Adjust font spacing — both vertical and horizontal

PowerPoint Tips

How many times have you had text in a textbox, placeholder, or shape that just didn’t fit properly? It happens to everyone. Luckily, you have lots of options. Resize the shape. Sometimes you can resize the shape. Especially if it’s a textbox or placeholder with no border, the change might not be apparent. Here you see a slide title in a text placeholder. It never looks good to have one word wrap on a second line.

Law Blog - One of Eight Verticals Shut Down at WSJ

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In 2006, The Wall Street Journal joined the digital age in a big way. It rolled out the Law Blog. The staid world of law went crazy. Finally, everything associated with law was made not only user-friendly but fun. It  It was a magnet for comments. That was then. Bit by bit the even more innovative (ATL) pulled away readers from the Law Blog. Comments on the latter dried up.


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How to develop horizontal and vertical search engine optimization key words

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Find out why, and find out how to determine what your horizontal and vertical keywords should be. When it comes to search engine optimization (SEO) -- optimizing your website for the best possible rank in search engines -- knowing your keywords and key phrases, and optimizing for them, are important. Search Engine Optimization key words keywords optimize your website Search engine optimization SEO

How to handle public speaking nerves

Manner of Speaking

He climbed the 3,000-foot granite wall of Yosemite Park’s famous El Capitan, the vertical wall in the photo above. On 3 June 2017, professional rock climber Alex Honnold accomplished something that few people thought could be done. Alone. Without ropes … Continue reading → The post How to handle public speaking nerves appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Nerves Alex Honnold El Capitan John Zimmer presentations public speaking public speaking nerves

2019 190

2018 Cicero Speechwriting Awards

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

In addition to the overall winner there are awards for a wide range of categories; from industry verticals such as Energy and Transportation; to motivational speeches, controversial speeches, commencement addresses, eulogies and more. I’m delighted that transcripts of the 25 best speeches selected by Vital Speeches of the Day are now available.

2018 109

Public Speaking Hacks: How to Speak with Authority


Because all businesses, no matter the industry or vertical, are dependent on how consumers perceive them. Being a leader means being someone that people listen to. It means having a voice, both literally and figuratively, that inspires and motivates people to take action. Why is this important? Revenue is directly impacted by whether or not […]. The post Public Speaking Hacks: How to Speak with Authority appeared first on SketchBubble Official Blog. Presentation Tips

2019 71

How to top or bottom align slide titles

PowerPoint Tips

I’m talking about vertical alignment, not the more common horizontal alignment, which left-aligns, centers, or right-aligns text. Vertical alignment is not considered as often, but it can be quite important. Some start at the top of the placeholder; others start at the middle (vertically). How to change slide title vertical alignment for an entire presentation. You certainly don’t want to change the vertical alignment on individual slides.

2013 155

Fear and Nerves Are Normal – but Here’s How to Deal with Them

Presentation Guru

Yes – it’s that vertical wall in the photo above!) On 3 June 2017, professional rock climber Alex Honnold accomplished something that few people thought could be done. He climbed the 3,000-foot granite wall of Yosemite Park’s famous El Capitan. Alone.… … Performance featured Practice preparation Role Models

Corporate voices in a web world

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The corporation was vertical. Speechwriter and ghostwriter Jane Genova has published a speech covering the many reasons social media has become the primary way she has grown her consulting business. Included in her talk are the reasons the “old style&# corporate approach to communications has to adapt to the web: CORPORATE. It talked top down. It operated [.].

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Create beautiful numbered lists in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

I recommend the Vertical Block List or Tab List layout because they create the structure for the numbers and the text. Here, I’ve chosen the Vertical Block List, but you don’t see its potential yet. You now see the primary and secondary shapes that make the Vertical Block List or Tab List layouts so useful. SmartArt and the new Designer feature in Office 365 are great for simple lists, but numbered lists are another story.

3 ways to make objects equidistant in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

Distribute horizontally or vertically. On the Format tab, click Align in the Arrange group and then choose Distribute Horizontally or Distribute Vertically, depending on your needs. Any time you have 3 or more similar objects on a slide, you may want to make them equidistant. PowerPoint offers 3 separate ways to create equidistant objects. Duplicate, place, duplicate. This method is so easy, yet many people don’t know about it. I used it for the above slide.

