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Tips for Building Reports in PowerPoint

August 9, 2019

Presentation Summit 2019: Conversation with Stephy Hogan

You may have been enchanted by the beauty of PowerPoint as a presentation tool… But, do you know that you can use PowerPoint to create awesome business reports? Business reports that are attractive and takes less time to create than a spreadsheet report. Most organizations assume that since business reports are a critical and integral part of their growth, it should be factual, straight-faced and forward.

Read more in this post by Kurt Dupont.


Presentation Summit 2019: Conversation with Stephy Hogan

August 9, 2019

Stephy Hogan

Stephy Hogan used to be a total design snob until she was thrust into the world of presentation design. Ever since she has been passionately evangelizing the field in an attempt to elevate the industry as high as its other design counterparts. She is also a web developer and believes that user experience isn’t limited to the internet and its principles apply just as strongly to presentations. She has been a designer in marketing and communications for a variety of places from small non-profits to Fortune 500 companies since 2002. In this conversation, Stephy talks about the Presentation Summit, being held in San Antonio, TX this year from October 6 to 9, 2019.

Read the conversation here.


Ribbon and Tabs in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows

August 9, 2019

Ribbon and Tabs in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows

The Ribbon is the long strip comprising tabs with buttons across the top of the main window within the PowerPoint interface. The Ribbon contains almost all the commands you need to work with your slides, and is designed in a way that helps you quickly find the commands that you need to complete a task.

Learn about Ribbon and Tabs in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows.


Tips for Using Storytelling in Presentations

August 8, 2019

Tips for Using Storytelling in Presentations

As a small child, I sat still, wide-eyed, following every movement my granddad made, entranced by every change of intonation as he regaled my younger brother and me with a story about the most magnificent adventure. My granddaddy had been in the depths of the jungle, machete in hand, hacking back leaves to stop them whacking into his face as he trudged, dripping with sweat, through the dark, abundant foliage. He stopped. Frozen. He’d heard a noise. A splash. There must be water nearby.

Read more in this post by Rebecca Pepper of Toastmasters.


Presentation Summit 2019: Conversation with Cliff Atkinson

August 8, 2019

Cliff Atkinson

Cliff Atkinson is an acclaimed writer, popular keynote speaker, and an independent communications consultant to leading attorneys and Fortune 500 companies. He crafted the presentation that persuaded a jury to award a $253 million verdict to the plaintiff in the nation’s first Vioxx trial in 2005, which Fortune magazine called “frighteningly powerful.” In this conversation, Cliff talks about the Presentation Summit, being held in San Antonio, TX this year from October 6 to 9, 2019.

Read the conversation here.


How to Find Your Market in PowerPoint

August 7, 2019

Tom Howell

Having trouble finding a market for your PowerPoint work? Perhaps you’re struggling to find students for your training service, or clients for your design work. Tom Howell says you shouldn’t throw in the towel just yet!

Read more here.


10 Pitch Deck PowerPoint Template Trends in 2019

August 7, 2019

10 Pitch Deck PowerPoint Template Trends in 2019

PowerPoint is undoubtedly a unique way to keep your audience interested all through your presentation. As a presenter, your priority is to keep your audience captivated by the outstanding design of your PowerPoint slide. From the coloring effect to orderly structuring your content, and using appropriate visual data, including charts/graphs, PowerPoint has you covered.

Read more here.


Presentation Gallery in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows

August 7, 2019

Presentation Gallery in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows

When launched, PowerPoint 2019 for Windows typically opens with Backstage view. Click the New button to bring up the Presentation Gallery. This Presentation Gallery provides several ways to start your new presentation using a template, a Theme, or even a blank presentation.

Explore the Presentation Gallery in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows..


PowerPoint and Presenting News: August 6, 2019

August 6, 2019

Set as Default Version in PowerPoint 365 for Mac

We feature Echo Swinford this week in an interview, where she talks about her sessions at the upcoming Presentation Summit. She also talks about the Certification Presentation Specialists exam, being launched by the Presentation Guild, an industry body of presentation professionals.

