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Monday, August 21, 2017, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:45 am

Echo SwinfordA Microsoft PowerPoint MVP since 2000, Echo Swinford holds a Master’s degree in New Media and is the owner of Echosvoice, a PowerPoint consulting firm specializing in custom template development, presentation creation, makeovers and cleanup, and training for large and small corporate clients. The past few years, Echo’s spare time has been consumed by the Presentation Guild, a not-for-profit association established for the presentation community.

In this conversation, Echo talks about her sessions at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2017 in Clearwater Beach, FL.

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Monday, August 21, 2017, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:15 am

Sections in PowerPoint is a feature that lets you organize slides into segments or divisions for easier management. For instance, if you have many slides, you may find the content difficult to handle, edit, or even deliver. And if you have a few slides, even then you may have the need to organize them logically in Sections. The Section option within PowerPoint 2016 enables you to divide your presentation slides into logical parts.

Getting Started with Sections in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Sections in PowerPoint 2016 can help organize your presentation in logical parts.

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Friday, August 18, 2017, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:15 am

When you click the File menu and access Backstage view in PowerPoint 2016, several options appear. On this page, we explore two of those options: Open and Close.

Open and Close Options in Backstage View of PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Learn about opening and closing files in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:45 am

Doug ThomasDoug Thomas used to review movies and rent you–or your parents–VHS tapes. After working a few months at Microsoft, he had an idea to get other people to create videos about Office. That idea turned into a new job of creating videos and training content for Support.Office.com including the Office 15-Minute Webinars and his current series, Doug from Office. However, none of his videos are on VHS.

In this conversation, Doug talks about his session at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2017 in Clearwater Beach, FL.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:30 am

In 1788, Richard Austin created Bell, a serif typeface for the British Letter Foundry. Since then, this typeface went through an amazing journey. The typeface faded after its initial popularity with newspaper and magazine printers. Bell did find more favor in the United States during the 19th and the 20th centuries, and it was revived in 1931 by Monotype Corporation. Bell MT became a popular typeface, right up there along with Baskerville and Bodoni. Bell MT also made the transition from analog to digital. It gained popularity and wide acceptance when Microsoft bundled Bell MT as part of its Microsoft Office installations.

Explore Fonts: Bell MT

We look at Bell MT, a serif font family created in 1788.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:15 am

You have a 5-minute video or audio clip playing on your slide. And exactly after the clip has played for 30 seconds, you want some text to appear superimposed over the video clip. Alternatively, you may want to show other objects on the slide while your audio clip is playing. All this while, the original audio or video clip should continue playing. How do you achieve this result?

Animating Slide Objects While Media is Playing in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Animate any object in PowerPoint 2016 while a media clip on the same slide is still playing.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:45 am

Julie TerbergJulie Terberg is an internationally recognized presentation expert. She is the owner of Terberg Design, a Microsoft PowerPoint MVP, and a director of the Presentation Guild. Julie enjoys sharing knowledge and ideas with the presentation community and presents a monthly webinar, “Inspired by Design,” exclusively for Presentation Guild members. She is passionate about designing visuals that help presenters better communicate with their audiences.

In this conversation, Julie talks about her sessions at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2017 in Clearwater Beach, FL.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:30 am

Business presentations are infamous for being incredibly boring and I am sure that you must know a few boring presenters personally. You might be skeptical about it but a business presentation can be made interesting with the use of audio-visuals, graphics and let’s not forget you, and your awesome personal style.

There is no way around the hard work that you need to put in when it comes to conducting research and gathering information about the topic to inform the audience about your cause and objectives. You should keep the central message of the presentation in mind when compiling the facts and figures to keep the most shocking one for opening your speech. This would help you get the attention of your audience. Add a personal story or anecdotes to make the audience feel for your cause and develop an emotional connection with it.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:15 am

When you select an inserted audio clip in PowerPoint 2016, you see two contextual Audio Tools tabs: Format and Playback. Once you explore the options within the Format tab, you’ll wonder why there are options to adjust, arrange, resize, and apply picture styles. Also, why does PowerPoint provide picture format options for an audio clip? That’s because an audio clip is represented by a sound icon. When you select the sound icon, the Player Controls bar is activated. Clearly, there’s so much to explore and learn.

Format Tab for Audio Clips in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Explore the Format tab for audio clips in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 10:00 am

If you have seen some PowerPoint presentations that use the Morph transition, you must have realized that they are certainly not subtle. We look at using Morph in a more understated way with our Animating Faux Backgrounds with PowerPoint Morph tutorial. In an Indezine exclusive, we have a conversation with Dr. Stephanie Evergreen, who talks about her book, Presenting Data Effectively. For the upcoming Presentation Summit 2017, we feature four speakers, who talk about their sessions: Dr. Nick Morgan, Nolan Haims, Ken Molay, and Mike Parkinson.

PowerPoint 2016 for Windows users can learn about Audio Styles, adding and removing Bookmarks for audio clips, and fading audio. We also look at Save and Save As Options in Backstage View. We also explore the new Windows 10 Creators Update. Finally, do not miss the quotes, press releases, and templates of this week.

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