The Ten Lies Software Developers Tell

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Writing code is similar, different software engineers have different coding styles. The end of any development cycle is always chaotic, that is a simple fact of software engineering. While different people may have ownership of different portions of a software system, you are ALL responsible to ensure that everything is working. Technology IT software1) My code is better that yours. Writing code is very much like writing a song or painting a picture.

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slideboxx: Slide management software

PowerPoint Tips

slideboxx (by Zinali) helps you find slides from PowerPoint presentations using keyword search. Charles Wolfus of Zinali sent me a free copy (that’s my disclosure statement!) and I’ve been using it ever since. It runs with PowerPoint 2000 through 2007. slideboxx opens and works in your browser. It automatically indexes your presentations—which can take some time, depending on how many you have, and I probably have more than most people.


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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. The post Leveraging existing slides with TeamSlide, slide library software appeared first on PowerPoint Tips Blog. I asked him some questions so you can evaluate whether it might be useful to you. —————– Ellen: How does TeamSlide help its customers?

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Sleek Tablet, but Clumsy Software – NYTimes

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized Computers and the Internet Microsoft Corporation Software Tablet Computers

2012 47

slideboxx updates their software for finding and reusing slides

PowerPoint Tips

slideboxx by Zinali has updated their software (now version 2.1) I’ve reviewed this software previously. that helps you find and reuse slides. Here are the new changes: It’s faster: slideboxx 2.1 is up to 3x faster for building your library and displaying slides. It’s network-friendly: If your library is taking up too much space, you can install it on another drive instead. Or install it on a USB drive and use with other computers.

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Interview with Shai Schwartz of VisualBee, automatic PowerPoint design software

PowerPoint Tips

Using our software you won’t need to worry about the look anymore and can be completely focused on your content. Question: Why did you decide to create software that does PowerPoint slide makeovers? I thought it could be a miracle if some simple software could take the burden off those people and take care of all the design of the presentation, setting them free to deal with the important messages and not the look.

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How to show paper forms or software screens on a PowerPoint slide

PowerPoint Tips

Do you have to reproduce paper forms or software screens on PowerPoint slides? The same thing happens when you need to show software. Often people go directly into the software itself (out of PowerPoint) but there are a couple of reasons that trainers use PowerPoint: There may not be a reliable Internet connection. For screenshots, zoom in with your browser or the software’s zoom feature to get a clearer screenshot.

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Those in Software Loop, Beware - You Are Litigation Targets

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's the software company, ILC Information Technologies." " As Rubino reports, the litigation, represented by Brent Savage of Savage Turner,  "alleges that the software company designed the process by which grades on the essays were scaled, which led to the inaccurate reporting of failure." Owners, investors, employees, and strategic-alliance partners in software companies should be very concerned about this development. 

2016 47

Escalating U.S. - China Tensions. Facebook Fires Chinese Software Engineer Yi Yin (and he doesn't understand why)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The global extreme emotions related to the suicide of the Chinese software engineer at Facebook have escalated. More recently, another Chinese software engineer Yi Yin had been fired at Facebook.   Meanwhile, Sanford Heisler Sharp is investigating the circumstances surrounding the suicide of the other Chinese software engineer. As many know, employment specialist law firm Sanford Heisler Sharp is representing the family of the dead man.

2019 40

Facebook Tragedy - Software Engineer Commits Suicide at Menlo Park, CA Headquarters

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  One might assume that a professional employed by a successful corporation like Facebook and in the catbird profession of software engineer would not be a candidate for taking his own life.  Both scientists and laypeople know so little about suicide - that is, the choice of death over life.    That process, which manages to bypass the survival instinct, essentially remains a mystery. 

2019 40

Presentation Tip: Presenting software/website usage

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Have you seen a presenter attempt a live demonstration of software or a website? Too often the demo goes wrong, with the software locking up or the Internet connection not working. While it may be exciting to risk a live software or website demonstration in your presentation, it is uncomfortable for the audience when things go wrong. Even large companies like Microsoft and Apple have these problems happen to them.

13 Pro Tips To Ace Your Keynote Presentations

Presentation Guru

If you are one of those 588 Apple users worldwide, own a Mac and use iPhone and iCloud; then you’re no stranger to the Apple ecosystem and its own exciting presentation software called Keynote.

2020 90

TECH CRUNCH Asks Software Engineers What They Love About Coding

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The global love affair is with coding.  Power, it's said, is the ultimate aphrodisiac.  And coders have the power to make something from nothing.  At the Grace Hopper Event, TECH CRUNCH asked sofitware engineers what they most love about coding. Even in public relations, media representatives, content providers, and strategists are checking with career counselors if they should learn to code.

2013 47

Screen Capture Software - Free and Fee

PPT - Powerful Presentation Techniques

   I use Techsmith's SnagIt, but there are also various other software packages and online services that you might consider for this task.  Update LifeHacker has reviews of two other free Windows compatible screen capturing software packages including PicPick ( review ) and SiteShoter ( review ). 

