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8 Questions to Answer for Impressive PowerPoint Presentations

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Before I developed a huge passion for presentations and visual communications, I worked as an instructional designer for telecommunications courseware. When I started my business as a presentation professional, I realized that designing and developing effective, impactful, and impressive PowerPoint presentations was easier when I applied basics I had used in instructional design.

PowerPoint: Shakespeak for Presentations

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by AJ George  I typically write about PowerPoint as it pertains to eLearning. This time I'd like to share a cool add-on I've discovered for PowerPoint for live presentations. Let's say you're presenting to a large, perhaps unfamiliar, audience. That's cool; it's all fully editable just like any other PowerPoint slide. 

A Brilliant PowerPoint Tip for Enhanced Custom Graphics

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Those of you who are familiar with PowerPoint know that it can support and allow for the creation of some amazing graphical content. Another thing that can be drastically different from PowerPoint to Illustrator is the creation process. Illustrator is very robust and dynamic at the same time, and PowerPoint has a very simplistic, easy-to-use creation process. But it does work.

Why Do Faces Work Better Than PowerPoint?

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We’ve all been on the receiving end of a boring Powerpoint presentation. In fact, we reported on one study that found the PowerPoint delivery system so dreaded that 24% of respondents said they [.]. The post Why Do Faces Work Better Than PowerPoint? And we’ve probably created our own share of them, too. This despite the fact that we know how dull they can be.

Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

Fill in gaps with DIY formats like PDFs or PowerPoint slides. and working out how to present it. presented for easy (mobile) access. Learning Insights 2017 1 Learning Insights 2017 Progress with purpose Learning Insights 2017 2 “WE’RE LOOKING TO CLOSE THE. GAP BETWEEN LEARNING AND. PERFORMANCE – BETWEEN. KNOWING AND DOING. IT’S ABOUT. THE TOOLS THAT’LL HELP PEOPLE. learning to.

Got PowerPoint? Got Presenter?

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One of the quickest ways to get from PowerPoint to e-learning is to use Adobe Presenter. Here is a run-down of the e-learning features you can create with Presenter. Click here to read full version

5 Essential PowerPoint Add-Ins

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Microsoft PowerPoint can do so many things very well on its own, but don’t underestimate the power of PowerPoint add-Ins and the productivity it can bring to your development, teaching, and designing. You are not using PowerPoint to its fullest potential without using Add-Ins. And because it is an Add-In, it can be seamlessly integrated into the actual presentation.

How to Structure a PowerPoint Presentation

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How do you manage a presentation that's too big? This step-by-step guide demonstrates how to structure your PowerPoint presentation in both editing and viewing mode. Presentation Tips & TricksShared. You break it down into smaller parts. See how to combine slides into logical groups, create an interactive table of contents for non-linear navigation, and more.

Free PowerPoint Templates for eLearning

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Today we are giving away four PowerPoint Templates and a few other goodies for your eLearning. These PowerPoint Templates can be used in all your standard eLearning authoring tools (iSpring, Snap, Articulate Presenter, and Adobe Presenter). Free PowerPoint Templates. Download Free PowerPoint Templates. View all our PowerPoint Templates.

Presentation: The Difference Between Good and Super eLearning Courses

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Megamind: PRESENTATION! The difference between your run-of-the-mill common criminal and a Lex Luthor-style villain is very much in how they present themselves. Presentation skills may come naturally to the outgoing, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be learned. Much of what is said and shown in a presentation is informed by whom you’re presenting to.

PowerPoint 2010: Converting Presentations to Movies

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In previous versions of PowerPoint, converting presentations to movies  could be a bit of a laborious task. PowerPoint 2010 has a new feature allowing presentations to quickly and easily be saved directly to.wmv (Windows Media Video) format. Open the presentation within PowerPoint 2010.   Do a run-through of your presentation to make sure there is an adequate amount of time between slide transitions and any animation effects you may have added and make any necessary changes. " PowerPointby AJ George.   Click Save.

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Recording PowerPoint Presentations like a Pro: Geetesh’s 13 Tips for Creating Great PowerPoint Slides

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Microsoft PowerPoint and TechSmith Camtasia have long been friends. Did you know that, until recently, PowerPoint lacked the option to save a presentation as a video? This inability made screen recorders like Camtasia necessary if you wanted to capture your PowerPoint presentations as video. Why Use Camtasia with PowerPoint? You may want to… 1.

