Leveraging existing slides with TeamSlide, slide library software

PowerPoint Tips

This post is an interview with Kartik Sundar, co-founder of TeamSlide, Slide Library/Management software. Either in the cloud or on your premises, TeamSlide provides a secure repository or slide library to organize and manage all your PowerPoint content.

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Mother's Day 2017 - Austintown, OH Public Library Closed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's what I thought when I saw the signs on the Austintown, Ohio public library. Yes, the public library was closing for Mother's Day. So I asked her why the library was treating it as such. Mothers are a key constituency for supporting public libraries.

Held up? Time to resource a presentation web library

The Presenter's Blog

You can use moments of unexpected downtime to go out there and build your library. Technology used well can bring extra impact to your presentation. Take a look at TED and you’ll find people using laptops, tablets, and phones in new ways to help them tell their stories.

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Duarte’s Diagrammer™: 4,000 Diagrams at Your Fingertips for 99 cents each

Duarte Blog

Business Design Diary Event News Technology Video 3forfree Diagrammer diagrammer.com diagrams download library searchable slide:ology system taxonomy tool visualizeWhere there is madness, Nancy Duarte finds method.

3-D Printing Tutorial at Mahoning County Public Library - Attendees Were All Baby Boomers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's what I wondered this evening at the tutorial on 3-D Printing at the Poland branch of the Mahoning County public libraries. Is it that members of younger generations  already  knew a lot about 3-D Printing ?

Public Speaking: Taking That First Step

Manner of Speaking

While we were in Toronto, I followed the debate that was raging (and which continues to rage as of the date of this post) about closing public libraries to reduce municipal government costs. Anika is to be commended because she had the courage to speak in front of others—in a very public forum, no less—on a subject about which she cares deeply: preserving Toronto’s public libraries. This summer, my family and I returned to Canada for a vacation.

Boost your clout as a writer or speaker: Develop strong research skills

Joan Detz Speaker Services

If you don’t already own a card for your local public library, get one now. Then get cards for major libraries throughout the country. You don’t have to be a resident of Philadelphia to apply for a card at Philly’s terrific Free Library.

A Fast, Easy Way to Add Images to Your Presentation

Presentation Guru

Subscribing to pricey image libraries is probably not something the everyday presenter would consider.

Libraries: Already rebranding as Third Places

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On November 13th, I might swing by the North Haven, Connecticut Memorial Library to hang out at the "Cooking with Paula" free meetup.  That branch of the CT public library system has become my favorite Third Place.

Using a slide layout template for infinite variations

PowerPoint Tips

You can add it to a slide library and copy it into any new presentation to reuse it. By a slide library, I mean any presentation that contains slides that you might want to reuse.

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George W. Bush Library Opens – Was Bush Worst 2-Term President Ever?

TJ Walker Interactive

Government & Politics bush legacy bush presidency george w bush presidential library History Recent public opinion polls show former President George W. Bush’s approval ratings improving with the American public.

Toddlers & Books: Miller Public Library, Hamden, Connecticut

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  That's what I have concluded from observing the brisk business at the check-out counter at the Miller Public Library, Hamden, Connecticut.  Print books still cast their spell on toddlers. 

For authors who have books available in French libraries …

Joan Detz Speaker Services

My own books have been translated into Japanese, Dutch, Polish and Spanish. In 2017, HOW TO WRITE & GIVE A SPEECH will be published in Chinese – both in print and ebook. So far, my books have not been translated into French – but if you’re an author of a book that appears in French […]. Freelance Writing International speakers News, events, and awards

The Public Library - Building Community, One Special Event At A Time

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Like all library special events, it was free. It's long been said that public libraries are the new Third Places in our society. The public library has been the heart of the community. The public library might be the 21st century version of the settlement house.

