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Archive for the ‘PowerPoint’ Category

Need to Make a Timeline?

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Stephanie Evergreen of Evergreen Data wrote a helpful article about 4 ways to create a timeline. You can read her blog post here: http://stephanieevergreen.com/timelines-4-ways/

In her post, Stephanie referenced a free PowerPoint plug-in, which you can get here: https://www.officetimeline.com/download

Watch how to make a timeline with the plug-in.

An entertaining and helpful slide show re: presentation tips

Monday, September 7th, 2015

Here’s the direct URL to the presentation by Ian Trimble:

http://www.slideshare.net/itrimble/death-by-powerpoint-51110764

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Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

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5 Reasons We Forget Presentations

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Carmen Simon is an executive coach at Rexi Media, a company that teaches presentation skills to professionals. I heard her speak several years ago at the Presentation Summit; an annual conference devoted to better PowerPoint presentations.

In a presentation posted on SlideShare.net, Simon identified 5 reasons why we forget the content of a presentation. See the reasons below and you can also view all of the accompanying PowerPoint slides.

Reason #1: We don’t pay attention to content in the first place.
Reason #2: Some information is too similar to other information.
Reason #3: Content is not processed deeply enough.
Reason #4: Too many presentations are factual and non-participatory.
Reason #5: The list of items presented is too long.

Survey Results: Which Slide Do You Prefer?

Friday, September 13th, 2013

On August 29th I asked you which one of two PowerPoint slide designs you preferred. Below are the results as of September 12th.  You can click on the image to make it larger. White text on a blue background won by a very slim margin.

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