Anatomy of a custom graphic

PowerPoint Tips

I certainly wasn’t going to find it, so I knew I had to create a custom image. The DNA isn’t long enough, so I duplicated the image To put the two DNA images, I needed to change the orientation of the duplicate. Then I put the duplicate above the original, overlapping them. Click here to find out about customized training to bring your presentations to the next level! Recently I did some slide makeovers for a client, a medical researcher.

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. In order to accomplish this, because the shapes have text, I created duplicates of each circle without text. When I did that, the duplicate circles were deleted and I ended up with just the overlap in the center. Shapes & text boxes custom shapes intersect shapes

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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. A custom layout creates a framework to the slide’s layout. There’s a link at the end for a similar tip that includes a workaround for creating a custom layout in PowerPoint 2003.). Create a custom layout in PowerPoint 2007 and 2010. Choose Duplicate Layout. A custom layout for a product catalog.

3 ways to make objects equidistant in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

Duplicate, place, duplicate. PowerPoint duplicates the original object and offsets the 2nd object slightly in both the X and Y directions. Click here to find out about customized training to bring your presentations to the next level! Any time you have 3 or more similar objects on a slide, you may want to make them equidistant. PowerPoint offers 3 separate ways to create equidistant objects. This method is so easy, yet many people don’t know about it.

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How To Create a Long Shadow effect for PowerPoint Icons

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The technique to be applied in this tutorial to create the long shadow effect, consists of generating a dark PowerPoint Shapes, based on the PowerPoint Icon Outline, duplicating the shape with a 45 degrees angle and 2px spacing and merging this shapes to generate the long shadow. Step 1 – Duplicate the PowerPoint Icon. The first step consists of selecting all the shapes that are part of the Target PowerPoint Icon and duplicate it over the same slide.

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Create your own graphics with bursts and stars

PowerPoint Tips

On the Format tab, choose Shape Effect, Shadow and choose one of the preset options or choose Shadow Options to customize your shadow. Click the text box’s border and press Ctrl + D to duplicate it as many times as you need to for your text. Do you need to create striking graphics for company newsletters, blog posts, posters, training materials, and so on? A nice way to do this is with one of the burst or star shapes. Here you see an example.

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How to create a logo in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

I’m going to show you how to create this logo — and you can customize it in any way you want. Duplicate the text box, press and hold Shift, and drag the copy to the bottom of the circle. Would you like to create your own logo, product image, or course symbol in PowerPoint in a few minutes — following some easy steps? If so, you’re in luck, just read on. A logo or product image like this will: Add interest to a sales page or training announcement. Strengthen your branding.

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Easily sync lyrics with a music video in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

If you prefer to have a “staging screen” that segues into the video, duplicate the first slide, and insert the video on the second slide. A custom layout can help make the lyrics appear in the same place on each slide. For instructions, see “ Create a custom layout.” In PowerPoint 2007, click the Custom Animation button. This is a guest blog post from Larry First. The bio he sent me: An “experienced” (newly retired) geek from Alabama.

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Create clear, iconic illustrations in PowerPoint with (gasp!) clip art

PowerPoint Tips

To indicate growth, we’ll duplicate it, enlarge the duplicate, and add animation to fade the small tree into the large tree. ” Select the tree and press Ctrl + D to duplicate it. In PowerPoint 2003, choose Slide Show> Custom Animation to open the Custom Animation task pane. In PowerPoint 2007, click the Animations tab and then Custom Animation button.

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Quick takeaways from Presentation Summit 2011–Day 2

PowerPoint Tips

Don’t customize the default layouts; instead, duplicate a layout, rename it, and customize the duplicate. After coming back from a conference, it’s so easy to get immersed in day-to-day work. I owe you more of my thoughts about the Presentation Summit 2011 and it has been hard to get to it. But I want you to get as much benefit as possible from my attendance. Here are my takeaways from Day 2. Garr Reynolds on learning from bamboo.

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Create an animated intro for videos in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

You can duplicate the intro slide and change the text or animation. Are you looking for customized training at a reasonable cost? If you want to create a series of short training or promotional videos, it’s useful to have an intro that you put in front of each video. This might include your company’s branding or just create a theme that viewers associate with your videos.

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Do you present with printed slides? What if your slides were the size of your paper?

PowerPoint Tips

Create a custom layout that includes a title, a text placeholder and another placeholder that can contain an image or a graph. Start with the Two Content placeholder, duplicate it, and then make adjustments. You can see my custom layout on the right. I explain how to create a custom layout here. With a custom slide layout like this, you can put a lot of content on a slide while keeping a clear, uncluttered look.

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Matrix Organizational Structure – Is it the right structure for your company?

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Employees can be motivated to have a clear career path within functional units and duplication of effort can be reduced. Disadvantages: Divisional Organizations can suffer from duplication of work, since each division will require separate departments. Since Matrix structures are meant to be somewhat temporary and adjustable, there can be problems in managing existing units, which can also become less cost-effective due to duplication of effort.

