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Conversation with PowerPoint Experts and Tutorials on PowerPoint 2016

Illuminate: Conversation with Nancy Duarte

March 20, 2018

Nancy Duarte

Nancy Duarte is CEO of Duarte, Inc. and the author of Resonate, Slide:ology, and the HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations. 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 talks about Illuminate.

Read the conversation here.


Self-Promotion for Introverts: An Interview with Nancy Ancowitz

March 19, 2018

Nancy Ancowitz

Nancy Ancowitz is the author of Self-Promotion for Introverts®, which was picked as one of the best books of 2009 by Publishers Weekly. She is a business communication coach specializing in career advancement and presentation skills. Her clients range from CEOs to emerging leaders in the business and creative worlds.

In this interview, Nancy talks about her book, about being an introvert, and about how introverts can become better presenters.

Read the conversation here.


Motion Path Animations in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

March 19, 2018

Motion Path Animations in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

The three basic animation types in PowerPoint: entrance, emphasis, and exit animations are something we have already explored. The fourth animation type is called Motion Path animations, and this is something more advanced in nature than the basic animation types explored so far. Motion Path animations determine the route (path) and the direction in which the animated slide object moves across or around on the slide. For example, you can move a slide object up, down, right, or left, on a preset or created motion path, or possibly anywhere you want.

Explore Motion Path animations in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


Animation Speed in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

March 16, 2018

Animation Speed in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

After you add an animation to a selected slide object, you typically set an animation event. Another animation property you can set thereafter is the speed of the animation. Every animation you add within PowerPoint 2016 has a fixed, default speed. This speed essentially is a duration shown in seconds or part thereof and differs from animation to animation. For example, the default duration of a Fade animation is half a second (00.50) whereas for the Wheel animation, it is two seconds (02.00).

Learn about animation speed in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


Tongue Twisters and Vocal Warm-Ups: Conversation with Rodney Saulsberry

March 15, 2018

Rodney Saulsberry

Rodney Saulsberry is one of the top voice-over talents in the United States, and author of the new book, Rodney Saulsberry’s Tongue Twisters and Vocal Warm-Ups. For more than a decade the Detroit native and University of Michigan graduate has given voice to many successful commercial campaigns, including Toyota Camry, Alpo, Verizon, and numerous movie trailers such as, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Finding Forrester, Tupac Resurrection, Friday and Dumb & Dumberer. Rodney resides in Agoura, California. In this conversation, Rodney discusses his new book, Rodney Saulsberry’s Tongue Twisters and Vocal Warm-Ups.

Read the conversation here.


Change the Unit Of Measurement in Mac OS X

March 15, 2018

Change the Unit Of Measurement in Mac OS X

Essentially, the unit of measurement used by Mac OS X is determined by the Language & Region settings. Choices available are US and Metric. In this tutorial, we'll show you how you can change the units from US to Metric, or vice versa.

Learn how to change the unit of measurement from US to Metric, and vice versa in Mac OS X.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: March 13, 2018

March 14, 2018

PowerPoint and Presenting News: March 13, 2018

We first look at how insecure a slide can make people! Is that because as human beings, we like to believe we are perfect and always look out for excuses that may cover our mistakes? Also, do we use PowerPoint exactly the same way as we use Word or Excel? Is that the reason why people end up with dumb slides? We look at this aspect too. We then look at the various Office 365 subscription options. This for all of you who are so confused by the many options that Microsoft provides, and don't know where to begin exploring the differences.

PowerPoint 2016 for Windows users can learn about the types of animations. We also look specifically at Entrance and Emphasis animations. PowerPoint 2016 for Mac users can learn about keyboard sequences and Guides. And if that wasn’t enough for this week, make sure you do not miss the quotes, press releases, and templates released in the last seven days.

Stay informed about updated tutorials and happenings related to PowerPoint and presenting.


Animation Events in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

March 14, 2018

Animation Events in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Once you add an animation to any slide object, you can play the animation in Slide Show view by clicking your mouse cursor or pressing the spacebar on your keyboard. Another option is to use a button on a presentation remote. Each of these options advances one animation at a time, or may even take you to the subsequent slide. However, if you add that many animations to any slide, you probably want your animations to be automatically sequenced and play one after the other without a click, and that's exactly where PowerPoint's animation events can help.

