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Creating Silhouettes and Design Elements Using Wordle

Creating Silhouettes and Design Elements Using Wordle | immersive media | Scoop.it
One of the things I've been playing around with is finding ways to incorporate tag clouds in my e-learning courses. Why tag clouds? Because they're a great way to visually communicate key points and concepts.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, February 16, 10:11 AM

A cool way to fill the shapes in PowerPoint presentation - using Wordle!

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, February 17, 10:51 AM
Great tutorial on how to create these Wordle images.
 
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20 Design Terms You Must Know For Epic PowerPoint Slides

20 Design Terms You Must Know For Epic PowerPoint Slides | immersive media | Scoop.it
“Design language” can be overwhelming! To make things simple, here are 20 "must know" design terms for the non-designer that wants awesome PowerPoint slides.

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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, January 26, 10:39 AM
A great glossary of terms for understanding slide design. 
 
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No Storytelling: 4 Reasons Why Nobody Pays Attention To Your Presentation

No Storytelling: 4 Reasons Why Nobody Pays Attention To Your Presentation | immersive media | Scoop.it
Giving a powerful presentation is both an art and a science. Here's a look at the science.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, October 25, 2016 3:02 PM

In my work with companies, CEOs, and executive teams I see these 4 mistakes being made all the time.

 

What's the one that requires the most attention? #3 -- having a non-narrative presentation. Which is what I spend the most time working on with clients. This includes not only how to structure a presentation so it is a narrative, but also figuring out the right stories to tell, how to merge data and storytelling together so it's effective, and then delivering the whole enchilada.

 

Once that's done, then problem #4 almost goes away by itself since storytelling easily cures the one-directional nature of most PowerPoints.

 

Don't make the 4 mistakes listed here, and keep working on upgrading your storytelling skills for winning presentations every single time.

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it. Follow her on Twitter @kdietz

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2 Minute Slide Challenge: From Boring Bullet Points to Stunning Designs!

2 Minute Slide Challenge: From Boring Bullet Points to Stunning Designs! | immersive media | Scoop.it
Bullet Points is just pure laziness. Lists are not meant for a slide. 2 minutes are all you need to transform a list to a creative slide!

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Tiffany Crosby's curator insight, July 23, 2016 12:45 PM
Caution: Templates aren't free but the creative ideas it may spark in you are. So take from it what you will. 
Alex's curator insight, August 1, 2016 10:49 PM
No one wants to read your boring bullet points. Love this 2 minute challenge!
Jeff Domansky's curator insight, August 4, 2016 10:43 AM

More presentation tips - getting rid of bullet points...

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10 Essential PowerPoint Hacks For Exciting Presentations

10 Essential PowerPoint Hacks For Exciting Presentations | immersive media | Scoop.it
Besides practicing a lot, great presenters have picked up smart PowerPoint hacks (i.e., clever tips and tricks) that work well and make their job easier.

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Cathia Gaïta's curator insight, August 30, 2016 8:25 AM
Toujours bon à savoir.
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, November 26, 2016 11:26 AM
Great tips!
 
Sandy Bernstein's curator insight, November 28, 2016 9:53 AM

These are amazing hints and tips.  Thank you Presentation Panda @pandapresents for making our lives easier when presenting!

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Think Outside the Box When Creating Your Next Presentation Deck

Think Outside the Box When Creating Your Next Presentation Deck | immersive media | Scoop.it
How literary devices -- the tools we use to tell stories -- can help you find the best images for your presentation deck.

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, May 27, 2016 8:55 AM
Thoughtful article to help you think outside the box with your images and style of presentation.
Nancy Jones's curator insight, December 31, 2016 11:33 AM
Love this. I think we ALL need to revisit presentation skills and what can engage an audience. I am working on that with my 6th graders.
Martha Bongiorno's curator insight, January 2, 8:49 AM
Clean and appealing!
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The Game of Thrones: Storytelling Lessons For PowerPoint

Lessons in Persuasive Language from The Game of Thrones

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, April 28, 2016 2:59 PM

Whether you are into Game Of Thrones or not, this presentation is a hoot! And so accurate!

 

I smiled all the way through the slides. My colleagues at the Hoffman Agency have once again put a fabulous piece together -- truths wrapped in humor. Love it.

 

Watch this, chuckle, then get with the program!

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it. Follow her on Twitter @kdietz

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PowerPoint Versus Visme: Which One Is Right For You?

