Humor is an integral part of presenting, and Marshall Chiles, author of Your Presentation is a Joke talks about how can incorporate humor in your presentations. Noted speakers at the upcoming Presentation Summit in Las Vegas talk about their sessions — we feature Ric Bretschneider this week. Make sure you read what they say, even if you won’t attend the conference! We also feature Jerry Weissman this week who authors a guest column, The Sixth Success Factor for Startups: The Perfected Pitch. Do you want to create your own music with nothing but just your computer? Nova Fisher of Magix talks about the Magix Music Maker Premium product.
In the Tutorials section, we explore Backstage View options in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows–we cover Save, Save As, Open, and Close options. We also look at SmartArt topics: inserting SmartArt, converting bulleted text to SmartArt, and the Text Pane for SmartArt graphics. Finally, do not miss the new press releases and templates of this week.