Four reasons to stop using PowerPoint

Speak Schmeak

For the rest of you who are challenging the old ways of "death by PowerPoint," carry on ! Personally, I love PowerPoint. PowerPoint doesn't force anyone to use bullets or to be boring. Engaging the Audience PowerPoint Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Technology

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What about PowerPoint 2016 (Windows)?

PowerPoint Tips

It’s time for me to talk about PowerPoint 2016, since it’s been out for a few weeks now. Here you see the others: Dark Gray and White (which looks like PowerPoint 2013). . Tell PowerPoint what you want to do to access the right command.

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How to insert 3D into PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

Yes, you can now insert certain types of 3D models into PowerPoint, rotate them and even animate them. At the end, I’ll show you a video of an animated 3D model in PowerPoint. Here are the steps to insert 3D into PowerPoint. Step 3: Import your 3D model into PowerPoint.

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3 techniques to copy formatting in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

You can spend a lot of time formatting a shape or some text in PowerPoint and you certainly don’t want to have to repeat that process if it isn’t necessary. The good news is that PowerPoint has several techniques to copy formatting and animation.

Customize the PowerPoint interface

PowerPoint Tips

Your work in PowerPoint can go faster and easier if you customize the interface so that you don’t have to click so many times to find commands that you use often. Many power users have a Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) that stretches across the entire PowerPoint window.

Create beautiful numbered lists in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

The post Create beautiful numbered lists in PowerPoint appeared first on PowerPoint Tips Blog. Shapes & text boxes beautiful numbered lists lists numbered lists numbered lists in PowerPoint numbers

Create a quiz in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

Did you know that you can create a quiz in PowerPoint? You can create a simple quiz in PowerPoint using just hyperlinks. In the task pane or dialog box (depending on your version of PowerPoint), make the shape 100% transparent. You can uses PowerPoint Mix to create quizzes, too.

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Work faster in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

Because I work in PowerPoint so much, I use the fastest way possible — at least as far as I know. So, here are my best tips for working faster in PowerPoint. Better than that is the Quick Access toolbar at the top of the PowerPoint window.

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4 tips on PowerPoint

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Use PowerPoint to enhance your presentations, not as a substitute for poor presentations. PowerPoint Speaking TipsCreate your content first, and then create the visuals. Creating slides is far more fun that creating good content; don’t fall into the trap of creating great slides that support a weak message. Budget your time. Allocate a set amount of time to create the slides, and budget that across all the slides you need.

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Presentation tips for PowerPoint

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

This is an extract of a training session that I present “Putting the POWER back into PowerPoint”. Nowadays, many of us use PowerPoint for our presentations. Nowadays, we often automatically haul out PowerPoint when asked to do a presentation. PowerPointWhile there are many courses and books on the technical side of how to create slides, there is very little material available on how to create effective slides and presentations. This course helps to address that issue.

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A Brief History of PowerPoint

Presentation Guru

According to Microsoft estimates there are more than 500 millions users of PowerPoint worldwide, of which 120 million people are using it to create business presentations and 6 million teachers around the world use it in the classroom.

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Why Teaching PowerPoint Benefits Everyone

Presentation Guru

How about PowerPoint design? Those children will spend a large chunk of their lives presenting their ideas through PowerPoint.… … Powerpoint Visuals Design Principles featured PowerPoint Presentation Design

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Worst PowerPoint slide contest

Speak Schmeak

Here's a "worst PowerPoint" contest that will give you a giggle. Fun Stuff PowerPointAnd the grand prize goes to. The rest are pretty bad, too. What do you think? Have you seen worse?

How to animate 3D objects in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

If you have Office 365 (the subscription version) and the Creative edition of Windows 10, you can insert 3D objects into PowerPoint. I explained this feature in an earlier blog post, “ How to Insert 3D in PowerPoint.” I imported it into PowerPoint using Insert, 3D Models.

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Has PowerPoint sucked you into this trap?

Speaking about Presenting

One of the many clever things that PowerPoint can do is allow you to dump lots of information into it. Although PowerPoint can “absorb” all this information easily, audiences can’t. So our advice is, don’t plan your presentation using PowerPoint.

