Thoughts and impressions of happenings in the world of PowerPoint and presentations, continuously updated since 2003.
We first look at presentation management as part of our ongoing series. This time, we explore social engagement, reporting, and updating of presentations. For many people who now have to join online meetings, the worries created are rather more than the usual jitters. A screen sits between you and the people you are speaking to. Kellie McCord of Toastmasters explains in her post that “rather than seeing it as a barrier, I like to remember that if our eyes are windows to our souls, then a screen is a window into someone’s world.” Next, we feature Kurt Dupont, who discusses BreakPoint, a new, free add-in for PowerPoint that lets you add countdowns, live clocks, weather information, and more in your slides. We also bring you a review of Synology’s new DS920+ NAS device.
For users of PowerPoint 2019 for Windows, we explore the Share Tab of Backstage View. Also, make sure you do not miss the quotes, press releases, and templates from the last few days.
Kurt Dupont is a solution provider who would go out of his way just to ensure he brings out the best when it comes to issues that have to deal with data-driven presentations, data visualization, and digital signage software.
He started by working at airports worldwide to set up airport databases and flight information screens. This evolved to become the basis for PresentationPoint.
In this conversation, Kurt talks about BreakPoint, a new, free add-in for PowerPoint that lets you add countdowns, live clocks, weather information, and more in your slides.
By Kellie McCord, Toastmasters International
For many people who now have to join online meetings, the worries created are rather more than the usual jitters you might get before giving a business presentation.
However, the biggest obstacle has been: “How to connect with an online audience?” With technological advancements, people have been concerned with how many gadgets have taken over all aspects of our social and personal lives. We no longer have to leave the comfort of our homes to date (use a dating app instead), to watch a film (subscribe to Netflix and Amazon Prime), to shop (Amazon and online grocery shopping), to the bank (banking apps) and to speak to our friends (WhatsApp and social media sites). Work was thus a place that forced people to interact, in person, on a day-to-day basis. But, because of the pandemic, many of us are working from home, and with that, people’s need for connection and touch has been amplified.
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Among the tabs within Backstage view, we have already explored the Open, New, and Save tabs. In this tutorial, we will explore the Share tab, that provides you with options to share the current presentation through the cloud via OneDrive. You can also email the presentation as an attachment, a link, or a PDF. Follow these steps to learn more about Share options within Backstage view in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows.
We bring you the next in our series on Presentation Management. This time, we look at sharing and presenting slide content. You can also find links in the post to read previous issues of this series. Kurt Dupont of PresentationPoint shows how you can use data rules and conditional formatting in PowerPoint using DataPoint, an add-in. This sort of approach can make PowerPoint very powerful as a data presentation product and the process is quite painless.
Also, make sure you do not miss the quotes, press releases, and templates from the last few days.
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