Free photo-editing tools

PowerPoint Tips

And you may find the tools elsewhere to be better or easier to use. So here’s a list of free photo-editing tools. I like this tool so much, that I’ve set it as my default to open JPGs and PNGs. Pixlr is a free online photo editor that is also a drawing tool.

Top Tech Tools to Build Audience Engagement

DeFinis Communications

The good news is that today’s technology tools can help you do that—while you’re speaking in real time. Of course, ARS tools have evolved over the years and come in all shapes and sizes and do much more than simple polling.

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Trending Sources

5 great tools for presenters

PowerPoint Tips

Jon Thomas, in his blog, Presentation Advisors , has written a post, “ My Five Favorite Free Presentation Design Tools ,&# and I thought I’d share them with you. Compfight is a tool to search for images on Flikr. While I don’t think its tools are the best, it has the most traffic, so uploading your presentations there will get you the most traffic.

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10 Of The Best Tools For Hosting A Webinar

Presentation Guru

There are a number of methods used by individuals and organizations to reach a wide audience using the internet. These may include: advertising online using pay-per-click ads, social media marketing, posting a YouTube video of screencasts, demos and events, or simply, conducting a webinar.…

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4 Tips and 1 Tool That Will Help You Perfect Your Slide Design

Duarte Blog

These lessons apply whether you’re designing PowerPoint slides, Keynote slides, or presenting slides from the back of a napkin, and the best part is that we’ve developed a tool you can use to test if your slides will hit the mark BEFORE you get up in front of a crowd.

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Speaking Tools Beyond Your Equipment

Pivotal Public Speaking

When making a speech or presentation, a typical speaker usually has a number of tools to help convey their message. The best speaking tools, however, can’t be found in electronic shops or purchased online. The greatest speaking tools are actually within the person speaking. Let’s take a look at three of these speaking tools, which you can also use yourself. Knowing a little about things from various areas of discipline is a good speaking tool.

10 tools for presenting with Twitter

Speaking about Presenting

Gradually tools are being developed to make it easier for you as the presenter to manage the backchannel. I would love to see more tools available which work within the most common slideware – PowerPoint and Keynote.

Top Tech Tools to Build Audience Engagement

DeFinis Communications

The good news is that today’s technology tools can help you do that—while you’re speaking in real time. While some people may think that having technology front and center during a presentation (aside from PowerPoint™) would be too distracting and hard to manage, there are technology tools that make engagement much easier. Of course, ARS tools have evolved over the years and come in all shapes and sizes and do much more than simple polling.

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Sandra Zimmer featured in Houston Chronicle Article on Public Speaking as a Career Tool

Speaking Freely

Today, Sunday, March 23, 2014, The Houston Chronicle Jobs Section is printing an article entitled “Public Speaking an Important Career Tool.” ” This article written by Emilia Benton, a copy editor from the Special Publications of Houston Chronicle Media Group, features some of my ideas about the value of public speaking skills for career development. Benton [.].

Opinion is a persuasive tool

The Presenter's Blog

Audiences, be they customers or colleagues, act when presentations are delivered with the fist-punch impact of belief. They remember presenters who deliver not just the facts, but the flavour of their opinions.

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Gender Avenger tool helps you chart women speakers at conferences

The Eloquent Woman

A long discussion about parity for women speakers followed, and Susan let me know that Gender Avenger''s latest tool was soon to launch, and that it would give us all another option from tracking conferences with @NoWomenSpeakers. The tool''s in beta now, so expect changes to come.

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What Is The Best Multi-Touch Presentation Tool Around?

Presentation Guru

At Presentation Guru, we continuously try and keep our audience updated with the newest technology available. In this article, Damjan introduces us to Intuiface, a multi-touch capable program for presenters that’s geared toward the ever-growing market of touch-screens. .

Are you giving the audience tools they can use?

