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Prepare Your Presentation: TJ Walker with Geetesh Bajaj

Prepare Your Presentation: TJ Walker with Geetesh Bajaj | PowerPoint Concepts | Scoop.it
How do you start creating a new presentation using PowerPoint or another program such as Keynote, Prezi, or something similar? Do you create a storyboard to start with? And do you create your own slides—or are you one of those fortunate beings who has a team to create your slides? And if you are indeed part of the latter group, how do you brief your designers? There's a proper way to brief your designers, and we will explore that area as well.
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Identify Font File Types in PowerPoint

Identify Font File Types in PowerPoint | PowerPoint Concepts | Scoop.it
Have you heard that all fonts are not the same? Did you know that only TrueType fonts can be embedded in PowerPoint, and that too only on Windows versions of PowerPoint? And what are the other font file types? On this page, we will explore these topics.
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Clichés: Stack of Coins Pictures

Clichés: Stack of Coins Pictures | PowerPoint Concepts | Scoop.it
Are coins synonymous with wealth? Are there other, better options?
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Let’s admit that coins can look beautiful, especially if they are golden! Add an interesting light source and a stack of gold coins does appear warm and secure. However, what was once interesting can soon become boring; and then you may no longer like pictures that contain neat stacks of properly arranged coins.
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Lean Presentation Design: Conversation with Maurizio La Cava

Lean Presentation Design: Conversation with Maurizio La Cava | PowerPoint Concepts | Scoop.it
PowerPoint and Presenting Blog - Thoughts and impressions of whatever is happening in the world of PowerPoint
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Maurizio La Cava is a digital entrepreneur, marketer, blogger, public speaker, presentation design guru and Founder at MLC-Design. He is also author of Lean Presentation Design, top rated freelancer at Upwork.com, an official member of the Talent Private Cloud at Upwork.com and Elance.com, and Professor at European Institute of Design in Milan. His favourite quote is "Time is free but it's priceless". In this conversation, Maurizio talks about his book, Lean Presentation Design.
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PowerPoint and Presenting News: November 21, 2016

PowerPoint and Presenting News: November 21, 2016 | PowerPoint Concepts | Scoop.it
We bring you two inspired options for Thanksgiving. The first is a self-contained Thanksgiving PowerPoint Kit that provides everything you need to create picture slides in PowerPoint. We also bring you Thanksgiving Clip Arts for PowerPoint. In the Tutorials section, PowerPoint 2013 users can learn about Picture Corrections, Changing Pictures, Artistic Effects, Changing Colors of Pictures, and how you can Reset Pictures. Finally, do not miss the new press releases and templates of this week.
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PowerPoint and Presenting News: November 08, 2016

PowerPoint and Presenting News: November 08, 2016 | PowerPoint Concepts | Scoop.it
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Techsmith's new Camtasia 9 is an amazing upgrade, and who can explain the new features better than the people who create this program. Jake Pechtel is the Strategy Lead for Camtasia, and he explains how these features can make a huge difference. We also feature Kurt Dupont of PresentationPoint. He talks about VideoPoint, their new add-in that lets you show videocam content within your PowerPoint slides. In the Tutorials section, PowerPoint 2016 for Windows users can learn about changing shapes. PowerPoint 2013 users can learn about the difference between inserting and linking pictures, online pictures, and adding pictures from Bing and Flickr. Finally, do not miss the new press releases and templates of this week.
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Techsmith Camtasia 9: Conversation with Jake Pechtel

Techsmith Camtasia 9: Conversation with Jake Pechtel | PowerPoint Concepts | Scoop.it
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Jake Pechtel is the Strategy Lead for TechSmith’s popular screen recording and video editing desktop software, Camtasia. He has an extensive background in marketing and branding, as well as mobile games and applications. In this conversation, Jake discusses the new Camtasia 9.
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PowerPoint and Presenting News: October 25, 2016

PowerPoint and Presenting News: October 25, 2016 | PowerPoint Concepts | Scoop.it
Do you want to be part of a new presentation industry body? Learn more about the Presentation Guild in an exclusive interview with Echo Swinford. We also bring you some in-depth tutorials that discuss using fonts in PowerPoint. First, we look at whether a particular font can be embedded within PowerPoint. Then we look at safe fonts, and finally we explore four alternatives to safe fonts. In the Tutorials section, PowerPoint 2016 and 2013 users can learn about hiding and unhiding slides. PowerPoint 2010 users can learn about packaging slides, creating handouts in Word, and general PowerPoint program options. Finally, do not miss the new press releases and templates of this week.
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Do you want to be part of a new presentation industry body? Learn more about the Presentation Guild in an exclusive interview with Echo Swinford. We also bring you some in-depth tutorials that discuss using fonts in PowerPoint. First, we look at whether a particular font can be embedded within PowerPoint. Then we look at safe fonts, and finally we explore four alternatives to safe fonts. In the Tutorials section, PowerPoint 2016 and 2013 users can learn about hiding and unhiding slides. PowerPoint 2010 users can learn about packaging slides, creating handouts in Word, and general PowerPoint program options. Finally, do not miss the new press releases and templates of this week.
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Can this Font be Embedded in PowerPoint?

