Thoughts and impressions of happenings in the world of PowerPoint and presentations, continuously updated since 2003.
We begin by looking at how you can easily convert a PowerPoint line to a Motion Path animation, thanks to Jamie Garroch, who has added this new capability in BrightSlide, the free add-in from his company, BrightCarbon. We next look at how you can give an excellent technical business presentation, with some great input from Bob Ferguson of Toastmasters International. We then talk with Tom Howell and Marcella Cheng from Australia’s Synapsis Creative, a design agency that created an amazing Christmas game that you can still play within PowerPoint!
PowerPoint 2016 for Windows users can explore aligning and distributing pictures on a slide. We also bring you quotes, press releases, and templates from the last few days.
You must pay attention to the position and alignment of slide objects on your PowerPoint slide, be it shapes or even the many inserted pictures. In this tutorial, let’s learn how to align and distribute pictures in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.
Jamie Garroch is a Technical Consultant at BrightCarbon, the specialist presentation and eLearning agency. He develops PowerPoint automation solutions and add-ins that enable presentation authors to work smarter. He also trains people to present more effectively using visuals and animated scenes that explain and reinforce key messages, which is supported by free resources and tips at their site.
In this conversation, Jamie talks about the new option within the BrightSlide add-in for PowerPoint to convert a PowerPoint line or even an Illustrator curve to a Motion Path animation in PowerPoint.
Founder and creative director at Synapsis Creative, Tom Howell has spent over a decade reshaping the way people use and view PowerPoint – using this underappreciated software to produce content for all platforms and audiences. By delivering gorgeously designed products as editable PowerPoint documents, his clients can edit and reuse these assets for a variety of formats and audiences. Tom regularly speaks at conferences and businesses globally, highlighting PowerPoint’s intuitiveness and versatility beyond presentation design.
Marcella Cheng never knew what was possible in PowerPoint until she worked at Synapsis Creative, and is now an enthusiastic advocate of quite possibly the most versatile and powerful design programs she’s ever used. She loves working on presentations and interactive projects the most and is a sucker for good stories and great visuals.
In this interview, Tom Howell and Marcella Cheng talk about Someone’s Sabotaged Santa’s Sleigh 2, the game created and played entirely using PowerPoint.
By Bob Ferguson, Toastmasters International
Many businesses depend on their technical experts. However, problems can arise when these experts have to give presentations or communicate with people without their technical background.
This communication issue arises at internal meetings with colleagues and also externally at client meetings if, for example, they are speaking at conferences with audiences who are not industry insiders.
With the increase in video conferencing and remote working, it has become even more important to ensure your technical content is delivered in an engaging and concise manner.
If technical experts can learn to communicate well with a wide range of audiences, it can enhance their careers considerably.
Let me share some tips to help you deliver complex technical information in a way that your audiences will be able to understand and remember.
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