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Category Archives: Business
The Digital Dissolve…
Put another one on the list, and this time it’s significant. I’m talking about e-books. Particularly your rights and ownership of “your copy.” That’s confusing, I know, but bear with me. The short of it is that Microsoft will be … Continue reading
Posted in Business, Geeking around, Media, Random thoughts, Technology Tagged digital, e-book, ebook, fanboy, Fanboy Planet, media, Microsoft, Millenials, Movies, Publishing 2 Comments
Sometimes, Always, AppleCare
I’m not typically one for extended warranties. AppleCare is the one exception. I always buy AppleCare. Continue reading
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How Many PowerPoints in the World?
“How much PowerPoint is there in the world?” Does it matter? Should be bother trying to figure it out? And who does it help in the end? Continue reading
Posted in Business, Geeking around, Graphics, Media, Organizations, Personal, PowerPoint, Presentations, Presenting, Random thoughts, Software, Technology, Thoughts, Uncategorized Tagged Audience, geek, Microsoft, Numbers, Population, PowerPoint, Presentation Guild, Presenting, Satya Nadella, software, technology, tools, Users 1 Comment
Presentation Pros in NYC
What? You’re in or near New York around July 19th? Well, let me hook you up with the secret password that will get you in the door for free. Continue reading
Posted in Business, Food, Food and drink, Graphics, PowerPoint, Presentations, Presenting, Travel Tagged New York, NYC, Presentation Guild, Presenters Network, Secret Password Comments Off on Presentation Pros in NYC
Not the book you expect… the one you need.
Right off the top, this is not the book you expect. This is no a paint-by-number, 15 steps to being a better communicator, lightweight feel-good-about-your-limitations book for snowflakes. This is a book that expects you to learn and remember the keys to memory. This is a deep book, but clear in its ability to guide you through an area of learning that far too few have mastered. It is an honest representation of the author’s voice, a voice that I’ve personally enjoyed listening to a number of conventions. In short, if you’re ready for the next step in making your business communications something that your audience remembers and acts upon, it’s here. Continue reading
Your Presentation Guild
The Presentation Guild, a not-for-profit organization, has been hard at work getting ready for you. Quietly creating an environment where presentation professionals can enjoy just the right mix of community, training, support and comradery. Someplace we can all hang out at the virtual water cooler, go to classes, listen to experts in our field talk, and definitively set the presentation professional in the public spotlight as an important and well-defined industry position. Continue reading
Posted in Business, Design, Graphics, Organizations, Personal, PowerPoint, Presentations, Presenting Tagged articles, Comradely, forums, Presentation Guild, Presenting, speakers, training, watercooler, webinars 3 Comments
Death By PowerPoint? No Such Thing.
This is the first time I’ve used the phrase Death By PowerPoint in a title, and it will be the last. Why? Because the phrase is so fraught with bold stupidity I refuse to endorse it. Death by PowerPoint focuses failure away from the real source of the problem. It actually hides the problem it purports to expose. It’s the ultimate look over there of inept redirection in presentations. Continue reading
Posted in Audience, Business, Design, PowerPoint, Presentations, Presenting Tagged advice, calligraphy, death by powerpoint, Keynote, learning, PowerPoint, practice, prezi, skill, tools 2 Comments
Introducing Neo / Ipsum for PowerPoint
Announcing a new, useful, fun and free utility for PowerPoint: Neo / Ipsum from 2D10 Development.
http://www.roll2d10.com Continue reading
Posted in Audience, Business, Design, Personal, PowerPoint, Presentations, Presenting, Software, Technology Tagged add-in, business, design, download, free, justin bretschneider, Microsoft, PowerPoint, technology, tips, tools, Tricks, user interface, visual basic, visual basic for applications 3 Comments
Finally, I’m Sold on Microsoft Office Subscriptions
I’ve been looking forward to writing this article for a couple of weeks now, ever since I got a sneak preview of things to come in the PowerPoint program. It’s not particularly hard for me to keep a secret, but it’s much more fun to share…
Posted in Business, Design, Graphics, Personal, PowerPoint, Presentations, Random thoughts, Software, Technology Tagged benefits, confession, features, Microsoft, office, PowerPoint, subscriptions, value 2 Comments
The Fibonacci Method of Dealing with Difficult Clients
I love a good Fibonacci sequence, especially one with humor. And a friend (thanks, Rob) recently shared a priceless pricelist that did just that. We’ve all dealt with those folks who want to be much more involved in the process than is good for them or you. These are typically the ones who want you… Continue reading
Want to Request a New PowerPoint feature?
Stop yelling at PowerPoint and start yelling directly at the PowerPoint team!
Posted in Business, Design, PowerPoint, Presentations, Presenting, Software, Technology Tagged apple, Microsoft, PowerPoint, progress, software 1 Comment
Pebble Time Unboxing
I love the unboxing experience, even when it’s simply unzipping a package and unfolding the cover… Continue reading
Posted in Business, Design, Geeking around, Hardware, Media, Personal, Technology, Thoughts Tagged demo, pebble, pebble time, sample, setup, smartwatch, technology, Unboxing, unzipped, user experience, watch Comments Off on Pebble Time Unboxing
Design vs. Fashion vs. User
I found myself rereading parts of Richard Saul Wurman’s Information Anxiety this afternoon. Last week at Presentation Summit I gave a talk on the Pecha Kucha format. Pecha Kucha is a form of presentation using exactly 20 slides, with each slide advancing automatically after 20 … Continue reading
Posted in Audience, Books, Business, Design, Entertainment, Geeking around, History, Media, Personal, Presentations, Presenting, Random thoughts, Technology, Writing Tagged bookies, books, design, fashion Comments Off on Design vs. Fashion vs. User
Wireless… Not Really.
Looking at the otherwise seductive Moto 360, I’m struck by the beauty of the watch and the confusion it represents. Its charger is labeled “wireless” which is mismanaged marketing of what is more correctly known as inductive charging. Inductive charging means … Continue reading
Posted in Business, Design, Geeking around, Hardware, Random thoughts, Technology, Travel Tagged electronics, inductive charging, progress, technology, watches Comments Off on Wireless… Not Really.
Swallow the red pill…
As you may already know from prior posts, as well as producing the weekly podcast, I often write for a website called Fanboy Planet. Fanboy Planet reports on all the silly and serious aspects of being a fan in this … Continue reading
Posted in Business, Entertainment, Games, Geeking around, History, Media, Movies, Personal, Random thoughts, SciFi Fantasy, Software, Technology, Writing Tagged business, comics, digital, fanboy, geek, hacking, Internet Explorer, media, money, music, pirate, rights, software, technology, writing Comments Off on Swallow the red pill…
Book Judgement is on Fire!
Well, it’s at least warming up… Just a quick note that I’m so pleased to welcome Christopher J. Garcia back for his second submission to Book Judgement: A Book That Must Be Called Luscious. It is a love letter to the … Continue reading
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Focus on You…
As technologists and tool-users we tend to focus on the tools in play in creating and playing our “presentation.” It’s easy to lose track of the fact that you are the presentation and everything else is just support. Soft skills, … Continue reading
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Open Letter to Michael Bay
Dear Michael Bay I watched you get messed up by Samsung’s presentation support staff at CES yesterday. You’re probably aware that it’s all over the net now, likely a skit on SNL this weekend and maybe you’ll make The Daily … Continue reading
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She’s Giving It Away…
No secret to anyone about my love of this book. So why is it news today? This morning Nancy Duarte announced that “the multimedia version of Resonate is now available on HTML5 and iTunes for FREE! You can read, learn, … Continue reading
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Leap Motion – First Impressions and Demo
Postman bought my new Leap Motion controller this week. Minutes after installing it (and figuring out I’d placed it on the desktop upside down!) it was up and working. This video is my first few impressions of the orientation application … Continue reading
Posted in Business, Geeking around, Hardware, Media, Personal, PowerPoint, Presentations, Software, Technology, Thoughts Tagged 3d, controller, cross-platform, demo, geek, leap, Microsoft, motion, ui, user interface Comments Off on Leap Motion – First Impressions and Demo