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Mike Parkinson (Microsoft MVP and APMP Fellow) is an internationally recognized visual communication expert, professional speaker, and award-winning author. Mike is one of 36 Microsoft PowerPoint MVPs in the world. He regularly conducts workshops and creates graphics, presentations, and creative materials for Fortune 500 companies like Microsoft, FedEx, Xerox, Dell, and Boeing as well as at international learning institutions and organizations.
In this conversation, Mike talks about the Presentation Summit, being held in San Antonio, TX this year from October 6 to 9, 2019.
by Sam Warner, Toastmasters International
In my experience, staff are promoted into leadership roles and then develop them once there. This is despite the fact that a better approach is to give them the tools to do the job first and then promote them into the role once equipped. In the first scenario, the new leader is left unsupported and drowning. Newly promoted leaders often feel they must prove themselves by achieving a lot in their first year. However, they risk burn-out if they try to do it all themselves. A sign of a great leader is one who is confident enough to delegate effectively.
Delegation provides opportunities for people to feel empowered, supported and encouraged. It also gives the leader a chance to dial-down overwhelm and stress by spreading out the workload amongst the team.
Whenever you insert a new shape into a PowerPoint slide, you can see that it is filled with a solid color and has an outline by default (this may differ depending on the Theme applied to your presentation). You can remove the fill of the shape as well as the outline. In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to remove an outline from a shape so that it only includes a fill without any outline. Whatever you do, make sure that you either remove the fill or the outline because if you remove both, then your shape will no longer be visible.
Erica Keswin is an expert in the business of working human. She helps top-of-the-class businesses, organizations, and individuals improve their performance by honoring relationships in every context, always with an eye toward high-tech for human touch. Her book, Bring Your Human to Work: 10 Sure-Fire Ways to Design a Workplace That’s Good for People, Great for Business and Just Might Change the World (2018 McGraw-Hill), was an immediate Wall Street Journal bestseller.
Photo Courtesy: Alphonse Telymonde
In this conversation, Erica talks about her book, Bring Your Human to Work.
We first explore why Presentation Management is now more important than ever before. In this post, three aspects are discussed: Millennials in the Workforce, Corporate Decentralization, and The Rise of Artificial Intelligence. We then look at the new think-cell 10, a PowerPoint add-in that now also works on Office for Mac. And then Boris Hristov of 356labs looks at 5 Slide Design Tips to Take Home From a Successful IPO Presentation Project.
PowerPoint 2016 for Windows users can learn about Removing Customizations from PCB Files. They can also explore how to Customize Quick Access Toolbar, Add and Rename Ribbon Tabs, and Start or Restart Numbering for Lists. PowerPoint 2016 for Mac users can learn about Working With Slide Numbers. And if that wasn’t enough for this week, make sure you do not miss the quotes, press releases, and templates released in the last week.
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