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Archive for April, 2012

From Lame to Fame Presentations – Don’t Blame the Audience for Your Lack of Communication

You’ve seen slides of this ilk before.

The title on the slide said something like the 3 Most Important Points to Remember about XYZ.

That was followed by

1.  Here’s the First Point

2.  Here’s the Second Point

 

Then instead of the Third Point, the speaker had a cartoon pasted at the bottom of the slide.

 

It was a cleaver cartoon and the caption along the bottom made the speaker’s third point with brilliance and humor.

 

But here was the problem.

 

The cartoon was at the bottom of the slide.  The caption …

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Even Microsoft Is Getting on Board: No More Default PowerPoint!

Many of you know that I’m an Apple convert.  But I have to give props to Microsoft.

 

Today in Ellen Finkelstein’s newsletter she shared a link to her website where she talks about a series of 15-minute webinars that Microsoft has started.  Thanks Ellen for sharing!!

 

I watched the first of the series called Working with photos in PowerPoint.  About 8:30 into the webinar, the presenter actually recommends making the photograph bigger and even expanding it outside of the …

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