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Customize the PowerPoint interface

PowerPoint Tips

In PowerPoint 2010 and 2013, you can customize not only the Quick Access Toolbar (usually at the top left of your screen) but the entire ribbon.

Customize slide objects to the extreme

PowerPoint Tips

Do you want to take customization of slide objects to the extreme? How do you create customized slide objects? Here’s an example.

Custom graphic contest winners!

PowerPoint Tips

In my earlier post, “ Anatomy of a custom graphic ,” I described a technique for blending images using transparency. Contests

Save PowerPoint customizations for the Quick Access Toolbar and ribbon

PowerPoint Tips

Do you customize the Quick Access Toolbar? I explain how to customize the Quick Access Toolbar in “Work Faster in PowerPoint.”

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Customize the colors in your slide master

PowerPoint Tips

Lack of the needed custom layouts in the slide master, requiring manual adjustments on many slides. That’s why they come to me for help.)

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How to create your very own cool shapes with the Custom Shapes tools: Part III-Intersect

PowerPoint Tips

In Part I of this series, I explained the Union tool and how to get all the Custom Shapes tools on your Quick Access toolbar.

The Sales Myth: Delighting Customers Converts Leads

SpeakerSue Says...

If you sell luxury products, it’s likely that you want to delight your customers. Delighting customers is a smart sales strategy.

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How to create your very own cool shapes with the Custom Shapes tools: Part IV-Combine

PowerPoint Tips

This is the final installment of a 4-part series on the Custom Shapes tools. Shapes & text boxes combine shapes custom shapes shapes

“No problem” and Other Customer Turn offs

SpeakerSue Says...

Every time you do, according to CEB research, the less comfortable the customer feels moving forward with the sale. THIS IS A TEST. THIS IS A TEST OF THE EMERGENCY WARNING SYSTEM. . THIS IS ONLY A TEST. THIS IS A TEST. . THIS IS A TEST OF THE EMERGENCY WARNING SYSTEM. THIS IS ONLY A TEST. This agent failed. Can you spot why? Listen.

How to create your very own cool shapes with the Custom Shapes tools: Part I-Union

PowerPoint Tips

It’s called Custom Shapes, and it’s a set of 4 tools that you can use to create your very own shapes–the sky’s the limit!

10 Top Content Marketing Takeaways from ‘Get Content. Get Customers’.

Content Marketing Today

Get customers. Only content that is intrinsically valuable to your customers will work as a core component of your content marketing strategy.

How to create your very own cool shapes with the Custom Shapes tools: Part II-Subtract

PowerPoint Tips

This is Part II of a series on custom shapes. In that post I explain how to find the custom shapes feature. Part I, on Union is here.

5 Keys to Connecting with Your Customers on Facebook

Content Marketing Today

Interfacing is just jargon that means you need to engage with your customers. Most marketers understand the need to engage with their customers.

Give Your Customers Uplifting Content to Kick Off Each Monday

Content Marketing Today

It’s all about her customers, colleagues, and friends. Lynda McNutt Foster Delivers with Her Weekly Launch List. .

Six customer service tips for speakers

Speak Schmeak

While reading hubby's company newsletter last week, I came across some excellent retail customer service tips, which I've adapted for speakers.

This is what customer service is!

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

The customer service staff were friendly, supportive and helpful. Customer Service Amazon KindleI have had my Amazon Kindle for about 18 months (6 months out of warranty), and a few weeks ago it started behaving strangely, in that whenever it went onto standby, it would crash. My new Kindle arrives next week. What service do you offer?

Shopping with Cybercellar; a lesson in customer service

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

You can turn a customer around by turning a negative experience into a positive one. Communication Customer Service customer service

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Why Your Personal Brand is All About Solving Customer Problems

Content Marketing Today

Ultimately, your personal brand reflects your unique ability to help your ideal customers succeed. They care about how we can help them.

Create a product catalog with custom layouts

PowerPoint Tips

Sales reps can use PowerPoint to create a product catalog that they bring to potential customers. You accomplish this with a custom layout.

New research questions the benefits of custom animation in PowerPoint

Speaking about Presenting

The PowerPoint custom animation they used. Tags: Powerpoint custom animation PowerPoint presentation research Stephen Mahar The results.

