How would you like to get professionally designed jigsaw puzzle pieces, that fit perfectly into other puzzle segments? You will love our Jigsaw Graphics for PowerPoint--these are not graphics that you insert into PowerPoint, because you get these as PowerPoint slides! Each puzzle segment is a native PowerPoint shape. We also get you interviews with more Presentation Summit speakers -- this week we feature Rick Altman, Jim harvey, and Taylor Croonquist. Make sure you read what they talk about, even if you won't attend the conference!
In the Tutorials section, we explore changing fills, line, and effects for shapes within SmartArt graphics in PowerPoint 2013. We also look at SmartArt Styles, changing shapes within SmartArt, and resizing individual SmartArt shapes. PowerPoint 2010 users can find out more about the Recent option within Backstage view. Finally, do not miss the new press releases and templates of this week.
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Among the options within Backstage View, we have already explored some options such as Open, New, Recent etc. In this tutorial, we will explore the Print option used to print the current presentation in the form of selected slides, notes pages, handouts, etc. Follow these steps to learn more about Print options within Backstage view in PowerPoint 2010.
Learn about the Print option within Backstage view in PowerPoint 2010.
When you launch PowerPoint 2010, it always opens a new blank presentation for you. Further, if you are already working on an open presentation, and want to create a new presentation at that point, you can do so using the New option within the Backstage View. Follow these steps to explore the New option within Backstage view in PowerPoint 2010.
Learn about the New option within the Backstage view in PowerPoint 2010.
The Recent option within the Backstage View provides you with a list of recently opened presentations so that you can quickly select the one that you want to work upon. Further, the Recent option provides you with a couple of other tricks. Follow these steps to explore the Recent option within Backstage view in PowerPoint 2010.
Learn about the Recent option within Backstage view in PowerPoint 2010.
Taylor Croonquist is the co-founder of Nuts & Bolts Speed Training, a website delivering actionable PowerPoint training and speed strategies, helping professionals cut their build time in a third. Prior to Nuts & Bolts, Taylor lived and worked in China for 10 years in finance and consulting. When he’s not busy crafting PowerPoint training, you can find him traveling and scuba diving.
In this conversation, Taylor discusses his sessions at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2016 series.
Geetesh: You are doing two sessions this year: Stop Retyping! and Faster, Faster, Faster! What can audiences anticipate as takeaways from sessions on these important topics?
Taylor: In these Speed Training sessions we’ll look at performing everyday PowerPoint tasks 2x to 10x faster than most people are currently doing them. So we’ll be diving into a bunch of PowerPoint hacks, tips and tricks (my favorite topics!).
A great example of this is getting text out of a picture.
When most people want to get a bunch of text out of a picture, they typically just retype it, right? Well, why bother when you can simply copy the text out of the picture using OneNote and then paste it into PowerPoint?
That’s just one example of the many little hacks that we’ll cover in these sessions. And the cool thing about most of these tricks is that once you learn how to pull them off in PowerPoint, they apply to all of the other Microsoft programs as well. So it’s a triple dipper (at least)!
Geetesh: You have positioned yourself as an expert in speed techniques to tame PowerPoint in doing tasks quicker, but that’s not my question. The question is what do you do in all the time that you save?
Taylor: Oh man, where does all the time go?
Outside of the normal slide-grind, all of my free time recently has been going into learning French. And thankfully I think I’m finally getting the gist of it.
That said, don’t worry, all of my sessions at the summit will still be in English.
See Also: Taylor Croonquist on Indezine
Similar to how you can change an individual shape within the SmartArt, you can even resize shapes within a SmartArt graphic. This can be helpful if you want one shape to be larger than the others -- maybe you want one shape to stand out? Whatever be the reason behind you wanting to resize these shapes, this tutorial will explore how you can resize individual shapes within a SmartArt graphic in PowerPoint 2013.
Learn how to resize shapes within a SmartArt graphic in PowerPoint 2013.
Jim Harvey is an entrepreneur; he has taken three businesses from start-up to sale since 1991. His job is simple—to help his brilliant clients sell their ideas, products, and services more effectively all across the globe. He started learning how to sell while working on his uncle’s market stall in Birmingham, UK back in the 1970s. He’s still learning today. He started Presentation Guru with two of his heroes from the world of presentations; Emma Bannister and John Zimmer.
In this conversation, Jim discusses his session at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2016 series.
Geetesh: You are presenting the No Excuse for Not Being Charismatic and Is English EFL or ESL? sessions, the latter with Emma Bannister; what motivated you to choose these topics, and what you believe an attendee will take away from these sessions?
Jim: What motivated me—I used to look at speakers who could make their audiences feel real emotion and wonder how they did it? I wanted to find out for myself so I could teach and sell and speak with more power, and I’ve spent 25 years watching great communicators & learning how. Not the big names, not the famous, or the rich, but the ordinary, everyday charismatics who do so much good in our schools, businesses, and homes.
What will people get out of the No Excuse for Not Being Charismatic session? I think that most people would like to be more charismatic at work and in their personal lives. Some people think they are and aren’t. More people think that they aren’t and they really are. This session is to help every attendee understand that they are already as charismatic as they will ever need to be, they just need to be more careful to show it and use it. They’ll learn:
For many years now, Rick Altman has been hosting the Presentation Summit, a highly popular event that is geared towards users of PowerPoint and other presentation platforms.
Date: October 23 to 26, 2016
Location: Green Valley Ranch, Las Vegas, United States
Twitter Hashtag: Presum16
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