Thoughts and impressions of happenings in the world of PowerPoint and presentations, continuously updated since 2003.
By Michael Collins, Toastmasters International
Traditionally we’d expect to pitch to our clients face to face. But many of us are now having to use video conferencing. How can we give our best pitch when using this medium?
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Here are a few ideas:
We begin with a feature by Jean Gamester of Toastmasters who looks at the challenges of staying connected, with interruptions in virtual meetings and Zoom-fatigue. We also explore the new virtual, presentation conference from Europe called Present to Succeed with an amazing offer for Indezine readers.
PowerPoint 2019 for Mac users can explore File Menu and Backstage View, and also explore creating PowerPoint outlines in Word 2019 for Mac. We also bring you quotes, press releases, and templates from the last few days.
By Jean Gamester, Toastmasters International
We’re not out of the woods yet, but the announcement of plans to ease lockdown restrictions means there is reason to be hopeful that before long our lives will more closely resemble our pre-pandemic existence. However, for those of us fortunate enough to continue working through the covid restrictions by creating a workspace at home, nothing is going to change any time soon.
The working from home experience has not been the same for everyone, with some hating the isolation, and others seeing huge productivity boosts [i]. A KPMG survey last year suggested that 64% of workers preferred the flexibility of remote working [ii]. The extra free time and cash saved by eliminating the daily commute has been a welcome bonus for many, but that same KPMG survey found that a third of workers felt their ability to collaborate had fallen. And while our focus has been on Covid, a new malaise has crept in: Zoom Fatigue [iii].
An outline encompasses the text content within your presentation slides. In many ways, this text is the story or the structure of your presentation and forms an ideal starting point for a bunch of slides. PowerPoint can import outlines created in many applications, and we have already shown you how you can create outlines for PowerPoint presentations in several versions of Microsoft Word. Follow these steps to create an outline for your PowerPoint presentation using Microsoft Word 2019 for Mac.
We first feature Erica Keswin, who discusses her new book, Rituals Roadmap. Erica says, “A ritual is something we do with a regular cadence that is elevated beyond its practical purpose.” We also feature Amy Balliett, who talks about her session at the PowerPoint Presentation Design Deep Dive 2021 event. We also bring you keyboard shortcuts and sequences for PowerPoint 2019 for Mac.
PowerPoint 2016 for Mac users can explore Share options. We also bring you quotes, press releases, and templates from the last few days.
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