Monthly Archives: February 2013

How to Make the Most of PowerPoint Timeline Slides and Templates

More timeline templates A timeline tells a story. It may be the story of events that have already occurred – a sort of historical chart. It may also be the story of events that are yet to occur – or at least, events someone hopes will occur, or plans to bring about. The timeline format […]

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Building a PowerPoint Presentation: Outline for Success

One of the most important steps in creating a PowerPoint presentation takes place before you even go near a computer. Good old paper and pen are all you need for this crucial procedure. Or rather, paper, pen and brain. What is this step? Outlining. Now before you moan about outlining being for English class or […]

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You Can Easily Add Images to Microsoft Powerpoint Templates

Most people can put together a basic PowerPoint pretty easily. However, it’s not uncommon to find someone avoiding use of some PowerPoint tools because they’re uncertain how to go about it. Let’s take a look at one of the easier things you can do to enhance Microsoft PowerPoint templates and your own slide designs. Read […]

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3 Design Principles to Help You Choose the Best PowerPoint Presentation Themes

Obviously, any PowerPoint presentation should contain compelling content delivered in a logical order. But what about design? A PowerPoint theme is a package of background colors, accent colors, header and text fonts, and other design elements that work together to create a visual impression. Each theme also offers a particular layout of slide elements—the placement […]

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You’re Doing It Wrong! How to Use Animations for PowerPoint as a Tool for Emphasis, Not Distraction

If you think using animations for PowerPoint is a great way to keep your audience awake and entertained during a presentation…you’re dead wrong. Here’s why:

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Proving Your Point with Charts, Process Diagrams and Tables

Charts, process diagrams and tables are valuable tools for conveying a number of rather complex concepts and processes. Results of analyses, projections of financials, budgets and other such items can be laid out so they’re easy for your audience to grasp – far easier than if you were to simply try to explain them, with […]

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PowerPoint Slide Themes: How to Find, Choose and Use Them

Presentations have always been a part of business meetings, but for quite a few years now, PowerPoint has been the most common presentation medium. Oh, the more traditional whiteboard and the venerable easel, pad and marker are still around, and probably will be for a long time to come. But PPT, for now, reigns supreme.

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Four Principles of Successful Business PowerPoint Presentations

As you’re well aware by now, Microsoft PowerPoint is a versatile and powerful tool for creating compelling business presentations. The ability to create and deliver such presentations is more and more important in today’s business environment. They’re found everywhere, from the mail room to the boardroom, from sales presentations to conference calls. They’re used for […]

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Four Tips for Downloading Presentation Slides

Creating a slide presentation can be a nerve-wracking experience. From the organization of ideas to the selection of slide styles to use, everything must be flawless (or nearly so!) if you’re going to keep your audience engaged. A PowerPoint presentation isn’t just about getting the facts up onto to the screen. You’ve got to keep […]

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