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Why Most PowerPoint Presentations Suck (Fourth Edition): Conversation with Rick Altman

May 16, 2019

Why Most PowerPoint Presentations Suck (Fourth Edition): Conversation with Rick Altman

Rick Altman has been hired by hundreds of companies, listened to by tens of thousands of professionals, and read by millions of people, all of whom seek better results with their presentation content and delivery. He covers the whole of the industry, from message crafting, through presentation design, slide creation, software technique, and delivery. He is the host of the Presentation Summit, now in its 17th season as the most prominent learning event for the presentation community. In this conversation, Rick talks about his updated book, Why Most PowerPoint Presentations Suck (Fourth Edition).

Read the conversation here.


Import Outlines in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

May 16, 2019

Import Outlines in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Creating outlines for PowerPoint in various external applications lets you stay away from distractions in PowerPoint-land and concentrate on the structure of your slides rather than their appearance. Once you have the outline created, it’s very easy to import it in the form of slides into PowerPoint. While this import process works the same way in all versions of PowerPoint, there are small interface changes. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to import outlines in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.

Learn how to import outlines in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


356labs: Conversation with Boris Hristov

May 15, 2019

Boris Hristov

Boris Hristov is the Founder of presentation agency 356labs and a PowerPoint MVP. He has presented in 25+ countries and has been rated as the top speaker numerous times. Boris has years of experience as a trainer, mentor and consultant and works with companies like Deutsche Telekom, KPMG, Renault, Societe Generale, Roche, Publicis, Experian, Bosch, VMWARE, adidas and many, many more to help them craft and deliver truly effective presentations. His agency is also the only presentation agency in the world speaking at Microsoft Ignite – the biggest yearly event of Microsoft, attended by more than 25000 people. In this conversation, Boris talks about 356labs.

Read the conversation here.


Text Placeholders vs. Text Boxes in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

May 15, 2019

Text Placeholders vs. Text Boxes in PowerPoint

PowerPoint has three types of text container: text placeholders, text boxes, and shapes. We explain Shapes in our comprehensive section on Shape tutorials. Let us now look at the other two text container types. Aren’t text placeholders and text boxes the same? Are they different? Moreover, why should we bother even if they are different? All these are valid questions, and the answers to them form one of the most important foundations in learning to create more structured presentations.

Learn about the differences between text placeholders and text boxes in PowerPoint 2016.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: May 14, 2019

May 14, 2019

Presentation Management: Visual Storytelling

We first bring you an exclusive conversation with Lauren Janas, Senior Program Manager on the PowerPoint team, who talks about the Morph transition effect. In our Presentation Management series, we look at Visual Storytelling, and explore its beginnings and evolution. We also feature Dr. Nick Morgan, who talks about his new book, Can You Hear Me? In this interview, Nick shares his thoughts about presenting virtually.

PowerPoint users on both Windows and Mac platforms can learn about Opening their presentations from OneDrive. PowerPoint 2016 for Windows users can learn about Moving Slides Between Sections, Removing Sections, and Reordering Sections. 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 week.

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


Viewing Sections in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

May 13, 2019

Viewing Sections in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

If you have a presentation with a large Section, containing many slides, then you may find that this one Section makes it difficult to see all the other remaining Sections. This is because these many slides cover up so much screen real estate making it difficult for you to see other stuff, such as slides in other Sections. And if you want to drag a slide from one Section to another, you may be at a loss to comprehend what you will end up with.

Explore viewing Sections in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


Build-a-Graphic: Conversation with Mike Parkinson

May 13, 2019

Mike Parkinson

Mike Parkinson is an internationally recognized visual communication expert, professional speaker, and award-winning author. Mike is one of 36 Microsoft PowerPoint MVPs in the world. He regularly conducts workshops and creates graphics, presentations, and creative materials for Fortune 500 companies like Microsoft, FedEx, Xerox, Dell, and Boeing as well as at international learning institutions and organizations. In this conversation, Mike talks about Build-a-Graphic, a PowerPoint add-in that adds coordinated, intelligent visuals to your slides.

Read the conversation here.


Can You Hear Me?: Conversation with Nick Morgan

May 10, 2019

Can You Hear Me?: Conversation with Nick Morgan

Dr. Nick Morgan is one of America’s top communication speakers, theorists and coaches. A passionate teacher, he is committed to helping people find clarity in their thinking and ideas – and then delivering them with panache. He has been commissioned by Fortune 50 companies to write for many CEOs and presidents. He has coached people to give Congressional testimony, to appear in the media, and to deliver unforgettable TED talks. And he has himself spoken, led conferences, and moderated panels at venues around the world. During the last election cycle, he provided expert commentary on the presidential debates for CNN. His latest book is Can You Hear Me?, on the perils of virtual communication, published by Harvard in 2018. In this conversation, Nick talks about Can You Hear Me?