Can this Font be Embedded in PowerPoint? | PowerPoint Concepts | Scoop.it
Explore which fonts allow embedding within your PowerPoint presentations.
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Yes, you can embed some fonts in PowerPoint presentations, and the catch-word in the preceding word is "some." Yes, only a few fonts allow embedding within PowerPoint presentations, and even those have limitations. These limitations are due to the license associated with the font. This article will understand what these licenses are, and which limitations get imposed.
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The Presentation Guild: Conversation with Echo Swinford

The Presentation Guild: Conversation with Echo Swinford | PowerPoint Concepts | Scoop.it
A Microsoft PowerPoint MVP since 2000, Echo Swinford began her PowerPoint career in 1997. Echo has written and co-written five PowerPoint books, developed a number of video publications, and has a string of tech editing credits to her name. She is the President of the Presentation Guild, a not-for-profit trade association for the presentation industry. In this conversation, Echo discusses the Presentation Guild.
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Presentation Summit 2016: Conversation with Nancy Duarte

Presentation Summit 2016: Conversation with Nancy Duarte | PowerPoint Concepts | Scoop.it
Nancy Duarte is CEO of Duarte, Inc. and the author of several best-selling books on presentations and communications. Her latest book, Illuminate: Ignite Change Through Speeches, Stories, Ceremonies, and Symbols, co-authored with Patti Sanchez, shows how the world's greatest leaders use powerful communication to move people and ideas forward. She has a passion for teaching others about the power of persuasive presentations to drive change in the world. In this conversation, Nancy discusses her keynote at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2016 series.
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PowerPoint and Presenting News: October 11, 2016

PowerPoint and Presenting News: October 11, 2016 | PowerPoint Concepts | Scoop.it
Widescreen slides are becoming the norm, and it is getting difficult to decide which slide proportions you should use for your next presentation, especially if you have no control over the projection environment. We explore this area in our Should You Create Widescreen Slides article. We also get you another foundation-level article--about differences between bitmaps and vector graphics. In the Tutorials section, PowerPoint 2013 users can learn about moving shapes within SmartArt graphics, converting SmartArt into individual shapes, and formatting text attributes within SmartArt. PowerPoint 2010 users can learn about hiding and unhiding slides, and exporting presentations to video clips. Finally, do not miss the new press releases and templates of this week.
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PowerPoint and Presenting News: October 4, 2016

PowerPoint and Presenting News: October 4, 2016 | PowerPoint Concepts | Scoop.it
Being interviewed is a pleasant change from doing the interview, especially when this was done by none other than TJ Walker. So if you want to know more about Indezine, and the way I work, you can hear TJ's special podcast that we feature this week. We also have Sunni Brown, the famous doodler in world talking about her upcoming keynote session at the Presentation Summit later this month. Do read what she says, even if you won't attend the conference! We have a guest column featuring Arnout Drenthel from the Netherlands, who explores 6 Reasons Why Your PowerPoint Presentations (Still) Look Boring. In the Tutorials section, PowerPoint 2010 users can find out more about the New, Print, Save, Help, and Program options within Backstage view. Finally, do not miss the new press releases and templates of this week.
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A Journey with NXPowerLite: Conversation with Mike Power

A Journey with NXPowerLite: Conversation with Mike Power | PowerPoint Concepts | Scoop.it
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Mike Power is the founder and Managing Director of Neuxpower, a software solutions company based in the UK. Neuxpower custom-builds both stand-alone applications and add-ins that enhance existing software such as Microsoft Office. Their commercially-available file optimization software NXPowerLite compresses PDF, Microsoft Office and JPEG files simply and effectively by up to 90%, making them easy to email as attachments. In this conversation, Mike explores NXPowerLite retrospectively and looks at the near future.
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PowerPoint and Presenting News: December 6, 2016