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Great free online mindmapping software with Mindomo

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

As many of you may already know I am a keen user of Tony Buzan’s Mind Mapping concept both manually and via software applications such as Mindmanager , imindmap and freemind. No need to install or maintain complex client software. No need to install or maintain complex client software. well the other day I came across another application which got me very excited.

Startup Bunch Creates Software to Quantify Aspects of Company Culture, Then Assess If Job Candidates Will Fit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In TechCrunch , Steve O'Hear reports that Berlin startup Bunch has created a software which quantifies aspects of the company culture. Depending on who's doing the counting, almost 50% to more than 80% of new hires will fail within 18 months. One reason for that is a bad fit with the company culture. That obstacle for hiring the the right people can now be eliminated from the recruitment process.

2017 40

10 Webinar Tips That Will Keep Your Audience Engaged

Presentation Guru

Technology Audience Connection featured Interaction presentation technology Software WebinarWouldn’t it be great if you could grab and hold your audience’s attention through-out the webinar? Imagine – from the moment you open your mouth, your attendees can’t wait for your next move.

2020 76

PowerPoint vs. PDF: Which Is the Best Way to Deliver Your Presentation?

Presentation Guru

… Powerpoint featured File format PDF PowerPoint Powerpoint Alternative Software Technical ProblemsGiving a presentation is a daily occurrence for many of us. From travelling sales people pitching in high pressure environments, to teachers imparting knowledge in a fun way to children, presentations are vital to communication. Millions are taking place each day.…

2019 79

Decktopus – Brilliant if speed is what you need

Presentation Guru

Apps & Add-ins Powerpoint Prezi Software Technology Apps & Add-Ins PowerPoint presentation technologyWe get lots of products pitched to us here at PG. Most of them sound good but disappoint, Prezi being probably the biggest disappointment of the last decade.

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Simple Visual Aids That Work – 6 Rules for Non Designers

Presentation Guru

… Case Studies Design Principles Visuals Audience Connection featured Podcast PowerPoint Powerpoint Alternative Presentation Design Software WebinarA BIG BIG THANK YOU!

2020 57

You Have a File to Convert? You’ll Need One of These

Presentation Guru

Having free file converter software can be a handy option in such cases but an online file converter is the only thing that can save your time as well.… … Software Technology featured PowerPoint presentation technologyAs technology has evolved, we now have multiple devices and digital platforms that support different format of files. That is why we often come up against the problem of converting files into specified formats.

2019 55

6 Add-Ins That Will Boost Your Productivity

Presentation Guru

Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel and Word are some of the most used software applications in the entire world, with over a billion users. … Apps & Add-ins Apps & Add-Ins featured PowerPoint SoftwareIf you are reading this, there is a good chance you are yourself a frequent users of them.

2018 63

5 Apps To Make You a Better Public Speaker

Presentation Guru

… Apps & Add-ins Performance Apps & Add-Ins featured Practice preparation SoftwareI’ve never been great at public speaking. I’ve never even been great at giving and taking interviews. Just talking to strangers makes me anxious.

2018 77

Saving Presentations in the Cloud – You Know it Makes Sense!

Presentation Guru

Software Cloud storage featuredReaders of this website know how important presentations are, and here on Presentation Guru we have already covered how presentations are constantly evolving. At the forefront of this evolution is the innovation of cloud technology, which allows users to access their digital assets anytime and anywhere as long as they have an Internet connection.…

2019 56

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? … Powerpoint Visuals Apps & Add-Ins featured PowerPoint Presentation Design presentation technology Software Visual Aids

2017 68

How to Transform Your Presentation with Powerpoint Morph

Presentation Guru

… Powerpoint Software Visuals PowerPoint Presentation DesignA presentation doesn’t have to be dull, long or linear and a PowerPoint is no exception! PowerPoint is the most widely used presentation tool but has features that are hugely underused. Some of these tools can help you to create a more dynamic and conversational presentation to draw your audience in and hold their attention.…

2017 72

The Complete Guide to the Best PowerPoint Add-ins

Presentation Guru

… Apps & Add-ins Powerpoint Apps & Add-Ins featured PowerPoint SoftwareMaurizio La Cava makes presentations every day and makes extensive use of PowerPoint add-ins, so he has put together a list of what he considers to be the best ones, grouped for top functions and discusses them in detail below. With millions of presentations delivered every day, PowerPoint has become a core tool for anybody who needs to present a project and persuade others to adopt their ideas.…

2019 64

The Best Presentation Tools for Students in 2020

Presentation Guru

… Technology Visuals Apps & Add-Ins featured Presentation Design presentation technology Software Visual AidsPresentations have long been an integral part of every academic programme and there are quite a few reasons for that.

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A Brief History of PowerPoint

Presentation Guru

A 2012 study suggested that PowerPoint had 95% of the presentation software market.… … Powerpoint Software Elsewhere on the Web PowerPointAccording 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.

