing a lot of speaking, here are some resources that will be helpful to you. Here's an article on teachers learning to minimize voice strain.

6 Ways to Achieve Your Resolutions Through Public Speaking

Speak Schmeak

40 to 45% of American adults make one or more resolutions each year. Are you one of them? Most New Year's resolutions are about health, fitness, money management, time management and ending bad habits like smoking. And more than half of people who make resolutions have given up by summer.

Invest in yourself

Speak Schmeak

When all the Christmas shopping is done, and you're basking in the glow of the big pile of gifts you've wrapped, now is the time to think about a gift for yourself: the gift of public speaking! Take a class in your community, pick up a book, take my e-course , or contact me about coaching.

Unexpected = Sticky

Speak Schmeak

In this post , I briefly mentioned the principles of sticky ideas from the book, " Made to Stick."

What do you do when no one shows up?

Speak Schmeak

If you've been speaking for any length of time, you've experienced an occasion when fewer people showed up than expected. Like Peter Delmar in this article , I've had speaking engagements where I expected many more attendees than actually appeared.

Contest winners announcement

Speak Schmeak

Thank you to everyone who entered to win a copy of my e-course, "7-Week Shortcut to Public Speaking Confidence." I really appreciate the thought everyone put into their entries! The winners have been chosen, and they are Stephanie Garnes, Ron Kirkland, and Andrew Dlugan.

A presentation that works

Speak Schmeak

Recently I wrote about some short presentations I've experienced where the speakers did not seem prepared , even though they had plenty of time.

Last day to enter the contest!

Speak Schmeak

Today is your last chance to enter to win a copy of my e-course , "7-Week Shortcut to Public Speaking Confidence" that's relaunching in January, along with some other goodies. Contest ends at midnight EST tonight! Contest prizes, details and rules here.

Prepared vs. over-prepared

Speak Schmeak

Cam Beck asked me this question the other day in response to my post about your worst public speaking fear coming true : "So how do you know the difference between preparing and over-preparing?" First of all, here's what it looks like to be unprepared.

Who's in the room?

Speak Schmeak

Rhett Laubach posted a nice overview of how to read your audience members and how best to connect with them, based on their motivations for being there. Hostage Harriet" is particularly challenging; here's an excerpt: "I am here because I was forced to be here. I didn't have a choice.

Free shipping on CafePress

Speak Schmeak

(They keep changing the date, so I'm going to keep this live until the promotion runs out!) CafePress is offering free shipping on orders of $75 or more - and they keep revising the date, so just go to the site and look for the promotion! Use code SHIP07 at checkout.

What if your worst public speaking fear comes true?

Speak Schmeak

Let's talk about those things that hold many people back from enjoying public speaking. You may have mad skills, you may have a great personality, you may be a snake charmer with the ability to hypnotically attract everyone in the audience to you.

Are you lifting too much weight?

Speak Schmeak

I go to a gym on the campus of our local community college. There are lots of young, inexperienced guys in the weight room, lifting heavy weights with poor form. Why do they do it? Why do these guys all have too much weight in their hands? So much so that they are unable to lift it without cheating?

Shyness, social phobia, or none of the above?

Speak Schmeak

In a recent Washington Post article , the question of what constitutes social anxiety disorder is explored. I posted about public speaking fear vs. phobia a while back, and this article brings up, again, the question: When does plain old shyness or minor anxiety become a psychological disorder?

Little boy in the dragon's den

Speak Schmeak

From Rowan Manahan's blog , here's a fantastic video of a young man (9 years old, to be exact), pitching his business idea to the Dragon's Den (a group of investors on a BBC reality tv show), in hopes of winning £5,000. He's prepared. He has a great opening and closing. He takes questions.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Speak Schmeak

Thank you all for inspiring and motivating me every day to be a better speaker and coach!