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Reusing your existing slides can be of great help since it saves so much of your time. While the Insert | Slides From | Other Presentation menu option enables you to add selected slides to the active presentation, there is another easier and more intuitive way to reuse your slides. You can drag selected slides from the source presentation and drop them within the destination presentation. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to reuse slides through this drag and drop process within PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.
Quick – what’s a better slide color: gray or red? Almost everyone will say gray is far better as a slide color than red. Most of the time we agree, but then, color in itself is a fickle subject because what may work most of the time may not work in a different scenario. Worse, a color that’s not imaginable as a slide color may look attractive. Yes, stranger things have happened in the unexplainable world of color.
Reusing your existing slides can be a great help: first you need not recreate stuff you already have and secondly you are saving so much time that you can use more effectively to practice your presentation! Having said that, always start by creating an outline of your presentation. This is important because it gives you an opportunity to plan your slides all over again. Thereafter, reuse any existing slides. PowerPoint provides a quick command that locates specific slides, and enables you to add them to the active presentation.
Yes, the title of this post is “5 Ideas to Help You Remember Your Speech,” but it could have been “Remember Your Story” or even “Remember Your Narrative.” You could be using this speech, story, or narrative at a boardroom meeting, or presenting in front of hundreds of colleagues. You could also be delivering a TED talk or speaking alongside your slides at a Pecha Kucha presentation.
Whatever your presenting style may be, or whoever may be part of your audience, the most important part is for you to not forget what you intend to speak. And that’s probably the biggest fear of public speaking: the fear that you may forget your narrative.
We feature Doug Neff, a a writer, facilitator, trainer, and speaker coach from Duarte. In this conversation, Doug talks about Duarte’s Speaking Coaching services, and also shares ideas for a speaker who needs some help for a presentation tomorrow! We also bring back an interview with Chris Pratley, who speaks about Microsoft Sway.
PowerPoint 2016 for Windows users can learn about Smart Dynamic Guides, Adding More Guides, and Guide Options. PowerPoint 2016 for Mac users can explore tutorials on Reset Slides and Hide/Unhide Slides. 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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