Speak Schmeak

One of the things I find lacking in many presentations is the useful take-home tool. How can you provide more useful, relevant and practical tools for your audiences? Sure, I hear lots of good ideas from speakers, but I don't often go home with action steps rather than concepts.

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Speaker's Remorse - The Strongest Editing Tool

Speak and Deliver

Don't you love the feeling right after you finish a speech? The crowd claps, maybe even stands, you shake the hand of the emcee, walk off and smile and wave, both energized and relieved that you've done your best. What a rush! For about 30 seconds. Suddenly. Speaker's Remorse.

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

PowerPoint Tips

In Part I of this series, I explained the Union tool and how to get all the Custom Shapes tools on your Quick Access toolbar. In Part II, I covered the Subtract tool. The 3rd tool is the Intersect tool and it results in a shape that is the intersection of the selected shapes.

Hyperbole: A tool of jest, not of anger

The Presenter's Blog

Hyperbole is a well known tool of speech. Not only is it completely the wrong tool for the job but it sounds downright childish, and this is exactly what it was. by Peter Watts.

2014 26

Best Tool for Building a New Space: Google SketchUp

Duarte Blog

My tool of choice for projects like this is Google SketchUp. So we at Duarte would like to extend an extra special thanks to Google for putting a powerful 3D modeling tool into a package even a layman can use.

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A simple stats illustration tool that's not a chart or diagram

Speak Schmeak

How's this for a simple illustration - human bodies? So much more interesting than charts and graphs (although they do include a simple pie chart in the video as well). Can you make your message this clear and concise? Gotta give a hand to these students for their creativity!

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A presentation tool you don't want to be without!

Speak Schmeak

A quick video tip for you today: A presentation tool you don''t want to be without! Technology Quick Fixes Preparation My Favorite Tools PowerPoint Here''s where to find the GigaWare 4-port travel hub.

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Measuring who's talking: Men or women? A tool for your next meeting

The Eloquent Woman

We all owe Cathy Deng thanks for coming up with this simple tool that measures who's talking more: men or women? Readers are already thinking about putting this tool to use, as you can see in the tweets below: @DecSop1 Just put that one aside for a blog post, in fact!

Famous Speech Friday: Dorothy Sayers & "The Lost Tools of Learning"

The Eloquent Woman

And it was at Oxford that Sayers gave her speech, "The Lost Tools of Learning," in 1947. Here, punctuation (a lost tool of speaking) is your guide to great vocalization. You can buy an inexpensive ebook version of The Lost Tools of Learning or read the full text here.

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Using all your tools: Adele tells a story

Speak Schmeak

There is a reason we present in person, and that's to make a case, to stand up and face our audience with all the tools available to us. She simply tells her story , using all the tools at her disposal, and tells it spectacularly.

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Sharpen your Skype, conference call & Hangout speaking skills: 8 tools

The Eloquent Woman

To keep your skills sharp, I've collected these tools and resources: Start with the most important call tool: You, the speaker. Along with a good remote, this -- in my view -- is a tool worth investing in for those of us who spend so much time on conference calls.

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How to Create an Extraordinarily Effective Speech-Marketing Tool

Pivotal Public Speaking

To regularly earn many thousands of dollars from speeches or seminars, invest a few hundred dollars now — once — and create a surefire selling tool that you can send to every booker in your universe. … Your Own Self-Selling Book or Booklet. with Gordon Burgett.

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

PowerPoint Tips

This is the final installment of a 4-part series on the Custom Shapes tools. Part I: Union (This part tells you how to find the tools, which are hidden by default.). If you haven’t read those posts, I recommend reading them first.

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

PowerPoint Tips

It’s called Custom Shapes, and it’s a set of 4 tools that you can use to create your very own shapes–the sky’s the limit! I’ll be covering the Custom Shapes tools in several posts, because there’s a lot to cover. What can you do with these tools?

New Tools for Your Presentation Toolbox

Professionally Speaking...