2013 154

Adjust the location of the X (horizontal) chart axis in a PowerPoint chart

PowerPoint Tips

Adjust where the horizontal axis crosses the vertical (Y) axis. You can change the value at which the horizontal axis crosses the vertical axis. Follow these steps: Right-click the vertical axis and choose Format Axis. Sometimes, you need to fine-tune charts, because they just don’t look right. One situation I saw recently was the horizontal chart axis not appearing in the right location. I needed to create a chart from this data for a client: Systolic blood pressure.

2013 144

Timesaving PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts using Shift and Ctrl

PowerPoint Tips

Shift+drag: Constrains the movement of the selected object to vertical or horizontal. Ctrl+Shift+drag: Copy and move the selected object, constraining the move to vertical or horizontal. Like all software, PowerPoint has keyboard shortcuts — in fact a lot more than I will cover here. It’s always worthwhile to learn a few shortcuts that you’ll use often because you’ll save time and aggravation.

2017 127

Changing the order of items in a chart

PowerPoint Tips

Follow these steps: In this example, you want to change the order that the items on the vertical axis appear, so click the vertical axis. Have you ever seen this when you created a chart in PowerPoint? Look at the order of the items in the datasheet and in the bar chart itself. They’re the opposite of each other! If you care about the order of the data in your chart, this can be very frustrating! Fortunately, there are 2 for changing the order of items in a chart.

Order 121

Create a numbered list with shapes

PowerPoint Tips

Use the alignment guides to center the circle vertically and horizontally on the rectangle, like this. Insert another smaller circle and center it vertically and horizontally over the larger circle. I recently saw an interesting slide that had a unique numbered list and I thought I’d show you how to create a numbered list with shapes. It’s hard to get numbered lists that have a graphic look to them because SmartArt doesn’t do numbers.

A quick way to design better photo slides–the 3-side rule

PowerPoint Tips

A vertical image covering 1/2 of the slide. Here’s a quick way to improve the design of slides that include some text and a photo. This type of slide is very common. But it doesn’t look very striking. Here’s the principle: Make the photo touch 3 sides of the slide. When you do this, your slide will look bolder and clearer. The impact will increase. And it will simply look better. There are 3 ways to make this photo touch at least 3 sides of the slide: 1.

Photos 172

Using a slide layout template for infinite variations

PowerPoint Tips

For example, in the example above, you want to choose a vertical image. Once you create a great slide layout for a presentation, you can use that slide over and over by changing the text and the image. This technique will save you an amazing amount of time and make your workflow easier. For example, this slide is simple but useful for many situations. You can add it to a slide library and copy it into any new presentation to reuse it.

2017 124

How to create a logo in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

Pressing Shift makes sure that the copy moves perfectly vertically.) Would you like to create your own logo, product image, or course symbol in PowerPoint in a few minutes — following some easy steps? If so, you’re in luck, just read on.

2020 182

Intrinsic Motivation: How to Foster It Among Employees


This organizational structure encourages leaders to create units, staffed with people of different backgrounds and business verticals, jointly working on a shared goal. Highly motivated and engaged employees equal corporate success.

Space objects equidistant from each other

PowerPoint Tips

In the Arrange group, click Align, then Distribute Vertical (in this situation) or Distribute Horizontal. A common task is to space objects equidistant from each other. You might have a group of rectangles that make up a hyperlinked menu. Another common situation is a diagram with several boxes containing text. Here’s an example of a set of icons. Here’s one way to make sure that all the icons are equidistant: Select all four icons. Click the Format tab. (In

2012 141

How to specify the position of an image or object on a PowerPoint slide–precisely

PowerPoint Tips

As you drag an object, you can see a line on the horizontal and vertical rulers, indicating the object’s position. Write down the horizontal and vertical measurements. Recently someone left a comment on my website asking how to specify the position of an image precisely. Setting the position of an image is easy — what’s hard is finding the setting! Why not eyeball it?

