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Category Archives: Presenting
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
Pointer Points for PowerPoint (And Keynote, and Excel, and…)
Innovating on a number of levels, Logitech brings us Spotlight Presentation Remote, packing some previously unseen pointer tricks. But is that a good thing? Continue reading
Posted in Audience, Design, Geeking around, PowerPoint, Presentations, Presenting, Review, Software, Technology Tagged Audience, demo, design, future-proof, google slides, innovation, Keynote, laser pointer, Logitech, Microsoft, PowerPoint, presentation, Presenting, prezi, remote, Review 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
Fixing the PowerPoint Animation UI: A Modest Proposal
How to quickly fix and improve a PowerPoint Animation UI problem that’s been in the application for the last three versions! Continue reading
Posted in PowerPoint, Presentations, Presenting, Tricks Tagged Animation, office, Office Ribbon, PowerPoint, tips, Tricks 2 Comments
PowerPoint Tip: Stacking Artistic Effects
Normally your photos can only have one Artistic Effect at a time, but with this very simple process, you can combine them to create whole new effects in your PowerPoint presentations. Continue reading
Posted in Geeking around, Media, PowerPoint, Presentations, Presenting, Technology Tagged artistic effects, image editing, images, Microsoft, photographs, PowerPoint, tips Comments Off on PowerPoint Tip: Stacking Artistic Effects
What does Bill Gates read?
I find Bill Gates fascinating because he’s always surprising me with some new way to think about something we all think we already know. Continue reading
Posted in Books, Geeking around, Health and wellness, History, Media, PowerPoint, Presentations, Presenting, Technology, Thoughts, Writing Tagged “Being Nixon” by Evan Thomas, “Eradication” by Nancy Leys Stepan, “Mindset” by Carol Dweck, “Sustainable Materials With Both Eyes Open” by Julian Allwood and Jonathan Cullen, “The Road to Character” by David Brooks, “Thing Explainer” by Randall Munroe, Bill Gates, Reading, Surprise Comments Off on What does Bill Gates read?
Star Wars VII trailer: Storytelling & the invisible structure
Storytelling and structure from Presentation Zen master Garr Reynolds by way of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and a priest named Father Roderick… Continue reading
Posted in Entertainment, Film, Geeking around, Media, Movies, PowerPoint, Presentations, Presenting, SciFi Fantasy, Technology Tagged Garr Reynolds, Star Wars, Storytelling, Structure, The Force Awakens, Trailer Comments Off on Star Wars VII trailer: Storytelling & the invisible structure
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
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
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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