Learn about animation events in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


Reorder Animations in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

March 13, 2018

Reorder Animations in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

By default, animation effects are numbered in the order in which they are applied to slide objects. You might need to reorder your animations mainly because you may have more than one animated object on a slide, and re-sequencing of animations as they happen in relation to each other may provide a better result. Or you may just want some animations to happen before other animations. Also, there are logical reasons to reorder animations since typically entrance and exit animations need to be the first and last animations for any slide object. PowerPoint's Reorder option for animations lets you play with their sequencing.

Learn to reorder animations on a slide in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


Neuxpower NXPowerLite Desktop 8: Conversation with Alan Gurney

March 12, 2018

Alan Gurney

Alan Gurney has been working in the Marketing Team at Neuxpower since February 2017. His main responsibilities include email campaigns and automation, managing the company’s CRM database and e-commerce platform and content production. He lives in Streatham, South London, and has previously worked in marketing roles within the education and e-Learning sectors. In this conversation, Alan talks about the new NXPowerLite Desktop 8 from Neuxpower.

Read the conversation here.


Exit Animations in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

March 12, 2018

Exit Animations in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Exit animation effects determine how animated slide objects leave the Slide Area. For example, a slide object can fade or fly out the screen area, or use any of the many other Exit animation effects available within PowerPoint. Typical Exit Effect animations include Disappear, in which an object just vanishes or Float Down, in which slide object mimics the setting sun. You can also apply Exit Effects to text objects so that words Spiral out of the slide. There are plenty of Exit Effect animations that PowerPoint provides. However, make sure you use animation sparingly to emphasize rather than to distract.

Explore Exit animation effects in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


Emphasis Animations in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

March 09, 2018

Emphasis Animations in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Emphasis animation effects determine how the slide object calls attention to itself while it is on-the-slide. Entrance and Exit effect animations allow a slide object to enter or exit the Slide Area, whereas slide objects with Emphasis Effect animations are already there on the slide area before they start animating, and will be there even after they have finished animating.

Explore Emphasis animation effects in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


Guides in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

March 08, 2018

Guides in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Guides in PowerPoint allow you to position and snap your slide objects in place. For most professional slide designers, creating slides without guides would be very worrisome! When guides are enabled for the first time within PowerPoint, you can just see two guides. These guides are two dotted lines, one horizontal and the other vertical. They span to intersect exactly at the center of the slide.

Learn about viewing and hiding Guides in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.


Office 365 Subscriptions

March 08, 2018

Office 365 Subscriptions

Office 365 is Microsoft’s cloud-based subscription offering that lets you run always upgraded and updated Office applications on the desktop, on tablets and smartphones—and also online. This Office 365 product differs from the perpetual versions of Office. Significantly, some Office 365 plans also include extra niceties like a subscription to the Skype for Business web conferencing tool, hosted email via Microsoft’s Exchange Online, online storage through OneDrive, plus phone talk time via Skype.

Learn about the different Office 365 subscriptions.


PowerPoint Is Not Word or Excel

March 07, 2018

PowerPoint Is Not Word or Excel

Many bad presentations are a result of not using PowerPoint as a slide creation tool at all. Does that sound like a cryptic statement? Then let me encrypt it for you: many PowerPoint users just think of PowerPoint as an extension to Word and Excel, the other program that Microsoft included free of cost in the Office box.

It gets worse. Not only do some users believe that PowerPoint is like Word or Excel, they even use it that way. Imagine approaching PowerPoint with a Word or Excel approach? Since Microsoft has kept the interface in all these three programs so similar, Word and Excel users are comfortable with PowerPoint from the minute they start using it. In fact, some of them don’t even notice that they are not using Word or Excel!

Why do people use PowerPoint like an extension of Word or Excel, and end up creating slides that are akin to PowerPoint disasters?


Entrance Animations in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

March 07, 2018

Entrance Animations in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Among several types of animations that PowerPoint 2016 provides, Entrance effects are probably the most popular. By applying Entrance animation effects, you can make your slide objects appear on the slide almost magically! You make them appear in the fraction of a second, or get them to fly in from any direction. You can also do a zoom in, or even better, just make it subtle with a simple fade in. Whichever Entrance animation effect you choose, make sure to go for something that is in sync with the subject of your presentation. Most of the time, Appear, Fade, or Wipe effects work the best.

Explore Entrance animation effects in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


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Polygon Center Circles for PowerPoint

These special circles have polygon centers: the centers are made of triangles, squares, pentagons, and hexagons! And based on the sides of the polygon, the rest of the circle has that many segments.

Download and use these Polygon Center Circles in your slides for just $4.99


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