2014 161

Shortcut to complex shapes with SmartArt in PowerPoint 2007 and 2010

PowerPoint Tips

For example, the Gears graphic limits you to 3 gears, but by ungrouping, duplicating, and choosing Format tab> Rotate> Flip Horizontal or Flip Vertical, you can get the result you want. SmartArt is a great way to create diagrams, but you can also use them to create complex, custom graphics. SmartArt is available in PowerPoint 2007 and 2010.

2007 174

PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts

PowerPoint Tips

Constrain movements to horizontal or vertical. Draw a line exactly horizontal or vertical. Copy a shape horizontal or vertical to an existing one. Change text vertical position. I follow several LinkedIn groups related to PowerPoint and presenting (and started one of my own, Great Communicators! Effective Presenting & PowerPoint). Sometimes, you can find gems of useful information.

2011 167

How to create a poster in PowerPoint 2013

PowerPoint Tips

Using the horizontal and vertical rulers as a guide, drag from the upper-left corner to the lower-right corner, and release the mouse button. To create the first vertical line, draw a vertical line from the horizontal line to the bottom of the poster, about 1 inch from the left side of the poster. You’ll be cutting the strips before you put up the poster, but it’s traditional to make these vertical lines dashed.

2013 201

Guide to Presenting and Using Speaker Notes in PowerPoint


Expand Notes Pane: To expand the notes pane, hover your mouse to reveal the vertical scroll bar and drag to adjust the size of the pane according to need. It can be hard to remember all the information you intend to discuss during a presentation.

PowerPoint on an Android phone

PowerPoint Tips

If you’re using the vertical view, you’ll see your current slide in the middle, the File menu and other icons on the top, and some of your slides on the bottom. You can turn your phone and see the screen vertically or horizontally. Microsoft recently made PowerPoint (and Word and Excel) available as an Android phone app. It’s my understanding that the same app works on Android tablets as well.

2015 121

Another Shoe Drops at Conde Nast - GQ Cuts 7 in Editorial

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  When I had been a contract blogger at digital-only AOL, there were briefings by the vertical content manager, legal, and visual. Those for the entire vertical were recorded. "He looks right out of GQ." " That was the signature phrase about an assistant manager at a Home Depot where I was a consultant. At the time, and it was print time, GQ was the go-to media for men's style.

2017 40

The Layoff - Media, Advice-Givers, Supposed Friends Stop the Platitudes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That kind of response to someone's losing their job is vertical. This week 1.1 million filed claims for unemployment. That's up, documents Forbes , from 963,000 last week. 

2020 56

Retrospective in Scrum & Agile: A Quick Start Guide for Managers


But this practice can be also incredibly beneficial for teams across all verticals. Whether you are developing a complex software module or putting plans for entering a new market, you have a host of processes at the core of your action.

How to create a poster in PowerPoint 2007 & PowerPoint 2010

PowerPoint Tips

Using the horizontal and vertical rulers as a guide, drag from the upper-left corner to the lower-right corner, and release the mouse button. To create the first vertical line, draw a vertical line from the horizontal line to the bottom of the poster, about 1 inch from the left side of the poster. You’ll be cutting the strips before you put up the poster, but it’s traditional to make these vertical lines dashed.

2007 169

Slides that pop! Using the 3rd dimension on a slide–Part II: 3D rotation

PowerPoint Tips

These is a vertical rotation, because the Y axis is the vertical axis. In this post, I explain in detail how to use 3D rotation. In Part I of this series, on shadows , I showed you how to use shadows for both subtle and dramatic 3D effects. The second 3D technique I want to cover is bevels, but I’ve already done that in my post, “Create professional-looking 3D effects with bevels.”

2012 148

How Different Cognitive Bias Impact Your Presentation


Availability bias example: If your audience is well-familiar with a competitive brand in a certain vertical, they may automatically assume that other companies have similar value proposition or pricing. The human brain is a weirdly wonderful organ.

Create a checklist graphic in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

In the Symbol dialog box, from the Font drop-down list, choose Wingdings and use the vertical scrollbar to go to the bottom of the symbols. I often create a slide that talks about x number of items: 6 tips for stunning slides. 10 ways to organize your time. 5 steps to a slide makeover. When I think how to visualize the concept of such a slide, I often (perhaps lamely) come up with a checklist. Finally, I created my own and thought you might like a similar one for your own slides.

2014 189

Easily sync lyrics with a music video in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

” Figure out the maximum vertical dimension required for the text to assure legibility and size the video to fill the remaining space. This is a guest blog post from Larry First. The bio he sent me: An “experienced” (newly retired) geek from Alabama. The instructions discuss how to sync lyrics with a music video, but you could use it to transcribe the text of a tutorial as well.

2014 182

Executive Summary: A Guide to Writing and Presentation


As a rule of thumb, an executive summary should not go longer than one vertical page. Executive summaries precede nearly every type of business document. Despite being the shortest part, they often leave the biggest impression on the reader.

Employee Engagement: 6 Strategies That Work


Mind that vertical progression (a promotion) isn’t the only option for retaining and re-engaging key people. Happy and productive employees are good for business. It’s a fact. However, few workplaces managed to maintain high engagement levels.

2020 92

Create a video from photos in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

Note that vertical photos, like the one you see below, also won’t cover the entire slide. Do you have some business photos that you would like to highlight in a presentation or post on your company’s website as a video? Or perhaps you just want to show some friends your personal photos. Either way, you can use PowerPoint’s Photo Album feature. This feature exists in 2003, 2007 and 2010.

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Anatomy of a custom graphic

PowerPoint Tips

To do that I selected it, clicked the Format tab, and chose Rotate, Flip Vertical and then Flip Horizontal. Recently I did some slide makeovers for a client, a medical researcher. He was giving a presentation on epigenetics to the general public called, “Mind over DNA: Transforming Your DNA from the Inside-Out.” ” I needed a striking graphic for the first slide that combined the concept of the mind with an image of DNA.

Perfect Public Speaking is an Asymptote

Manner of Speaking

In the diagram below, the vertical and horizontal black lines are asymptotes to the two curved red lines. Recently, I wrote a post entitled Basic Speech Geometry. Today we return to the mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces. An asymptote is a straight line that a curve approaches but never touches. It comes from the Greek word asymptotos which means “not falling together&#.

2011 197

Create a tile menu with hyperlinks to slides

PowerPoint Tips

You want the vertical and horizontal distances to be the same. It’s often useful to create a menu for your first or second slide. Here are some scenarios: To facilitate easy navigation to anywhere in your presentation. To allow your audience to choose the order of the content, for a non-linear, live presentation. To allow viewers to navigate through an online presentation. Use an updated interface style. A recent design trend uses tiles to create a visual menu.

2015 160

Create a swinging bell or pendulum in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

In the Arrrange group, choose Rotate> Flip Horizontal, then choose Flip Vertical. If your image is already vertical or horizontal and not rotated like mine, you only need to do one of these operations. For example, if the bell were upright, I would just use Flip Vertical, to make an upside-down bell.). Have you ever received a greeting card created in PowerPoint? Maybe I receive more of these than most people, but I get them several times a year.

2009 115

Create cool animation with Morph in Office 365

PowerPoint Tips

Flip objects horizontally or vertically. Earlier this year, Microsoft unveiled new new features for PowerPoint, Morph and Designer. Here, I want to discuss Morph and focus on effects that you can’t create with PowerPoint’s animation feature. How you get access to Morph. Unfortunately, not everyone can get Morph. Here are the requirements: You need Office 365: If you are paying a monthly subscription for Office 2016, you have Office 365.

2016 130

Snap Offers Instagram Advertisers Free Ad Space (another aggressive move against Facebook)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Recode , Kurt Wagner reports: " Snap is reaching out to those advertisers that are buying vertical video ads on Instagram and other competitors, and offering them free advertising credits to give Snapchat a try." Snap has been making fast progress on the learning curve for how to become a big-time player in social.    Yes, it has figured out how to make money. 

2018 40