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Today's post comes courtesy of Kelby Johnson from the PowerPoint team.
believe PowerPoint can be a great companion for sharing the stories of what we
see. Think about some of history's greatest stories - what if some of the most
well-known innovators had PowerPoint to help them share their ideas with the
world? Could their stories have been more impactful and far reaching?
Well, in this video, we thought it would be fun to imagine how The Wright
Brothers might have used PowerPoint 2010 to chronicle the first flight. Watch
the video for a chance to win a trip to the
National Air & Space Museum in Washington DC (or one of many weekly
drawings for an Xbox 360 with Kinect). It's just that simple - watch and get a chance to
win.* (Sweepstakes ends 8/17)
really, imagine if we didn't have to read about the news, but rather could have
watched the First Flight happen. In PowerPoint, embedding and trimming a video is easy. And it makes for a stellar
visual aid. Video can capture the imagination and attention of your audience in
with still images, the Wright Brothers could have built a more visual story of
how they took to the air. In PowerPoint 2010, it's easy to crop images - making sure you're focusing your audience on what's
easy-to-add artistic effects, the duo
could have even added more graphic flair to give people a real sense of the
mood and experience around their trials.
let's not forget the importance of data
charts. The Wright Brothers could have helped us visualize their progress
with each and every flight attempt.
are worth a thousand words, and with PowerPoint 2010, visual story telling just
got easier. Just think if the Wright
Brothers could have announced their accomplishment by showing people their first
flight rather than just telling folks about it. They could have used the broadcast feature to share their story
with the world, but Internet connectivity was limited back then.
hope you'll use PowerPoint 2010 to enhance the way you tell your stories. We'd love to know how you're using these new
tools and what you think of them, so leave us a comment below or on our Facebook page.
and enjoy the film.
-- Kelby Johnson, PowerPoint Team
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(incl. District of Columbia) and Canada age 18 years and older. Sweepstakes
ends 8/17/2011. To enter and for official rules, including odds and prize
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i'm sorry - this isn't at all related, but i've just joined and i don't know my way around - where/how do i post a new thread?
@haytham, you can post comments relating to blog posts just as you did below. If you have a question about an issue and don't have a particular post to associate it with, no problem. Just post it below and I'll take a look.
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