Coordinate with other speakers so you don’t duplicate content

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

He wants to make sure that we don’t duplicate content so that the attendees get the most from their investment of time. Rick Altman, who runs PowerPoint Live ( click here for details ), and I have been corresponding about my proposed session at this year’s conference. I wish some corporate presenters would take the same care.

How To Create a Long Shadow effect for PowerPoint Icons

SlideModel

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.

2015 75

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. Any time you have 3 or more similar objects on a slide, you may want to make them equidistant.

2013 151

Create a checklist graphic in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

The Fuzzimo images contain a number of Post-it notes, so duplicate the file and then crop to the one you want. After that, it’s just a matter of making duplicates: Select the square. Duplicate the textbox as you did for the checkboxes.

2014 181

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

PowerPoint Tips

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.

Timesaving PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts using Shift and Ctrl

PowerPoint Tips

Ctrl+D: Duplicate selected objects. 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

B.B. King (1925–2015): Incomparable Bluesman, Masterful Storyteller

Presentation Zen

It's about telling a story and making a connection in a way that can not be duplicated by anyone else. If you are being true to yourself and the audience, if you are authentic, how could it possibly be duplicated? . View image | gettyimages.com.

2015 77

Create your own graphics with bursts and stars

PowerPoint Tips

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.

2014 165

Create a tile menu with hyperlinks to slides

PowerPoint Tips

Move the duplicate to the right of the square, making sure it is perfectly aligned with it–not higher or lower. Finally, select all of the squares and duplicate them in a second row. It’s often useful to create a menu for your first or second slide.

2015 158

Free PowerPoint backgrounds and how to make your own

PowerPoint Tips

If you’re already a subscriber, you won’t get duplicate e-mails.). For several years, I created backgrounds and offered them as free downloads. Now, my emphasis is on training people to present more effectively, but the page with the backgrounds is still on my website.

2011 138

What Bugs Your Audience

Professionally Speaking...

If you are going to use slides, I''d like them to further explain or illustrate what you''re saying rather than duplicate it. Dear Presenter, You suck. Sincerely, Your Audience.

Shortcut to complex shapes with SmartArt in PowerPoint 2007 and 2010

PowerPoint Tips

For example, the Gears graphic limits you to 3 gears, but by ungrouping, duplicating, and choosing Format tab> Rotate> Flip Horizontal or Flip Vertical, you can get the result you want.

2007 165

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.

2011 138

PowerPoint wishlist – “mini master slides”

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

The first is messy and complex, the second requires duplication of work, especially if you wish to change the background image. Master slides in PowerPoint provide a very effective mechanism for all of your slides to have a similar look and feel.

Create a product catalog with custom layouts

PowerPoint Tips

Choose Duplicate Layout. Right-click the duplicate and choose Rename Layout. Sales reps can use PowerPoint to create a product catalog that they bring to potential customers. This catalog is easy to modify, even at the last minute. You can change photos, prices, descriptions, and so on.

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.

2012 130

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

PowerPoint Tips

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.

2011 138

The wonderful Selection pane lets you easily hide objects, select them and even rename them

PowerPoint Tips

In this situation, I might have a duplicate title with white text; I could hide the white text and show the black text when I project the presentation and use the animation. A subscriber reminded me about the Selection pane and I realized that I don’t have a tip on it.

2012 161

Making presentations with an iPad. It’s time.

The Presenter's Blog

It’s easy to create badly-synced duplicates that don’t co-exist at all happily. Some months ago I blogged about presenting with an iPad. At the time I was still tiptoeing into the world of Keynote and tablet-based presenting.

2012 126

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. This is a guest blog post from Larry First. The bio he sent me: An “experienced” (newly retired) geek from Alabama.

2014 168

Are you a speaker or an impressionist?

Speak Schmeak

The only person who should ever try to duplicate another's speech cadences is an impressionist. I've had several clients come to me with an "idol" in mind as an example of the kind of speaker they wanted to be. One person flat-out told me he wanted to be like Tony Robbins. Sorry.

2011 134

Are you a speaker or an impressionist?

Speak Schmeak

The only person who should ever try to duplicate another's speech cadences is an impressionist. I've had several clients come to me with an "idol" in mind as an example of the kind of speaker they wanted to be. One person flat-out told me he wanted to be like Tony Robbins. Sorry.

2011 130

Google Interview

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

He posed a simple problem: Given a lot of files, find all the duplicates. Prompted by a recruiter, I submitted a resume to Google. They let me skip the phone screen and just do the full-day interview with 5 guys. It was easier than I feared. If you can do the first half of CLR you should be fine, except for trick questions. Unfortunately, I think I blew my last interview. This is easy.

2010 100

PowerPoint on an Android phone

PowerPoint Tips

When you select an object, such as a shape or image, a menu appears with options such as Cut, Copy, Paste, Duplicate, Delete, and Copy Formatting. Microsoft recently made PowerPoint (and Word and Excel) available as an Android phone app.

2015 134

Timeline 3D: A Review

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

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.

2010 141

6 steps to create cool stickout photos in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

Duplicate the image. A subscriber turned me on to Before & After Magazine ‘s YouTube videos, showing great design tips. I thought I would show you how to create one of their effects in PowerPoint. Read to the end, because there’s a contest with a prize for 3 winners!

Photos 142

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

PowerPoint Tips

Start with the Two Content placeholder, duplicate it, and then make adjustments. I’ve often been surprised at how many people create PowerPoint slides to print.

Print 142

Sex Tape: Is Andrew Young Hedging?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In response to a contempt of court charge for refusing to hand over all copies of the alleged Edwards-Hunter sex tape, Young handed over a duplicate today, reports Andy Barr in Politico.com.  What game is Andrew Young playing now?    Young is retaining the master copy under lock and key.    He contends that he was offered plenty of money for the tape but declined the opportunities to sell it.

Getting a shiny Web 2.0 look in PowerPoint-Part I: Reflections

PowerPoint Tips

Press Ctrl + D to duplicate the rectangle and drag it to the right of the first one. Maybe Web 2.0 is already an old look, but you still see a lot of it. Of course, Web 2.0 really refers to how a website functions–especially interactivity and sharing. But, along with Web 2.0

The TED Commandments & TEDMED Hippocratic Oath: Guides for speakers

The Eloquent Woman

I will use visuals to enhance my words, not duplicate them. If you've wondered how to figure out the secrets of speakers at high-profile conferences like TED and TEDMED so you can use them in your own speaking, wonder no more.

2012 79

PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts

PowerPoint Tips

Duplicate a slide. Press Ctrl+D to duplicate. I follow several LinkedIn groups related to PowerPoint and presenting (and started one of my own, Great Communicators! Effective Presenting & PowerPoint). Sometimes, you can find gems of useful information. The PowerPoint Stuff group (which was started by Geetesh Bajaj, owner of Indezine.com ) has been running a great discussion on PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts, so I thought I’d put them all together here.

2011 113

Tips From the Acting Stage, Episode #3

Professionally Speaking...

And if you could figure it out, wouldn't you want to duplicate that engagement the next time you're on the business stage? If you've ever attended live theatre, you know how riveting the experience can be, to the point where you feel you are right in the middle of the action on stage, aligned with the characters, experiencing their emotions. Have you ever wondered how the actors create such an engaging experience?

Stage 100

Create a hover-over effect on a slide

PowerPoint Tips

Duplicate the first slide as many times as you need for your situation. A subscriber recently asked me, “I am currently trying to figure out if it is possible to hover over text and have an image pop up when I hover over the text, like you do on most websites these days.

2010 154

Presentation Skills - Organization

Great Public Speaking

Some information in my topic files may be duplicated in other topic files. 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.

Why "but all my slides are pictures" isn't a smart public speaking strategy

The Eloquent Woman

What''s more, the TED Commandments for speakers don''t mention slides at all (a hint, perhaps) while TEDMED''s speaker guidance says "I will use visuals to enhance my words, not duplicate them."

2014 67

Create a swinging bell or pendulum in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

Select the object and press Ctrl+D to duplicate it. 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.

2009 138

Startups and Venture Capitalists Beware

Matt Eventoff

you will identify places in your presentation or pitch where there is duplicative information (happens constantly), you will identify when you are providing TMI (too much information). . There are two communication “killer apps” that I witness plague startups with frightening frequency. These danger zones are lethal to a startup, especially one seeking funding. . . If you are pursuing venture capital funding, read this prior to presenting. You will be glad that you did. .

2009 130

More Misguided App Store Hysteria

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

Technical people often don't understand how duplicating core functionality violates this, but technical people who like to tinker and hack aren't Apple's core target audience. Infoworld is one of the many tech news outlets that I read daily (well, M-F) that contributes to a well-rounded understanding of what's going on in the industry in which I work. Unfortunately, I have yet to see that kind of cross-domain & cross-discipline approach in my daily travels, but I digress.

2010 100

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.

Effective Presentations - Organization

Great Public Speaking

Some information in my topic files may be duplicated in other topic files. 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. A file and cross-reference system will help you keep track of your material. I use both a computer and hard copy filing system.