Thoughts and impressions of happenings in the world of PowerPoint and presentations, continuously updated since 2003.
By Diana Robertson, Toastmasters International
Have you ever found yourself thinking “I will be … when …”? Perhaps you caught yourself having this thought, “I will be confident in myself when I get the promotion I’ve been going for”, or “I will be confident in my abilities when I create something valuable”. The list goes on.
Shapes are the building blocks of most of the content you create in PowerPoint. Did you know that a text box that you add to your slide is also a shape that has no fill? Shapes are the building blocks of most of the content you create in PowerPoint. Also, you can combine multiple shapes to create fancier shapes.
We first bring you three simple rules for slideshow animations from well-known author, Jerry Weissman. As he says, these rules “bring clarity, if not tranquility, to your audiences.” We then feature Anand Krishnan of SlideKit, who talks about the Google Slides add-on of the same name. This add-on brings up thousands of templates and slides that can be reused and edited within Google Slides.
PowerPoint 365 for Windows users can learn more about inserting shapes. You’ll learn two ways to do so, and we also share some keyboard shortcuts. PowerPoint 365 for Mac can learn about the various types of shapes that you can use in PowerPoint. Yes, shapes are the building blocks of almost anything you do on your PowerPoint slides. We feature author, Jerry Weissman again, and he talks about the 2nd edition of his best-selling book, The Power Presenter, which contains some amazing ideas that will help you present better. We also bring you quotes, press releases, and templates from the last few days.
Kacharuk Marukpitak is a father of two, and a quality engineer at a one-stop payment solutions company. He has been passionate about presentation design and has been blogging about PowerPoint tips & tricks, templates, and tools on his website and YouTube channel.
In this conversation, Kacharuk talks about his PowerPoint Memory Game product.
Anand R Krishnan is a presentation expert and the founder of SlideKit, a Google Slides add-on and SlideBazaar, a presentation design agency. After his post-graduation in fine arts, he started off his career as a visual designer, creating presentations for in-house teams. He later worked extensively as a freelance presentation designer for Fortune 500 companies. He founded SlideKit and SlideBazaar when he realized there was a demand for modern, high-quality presentation designs and custom slides.
In this conversation, Anand discusses SlideKit.
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