PowerPoint and Presenting News: December 6, 2016 | PowerPoint Concepts | Scoop.it
Visual cliché is an area that deserves more attention, and we bring you a new installment of our PowerPoint Cliché series. This time we explore pictures with Stacks of Coins. We also look at one of PowerPoint's weak areas; it has never complained about a missing font and substitutes any fonts not found with no logic explained. Worse, there's no way to identify a substituted font. We explore how you can report to Microsoft, and also we look at a workaround. In the Tutorials section, PowerPoint 2016 users can learn about inserting online pictures and resizing, rotating and flipping pictures. We also look at recoloring picture backgrounds to improve text legibility. PowerPoint 2010 users can explore ways to view and manage add-ins. Finally, do not miss the new press releases and templates of this week.
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Visual cliché is an area that deserves more attention, and we bring you a new installment of our PowerPoint Cliché series. This time we explore pictures with Stacks of Coins. We also look at one of PowerPoint's weak areas; it has never complained about a missing font and substitutes any fonts not found with no logic explained. Worse, there's no way to identify a substituted font. We explore how you can report to Microsoft, and also we look at a workaround. In the Tutorials section, PowerPoint 2016 users can learn about inserting online pictures and resizing, rotating and flipping pictures. We also look at recoloring picture backgrounds to improve text legibility. PowerPoint 2010 users can explore ways to view and manage add-ins. Finally, do not miss the new press releases and templates of this week.
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PowerPoint and Presenting News: November 29, 2016

PowerPoint and Presenting News: November 29, 2016 | PowerPoint Concepts | Scoop.it
We feature Nancy Duarte's Q&A for Presentation Guild members. We then hear Vinay Mohan of Slideteam, who shares some amazing tips that he explained as part of Ellen Finkelstein's Outstanding Presentations webinar series. Maurizio La Cava of MLC-Design talks about his new book, Lean Presentation Design. In the Tutorials section, PowerPoint 2016 users can learn about inserting pictures. PowerPoint 2013 users can explore the New option in Backstage view. PowerPoint 2010 users can look at reordering and removing Ribbon tabs, working with custom groups in the Ribbon, and adding commands within these custom groups. Finally, do not miss the new press releases and templates of this week.
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We feature Nancy Duarte's Q&A for Presentation Guild members. We then hear Vinay Mohan of Slideteam, who shares some amazing tips that he explained as part of Ellen Finkelstein's Outstanding Presentations webinar series. Maurizio La Cava of MLC-Design talks about his new book, Lean Presentation Design. In the Tutorials section, PowerPoint 2016 users can learn about inserting pictures. PowerPoint 2013 users can explore the New option in Backstage view. PowerPoint 2010 users can look at reordering and removing Ribbon tabs, working with custom groups in the Ribbon, and adding commands within these custom groups. Finally, do not miss the new press releases and templates of this week.
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Outstanding Presentations 2016: Conversation with Vinay Mohan

Outstanding Presentations 2016: Conversation with Vinay Mohan | PowerPoint Concepts | Scoop.it

An entrepreneur at heart, Vinay Mohan completed his MBA from The Ohio State University and co-founded Slideteam.net. Having made numerous PowerPoint presentations in B-school and earlier, he realized that there is no good one-stop PowerPoint resource on the web, where professionals can get excellent quality pre-designed slides. Realizing that there is an opportunity to service this market, he collaborated with like-minded professionals and co-founded Slideteam.net, which has now become the world’s largest supplier of innovative, creative and highly effective PowerPoint presentation content, and a go-to resource for anybody who uses PowerPoint. In this conversation, Vinay talks more about the Outstanding Presentations 2016 webinar series.

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PowerPoint and Presenting News: November 15, 2016

PowerPoint and Presenting News: November 15, 2016 | PowerPoint Concepts | Scoop.it
The foundations of design are to be found in various concepts, and Color is one of the most important of those concepts. We look at Color from the perspective of a PowerPoint user, and bring you tutorials on the RGB and HSL color models. In the Tutorials section, PowerPoint 2013 users can learn about inserting pictures from Facebook and OneDrive, inserting screenshots, recoloring picture backgrounds, and adjusting picture options. Finally, do not miss the new press releases and templates of this week.
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The foundations of design are to be found in various concepts, and Color is one of the most important of those concepts. We look at Color from the perspective of a PowerPoint user, and bring you tutorials on the RGB and HSL color models. In the Tutorials section, PowerPoint 2013 users can learn about inserting pictures from Facebook and OneDrive, inserting screenshots, recoloring picture backgrounds, and adjusting picture options. Finally, do not miss the new press releases and templates of this week.
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PresentationPoint VideoPoint: Conversation with Kurt Dupont

PresentationPoint VideoPoint: Conversation with Kurt Dupont | PowerPoint Concepts | Scoop.it
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Kurt Dupont, based out of Belgium heads PresentationPoint, a company that creates several amazing PowerPoint add-ins. After his Computer Science studies, Kurt started with Andersen Consulting (Accenture nowadays) in Brussels. After three years he moved to the Brussels Airport Terminal Company that runs the Brussels airport - this last placement inspired the start-up of Take-off (now known as PresentationPoint) in 1998. In this conversation, Kurt discusses VideoPoint, a PowerPoint add-in that displays your webcam output directly on a slide.
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PowerPoint and Presenting News: November 01, 2016