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Create your own graphics and icons for PowerPoint: Part I–Using clip art

PowerPoint Tips

You can also use the Custom Shapes feature to make more complex graphics. Duplicate and move objects. Then I moved the duplicate up and to the right to extend the stairs, matching the spacing so the 2 stairs seemed like 1. Yes, you can create your own graphics and icons for PowerPoint! Not all graphics can, or should, be photos, charts, or diagrams. Sometimes you want to represent a concept and need a more symbolic or iconic look.

2011 131

Timeline 3D: A Review

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

Another issue I ran into was the lack of customization. Another issue that I ran into at work on both the trial and fully registered versions of the software was the duplication of events. When I went into the bulk edit view (spreadsheet-like option for entering events), each event was duplicated. This is where the event duplication issue caused problems for me.

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Create a hover-over effect on a slide

PowerPoint Tips

Duplicate the first slide as many times as you need for your situation. Go to Animations tab> Custom Animation. (In In PowerPoint 2003, choose Slide Show> Custom Animation.) In the Custom Animation task pane, choose Add Effect> Entrance> More Effects (if Peek In isn’t on the list)> Peek In.

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Create a swinging bell or pendulum in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

Select the object and press Ctrl+D to duplicate it. Select your grouped object and choose Animations tab> Custom Animation. In the Custom Animation task pane, choose Add Effect> Emphasis> Spin. Click the Custom drop-down list in the task pane, and enter an amount in the Custom text box. Have you ever received a greeting card created in PowerPoint? Maybe I receive more of these than most people, but I get them several times a year.

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How to create a poster in PowerPoint 2013

PowerPoint Tips

In the Customize group on the right, click Slide Size, then Custom Slide Size. Now, you’ll duplicate the vertical dashed line and the text box. Click here to find out about customized training to bring your presentations to the next level! Do you create posters for personal or business use? Many people use Microsoft Word for this purpose, but PowerPoint offers more graphic features and greater flexibility in placing your text and images.

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Effective Presentations - Organization

Great Public Speaking

Some information in my topic files may be duplicated in other topic files. It can be used as a customer service story, to illustrate going the extra mile, reacting under pressure, or thinking quickly. Being able to find humor, stories, quotes and other speech material when you need it is very important. It is very frustrating to know you have a piece of material, but you can't find it. Some type of system of organizing all this material is essential to efficient preparation.

Presentation Skills - Organization

Great Public Speaking

Some information in my topic files may be duplicated in other topic files. It can be used as a customer service story, to illustrate going the extra mile, reacting under pressure, or thinking quickly. Being able to find humor, stories, quotes and other speech material when you need it is very important. It is very frustrating to know you have a piece of material, but you can't find it. Some type of system of organizing all this material is essential to efficient preparation.

Presentation Mastery: Billy Mays and the Story

SpeakerSue Says...

Create an experience for your listener that can’t be duplicated by your competitors and will be remembered by your customers. Before Billy Mays , there was another great pitchman. True, it was years ago and in a galaxy far-away, but if you’re from the New York region, you may remember a guy named Jerry.

Public Speaking: Automate, Automate, Automate

Great Public Speaking

This saves me at least three hours work every time I send out one of these ezines.) => Collect questions you field over and over and make a FAQ (frequently asked question) page on your website and also duplicate it in a signature file so you can email it to people. People comment to me all the time, "Tom, your name shows up everywhere. How do you do it?" Basically I let my fingers do the talking. I learned how to speed things up in my office by using technology.

Public Speaking : AUTOMATE, AUTOMATE, AUTOMATE

Great Public Speaking

This saves me at least three hours work every time I send out one of these ezines.) => Collect questions you field over and over and make a FAQ(frequently asked question) page on your website and also duplicate it in a signature file so you can email it to people People comment to me all the time, "Tom, your name shows up everywhere. How do you do it?" Basically I let my fingers do the talking. I learned how to speed things up in my office by using technology.

Public Speaking - Organization

Great Public Speaking

Some information in my topic files may be duplicated in other topic files. It can be used as a customer service story, to illustrate going the extra mile, reacting under pressure, or thinking quickly. Being able to find humor, stories, quotes and other speech material when you need it is very important. It is very frustrating to know you have a piece of material, but you can't find it. Some type of system of organizing all this material is essential to efficient preparation.

Speakers and fees: an insiders view

Speaker Confessions

Shawn: The one thing live events have that YouTube and Twitter cannot duplicate is the energy in the room. Then how many hours did the speaker spend preparing for a presentation – researching the client organization, customizing the presentation, etc. For instance: a speaker’s presentation style, level of content customization, availability of follow-up material (and whether or not such material is considered to be valuable), and experience or knowledge with a particular industry.

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Team Presentations

Executive Speech Coach

Then decide how each person supports that message in their portion of the presentation without duplicating. One is the team leader, one is the customer contact manager, one is the production foreman, and one is the logistics expert. Team Presentations Are you delivering a team presentation soon? You and two or three of your colleagues stand up and present the company message. First be clear on the overall message.

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