Thoughts and impressions of happenings in the world of PowerPoint and presentations, continuously updated since 2003.
By Glen Savage, Toastmasters International
I recently suggested to a leader I was coaching that he adds some humor to his presentation. He proclaimed with some indignation, But I’m a serious speaker.
Over the years I have listened to many ‘serious’ speakers who, frankly, offer an excellent antidote to insomnia. The drier the content of a presentation, the harder it can be for the audience to stay attentive. My inevitable response to my coaching client was, ‘Do you want to be a serious speaker or a speaker who is taken seriously?’
We first look at various ways to insert a check mark in PowerPoint versions for Windows. We also review the new DemoCreator 6 product from Wondershare.
We feature Ingrid Mengdehl from the upcoming Presentation Summit 2022. We also bring you quotes, press releases, and templates from the last few days.
Ingrid Mengdehl is a Managing Design Consultant at BrightCarbon, a presentation and eLearning agency. Originally from an animation background, she stumbled into PowerPoint almost by accident and hasn’t looked back ever since. She’s passionate about good design, engaging animations, and thinks Morph is pretty amazing. When not making presentations, Ingrid can be found in the dark corners of a theatre, making sets and fixing things with gaffer tape, and even sometimes dabbling in projection mapping.
In this conversation, Ingrid talks about her participation at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2022, being held on location in San Diego, CA, and virtually this year from October 9 to 12, 2022.
We first show you how to animate individual characters of text from one slide to another using a fantastic option available for the Morph transition effect. There’s a video tutorial, a step-by-step textual tutorial, and also an exercise file you can download. As part of our Presentation Management series, we bring you the last part of this series, which is aptly called, “The Humanity of Presentations.” Next, Aine O’Neill of Toastmasters shares ideas on how you can make the most of your potential.
We feature two speakers from the upcoming Presentation Summit 2022. In this issue, read about sessions from Jim Endicott and Mike Parkinson. Both also provide some amazing ideas and tips that you can use in every day presenting. We also bring you quotes, press releases, and templates from the last few days.
Mike Parkinson is a geek. He is 1 of 36 Microsoft PowerPoint MVPs in the world, is an internationally recognized communication and presentation expert, best-selling author, and professional trainer. Mike’s keynotes, training, books Billion Dollar Graphics and A Trainer’s Guide to PowerPoint: Best Practices for Master Presenters, and tools such as Build-a-Graphic help companies succeed while saving money and time. He owns Billion Dollar Graphics and is a partner at 24 Hour Company, a premier creative services firm.
In this conversation, Mike talks about his participation at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2022, being held on location in San Diego, CA, and virtually this year from October 9 to 12, 2022.
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