Ofelia Zepeda - Tribal Voice from Desert Overtakes Crowd at Woods Library, Tucson, AZ

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

April is National Poetry Month and the Woods Library , based in Tucson, Arizona, hosted  this special event.  To a standing-room-only audience, Ofelia Zapeda leveraged the language of poetry to bring us calm. Angst about the economy and presidential election was lifted.

The Ultimate Public Speaking Video Library

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized presentation training public speaking

From Bullet Points to Visual Presentation – Finding the Right Images

Presentation Guru

Hours can be wasted searching online image libraries and copying images from google is a big no. There is an art to finding visuals that support your message.

Intelligence: Libraries gone within 5 years

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Public libraries are all sorts of entities, ranging from where we can borrow books to where we can hang out as third places. During the past few weeks I have been talking with those who man the front desks of libraries.    Communities are less and less willing to support the library any more.    They anticipate that this institution, as we've known it, will be gone within five years.  

"Zero to One" By Peter Thiel - 23 On Waiting List At Woods Memorial Library

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Woods Memorial Library is not in San Francisco or Manhattan. It is on the Eastside of Tucson, Arizona, miles away from thriving commercial areas like Phoenix, AZ (where the Superbowl will be) and Dallas, Texas. Yet, the folks know their memes.

Reference books for design

Joan Detz Speaker Services

I keep these books in my library and recommend them highly: Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences, by Nancy Duarte Envisioning Information, by Edward R. Would you like your PowerPoint presentations to look better? Invest a couple hours to read about design from top design authorities. Tufte. Presentation skills Speechwriting

Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 3, 2013: “Philadelphia, Mississippi: 1963 Black children not allowed in libraries -- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: 2013 No school libraries”

Speaking Of...

Keystone State Education Coalition: Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 3, 2013 : “ Philadelphia , Mississippi : 1963 Black children not allowed in libraries “ Philadelphia , Pennsylvania : 2013 No school libraries” Pennsylvanians Want a School Funding Formula Sign up to join us in Harrisburg on September 23 rd ! Philip Randolph’s bio with notation that high school in Philadelphia named for him has no library.

Library of Congress & Digital - Is there a gap?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  There on Caller ID was: 202-707-5000 - Library of Congress.  When I called the Library of Congress this evening the office was already closed.  Tonight I returned to my office from a client's appointment at about 7:00 PM, New York time.    Had I applied there for freelance assignments?    Maybe but unlikely.    Had I violated some author's copyright?    Was I going to the slammer?

How to start building a library of photos

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

They asked where they could find a library of good photos that their department could use in presentations. How do you create a library of the ones you find suitable for your business? To this library that you build from the stock photography sites, add photos that you take yourself. But once those are understood, look for opportunities to add to your library of photos with ones you take at your company or in public.

North Haven, Connecticut Public Library: The place that keeps us working

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The North Haven, Connecticut Public Library has evolved into the working person's secret weapon.    The staff at the New Haven Public Library stepped right up to the plate.    On the Internet, in the reading section with business newspapers such as THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, and amidst the books, there are so many like me, here at the North Haven Public Library struggling to get an edge in the current marketplace. 

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GUEST POST: A literary agent reflects “On Authors and Book Talks”

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Every new book competes for a slot in bookstores, libraries, bars and colleges. On Authors and Book Talks By Debbie Carter of Waverly Place Literary Agency Living in the hub of America’s book publishing capital, I see new books churned through New York’s publicity machine of readings and TV talk shows. It’s great having the […]. Freelance Writing Presentation skills Speaker coaching

Phone box becomes the world's smallest library and a worldwide news story

Max Atkinson

Jan Fisher (interviewed HERE ) came up with the idea of a book-exchange, as the travelling library no longer comes to the village.

Http://lawandmore.typepad.com selected by Library of Congress for inclusion in its historic collections

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Today, the Library of Congress notifies me that it "has selected your Web site [[link] for inclusion in its historic collections of Internet materials related to Legal Blawgs." It requested my "permission to collect your Web site and add it to the Library's research collections.  Six years ago I was reading in THE SUNDAY TIMES about Ana Marie Cox blogging at Gawker. 