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Free PowerPoint templates

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Here is a pretty cool website that I have been looking at: Slide Hunter , an online collection of free PowerPoint templates. PowerPoint free templates

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2 PowerPoint 2013 secrets

PowerPoint Tips

I just gave a webinar on upgrading to PowerPoint 2013, explaining all the new features and how to use them. In PowerPoint 2010 and earlier, when you chose Insert > Clip Art, you could specify that you wanted only photographs. Do you have any secret PowerPoint 2013 tips?

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7 Ways to Make Your Best PowerPoint Presentations

Duarte Blog

Illustrated by Ash Oat Microsoft estimates that there are about 30 million PowerPoint presentations created every single day—which is why if you’ve spent time in an office, you’ve probably spent time looking at something that was built in PowerPoint.

2018 82

Free PowerPoint alternatives–OpenOffice.org

PowerPoint Tips

The interface looks pretty similar to PowerPoint 2003, although the task panes on the right are a little different. Nevertheless, if you know PowerPoint 2003, you’ll be right at home. Miscellaneous PowerPoint Tips Review free PowerPoint alternative OpenOffice OpenOffice.org

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PowerPoint Karaoke slides

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

On Monday evening, I ran a PowerPoint Karaoke contest at the Cape Communicators Toastmaster Club. We had about 10 people who were each given a random deck of PowerPoint slides, and they were given about three minutes to present a presentation using their slides. PowerPoint Karaoke?

Inserting icons in PowerPoint 365

PowerPoint Tips

If you have PowerPoint 365, by now you should have a major new feature, icons. Icons are vector files, just like PowerPoint drawing objects are, so you can resize them and they never get pixelated — unlike bitmap images such as JPGs and PNGs. Do you have PowerPoint 365?

2017 151

3 Signs Your PowerPoint Template Is Broken and Why

Presentation Guru

Powerpoint Software featured PowerPoint TemplatesThe chances are very high that the corporate template you’ve been forced to use all this time is designed to fail. Now you might be wondering, “My company spent a lot of money hiring professionals to produce our template.

2018 83

PowerPoint Karaoke?

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Here is an interesting technique that will both improve your thinking skills, and provide an unusual form of entertainment: PowerPoint Karoake. Basically, you have to present an impromptu PowerPoint presentation. If you’re clothed, it’s called PowerPoint Karaoke.

Five (Plus One) Ways to Share a PowerPoint Presentation

Presentation Guru

When you think of a PowerPoint presentation, slides on a projector or a large screen display come to mind. … Powerpoint Technology featured PowerPoint presentation technology Sharing online

2018 61

Halloween horrors of putrid PowerPoints

The Presenter's Blog

But possession by PowerPoint?? Tips From The Top Halloween PowerPoint presentation It’s the time of year for poltergeists, potions, and possession by the cadaverously candy-crazed. ‘Tis true. ‘Tis hideous true. Forget Sleepy Hollow. Cast your gaze, and cast it nervously upon this creepy little Halloween number from my good fiend, errr. friend, Gavin McMahon over at the Make a Powerful Point blog. It’s cruel, AND unusual.

2013 155

How to Add a GIF to PowerPoint (and Stop It Being Annoying)

Presentation Guru

GIFs – those soundless videos that loop continuously – have become so widely used on social media, and are now finding their way into PowerPoint presentations. … Powerpoint Visuals Elsewhere on the Web GIF PowerPoint Presentation Design Using Images Visual Aids

2018 83

How to create a poster in PowerPoint 2007 & PowerPoint 2010

PowerPoint Tips

Many people use Microsoft Word for this purpose, but PowerPoint offers more graphic features and greater flexibility in placing your text and images. Let’s create a couple of posters in PowerPoint 2007 or 2010. Press Ctrl + D again and PowerPoint remembers your spacing!

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Discover PowerPoint Mix for interactive online lessons

PowerPoint Tips

PowerPoint Mix is a new PowerPoint add-on by Microsoft, now in beta (not finalized). What is PowerPoint Mix? PowerPoint Mix is a PowerPoint-based tool for creating interactive online lessons. Now you’ll be out of PowerPoint.

