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Create presentation handouts using Notes pages

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I recommend using the Tell ‘n’ Show SM method for your slides. That means putting a slide title on each slide that tells the point and adding an image, diagram, chart, etc. to show the point. You DON’T put everything you say on the slide.

Do you tell, teach, or train?

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What’s the difference between telling, teaching, and training? And which should you be doing? They really ARE different — although related — and which one you should do depends on your goals, your audience, and your situation.

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How to animate 3D objects in PowerPoint

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If you have Office 365 (the subscription version) and the Creative edition of Windows 10, you can insert 3D objects into PowerPoint. I explained this feature in an earlier blog post, “ How to Insert 3D in PowerPoint.”

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Slow image animation for a cinematic look

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A common type of animation in videos is a very slow zoom in or out — or a pan — of an image. In this post, I’ll show you how to do this in PowerPoint. First, watch the video. Insert your image. Insert an image that covers your entire slide.

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Create beautiful numbered lists in PowerPoint

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SmartArt and the new Designer feature in Office 365 are great for simple lists, but numbered lists are another story. Designer has a few options, but you can easily create a couple of templates for beautiful numbered lists and use them over and over.

Easily create a menu slide with the Zoom feature

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There’s an important reason that you should consider creating a menu slide, which is a slide that links to other parts of your presentation (and maybe outside resources as well). You could also call it an agenda slide. (In

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Using BIG circles on slides to make a bold, modern statement

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One way to create a modern look is to use BIG shapes. Recent design trends often use large shapes with lots of white space. You can see this on some websites. In this post, I show you 2 ways to use circles to create a bold, modern statement. Use a circle for a numbered list.

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2 ways to save time and effort by setting default shape formats in PowerPoint

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I rarely use shapes with outlines. So every time I insert a shape, I click the Format tab, choose Shape Outline, then No Outline. Wait, why am I doing that? I can customize my themes! I often use the default theme to create graphics.

2018 142

Review of “Start strong – 3 gripping ways to open your talk” by Craig Hadden

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This is a review of a blog post by Craig Hadden , who blogs about presenting at Remote Possibilities. Craig is an instructional designer living in Sydney, Australia. Currently, the main tool he uses at work is Articulate Storyline. He loves “the way presenting is both a science and an art.”

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Increase understanding and retention with the Tell ‘n’ ShowSM method

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The purpose of your presentation is to create change. Maybe you want your audience to take some action or at least think differently about your topic. A prerequisite is that they understand and remember what you say.

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How to start a presentation

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The first minute after you start speaking is crucial. Your audience wants you to succeed, but they also judge you pretty quickly. So don’t be boring in that first minute! Don’t… …say “My name is x and my topic is y. Let’s get started.”

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5 principles for easier and faster slide creation

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I recently made over some webinar slides for a client and I can honestly say that the slides were the most messed up of any I’d ever seen. It wasn’t the content; it was the way the slides were created. Now, my client was a PowerPoint newbie, so it wasn’t really her fault.

2017 168

How to insert 3D into PowerPoint

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3D is here! Yes, you can now insert certain types of 3D models into PowerPoint, rotate them and even animate them. At the end, I’ll show you a video of an animated 3D model in PowerPoint. To be clear, to get this new feature, you have to have Office 365, which is the subscription version.

2017 158

Create a soft look with semi-transparent images in PowerPoint

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You can’t make an image itself transparent in PowerPoint, but there’s a workaround. Why would you want to make an image transparent? For a soft look. To overlap images. To let text show through. You might have other reasons — if so leave a comment! It’s a matter of choice.

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Integrating Live Power BI Dashboards into PowerPoint

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Introduction. At SlideModel.com we create professional PowerPoint Templates to help our subscribers save time creating professional presentation decks. An important segment of our customers is interested in presenting business data and require professional visualizations for this task.

2016 207

Wishing joy, health & prosperity to you and the world

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The 8th annual Outstanding Presentations Workshop is free this year

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The 8th annual Outstanding Presentations Workshop is free this year. We have an expert group of 6 speakers. This online workshop has been a major event in the presentation world for a long time, with past speakers like Nancy Duarte, Cliff Atkinson, and many more.

2017 141

A simple, 4-step guide to beautifully visualize data in your presentations

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This is a guest post by Yousef “Yoyo” Abu Ghaidah, a PowerPoint ninja who founded Slide Cow , a learning platform for all things PowerPoint, presentations and public speaking. When he’s not designing slides or giving presentations, he’s on another coffee run.

2017 130

Using a slide layout template for infinite variations

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Once you create a great slide layout for a presentation, you can use that slide over and over by changing the text and the image. This technique will save you an amazing amount of time and make your workflow easier. For example, this slide is simple but useful for many situations.

2017 154

Inserting icons in PowerPoint 365

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If you have PowerPoint 365, by now you should have a major new feature, icons. Icons are vector files, just like PowerPoint drawing objects are, so you can resize them and they never get pixelated — unlike bitmap images such as JPGs and PNGs.

