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Master “The Art of Stage Presence” with James Whittaker

Every hour of every day in every country where business is conducted, the same scene plays out: dozens of well-paid people sit in a conference room being bored senseless. Death by a thousand slides. This mind-numbing, soul-crushing, grotesquely expensive experience ends here. James Whittaker reveals the secrets to conceiving, building and delivering a great presentation.

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Make your own custom shapes in PowerPoint

Shapes can be used to add interest to a presentation, to emphasize a point, or just to make your presentation look a bit more exciting. PowerPoint’s shapes are great because you can format them with colors, 3-D effects and shadows, and they always look perfect, even when you scale them really large or very small. With just a few simple tricks you can add a little variety and a unique…

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What’s new in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac?

PowerPoint 2016 for Mac is now available and we want to show you how it can help you better present your ideas. While PowerPoint 2016 for Mac includes hundreds of improvements and changes, today we are going to look at some of the features that improve the look of your presentations and discuss new presentation and collaboration features.

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Learning and sharing information with our PowerPoint customers

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella often talks about the importance of product teams being customer obsessed, and the PowerPoint team loves this strategy. We’ve been talking to people from all over the world, learning about who our customers are and how they use PowerPoint. We also believe that being truly customer obsessed means going beyond just learning about our customers. We want to make this a two-way street, where we share…

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Announcing the Superheroes in the Classroom blog series on Office Mix

When the Office Mix team learned about 4th-grade students using their PowerPoint add-in to teach each other about Biology, the idea for Superheroes in the Classroom was born. Debuting with Episode 1: 4th-graders become teachers at St. Paul’s, this blog series, created with Sway, details the success of students and educators alike, putting the superpowers of Office Mix to good use in the classroom.

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WYSIWYG editing in Office Mix quizzes and polls

With WYSIWIG editing, turning PowerPoint presentations into interactive lessons with Office Mix is as easy as inserting ready-made, interactive content like quizzes, polls, science and math simulations, and videos from Khan Academy. Read more on how writing quiz and poll questions just got a lot more powerful with WYSIWYG editing.

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Office Mix delivers LTI support and integration with major LMS providers

We’re pleased to announce the availability of Learning Tool Interoperability (LTI) support for Office Mix and the addition of Microsoft to the IMS Global Learning Consortium as a Contributing Member. In this role, Microsoft represents the needs of our users as we participate in future standards development work.

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Office Mix interactive panel tutorials helps you put your best face on 1

Office Mix interactive panel tutorials helps you put your best face on

With our new Office Mix first run experience, we bring a sense of welcoming and enlightenment to the basics. The tutorials include “What is Office Mix,” “Screen Recording” and “Publish and Share.” We’ve also included an easy way for you to “Create Your First Mix.” In the coming months, we’ll be adding more tutorials.

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Office Mix amps the slideshow experience with the personality of videos 1

Office Mix amps the slideshow experience with the personality of videos

Although we originally created Office Mix to help educators deliver interactive lessons, we’ve been amazed at what people are doing with it every day. Inspired by you, we tried something new and it turns out that Office Mix is just as good at flipping conferences as it is at flipping classrooms!