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Here's a great, short, instructive video about how you can broadcast your PowerPoint 2010 presentation over the Internet to a remote audience. While you present the slide show inside PowerPoint, your audience follows along in their browser -- they don't even have to have PowerPoint installed.
To draw attention to the important parts of your presentation, in PowerPoint 2010, you can use video bookmarks to trigger animations. Take a look at this short video to find out how to do it.
is the eleventh in a series of quick video tips for business managers
using PowerPoint by guest blogger Bruce Gabrielle, author of Speaking PowerPoint.
The easiest way to make sure your slides look professional
is to pay attention to alignment. And PowerPoint has 3 great tools (Gridlines,
Alignment commands, and Smart Guides) to make it easy for you.
thrilled to announce a special new collection of 34 PowerPoint 2010 video
templates! These templates are available now as free downloads on Office.com.
Use them as-is, or step through the procedures (that
appear in each template's Notes pane) to learn how to reproduce the look of
each template, thereby enhancing your PowerPoint skills.
To view an example of one of the video
templates ('Relax Lake'), play the video below:
I've been invited to attend a series of free presentation webinars,
hosted by Ellen
Finkelstein, PowerPoint MVP (Most Valuable Professional), author, and presentation
skills trainer. I'm really looking forward to the series, so I
thought I'd pass the word along.
The webinar features top industry presenters tackling commonly
misunderstood topics about presenting and designing presentations.
Read on for details about this series.
Do you want to learn more about PowerPoint
but are pressed for time? I've put
together a new video series called PowerPoint Skills Builder to help. It guides you through tasks that will make
you much more proficient in PowerPoint. Plus, it's free.
Tired of the same old slide templates? Why not create your
own textured slide backgrounds instead? It's easy and fun! Here's how.
This is the tenth in a series of quick video tips for business managers using PowerPoint by guest blogger Bruce Gabrielle, author of Speaking PowerPoint.
With more classes being taught online and in "smart"
classrooms (a classroom containing a computer and audiovisual equipment), instructors
are using PowerPoint to teach students. In an abstract study across two
campuses of students enrolled in psychology classes, researchers noted, "... students generally
believed that the use of PowerPoint facilitated their learning." (Apperson,
Laws, Scepansky, 2006). Employing PowerPoint helped students to relate more
favorably to the professor and the class, and they were more interested in the
material being taught.
This is the fifth in a series of occasional posts by guest expert
Mike Parkinson on using PowerPoint in different industries and for
diverse audiences. Mike is an internationally recognized visual
communication expert, multi-published author, and partner at 24 Hour Company, a premier proposal and presentation graphics firm. Take a look at his other posts: 2 steps to change the world with PowerPoint, 3 tips for making powerful presentations to the government, 3 presentation secrets for nonprofits, and How my slide presentation won me over a million dollars.
As an owner of a small graphic design firm, I occasionally take sales meetings. A few years ago, I visited a potential client who worked for a well-known company. We chatted about her challenges and goals. We then discussed what my company did and how our graphic services might help overcome her challenges and achieve her goals. She seemed unmoved.
Finally I said, "I can prove it." Words alone didn't convince her. Having a graphic medium like PowerPoint to display and present our work and showcasing discriminators won us a series of jobs that made a $1 million dollar difference to my small business.
This is the fourth in a series of occasional posts by guest expert Mike Parkinson on using PowerPoint in different industries and for diverse audiences. Mike is an internationally recognized visual communication expert, multi-published author, and partner at 24 Hour Company, a premier proposal and presentation graphics firm. Take a look at his other posts: 2 steps to change the world with PowerPoint, 3 tips for making powerful presentations to the government, and 3 presentation secrets for nonprofits.
New to PowerPoint 2010, artistic effects can make your photos look more like sketches, drawings, or paintings. Here's a video that describes how to use them: