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Thursday, January 18, 2018, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:30 am

Paul HellmanPaul Hellman consults and speaks internationally on how to make your point fast–so you get heard & get results. His clients include BIC, Biogen, Boeing, MIT/Sloan, and NASA. He is the author of Naked At Work: How to Stay Sane When Your Job Drives You Crazy. His columns and commentaries have appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and on public radio and TV. CNBC.com has published over 100 of his fast tips.

In this conversation, Paul talks about his new book, You’ve Got 8 Seconds: Communication Secrets for a Distracted World.

Youve Got 8 SecondsGeetesh: Paul, can you tell us more about your new book, You’ve Got 8 Seconds? Also, what motivated you to write this book?

Paul: The average attention span is now 8 seconds. After that, your audience will lose interest—unless you know how to stand out.

You’ve Got 8 Seconds teaches 3 critical skills:

  1. Focus doesn’t just mean to say less, but also to design a compelling message that makes your essential points stick.
  2. Variety means to be slightly different. With variety, you’ll make routine info come alive.
  3. Presence matters because there are certain people you listen to just because of their presence. But what is it? Discover 10 actions to boost your reputation.

The next time you speak, others will either tune in or tune out. You’ve got 8 seconds—make them count.

Geetesh: If there’s one takeaway for presenters and communicators in your book that you were asked to highlight, what would that takeaway be?

Paul: It’s not what you say, it’s what others hear. But in a noisy world, you need skill to get heard.

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Thursday, January 18, 2018, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:00 am

Have you created all your slides, and now you want to show it in front of an audience? Or you just want to use this slide deck in a webinar, or even see them yourself to understand how they look in full-screen view? In that case, the view that plays your presentation in full-screen mode is Slide Show view.

Slide Show View in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Learn about Slide Show view in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:30 am

Tom KuhlmannTom Kuhlmann is Chief Learning Architect for Articulate where he writes the Rapid E-Learning Blog which is published weekly to over 150,000 readers. He led the development of Articulate’s 500,000 member e-learning community and is known throughout the industry for his practical, no-nonsense approaches to e-learning. And his core focus is on helping people succeed and grow as they learn to build eLearning courses.

In this conversation, Tom talks about Articulate 360, a subscription offering from Articulate that contains their software applications.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:15 am

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 has options to share the current presentation through the cloud via OneDrive, or to present online using the Office Presentation Service. You can also email the presentation as an attachment, a link, a PDF or XPS file, or fax it! Finally, you can publish slides to a SharePoint site.

Share Option in Backstage View in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Learn about the Share option in Backstage View in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows.

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File Formats in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

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File Menu and Backstage View in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 10:00 am

We feature WeCompress this week, which is an online compression site that works with PowerPoint and other Microsoft Office files, plus many graphic file formats. WeCompress is from Neuxpower, the same folks who create NXPowerLite, and Paul Clerkin from Neuxpower discusses more in this exclusive interview. Laura Foley returns this week with more information about the use of branding in PowerPoint themes and templates. For those of you who want design ideas for the Chinese Year of the Dog, we bring you dog silhouettes in both solid forms and cutouts.

PowerPoint 2016 for Windows users can learn about PowerPoint views. This week we explore Normal view, Slide Master view, Outline view, and Slide Sorter view. PowerPoint 2016 for Mac users can explore changing the interface color.

PowerPoint and Presenting News: January 16, 2017

Stay informed about updated tutorials and happenings related to PowerPoint and presenting.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:30 am

 

By Yousef Abu Ghaidah

I get it. Memorizing your presentation seems like a good idea. After all, every presentation you give is an opportunity for you to show off what you got in front of people that matter. Naturally, you’re planning to do everything you possibly can to reduce your risk of flopping in front of your audience, as a good presenter should.

Sadly, however, expectations don’t always meet reality.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:15 am

Reading view is the default view in PowerPoint Online. It is similar to the Slide Show view in some ways because, in both views, the slide is shown in full-screen mode. However, in Reading view, you also see the PowerPoint Title Bar and the Status Bar at the top and bottom of the interface respectively.

Reading View in PowerPoint Online

Learn about Reading view in PowerPoint Online.

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Monday, January 15, 2018, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:45 am

Sometimes, you want to know whether you are running a 32 or 64-bit version of PowerPoint or Office. Yes, if you are running a 32-bit version of Windows, then there’s no ambiguity in the fact that you have to be running a 32-bit version of Office. But if you are running a 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows, you may be running a 32 or a 64-bit version of Office. Luckily, it’s easy to identify 32-bit or 64-bit if you know where to look.

Identify 32-Bit or 64-Bit in PowerPoint and Office 2016 for Windows

Find out whether your PowerPoint and Office 2016 version is 32 or 64-bit.

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Friday, January 12, 2018, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:30 am

The ZIP file that you will download contains 4 dog designs, with several fill styles applied, and also 4 dog designs with cutouts, with several fill styles applied. Plus you get 12 sample slide designs, suitable for use as Chinese New Year greeting cards, and also 12 more sample slide designs with cutouts, suitable for use as Chinese New Year greeting cards. Just copy the graphic you like and paste into another PowerPoint slide, or even a Word document or Excel worksheet. Additionally, these dog designs are vector shapes, so you can easily edit them within your Microsoft Office program by changing fills, lines, and effects or even applying Shape Styles.

PowerPoint Shapes: Dog Designs

Explore and download and these dog designs.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:00 am

When PowerPoint 2016 for Mac is launched, you see the PowerPoint 2016 for Mac interface. Notice the bright orange color used for the interface. If you want, you can change the bright orange to light grey and end up with a different-looking PowerPoint program interface as explained in this tutorial.

Changing Interface Color in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Learn how to change the interface color in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.

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