Quickly create a grid of tiled images

PowerPoint Tips

Few people use or even know about the SmartArt picture layouts. They even crop the images for you! Mine are in Flickr which is connected to PowerPoint, so that’s where I went. Get my free video training, "13 techniques that will make designing your slides EASY."

Review of PowerPoint 2013–the beta of the next version of PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

The other themes are in the same area, so you don’t need to go to the Design tab as you did previously. Slide design tools have improved. Note that even Creative Commons images require attribution, so click the provided URL at the lower-left corner to see the source.)

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You Have a Great Voice, Now What?

Manner of Speaking

With the right voice, you could be a voice actor and even make a living at it. It’s possible you don’t even know exactly what a voice actor does. There are also a few academic courses designed specifically for those interested in this type of career.

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Designing Choreographies for the New Economy of Attention

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Or do they provide a framework for new curricular designs and alternative conceptions of attention that occur at an order of complexity appropriate to teaching and learning in this "new economy"? This is so even at the level of our "undistracted" listening.

Review: Viewfinder

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

To get those visuals, you can use your own photographs for the ultimate in originality, stock photography for professional, yet expensive and unoriginal images (if you use the popular ones, that is), or go to flickr for an image with a Creative Commons license you can live with.

Book journal: Handbagging and women public speakers

The Eloquent Woman

The BBC notes that Thatcher''s handbag''s " fame even reached the Concise Oxford English Dictionary, which defines the verb ''to handbag'' as: (of a woman politician), treat (a person, idea etc) ruthlessly or insensitively."

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Slide Make-Over: US Coast Guard

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

Given my experience, the federal government is a fertile breeding ground for poorly designed and down-right ineffective slides. Next up is my attempt at improving the design of the deck. What was even more striking was the choice of colors. Two are from the Flickr Creative Commons collection (with credit given) and one is from the Coast Guard’s own Flicker photostream. Tags: Slide Design branding bullets images make-over redesign

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C-Level Presentation Tip #8: Don't Use All Your Time

Professionally Speaking...

Executive level presentations can threaten the equilibrium of even the most skilled business presenters. For example, if you have a one-hour time slot, design your presentation to take 40 minutes. Photo Credit: flickr/Airbourne Supremacy C.C.

9 Tips for Enriching Your Presentations With Social Media

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It is amazing how few speakers make use of this valuable feedback even after they talk.

9 Tips for Enriching Your Presentations With Social Media

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It is amazing how few speakers make use of this valuable feedback even after they talk.

How to Successfully Moderate a Conference Panel, A Comprehensive Guide " Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing

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Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang Home Popular Posts About Contact Subscribe via RSS Connect with Jeremiah: twitter friendfeed linkedin flickr technorati Connect with Jeremiah on twitter Ripple 6 says the timing of my report is off [link] Ive observed most vendors are optomistic, brands the opposite. I’ve managed panels of dueling CEOs in the same industry, and even one of the most popular panels at the Web 2.0 Some of the tips can even be applied in other situations.

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Presentation Handouts: Are They Useful for Your Audience?

Professionally Speaking...

Most audiences either throw them away or file them in an obscure location where they couldn't find them even if they wanted to.which they generally don't. Before you fall into these habits, ask yourself whether the audience even needs a handout. Photo Credit Flickr/ libraryman C.C.

Make Better Presentations - The Anatomy of a Good Speech | chrisbrogan.com

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Cirque Du Soleil - If you’re going to design presentations, what would happen if you thought of them like a performance? Do you even think about emotions when you think about presentations? Always strive to improve even more. Even talked about WIIFM.

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Are your slides ‘Visual Musak’?

Speaking about Presenting

But I did see a disturbing trend – the overuse of flickr photos and other interesting images. Even is they’re related to your point, the quality of the image may distract from your presentation. I saw very few bullet-point presentations at the SXSW conference.

Imagine a Bershon PowerPoint Presentation.

More than PowerPoint...

I discovered the term when I read Design blogger Michael Bierut's post about Bershon , and witnessed the lovely picture of his wife in a classic Bershon-y (Bershonic?) And I am much pleased to note that the topic has its own Flickr group, appropriately titled, " I'm so Bershon ".

New Yahoo! CEO's first speech dissected

The Eloquent Woman

Even after she became a CEO at Autodesk, which makes design software, Bartz experienced subtle and not-so-subtle digs as a senior woman. Photo of Bartz at an employee meeting by yodelanecdotal from Flickr.).

How to Present While People are Twittering | Pistachio

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Rachel Happe adds: Twitter allows me to add my perspective to what is being presented and that keeps me more engaged than just sitting and listening - even if no one reads it. On Twitter everything is linked, trackable and even Google-able. Pistachio Micro sharing. Macro results.

April 7: Speaking at Apple Store Ginza in Tokyo

Presentation Zen

In the evening of April 7 I'll be giving a presentation in the Apple Store theatre in Ginza. I'm keeping the summer presentation schedule very light so I can finish up the Presentation Zen Design book by early Fall.) • Synergy 2009. I'm a big fan of Citrix and their CEO Mark Templeton (who is an excellent presenter); it's going to be an honor to share the stage with Mark at Synergy 09. • From Business to Buttons: Designing for Effect.

Using Kuler to create color themes

Presentation Zen

Although scores of good books on color theory have been written — many even for non-designers — most working professionals just do not have the time to delve deeply into a study of the complexities of using color.

Rands In Repose: Keynote Kung-fu Two

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How To Not Throw Up and Out Loud walk you through the basics of constructing and practicing your presentation, but there’s more to say about Keynote because, as with any well-designed tool, the more you use it, the better you get and the more layers of awesomeness you will find. The rule is: if you’re starting a presentation by endlessly fussing with your presentation design, you probably don’t have anything to say.

Everything I Know About Presentations, I Learned in Theatre School

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Your Set Design Needs Soul. Here’s a tip–there’s more soul on Flickr than iStockPhoto. People are looking at you for a while–even if they don’t process your clothes consciously, they’ll do so in the background cycles of their brain.

Dear Speakers - James Duncan Davidson - James Duncan Davidson

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Photos ( Zenfolio | Flickr ) Archives About Contact Dear Speakers By James Duncan Davidson on March 8, 2009 12:22 AM | 71 Comments Tagged: advice, speaking Last week, while shooting eComm 2009 in Burlingame, I started posting a set of thoughts on Twitter, all starting out Dear Speaker. I’ve even seen speakers pull a 360 spin off a few times. There were a couple of speakers that were pacing so hard they didn’t even bother to turn around. Smarter, even.

The Art of Butts in Chairs | chrisbrogan.com

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Encouraging more flickr and Flip video usage will help. With so many design options, you can use the template over and over and never have it look like the same site. Likewise potential sponsors are likely to be even cannier than usual about putting their paws into their pocketbooks.