Work faster in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

Customize the Quick Access toolbar. PowerPoint Tips customize Quick Access Toolbar right-click shortcuts user interface

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Sales pitch strategy

The Presenter's Blog

Match your character to the customer. From the perspective of winning new customers, all you’ll achieve is preaching to the converted.

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Amazon’s Kindle Fire Broke a Vital Content Marketing Rule: Understand Your Customers’ Needs Before Attempting to Provide a Solution

Content Marketing Today

I can only assume that Amazon figured that a $300 savings versus the base iPad would dramatically lower expectations from customers. Yikes!

To Sell Effectively, You’ve Got to Get in Bed with Your Customers—But Not in the Way You May Be Thinking!

Content Marketing Today

As soon as I had sat down in the passenger seat of his car, he told me, “To be successful, you have to get in bed with your customers.”.

Charteo review – create custom slide decks

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

It’s an online tool called Charteo, which allows you to create a custom slide deck based on a selection of over 10000 online slides.

An easy tip to customize your content

Speak Schmeak

I watched part of Kevin Nealon 's stand-up special, "Now Hear Me Out" last night, and I was struck by this one moment in the routine. Probably not!

Sales presentation outline

The Presenter's Blog

Here are eight ideas for creating a sales presentation outline that targets your sales message onto this specific customer, in this specific moment.

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Create an interactive menu in PowerPoint Office Mix

PowerPoint Tips

Why Design a Custom Interactive Menu for Mix? This post is by Heather Ackmann. She is a new/old PowerPoint MVP. The answer? Enjoy!

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Create consistent slides with layouts

PowerPoint Tips

In PowerPoint 2007 and 2010, you can create custom layouts. Slide layout custom layouts layouts slide layoutI see lots of bad slides!

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The Power of Using Crowdsourcing for Product Development

Speaker Launcher

Most Recent Post Speaker Product Development crowdsourcing customer feedback product development product inspiration

Snail Mail - Powerful Marketing Tool, When Customized

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Marketers have to customize the style and be creative in that. Most clients come to me to boost their click-open/Call To Action rate in email.

Do you want my money or not?

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Communication Customer Service business customer service moneyWhy do so many companies make it so difficult to give them money? Here are just 5 ways to make me take my money elsewhere? Don’t have a website. Have a website, but don’t provide contact details. Have a website with contact details, but don’t respond to my queries.

Use your customers to improve your product

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

This is a simple and elegant way to make a better product, and to have happier customers. How are you involving your customers?

Powerpoint custom animation experiment - check out the animation for yourself

Speaking about Presenting

Yesterday, I reported on the results of an experiment into the impact of Powerpoint custom animation on learning. Summary of the experiment.

Why Your Personal Brand is All About Solving Customer Problems

Content Marketing Today

Ultimately, your personal brand reflects your unique ability to help your ideal customers succeed. Well, you’ve come to the right place.

6 Easy Ways to Deal with Difficult Customers

SpeakerSue Says...

Have you ever had to deal with a customer who made you crazed? What advice do you have for dealing with difficult customers? Who hasn’t? They have different expectations and want us to know! These 6 ideas will help: 1. Check to make sure it’s them and not you. (I I know, I hate this too. Especially when it’s me.

Be afraid of our customers

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Be afraid of our customers, because those are the folks who have the money. Tags: Communication Leadership & Management Speaking Stories Web/Tech afraid customers quotes Heard in a presentation by (the other) Michael Jackson. Our competitors are never going to send us money.”. Jeff Bezos, CEO, Amazon.com. Book Review – Speak Up!

Healthcare's Struggle in Customer Service - EyeCare Associates' Model (Northeastern OH)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

From the get-go, Eve Care Associates surprised me with its customer service. Shocker: They cared about me.  Then time ran out. They did.

Six customer service tips for speakers

Speak Schmeak

While reading hubby's company newsletter last week, I came across some excellent retail customer service tips, which I've adapted for speakers.

Public Speaking Mistakes: Are You Caught in the Show-Off Trap?

Speak and Deliver

Eye Contact Customization Speaking Mistakes Audience Focus Repeat Engagements Showing Off Great Speaking Storytelling Show OffTo be memorable.

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