Read the conversation here.


Open from OneDrive in PowerPoint for Windows

May 09, 2019

Open from OneDrive in PowerPoint for Windows

All your PowerPoint files which are uploaded, created, or saved on OneDrive can be edited anytime, right within the PowerPoint Online web app that runs within your browser. But that’s not the only way you can edit these PowerPoint files. Yes, OneDrive also provides you the option to edit it within PowerPoint desktop applications. In this tutorial we’ll first explore how to open a file in your PowerPoint desktop applications from within OneDrive. You will need to have the latest versions of PowerPoint installed on your Windows or Mac operating systems.

Learn how to open a PowerPoint file in PowerPoint desktop version from OneDrive in PowerPoint for Windows.


Morph in PowerPoint: Conversation with Lauren Janas

May 09, 2019

Lauren Janas

Lauren Janas is a Senior Program Manager on the PowerPoint team, where she has been working to infuse research about the psychology of effective presenting into the experience of using PowerPoint itself to help people give better presentations. She was the original PM for the Morph transition, which allows users to add advanced motion effects to their slides in a single click, as well as the recent improvements to give users more control over which objects Morph. In this conversation, Lauren talks about the Morph transition.

Read the conversation here.


Open from OneDrive in PowerPoint for Mac

May 09, 2019

Open from OneDrive in PowerPoint for Mac

All your PowerPoint files which are uploaded, created, or saved on OneDrive can be edited anytime, right within the PowerPoint Online web app that runs within your browser. But that's not the only way you can edit these PowerPoint files. Yes, OneDrive also provides you the option to edit it within the PowerPoint desktop application on your Mac. In this tutorial we'll explore how to open a file in your PowerPoint desktop applications from within OneDrive. You will need to have the latest versions of PowerPoint installed on your Mac operating system.

Learn how you can open a PowerPoint file from OneDrive in PowerPoint for Mac.


Presentation Management: Visual Storytelling

May 08, 2019

Presentation Management: Visual Storytelling

Visual storytelling is powerful and ancient. Throughout the course of history, literacy rates have been abysmally low. It was not until fairly recently, in 2015, that world literacy rates rose to 86.2 percent. In the Stone Age, Neanderthals used cave drawings to communicate with each other. One theory is that the artists described themselves and the animals around them, communicating information that helped them survive. The cave drawings were visual stories relaying critical information.

Read more in this post by AlexAnndra Ontra, James Ontra, and Geetesh Bajaj.


Reordering Sections in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

May 08, 2019

Reordering Sections in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

In PowerPoint, Sections are not just for effective and easy management of your slides, but they can also let you quickly reorder large blocks of adjacent slides. All you got to do is to place all slides you want to reorder within a single Section, and then move that Section.

Learn to reorder Sections in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: May 7, 2019

May 07, 2019

Add Humor to Your Presentation

We first look at how you can add humor to your presentation. Jean Stewart from Toastmasters explores some great ideas. We also look at how you can go beyond visual clichés when you are looking for light bulb pictures to add on your PowerPoint slides. We next feature Payam Bahrampoor, an instructional designer who talks about improving the quality of life of people he encounters.

PowerPoint 2016 for Windows can learn how to Add Headers and Footers to Notes and Handout Pages, and about Working With Slide Numbers. We also explore Getting Started with Sections and Adding and Renaming Sections. PowerPoint 2016 for Mac users can explore Formatting Font Attributes (Styles). 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 week.

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


Removing Sections in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

May 07, 2019

Removing Sections in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

To logically group your slides into parts, you should explore the Sections option in PowerPoint. Sections open up many possibilities, and you are not just limited to adding and renaming Sections. You can also move slides from one Section to another, change the order of Sections, or collapse/expand Sections. Of course, you can also remove a Section, as we explain here.

Learn to remove Sections in PowerPoint 2016.


Moving Slides Between Sections in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

May 06, 2019

Moving Slides Between Sections in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Sections make your presentation slides easy to manage, and divide into logical parts. Also, adding and renaming Sections enables you to categorize your presentation slides. Yet, even after dividing your slides into Sections, you will want to move slides from one Section to another. How do you do that? Follow these steps to learn how to do so in PowerPoint 2016.

Learn to move slides from one section to another in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


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Jeopardy-Like PowerPoint Template (25 Questions)

Want to play a Jeopardy-like game using PowerPoint slides? Yes, this is absolutely doable but making PowerPoint slides with all the interactivity and layouts takes too much work. Fortunately, we have done the work for you. just download our Jeopardy-like 25 (5x5) question PowerPoint template, replace the placeholders provided for questions, answers, and categories, and you’re done! You'll still need a real human being to track scores and you could soon be playing this amazing game as part of a fun exercise, a training program, or even a quiz show.

Download and play your own Jeopardy-like game

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