2018 48

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. How could it be designed to fail?” The problem is twofold: 1) Your company didn’t spend the proper time thinking through the purpose of the template.

2018 71

How To Get Instant Feedback From Your Audience

Presentation Guru

Software Technology Apps & Add-Ins Audience Connection Events Interaction presentation technologyGetting your audience engaged is the most important things you can do when presenting. We once published an article on Zeetings, a program that lets the audience become part of the story by using an interactive program directly from their smartphones.

2017 75

Ulysses – markdown editing

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Before I tell you about Ulysses and why I think it’s a great piece of software, a quick primer on markdown. Resources Technology markdown review software ulyssesWhat is markdown? Markdown is an easy way to create rich documents using a plain text editor (with bold , italic , etc), and it is particularly useful to create HTML content.

2017 109

Master the Slide Master

Presentation Guru

… Powerpoint Software featured PowerPoint TemplatesYou don’t need to be a professional to be able to take advantage of some of the time-saving tricks PowerPoint has to offer. I might be a self-proclaimed PowerPoint wizard, but anyone can master the really easy ways to speed up your presentation-creation time.…

2018 62

What is the best editing system for YouTube Videos? | Media Training

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized editing software Media Training youtube videos

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5 PowerPoint Hacks That Will Make You Look like a Pro

Presentation Guru

… Powerpoint Software Confidence featured PowerPoint presentation technology Presentation TipsInvesting in improving your PowerPoint skills is definitely worth the time and effort. But while designing the perfect PowerPoint is one thing – and we have plenty of advice on creating a great looking presentation – the best looking slide deck in the world can crash and burn if you aren’t equipped with the skills to present it.…

2018 58

Why My Clients Will Pay $2000/hour for PowerPoint

Presentation Guru

Here, Nolan gives some tips he’s learned from personal experience about summing up an hourly rate by value, rather than time. … Powerpoint Software PowerPoint Practice presentation technologyFor many in the presentation industry, deciding on an appropriate hourly rate to charge clients can be frustrating. How to determine how much your time is worth as a business can be incredibly difficult.

2016 68

5 More Ways to Get Instant Feedback from Your Audience

Presentation Guru

Whether your presentation fulfils the core reason for your presentation i.e. … Software Technology Apps & Add-Ins Audience Connection Events featured Feedback Interaction presentation technologyNo matter what your profession, there will come a time in your career where you’ll need to deliver a presentation to an audience of either your peers, superiors or potential investors.

2018 61

Will the Power of PowerPoint Lie in its New 3D Tool?

Presentation Guru

… Powerpoint Software Technology Visuals 3D featured PowerPointThe boundaries of what and how you can present with PowerPoint are being pushed ever further. In an earlier post we discussed five things you didn’t know PowerPoint could do, including 3D models. In this post, Emma Bannister test drives the feature and gives us her verdict.

2017 57

How to Elevate your Pitch or Presentation? Ascend to the Cloud!

Presentation Guru

But is there any alternative cloud-based presentation software for those who aren’t completely won over by the latest Microsoft 365? Of course there is, and Jose ‘Caya’ Cayasso, Slidebean’s CEO outlines three of the best and shows how he believes web-based technology has the advantage over installed software options. … Software Technology featured Google Slides PowerPoint Powerpoint Alternative presentation technology Prezi Web-based applications

2017 49

The Best Ways Online To Create An Animated Presentation

Presentation Guru

Software Technology Animation Apps & Add-Ins featured presentation technology VideoA lot of people rely on static slide decks created using conventional presentation apps like PowerPoint or Keynote. It seems that the use of animations is still perhaps overrated. Many presenters don’t like experimenting with animations, even for their PowerPoint slides, as they like playing it safe.…

2017 60

5 Easy-to-Use Solutions to Boost Your Audience Engagement

Presentation Guru

… Performance Software Technology Audience Connection featured Hook your Audience Interaction presentation technology QuestionsThe key to a good presentation isn’t knowing all the facts. It’s not even putting all the facts into a shiny, pretty PowerPoint or whizzy Prezi document. Practice, and cracking a few jokes will help, but that’s not all of it either.…

2017 52

5 Teleprompter Tips

Matt Eventoff

In addition, always remember that as with any electronic device, a teleprompter, or teleprompter software, can fail to work properly. Uncategorized bite day faux pas five matt eventoff media trainer media training presentation skills princeton public speaking Public Speaking quick tips rewardsobama's teleprompter trouble 7 teleprompter teleprompter software teleprompters television technology tips witnessingThe teleprompter has gotten quite a bit of recent attention.

Do More With Google Slides – and Do It Quicker!

Presentation Guru

Software Uncategorised Elsewhere on the Web Google SlidesFollowing on from their rather useful guide PowerPoint Keyboard Shortcuts, Brightcarbon have helpfully produced a guide for all of you who find Google Slides is more your presentation kind of thing. It comes as a handy PDF that you can download, and you can find it here: Google Slides Top Keyboard Shortcuts.…

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