Sacred Cow #10: Web Site Addresses Are Helpful

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

When use of the Web became popular, URLs started invading slide decks. The problem with putting URLs in your slides is that though the intent may be noble, the end result is the opposite of what was intended. On the second slide, we have a list of URLs.

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Digital - Shifting Traffic Patterns

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There, our blog URL is converted to a LinkedIn one. On Twitter, our blog URL isn't converted. There are those of us bloggers who repurpose our posts on LinkedIn Update. There is where the action, that is the heavy traffic, is happening right now. 

Put a YouTube video in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

From the URL text box, copy the URL to the clipboard. Paste the YouTube URL that you copied. In the URL, delete the text watch? In the URL, replace the = (equal) sign with a / (forward slash). You’ll end up with a URL that looks like [link]. You can embed a YouTube video into a PowerPoint presentation. For example, your company may have videos on YouTube that you would like to show.

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New RSS feed! This one will no longer be updated

PowerPoint Tips

But the RSS feed's URL is different. I have a new blog (using WordPress) which will let people add comments. I think it's a great improvement and I hope you'll think so, too. Please go to [link] and click on the RSS button (the label says "Posts") to continue to get the tips. While you're there, look around and click the Leave a Comment link below any post to let me know what you think! Thanks

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Add a QR code to your presentation

PowerPoint Tips

The code contains a link, usually to a URL. Then you use a QR reader app on a smart phone, which scans the QR code and displays the URL as a link, so you can visit the page. Do you put your website’s URL on your first and last slides?

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How to store your presentation in the cloud–for embedding, collaboration, or marketing

PowerPoint Tips

Tip: To share a large file that’s too big to e-mail, upload it to SkyDrive, get the URL and e-mail it to the recipient. That person can then click the URL to download the file. You’ll see the presentation open in your browser and its URL in your browsers address window.

2011 154

Speaking Pro Central

DeFinis Communications

The URL is [link] , and can also be located in my blog roll on the left side of this page. I’m proud to announce that DeFinis Communications is now included in the blog hub, Speaking Pro Central.

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5 principles for easier and faster slide creation

PowerPoint Tips

For a sales webinar, don’t use a URL until you’re at the point of making your offer and then — of course — use only the URL of the sales page.

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Managing Your Image Library

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

Source URL. That last field is a calculated field, meaning it takes the license, credit, and URL fields and creates a string of text for attribution that you can use in your slides when attribution is required.

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Flash in PowerPoint–a webinar

PowerPoint Tips

The URL to register is https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/585445841 PowerPoint MVP Geetesh Bajaj, owner of Indezine.com, is offering a free webinar called “ Flash in PowerPoint.&# The webinar will be held on Thursday, November 18th at 8am PT/11 am ET, so it’s coming right up! Flash is Adobe’s animation software (although Flash actually does a lot more than just animation). Geetesh’s webinar will explain the benefits of adding Flash content to your PowerPoint slides.

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Share presentations online to create instant meetings

PowerPoint Tips

You get a URL to give to attendees. You get a URL to give to meeting attendees and then start presenting. Then click Create New Meeting and you’ll get a URL to put in your invitation. Online meetings are more and more common these days.

Join the Campaign Against Death by PowerPoint!

PowerPoint Tips

You can give the presenter the URL for the white paper any way you want. The URL is www.tellnshow.com/whitepaper.html. My new Campaign Against Death by PowerPoint aims to improve presentations skills and reduce the suffering of audiences. Instead of waiting for presenters to wake up and read the good advice of presentation experts, I want to harness the audience. The campaign lets the audience fight back—and help presenters.

Discover PowerPoint Mix for interactive online lessons

PowerPoint Tips

Get the URL to give to people. 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.

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Top Tech Tools to Build Audience Engagement

DeFinis Communications

Rather, the attendees use the browser on their smart phone or tablet, enter your unique URL, and then interact with you, sharing input (questions, comments, or ideas) and even voting on other audience members’ input.

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New webinar coming up; previous one available as a recording

PowerPoint Tips

Here’s the URL: [link]. The next webinar is Slide Design for Non-Designers. I love this topic, because it’s close to my heart—I’m definitely not a designer. Yet I can create stunning slides (or so people tell me). My story is that my slides used to look awful. After some painful feedback, I read books and studied slides that I thought looked great, noting the techniques and layouts they used.

All new articles will only be on my website starting April 1, 2014

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

If you subscribe to this blog via RSS, here is the new URL to subscribe to so you continue to get updated information on how to create effective PowerPoint presentations: [link] I do not plan to maintain this site in the future, so some of the links may end up being broken over time. As of April 1, 2014, all new articles and information will only be located on my website at www.ThinkOutsideTheSlide.com and items will not also be posted here.

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It’s Back! Best Website Contest

Speaker Launcher

To nominate a website, simply post a comment below with the URL. It’s that time again! The best website contest has become one of our most popular blog features. We’re looking for websites that have all of the key marketing components.

Why you need to get your presentations on the Internet–and how

PowerPoint Tips

You can then display them in a browser and give people the URL. You can just upload the presentation to a web server and give people the URL so they can download the presentation file. Get your presentation on the Web? Why and how?

New Tools for Your Presentation Toolbox

Professionally Speaking...

You then provide the audience with a short URL that they type into their web browser or a QR code that can be scanned by smartphones.

2012 130

Improve YouTube Video Quality

More than PowerPoint...

Here's what you can do, in one easy step: Type &fmt=18 after the video's URL. I wrote about improving YouTube video quality with an easy hack over two months ago. I can't believe this easy trick still works, but it does! Want a better video experience at YouTube? That's it! That's all there is to it! You can visit the above link to see all the particulars and videos.it's s been a popular post!

