Monthly Archives: October 2014

And Slideshop’s Halloween Treat Goes to…

The long wait is over. We are finally announcing our Halloween Contest winner today! Using a third-party app, our randomly-picked winner is Joe Pertl, and here is the winning suggestion: Building a presentation pack that includes navigation elements from initial primary screens that can take you to multiple topics and then slides within each topic. […]

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Speech Ideas – Where to Find Them?

Have you ever been invited to give a speech, but felt you had nothing important to talk about? Have you found yourself clueless about how to structure a speech because you’re uncertain about its content? Are you having difficulty coming up with facts, stories or jokes that will interest your audience? If your answer is […]

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Do You Know You Can Get Free Excel Templates?

Image source: Vertex42 Microsoft Excel has remained one of the most widely used software programs because of the simple utility of its core features. In spite of today’s broad and continual advances in technology, reliable old Excel is still frequently used in making spreadsheets, tables and graphs, as well as for calculations even database programming. […]

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Situational Leadership – When How Depends on Who

How do you manage your subordinates at work? Do you give detailed instructions or do you let them use their own initiative? How do you make decisions in times of crisis? Do you consult colleagues or do you prefer to think things through on your own? Since everyone is unique, we expect different readers to […]

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Differences between PowerPoint and Impress

OpenOffice Impress is an affordable alternative to the popular Microsoft PowerPoint. While both programs have many similar features, it is good to know the differences between the two. If you need to choose which one best suits your needs, or to open a .ppt file with Impress, the table below can help you make decisions, […]

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8 Signs That Your Presentation Will Blow Your Audience Away

All serious presenters have one goal—to create an impact on the audience.  If you’re invited to present and you want to leave a positive impression, keep these 8 key points in mind as you build your presentation. Here they are—the 8 signs that your presentation will blow your audience away:

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The PowerPoint 10/20/30 Rule – Just How Applicable Is It?

Here are three questions frequently-asked when preparing a presentation: How many slides should I use? How much text should appear on each slide? How long should the presentation be Guy Kawasaki has answered these questions with his 10/20/30 PowerPoint Rule. He evangelized this idea beginning in 2005, based on his experiences as a venture capitalist. […]

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4 Tricks to Engage Your Webinar Audience

Gone are the days when people frequently traveled from remote locations to a special venue to attend a seminar, workshop, or conference. In the age of the Internet, technology has greatly reduced all the inconvenience, expense, lost time and general inefficiency involved, with the introduction of a simple tool: the webinar. Unfortunately, as a webinar […]

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