2017 150

Verbal communication is the MOST important candidate skill

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I want to shout this from the rooftops! The National Association of Colleges and Employers does a survey of employers each year, asking the most important skills they want from new candidates. They make this information available to colleges so colleges can teach those skills.

2017 154

Timesaving PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts using Shift and Ctrl

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Like all software, PowerPoint has keyboard shortcuts — in fact a lot more than I will cover here. It’s always worthwhile to learn a few shortcuts that you’ll use often because you’ll save time and aggravation.

2017 158

Visualizing concepts-24-hour protection

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This week I worked with a client who sells dust protectors for computers and one slide said that his products offer 24-hour protection. It was an important concept to visualize because of the emotional impact.

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9 tips to design presentations for webinars

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I recently gave a presentation on this topic at the Presenters Network meeting in Manhattan and thought I’d share with you my points for designing presentations for webinars. By the word “design,” I mean both the visual design of the slides and the design of the content.

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Working with multi-speaker presentations

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I just finished work for a client on a multi-presenter presentation. It was a presentation that will be given to nurses at a nursing school and I thought I’d share my experiences with you.

2017 147

Changing the order of items in a chart

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Have you ever seen this when you created a chart in PowerPoint? Look at the order of the items in the datasheet and in the bar chart itself. They’re the opposite of each other! If you care about the order of the data in your chart, this can be very frustrating!

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4 steps to create a video from PowerPoint slides

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You can create great videos using PowerPoint! A common reason to create videos is to post them on YouTube but you can post them on a website or on social media as well. You can make them as simple or as complicated as you want. Here are the basic steps to create a video from PowerPoint slides: 1.

2016 168

Why almost all presentations should be persuasive

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Do you think of yourself as a persuasive presenter? If you are a trainer or educator, perhaps not. If you present project updates, maybe not. But you should. As a colleague of mine, T.J.

2017 134

2 reasons and 5 easy steps to convert a PowerPoint presentation to EXE

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This is a guest post by Brian Tarr of iSpring. Before finding an outlet for his talents – both tech-savvy and creative – Brian Tarr worked as an iSpring tech support pro for two years.

2016 171

Become a master cropper–PowerPoint cropping secrets

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Recently a member of the Power Pointers Quarter Hour weekly training program asked me how to crop a headshot of a person to fit into a circle. I did a training session on the topic and thought I’d share the basics with you.

2016 158

What about PowerPoint 2016 (Windows)?

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It’s time for me to talk about PowerPoint 2016, since it’s been out for a few weeks now. Here’s a screenshot of it. So, what’s new? Actually, nothing major, in my opinion. but here’s a rundown. You might find something that’s just what you need.

2016 183

Discover PowerPoint Mix for interactive online lessons

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PowerPoint Mix is a new PowerPoint add-on by Microsoft, now in beta (not finalized). What is PowerPoint Mix? PowerPoint Mix is a PowerPoint-based tool for creating interactive online lessons. The basic process is simple: You create slides and can record audio and video. You can add quizzes.

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4 secrets to choose the best images for your slides

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You use images in a presentation for 3 reasons: To help your audience understand what you are saying. To help them remember what you are saying. To persuade them to change their mind and take action. How do you choose the best images for your presentation?

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Create an interactive menu in PowerPoint Office Mix

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This post is by Heather Ackmann. She is a new/old PowerPoint MVP. Old, because she’s been an MVP in Microsoft Office for years. New, because Microsoft got rid of Office MVPs, so she’s come over to the light side and is now a PowerPoint MVP.

2015 174

Presentation design trends

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This is a guest post by Mike Parkinson. Mike is an internationally recognized visual communication and presentation expert, trainer, and award-winning author. Over the last 22 years, he created thousands of presentations that results in improved success rates for his clients.

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Why you present

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I did a survey of my subscribers, asking them 3 questions. I think it’s fascinating to understand the variety of reasons why you present. I received 158 answers. I asked people to do the survey so I could know what type of content I can provide that will best help presenters.

2016 138

Create cool animation with Morph in Office 365

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Earlier this year, Microsoft unveiled new new features for PowerPoint, Morph and Designer. Here, I want to discuss Morph and focus on effects that you can’t create with PowerPoint’s animation feature. How you get access to Morph. Unfortunately, not everyone can get Morph.

2016 161

Using a window instead of full screen for Slide Show view

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Do you sometimes need to access other applications while you’re presenting? Here are some scenarios: You’re doing a webinar and need to access the webinar interface. You want to show a web page or application at some point in your presentation.

2015 171

3 tips to make your slides more persuasive

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It’s not only sales people who need to persuade. Perhaps you need to get approval for a proposal. Recently, a subscriber used principles I taught to get approval from an State Legislature committee for an important proposal that will help children in that state.

2015 183

Beyond storytelling: Create an experience

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This is a guest blog post by Robert Kawalsky, CEO and Cofounder of Zeetings , a software company changing the way people present their ideas to the world. Kawalsky is also an active investor and advisor to technology and internet related businesses.

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