Category Archives: Presentations

Calming Down the Grandpa in Office 2013

I got a lot of good feedback on The First Thing to Do to Your New PowerPoint 2013, thanks and wow – happy to help. So OK, here’s the second thing you should do after you install Office 2013.  It’s … Continue reading

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The Facebook Face Flip

This is not a political post, although a quick reading without comprehension will surely give some that impression. Trust me, and read on. I was reading this evening about how you can actually see people “unliking” Mitt Romney’s Facebook page … Continue reading

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The First Thing to Do to Your New PowerPoint 2013…

Warning, I’m pretty opinionated when it comes to a garish design that I have to look at for hours at a time. I find it personally offending and I’m not going to mince words here. Luckily there’s a quick fix … Continue reading

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Four Days to Better Presenting – Yes, You Can!

Oh dear. Another drab blog entry about presenting.  Well, maybe not. If you hear the title Presentation Summit, you might picture an international cabal, those folks from around the world whose job it is to keep presentations bland, sleep-inducing and … Continue reading

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PowerPoint History, 25 years ago…

This has to be quick.  Sorry for any typos or errors, but I’m packing, medicating, and generally running about today and this could not wait. I got a very nice letter from Bob Gaskins yesterday. If you don’t recognize the … Continue reading

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25 Gigs for Nothin’ And The Clicks for Free…

Ok, I’ll apologize for that title first. Sounded better in my head. Wanted to get this out fast because according to a quick poll of friends a lot of people may have missed the news. Hope you already had a … Continue reading

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The Ultimate PowerPoint Survivor…

Here’s a trivia question for you.  PowerPoint has been around forever. Bob Gaskins, the father of PPT puts the start date for the team as 1984.  Lots of great folks have come and gone, and a few have even come … Continue reading

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The PowerPoint Blur Trick

It’s been a while between posts, so I wanted to give you something special.  It’s a little longer than most, but I think you may find it worth your while. -Ric Sometimes the right collection of commands and techniques in … Continue reading

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The Garr Box…

To be honest, I’m having a little trouble getting to the point where I write every day. But I’m lucky, I have inspiring friends who help me get past this without even trying.  Today is Garr Reynold’s turn. It’s Wednesday … Continue reading

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Resonate!

Nancy Duarte’s new book, Resonate, is in the house. Continue reading

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Oh, where to start…

So my imaginary reader, do any of these “resonate” with you? Let me know, I’m feeling some writing coming on… or is that the sore throat? Continue reading

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Want to show off your presentation design skills?

Rick Altman of the Presentation Summit conference wants to have you join his festivities for free. Continue reading

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An ending leads.

Forgive me if you’ve heard this one before: I honestly never meant to stay this long. Continue reading

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