2015 270

NSA September Event: Make Your PowerPoint Slides Sizzle

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

He views his PowerPoint presentations as works of art, designed to entertain, inspire and dazzle audiences through his […]. Business Communication PowerPoint

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Integrating Live Power BI Dashboards into PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

At SlideModel.com we create professional PowerPoint Templates to help our subscribers save time creating professional presentation decks. This PowerPoint Add-In is free to download in the Office Store. You have PowerPoint 2013 or higher for Windows. Introduction.

2016 207

Hilarious PowerPoint Wisdom

Manner of Speaking

But before watching it, stop for a moment and try to recall all the horrible PowerPoint presentations which you have had to endure. Tags: Humour PowerPoint Comedian comedy Delivery Don McMillan humor Keynote Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation Slide Presentations standup comedy It’s been said that there is a great deal of truth in humour and the video clip below is a perfect case in point. It is from a comedy skit delivered by Don McMillan.

Do More with PowerPoint – and Do It Quicker!

Presentation Guru

In a recent article, 5 PowerPoint Hacks That Will Make You Look Like a Pro, I rather flippantly dismissed keyboard shortcuts as a great intention but really just a bit of a pain to learn. … Powerpoint Elsewhere on the Web PowerPoint

2018 59

How to Add Video into Text and Shapes in PowerPoint

Presentation Guru

Powerpoint Resources Tips & Techniques Visuals PowerPoint User GuideEver wondered how to do those cool slides where the video plays inside either text or shapes? Wonder no more, because we’ve put together this short video showing you exactly how to do it.

2018 76

Free PowerPoint alternatives–Google Docs

PowerPoint Tips

Google Docs is probably the most commonly-used free PowerPoint alternative. You can download the presentation in PowerPoint format (.ppt), From within the presentation, choose File> Download As> PowerPoint. Resources free PowerPoint alternatives Google Docs

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5 PowerPoint Hacks That Will Make You Look like a Pro

Presentation Guru

Investing in improving your PowerPoint skills is definitely worth the time and effort. … Powerpoint Software Confidence featured PowerPoint presentation technology Presentation Tips

2018 72

Using PowerPoint for Best Educational Outcomes

PowerPoint Tips

Teachers use PowerPoint a lot! Faculty are starting to change, but there’s still a lot of Death by PowerPoint in the educational arena. Watch excerpts from my talk to faculty (of Maharishi University of Management) on “Using PowerPoint for Best Educational Outcomes.”

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Dilbert mocks bad PowerPoints

Dahle Communication

Here, he takes a humorous look at PowerPoint presentations and how bad they can be. Tags: PowerPoint Presentations Saw this cartoon today and had to share it.

The End of PowerPoint?

DeFinis Communications

I recently read a Fast Company blog about a new political party in Switzerland that wants to make PowerPoint illegal. The Anti-PowerPoint Party (APPP) is a new movement formed by Matthias Poehm, a professional public speaker in Switzerland. So what does Poehm have against PowerPoint?

How to Avoid Death by PowerPoint

Presentation Guru

David JP Phillips, the founder of Sweden’s largest Presentation Skills training company, shares the 5 design principles that will cognitively and psychologically optimise your PowerPoint slides. … Powerpoint Elsewhere on the Web PowerPoint

2018 57

Powerpoint Twitter Magic – now you can tweet from PowerPoint

Speaking about Presenting

In my post 10 tools for presenting with Twitter , I lamented that there was no easy-to-use way of posting tweets from within PowerPoint. has now created an add-in for PowerPoint 2004 and 2007 which does just that. Go to Timo’s PowerPoint Twitter page to download the add-in.

Five Things You Didn’t Know PowerPoint Could Do

Presentation Guru

PowerPoint has come a long way since the days of bullets and text, but how many people actually realise just how much is possible with this most widely used presentation software?

2017 89

Free PowerPoint alternatives–Microsoft Office Web Apps

PowerPoint Tips

PowerPoint is the standard for slide show software, but what if you can’t afford it? There are many free PowerPoint alternatives available either as a download or as a web-based service. PowerPoint Online (part of Microsoft Office Web Apps). Step 2: Open PowerPoint.

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Using PowerPoint with a touch screen — on a tablet

PowerPoint Tips

I’ve been spending time working in PowerPoint on the Surface. This was my first experience using PowerPoint on a touch screen and it took a little getting used to. Have you used a touch interface with PowerPoint? PowerPoint Tips Review Surface tablet touch

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