Just like a carpenter has a box of tools, each appropriate for a certain job, we speakers have access to a presentation tool kit filled with things that can help us to better communicate our message and engage our audiences.

How do you emphasize points when you speak? 9 tools to underscore

The Eloquent Woman

The answer: At least 9 tools to underscore their arguments, data and other key points. With your body: If you don't stay still behind the lectern, your body becomes one of your tools for emphasis. Writers have highlighters. Mailers have express delivery.

Best Tools for Pitching to Angel Investors « TJWALKER INTERACTIVE

TJ Walker Interactive

News analyzed from a communication perspective.

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Rhetoric Made Easy – Bringing Back the Magic

The Presenter's Blog

Tips From The Top fassforward presenting public speaking rhetoric tools words 2000 years ago our Greek and Roman presenter-ancestors left us an awesome inheritance — the formulae for magic. They left us scrolls and manuscripts full of magical word-spells.

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

PowerPoint Tips

This is Part II of a series on custom shapes. Part I, on Union is here. In that post I explain how to find the custom shapes feature. The Subtract command subtracts one shape from another. It’s great for cutouts and holes. Let’s say I want a bucket with a hole in it.

Blogs - Old-Line But Effective Business Development Tool

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Blogs have been around a long time. And in digital there is a rush to the new. So, those who need to market wonder: Are we wasting our time blogging? After all, we can get extensive exposure on LinkedIn Updates, Twitter and Facebooks ads and Live. The answer is: That depends.

Are you giving the audience tools they can use?

Speak Schmeak

One of the things I find lacking in many presentations is the useful take-home tool. How can you provide more useful, relevant and practical tools for your audiences? Sure, I hear lots of good ideas from speakers, but I don't often go home with action steps rather than concepts.

The Fantastic New PowerPoint Icon Tool for Microsoft 365

Presentation Guru

The simple facts. The standard PowerPoint slide with a list of bullet points and loads and loads of text is Boring (with a capital B!);

PowerPoint Tip: Can you solve presentation problems by switching tools?

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

The solution, say some, is to change the tools we are using. Instead, they say we should use tools like SlideRocket or Prezi, or even switch over to Keynote on the Mac, as one organization did. I haven’t seen any evidence that this rush to change tools solves the problem. Prezi is the latest hot presentation tool that has captured attention. In all of the surveys I have done, the overwhelming response is that the tool is not the issue.

Create The Best Video Presentations With These Innovative Tools

Presentation Guru

We’ve detailed the importance of good streaming services for presentations before, and we’ve also shown how products like GoReact can help you improve your presenting ability by watching yourself after you present.

The best tool for presenting PowerPoint on the iPad

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

In the next few months I’ll be doing a webinar on using the iPad to develop and deliver presentations, but I want you to know about one of the tools that I’ll be discussing. It is SlideShark and it is the best tool I have seen for presenting PowerPoint slides on the iPad. I was one of the testers of the app, but I’ve held off sharing it with you until now because I wanted to make sure it was going to stand up in the real world - and it does.

21 tips to improve your presentations right now

Speak Schmeak

In order to continually improve, we are always trying new techniques, practicing new skills, adding or subtracting technology and tools, watching other speakers to see what's working for them, and of course, watching our audiences to see how they're responding.

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

Duarte Blog

These diagrams garnered such an overwhelmingly positive response, and Nancy knew people were hungry for tools to help visualize their information. Where there is madness, Nancy Duarte finds method.

LittleBlogging - Multi-purpose tool, even as BigBlogging owns the territory

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The reality is that LittleBlogging is a multi-purpose tool.  BigBlogging owns the territory on just about every category.    That ranges from breaking news [Huffington Post] to legal gossip [Abovethelaw.com].    So, some in LittleBlogging are tempted to throw in the towel.    Their daily page views might number 100 or less. Well,  Well, not so fast. Sergieiev - Dreamtimes.