PowerPoint Versus Visme: Which One Is Right For You? | immersive media | Scoop.it
A side-by-side comparison of PowerPoint and Visme, an online presentation and infographic tool.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, April 16, 2016 6:30 AM

PowerPoint and Visme compared. Makes it easy to see which tool will be yours.

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5 Activities to Make Your PowerPoint More Engaging

5 Activities to Make Your PowerPoint More Engaging | immersive media | Scoop.it
Is PowerPoint a useful teaching tool? A few days ago on the Teaching English - British Council Facebook page there was a discussion about PowerPoint - Do you love it or hate it? The discussion linked to an article by Rob Lewis who talked about ways PowerPoint could be used in class. In an earlier post he…

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Marianne Hart's curator insight, March 31, 2016 9:32 AM

Awesome resource for teachers - fun things to do with PowerPoint including ready-made templates.

Q Nguyen's curator insight, April 3, 2016 7:39 AM

Awesome resource for teachers - fun things to do with PowerPoint including ready-made templates.

Tonya Smith Saylor's curator insight, May 7, 2016 9:25 PM

Thinking of doing a PowerPoint for your next classroom presentation? Check out this resource to assist you in creating a more interesting and engaging presentation that your audience will love.

 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.5
Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.

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How To Use Color Overlays With Photos

"How to use color overlays with photos?" is answered in this PowerPoint tutorial video. For more answers to your presentation design and public speaking questi…

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Antonio Ormachea's curator insight, March 20, 2016 10:57 AM

A great step-by-step video tutorial how to recolor your images in PowerPoint.

Marie Christine Masse's curator insight, March 30, 2016 8:15 AM

A great step-by-step video tutorial how to recolor your images in PowerPoint.

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PowerPoint 2016 now helps people design slides that aren't terrible

PowerPoint 2016 now helps people design slides that aren't terrible | immersive media | Scoop.it
Microsoft announced a pair of major updates to PowerPoint 2016 on Friday that are aimed at making it easy for people to create spiffy presentations without going overboard.

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7 Alternatives to Bullet Points

7 Alternatives to Bullet Points | immersive media | Scoop.it
Bullet points suck big time. They put your audience to sleep. Learn 7 alternatives ways to present your information in a more engaging way.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, October 30, 2015 12:01 PM

Once again - bullet points and their alternatives. Learn how you can have your cake and eat it too.

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Ending Your Storied Speech with a Bang: 9 Fab Ways

There must be a better way to conclude your speech. After all, what the grand finale is to a musician, the conclusion is to a speaker. Learn the 9 awesome ways…

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, September 11, 2015 12:08 PM

Here's a helpful and snackable SlideShare for this Friday!


It's a short 20 slides giving 9 great ways to end a presentation/podcast/webinar.


Endings are tricky and where a lot of people flub up. Some of these endings you'll recognize, some may be new to you.


Even better, the author Sketchbubble, gives us 8 traps to avoid. Enjoy these tips for ending a winning presentation.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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Meetoo For Education

Meetoo For Education | immersive media | Scoop.it
Transform the way we learn by engaging every student with Meetoo. Break awkward classroom silences and give students a voice with your real-time poll. 

Turn presentations into two-way conversations. Add polls to your slides in seconds, either beforehand or on the go, with Meetoo’s simple PowerPoint Add-in.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, February 11, 4:36 PM

A cool tool (in the form of a PowerPoint add-in) for live polls during meetings or lessons. 

Ines Bieler's curator insight, February 11, 4:55 PM

A cool tool (in the form of a PowerPoint add-in) for live polls during meetings or lessons. 

Jarrod Johnson's curator insight, February 12, 6:33 PM
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PowerPoint Tips to Avoid Three Presentation Mishaps

PowerPoint Tips to Avoid Three Presentation Mishaps | immersive media | Scoop.it
There are many taboos linked to neglected PowerPoint presentations. Avoid them and start making effective presentations today.
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Microsoft announces Zoom, a new way to create interactive presentations in PowerPoint

Microsoft announces Zoom, a new way to create interactive presentations in PowerPoint | immersive media | Scoop.it
https://www.youtube.com/embed/9T3XX7KWbLU Microsoft today announced Zoom, a new feature in PowerPoint which lets you easily create interactive, non-linear
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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, July 30, 2016 4:37 AM
Zoom allows you to create a less linear story with more flexibility. It is a useful addition for presenters and gives you to freedom to adapt presentations for different purposes.
Alex's curator insight, August 1, 2016 10:48 PM
Cool new Powerpoint feature from Microsoft!
Jeff Domansky's curator insight, August 4, 2016 10:41 AM

Worth exploring this new animation feature in PowerPoint.