PowerPoint and Presenting News: November 01, 2016 | PowerPoint Concepts | Scoop.it
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Don't you want to save time with keyboard shortcuts? We updated our PowerPoint Keyboard Shortcuts and Sequences ebook for PowerPoint 2016. We also revisit our article that talks about updates to Office 365 applications. In the Tutorials section, PowerPoint 2013 users can learn about inserting pictures. PowerPoint 2010 users can learn about Advanced Program Options, adding and renaming Ribbon tabs, the Quick Access Toolbar, and its customization. Finally, do not miss the new press releases and templates of this week.
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Use Safe Fonts Available on All Systems in PowerPoint

Use Safe Fonts Available on All Systems in PowerPoint | PowerPoint Concepts | Scoop.it
Did you use your favorite fonts in PowerPoint, and then discovered that when you moved the presentation to another computer, the fonts were substituted with another font? Worse, even this change is not predictable. You may find that the font change behavior is not consistent, and the same font may be substituted completely differently on a third computer!
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PowerPoint and Presenting News: October 18, 2016

PowerPoint and Presenting News: October 18, 2016 | PowerPoint Concepts | Scoop.it
Presenters always want a way to record their presentations—at least the slides and their narrative if not their body language.Jake Pechtel of Techsmith explains how you can achieve this objective using Camtasia. Nancy Duarte speaks about her upcoming keynote at the Presentation Summit. She also explains how she prioritizes what needs to be done. If you missed the recently concluded Outstanding Presentations 2016 webinar series, then read what Ellen Finkelstein says about her small window that will allow you to get all recordings. We also feature Ida Shessel, who delivered one of the same webinars. In the Tutorials section, PowerPoint 2013 users can learn about inserting org charts, and adding shapes or changing layouts for these org charts. PowerPoint 2010 users can learn about embedding fonts in their presentations. Finally, do not miss the new press releases and templates of this
week.
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Presenters always want a way to record their presentations—at least the slides and their narrative if not their body language.Jake Pechtel of Techsmith explains how you can achieve this objective using Camtasia. Nancy Duarte speaks about her upcoming keynote at the Presentation Summit. She also explains how she prioritizes what needs to be done. If you missed the recently concluded Outstanding Presentations 2016 webinar series, then read what Ellen Finkelstein says about her small window that will allow you to get all recordings. We also feature Ida Shessel, who delivered one of the same webinars. In the Tutorials section, PowerPoint 2013 users can learn about inserting org charts, and adding shapes or changing layouts for these org charts. PowerPoint 2010 users can learn about embedding fonts in their presentations. Finally, do not miss the new press releases and templates of this week.
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Outstanding Presentations 2016: Conversation with Ida Shessel

Outstanding Presentations 2016: Conversation with Ida Shessel | PowerPoint Concepts | Scoop.it
Ida Shessel believes that every expert, speaker, and coach who leads a presentation, training session, or seminar can get their message across in a dynamic engaging way. For over 20 years, she has been teaching presenters from around the world in the fields of technology, finance, pharmaceuticals, government, and more how to engage their groups and create effective learning experiences. Ida is the author of several business books including Communicate Like a Top Leader: 64 Strategies Top Leaders Use to Engage, Encourage, and Empower Others.
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Outstanding Presentations 2016: Conversation with Ellen Finkelstein

Outstanding Presentations 2016: Conversation with Ellen Finkelstein | PowerPoint Concepts | Scoop.it
Ellen Finkelstein is a Microsoft PowerPoint MVP, a recognized expert, speaker, trainer, and best-selling author on PowerPoint, presentation skills, and AutoCAD. Her articles have appeared in numerous magazines, newsletters, and blogs. She is presently running the Outstanding Presentations Workshop 2016 series, her webinar series that allows everyone to learn from renowned presentation experts. In this conversation, Ellen talks more about this new webinar series.
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Recording Live Presentations with Camtasia: Conversation with Jake Pechtel

Recording Live Presentations with Camtasia: Conversation with Jake Pechtel | PowerPoint Concepts | Scoop.it
Jake Pechtel is the Strategy Lead for TechSmith’s popular screen recording and video editing desktop software, Camtasia. He has an extensive background in marketing and branding, as well as mobile games and applications. In this conversation, Jake discusses how you can record live presentations using Camtasia.
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Geetesh, Interviewed by TJ Walker

Geetesh, Interviewed by TJ Walker | PowerPoint Concepts | Scoop.it
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Recently, TJ Walker interviewed me. We spoke about many things: how I evolved and got to do what I do, what are my thoughts on presenting, and so much more. The transcript covers only the first five minutes, but the recorded podcast that you can play spans more than an hour.
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