PowerPoint users can learn about the CMYK color model, which they may only encounter if their slide content needs to be professionally printed. If you use PowerPoint 365 for Windows, we look at how you can locate if you indeed have this version installed, and how you can set it as the default version. We also explore the default version options, if you are using PowerPoint 365 for Mac. PowerPoint 2016 for Windows users will want to know this trick that lets you insert dummy text on your slides. 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.


Presentation Gallery in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows

August 6, 2019

Status Bar in PowerPoint 365 for Mac

The Status Bar is a thin strip located at the bottom of the PowerPoint 365 for Mac interface. This area provides information about the active slide, and also provides several View options. To work with options in the Status Bar, you must have a presentation open in PowerPoint 365 for Mac, otherwise, the options within the Status Bar will be grayed out.

Learn about options available in the Status Bar within PowerPoint 365 for Mac.


New Features in SlideSource: Conversation with Robert Befus

August 5, 2019

Robert Befus

Bob Befus is a serial entrepreneur who has focused on the presentation needs of medical and pharmaceutical organizations for most of his career. He is a regulatory presentation expert and continues to work with leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies on critical presentation projects. In 1996, Bob developed an interactive digital display software that enabled presenters to organize thousands of data slides and be able to locate and present them instantly during live Q&A. Since 1996, Bob has continued to develop and refine several presentation support technologies including SlideSource for SharePoint in 2010 and SlideSource.com in 2015. In this interview, Bob discusses the new features in SlideSource.

Read the conversation here.


Interface in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows

August 5, 2019

Interface in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows

Here's a quick walkthrough of the PowerPoint 2019 for Windows interface. The PowerPoint 2019 interface is quite similar to the one in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows. PowerPoint 2019 for Windows opens with Backstage view. This view provides several ways to create your next presentation using a template or Theme. You can even open an existing file. Once you make choices in this view, you see the actual PowerPoint interface.

Explore the interface for PowerPoint 2019 for Windows.


Set as Default Version in PowerPoint 365 for Windows

August 2, 2019

Set as Default Version in PowerPoint 365 for Windows

At times, you may want to change your default version of PowerPoint. This decision can be important for you if you have multiple versions of PowerPoint installed on your system. Typically the last version installed is the default version, but there are other ways to change the defaults, and all of them do not work all the time! Let us explore some options if you want to set PowerPoint 365 for Windows as your default version.

Change the default version on your computer to PowerPoint 365 for Windows.


Set as Default Version in PowerPoint 365 for Mac

August 1, 2019

Set as Default Version in PowerPoint 365 for Mac

Before we begin, let us make it clear that this tutorial is primarily for those people who have more than one version of PowerPoint installed on their Mac. Additionally, they are not happy about the version that launches when they open a PowerPoint file. Or they may find that PowerPoint files open in another program even if they have PowerPoint installed. If any of these situations sound familiar to you, then this tutorial is for you.

Change the default version on your computer to PowerPoint 365 for Mac.


Presentation Summit 2019: Conversation with Echo Swinford

July 31, 2019

Echo Swinford

A Microsoft PowerPoint MVP since 2000, Echo Swinford began her PowerPoint career in 1997. She holds a master's degree in new media from the Indiana University School of Informatics and is the owner of Echosvoice, a PowerPoint consulting firm specializing in custom template development, presentation creation, makeovers and cleanup, and training for large and small corporate clients. She is the President of the Presentation Guild, a not-for-profit trade association for the presentation industry. In this conversation, Echo talks about the Presentation Summit, being held in San Antonio, TX this year from October 6 to 9, 2019.

Read the conversation here.


Locate Your Version in PowerPoint 365 for Windows

July 31, 2019

Locate Your Version in PowerPoint 365 for Windows

Are you unable to locate PowerPoint 365 for Windows on your computer? Sometimes, such a question can be embarrassing! Or are there other versions of PowerPoint on your computer; maybe older versions? Yes, we know that this can happen, although it does sound a little strange. However, there are perfectly valid excuses for you to be unable to locate PowerPoint, mainly in scenarios such as these.

Here's how you can locate PowerPoint 365 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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