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Design a PowerPoint that doesn't suck using standard PowerPoint fonts

Design a PowerPoint that doesn't suck using standard PowerPoint fonts | immersive media | Scoop.it
You may have heard people say; “Standard fonts are boring!”, “Standard fonts suck!” and “Never use standard fonts again!”. While I agre

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, July 8, 2016 12:25 PM

It's all about fonts in presentations.

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How to Create A Poll In PowerPoint

How to Create A Poll In PowerPoint | immersive media | Scoop.it
A really cool way to engage an audience is using live polls in your PowerPoint presentations. Learn how you can look like a tech genius with PowerPoint, by creating a live poll yourself!

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, July 7, 2016 3:51 AM

Great tips for creating a poll in your PowerPoint presentation.

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Shutterstock teams up with Microsoft to beautify PowerPoint presentations

Shutterstock teams up with Microsoft to beautify PowerPoint presentations | immersive media | Scoop.it

PowerPoint presentations are generally pretty boring, so it takes really good design to make them stand out. Shutterstock wants to help with its new plug i


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Easy Visual Storytelling: 6 Quick Tips From the Experts

Easy Visual Storytelling: 6 Quick Tips From the Experts | immersive media | Scoop.it

Every presentation for a product or service can hugely benefit from a visual story that communicates its purpose, but building an effective one can be tricky. Where do you start? How many words should you include on each slide or frame? What kind of images should you use? Two presentation design experts are here to help: Alison Macondray and Matt Clark of the presentation design agency Alimat Inc. have whittled down their years of experience to six foundational design principles that can easily be applied to any presentation.


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Karen Dietz's curator insight, April 25, 2016 4:56 PM

Need some simple rules for creating your next PowerPoint presentation? Then use this quick guide. You can also watch the video of the webinar.

 

The entire video is 1 hour long, but the first 35 minutes is the webinar. The rest of the hour is spent on Q&A.

 

There is advice here like "keep it simple" -- which means not only your story but also your visuals and slide layout. Most people still mess this up thinking their slides are fine but in reality the deck is a confusing jungle of too much information. 

 

That's why I like the video because you get to see real examples of what works and doesn't.

 

Use these 6 quick tips for a better presentation, and story on!

 

PS -- many thanks to fellow curator @Baiba Svencafor suggesting this post to me.

 

 

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10 Reasons People Prefer PowerPoint Over Prezi

10 Reasons People Prefer PowerPoint Over Prezi | immersive media | Scoop.it
Do people not like Prezi anymore? Or do they simply like PowerPoint better? Discover 10 shocking reasons many people prefer PowerPoint over Prezi

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, April 11, 2016 9:41 AM

An interesting comparison of Powerpoint and Prezi.

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Free PowerPoint Templates for Teachers and Students via @rmbyrne

Free PowerPoint Templates for Teachers and Students via @rmbyrne | immersive media | Scoop.it

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How to be a PowerPoint Power User

How to be a PowerPoint Power User | immersive media | Scoop.it
Got a presentation to prepare for? Want to avoid 'Death by PowerPoint'? Then read on, we've polled some PowerPoint experts for their tried and tested PowerPoint tips. You'll even discover how to partner PowerPoint with best of breed presentation productivity apps to ensure you are prepared for any occasion.

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Mihai Corbuleac's curator insight, January 7, 2016 7:00 AM

Nice infographic, thank you Baiba!

Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, February 2, 2016 10:27 AM

More great tips for using PowerPoint, check them out!

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Emaze - brighten up your presentations

Emaze - brighten up your presentations | immersive media | Scoop.it
 
 

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, November 11, 2015 12:20 PM

Emaze have just released a new feature that automatically gives your Powerpoint presentation a new look. You have to log in and upload your old PPT and... be amazed!

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Powerpoint background tips: How to customize the images, colors and borders

Powerpoint background tips: How to customize the images, colors and borders | immersive media | Scoop.it
PowerPoint's built-in templates are convenient, but everyone knows what they look like, and you look unoriginal if that's all you use. Try these tips to make something unique that will help your presentation stand out.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, October 4, 2015 2:35 AM

Choose a standard PPT template and customize it to take it to a whole new level. Use this comprehensive tutorial about how to do it.