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[Podcast] Tapping the Education Market with Josh Shipp

Speaker Launcher

47:23 What is a platform URL? The education market is different from other speaking markets. Few people have a better handle on what it takes to make in the youth market than Josh Shipp. Josh is a youth speaker, TV host, best-selling author, and frequent media guest. Josh has some great, strategy-rich advice for making it not just in the education […]. The post [Podcast] Tapping the Education Market with Josh Shipp appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

2016 54

Facebook = Platform for Baby Boomer Mourning

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

My tweet, with the URL link from a blog post , mused on how I used to hang out in their house. Baby Boomer Tom Cordaro, a lawyer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is dead.

Comparing webinar services-Google Hangouts on Air, GoToWebinar, and Zoom-and why I chose Zoom

PowerPoint Tips

Zoom and GoToMeeting/Webinar both provide a URL that people use to log in. More and more, presenters are presenting online, using webinar services. So I thought I’d share my experience and maybe comparing webinar services will help you make a choice. I’ve switched to Zoom! I’ve used GoToWebinar for many years but a friend (thanks, Sheila Finkelstein!) introduced me to Zoom.

2016 158

Would you hire this handyman?

Speak Schmeak

My recent pet peeve: the billboard or newspaper ad that has a Facebook logo -- indicating the business is on Facebook -- but no Facebook URL. Would you hire this handyman? This is my slightly-too-artful re-creation of a sign on a truck I drove by on Tuesday.

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Create a video zoom effect from photos in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

I inserted this URL into the page hoping that the video would embed, but can only get the URL to appear. You’ve probably seen videos which are just a series of photos that zoom in or perhaps move a little.

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Would you hire this handyman?

Speak Schmeak

My recent pet peeve: the billboard or newspaper ad that has a Facebook logo -- indicating the business is on Facebook -- but no Facebook URL. Would you hire this handyman? This is my slightly-too-artful re-creation of a sign on a truck I drove by on Tuesday.

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Personal Blogs: Everything changes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  More and more prospects for assigning us work and employers who could hire us want to know if we have a blog and what is the URL.  Like being on LinkedIn and Facebook, a personal blog is, more or less, a must. 

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Public Speaking: Attract New Clients with a Blog

Great Public Speaking

Using your preferred domain registrar, confirm that the blog name is available as a domain URL. * Map your registered blog name URL over the URL your blog provider created when you set up your blog. You don't want "typepad" or "blogspot" in your domain URL. Is your public speaking blog working for your business? If not, maybe it’s time to conduct an evaluation to determine why it is not attracting new clients.

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A great resource for presenters–Indezine.com

PowerPoint Tips

Rather than type in the answers repeatedly, I set up Indezine.com and would type in the URL that contained the answer users were looking for. I want to share with you a great resource for presenters– Indezine.com.

2011 154

Top Tech Tools to Build Audience Engagement

DeFinis Communications

Rather, the attendees use the browser on their smart phone or tablet, enter your unique URL, and then interact with you, sharing input (questions, comments, or ideas) and even voting on other audience members’ input. Imagine knowing your audience members’ questions while you’re speaking and being able to address them on the spot, before the Q&A.

2014 134

Blog as Online Portfolio

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 Instead they go straight to search engines or ask the URLs for our blogs. Sure, prospective employers and organizations hiring us for contract assignments still request samples.   But, you might have noticed that more and more often they don't.

Alltop: All the top Speaking news

DeFinis Communications

And you can create an account and receive a custom URL to direct others to your page as well. Two weeks ago, I shared an amazing public speaking blog collective called, Speaking Pro Central. I’d like to follow that up with another spectacular resource called Alltop. Founded by Guy Kawasaki and debuted in 2008 at SXSW , Alltop is an “online magazine rack” of your favorite websites and blogs. There are over 32,000 information sources covering any topic you can imagine.

Are you Missing a Branding Opp?

Speaker Launcher

Every time they see your gmail address, they are NOT seeing your website URL. This is going to be a short post, but it’s a juicy one!!! No question email communication has become a way of life. For some people, it has completely replaced the phone.

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Drudge Report Headlines with Death of Hashtag (ponders if business abandoning social)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Instead, 41% of the commercials directed viewers to the organization's website URL. The Drudge Report has shifted its attention from Tom Brady as The Greatest. The current headline focuses on business - specifically the promotions part.

2017 52

New survey: How people are using Twitter at conferences

Speaking about Presenting

Only 41 people responded to the survey (the url for the survey was circulated using twitter and the conference hashtag). Some academics have written a paper about tweeting at conferences (thank you @tonyramos for tweeting about it).

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Ghostwriters: When our blogs become our online portfolios

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In addition, some only want the URLs for our blogs and that's that. It had been standard procedure that a prospect for our ghostwriting services requested a resume and samples of actual work we had done for clients.  In the past 18 months there has been a shift.

2014 56

The Press Release: New Kind Of Communications Workhorse In Digital Era

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tweets, with shortened URL. "Some communications professionals feel that news releases are old-fashioned and irrelevant because people are getting their news from social media, not newspapers or news broadcasts.

2015 56

Public Speaking Marketing - Website Links in Youtube Videos

Great Public Speaking

On Youtube, there's no place in the video itself to leave a link to your website (you can put the URL in the video), so the description is the only place where viewers can use their mouse to click directly to the website from the video area. I've talked about how effective making many Youtube videos can be for your speaking business.

A bizarre method of measuring speaking skills

Speak Schmeak

So let me get this straight: A member of Congress who speaks at a grade level that most Americans can understand, using shorter sentences and shorter words, gets the lowest rating of speaking skills in all of Congress?

A new kind of online speaker profile: The topic cloud

The Eloquent Woman

The session pages have shorter URLs, making them perfect for sharing on your slides or on Twitter.