Famous Speech Friday: Elizabeth I's 1563 speech on her singlehood

The Eloquent Woman

The British Library has the manuscript of this speech, and it shared these insights: This manuscript, in Elizabeth I’s own hand, is a draft version of a speech given to Parliament on 10 April 1563. Image of the text of her speech via the British Library.)

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4 ways to get the right people images

PowerPoint Tips

If you search PowerPoint’s image library for “silhouette,” you’ll find an excellent selection if you’re willing to scroll through all the sports silhouettes. A client of mine needed images of people to make his presentation come alive.

From the Authors Guild: How to support “Banned Books Week”

Joan Detz Speaker Services

The annual event was launched more than 30 years ago to draw attention to a dramatic increase in the number of challenges to books available in schools and libraries. Banned Books Week kicked off yesterday and runs through Saturday, October 1. This year’s theme is diversity, a disproportionately targeted category as found by author Malinda […]. News, events, and awards Professional organizations

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

A voice that resonates: A wonderful look from The Library of Congress about the little we know about Abraham Lincoln's voice. I read a lot about women and public speaking, and post my finds first on The Eloquent Woman on Facebook. But I always collect them here for you on Mondays as well.

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Bill Murray: How Art Can Change Your Life.

Presentation Zen

The experiences—good and bad (but especially bad)—are like a persona library of history and insights for the storyteller. Bill Murray is a wonderful storyteller. A couple of years ago, I linked to this wonderful interview with Bill Murray by Howard Stern.

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5 new webinars in June! Get high-value training in presentation skills

PowerPoint Tips

You’ll get a permanent library of 7-1/2 hours of training. I invite you to join me for 5 Wednesdays in June, when I’ll do live training webinars on high-interest topics: June 1: How to Use Animation for High-Impact Communication.

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Public Speaking: Taking That First Step

Manner of Speaking

While we were in Toronto, I followed the debate that was raging (and which continues to rage as of the date of this post) about closing public libraries to reduce municipal government costs. Anika is to be commended because she had the courage to speak in front of others—in a very public forum, no less—on a subject about which she cares deeply: preserving Toronto’s public libraries. This summer, my family and I returned to Canada for a vacation.

Create a quick texture background

PowerPoint Tips

I’m working with a colleague to get you a great price on a whole library of textures — I think you’ll love them! Starting with PowerPoint 2010, you can use Artistic Effects to create some cool effects for your pictures.

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Vocal power to project your pitch. YouTube site will show you how.

The Presenter's Blog

The video clips contained in this library are short and memorable. Saturday sunrise in our local farmer’s market. For vendors, successful selling is strongly dependent on vocal power. Wherever you look, there is a tangle of flats, shrubs, standards and climbers.

Architect Takaharu Tezuka creates imaginative learning spaces

Presentation Zen

Often I would sit in the massive library at the university for hours trying to concentrate, but I always ended up feeling nervous and anxious, unable to focus well. The library was dead quite, except for the very slight hum of the florescent lights.

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Team Building & Crisis Communication Fundamentals

More than PowerPoint...

It’s available now in the Lynda.com content library. I hope you never experience a crisis. But when you do, be prepared. Introducing Crisis Communication Fundamentals , my latest online course.

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Barnes & Noble - Meet You at Starbucks, I Just Ordered the Best-Seller Used from Amazon.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Also, more of us are willing to get on the waiting list at the public library for a best-seller. " The wait was short since the library had multiple copies. Distressed Barnes & Noble has appointed Demos Parneros as chief executive officers.

Quick Solutions to Help You Build a Compelling Presentation Deck in Under an Hour


Decide on a library that consistently offers professionally-designed templates and learn the best way to search for the specific templates you need. You’ll find quite a number of SWOT-related templates on SlideModel’s library including a retro version and a handwritten package. Introduction. What would you do when you suddenly need to deliver a new PowerPoint presentation by the end of the day?

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