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Becoming pitch perfect with PowerPoint

Pitching ideas isn't nearly as nerve-wracking when you've got a powerful presentation to share. Learn how Jon Hammond, chief strategy officer for Galvanized Media, does it.

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PowerPoint Designer—what’s new and what’s next

Four months ago, we launched PowerPoint Designer and Morph, new intelligent tools in PowerPoint that automate the creation of slides and presentations. This marked the starting point of an evolution PowerPoint is undergoing to help users unlock even more value from the app.

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Share slides with your social network

It’s a snap to share presentations with your social network using Social Share, a Microsoft Garage project. This add-in for PowerPoint makes it easy to connect with Facebook and Twitter right from your Office pane.

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The evolution of PowerPoint—introducing Designer and Morph

Introducing PowerPoint Designer and Morph, new intelligent tools that automate the creation of slides and presentations—helping everyone get more out of Microsoft Office. With a cloud-powered recommendation engine and smart animation technology, these new PowerPoint capabilities help anyone create polished slides and captivating motion effects with just a few quick steps.

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What we learned using Office Mix

Playing with Office Mix? We are too. As part of our Skype for Business training, the Office Training team created courses using Office Mix. Here’s the scoop on making your Mixes better.

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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 feel to your shapes.

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10 little-known keyboard shortcuts for editing in PowerPoint

If you use PowerPoint at work or at home, keyboard shortcuts can be a great time saver. —Read more about some little-known keyboard shortcuts for PowerPoint.

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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 more about building PowerPoint, and you provide us with feedback.

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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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