How to Open PowerPoint Presentations Online

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Problem : How to open a PowerPoint presentation without PowerPoint? Solution : Whether you don’t have Microsoft PowerPoint at all or have an old version that doesn’t open presentations created with newer versions, that’s not a problem! In fact, there’s no need to download PowerPoint or any other software to view a PowerPoint presentation.

Webinar: 6 Tips For Moving Your PowerPoint Project to Captivate

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There are many reasons why you might want to move a PowerPoint project into Captivate. This past week, I invited Taylor Ehlert, our resident PowerPoint Evangelist to join me in a webinar highlighting six tips you should follow if you plan to move your PowerPoint projects into Captivate. Answer: No, unfortunately, the linking only works when changes are made in PowerPoint.

4 Stylish PowerPoint Templates

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PowerPoint is a versatile program that most computer owners have access to. Most commonly, it’s used for slideshow presentations, but it has several eLearning applications. Many designers use PowerPoint to layout their courses in a simpler program, to play classroom-wide eLearning games, or even use it as a course all its own. Business 06. Business 07. Business 09.

eLearning & Presentations: More Free Images. A MILLION more!

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by AJ Walther    Want more free images for your eLearning or PowerPoint presentations? How about over a MILLION more? In December of last year, the British Library released into the public domain a huge collection of scanned images from more than 65,000 books spanning the 16th to 19th centuries. Yes, that's right, I said public domain. Think again. for free!

Breaking Your Charts Into The Perfect Sized PowerPoint Pieces

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In this post, you’ll learn how to break your PowerPoint charts apart to quickly generate stylish new looks for your data visualizations. This is an advanced PowerPoint technique, but the strategy behind it is simple. Graph your data in PowerPoint as you normally would to create the pieces you need. This is just one of many ways to get PowerPoint to do more work for you.

Camtasia Studio vs Adobe Presenter: Working with PowerPoint Presentations

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by Kevin Siegel       If you have already created a presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint, it's very easy to re-purpose the presentation as eLearning content using either TechSmith Camtasia Studio or Adobe Presenter. TechSmith Camtasia Studio 8 and PowerPoint.   To migrate PowerPoint presentations to Camtasia Studio projects, and then eLearning, you'll need to first install Camtasia Studio and, when prompted, install the Camtasia recording features for PowerPoint.   Summary. Interested? 

5 Popular Categories of PowerPoint Graphics

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Our Microsoft PowerPoint Graphics are the best in the business, and with good reason. Not only are you getting amazing charts, graphics and icons, but each one is fully customizable and built natively in PowerPoint to give you the fullest amount of control over the look and feel of each template. PowerPoint Icons. You’ve never seen PowerPoint animations look this good.

eLearning & PowerPoint: A Great FREE Resource

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This is often seen as a less effective way to present learning, but it doesn't have to be. One solution to the linear eLearning doldrums is to present your content in comic format. About the author: AJ George is IconLogic's lead Technical Communicator and author of both " PowerPoint 2007: The Essentials " and " PowerPoint 2008 for the Macintosh: The Essentials."

10 presentation tips from expert Rick Altman

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Most PowerPoint presentations suck. That’s why I interviewed presentation guru Rick Altman to share some of his best tips on giving better presentations. Rick shares not only “why” most presentations suck, but also “how” to make them better. As a special bonus, I’ll be giving away 3 copies of Rick’s book, as well as 3 annual subscriptions to PowerPoint 365.

eLearning and PowerPoint: The Right to Bare Slides

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" Often the same holds true for PowerPoint presentations. "PowerPoint doesn't kill presentations, people kill presentations." " It's easy to point the finger at PowerPoint for making office meetings unsuccessful and eLearning lessons a snore, but the truth is that poor design is really to blame.

Create a Branching Scenario in Microsoft PowerPoint

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Follow these four steps to quickly bring your PowerPoint projects that extra bit of interaction. So, instead of trying to make something out of nothing, I'm going to snag a few templates out of the eLearning Brothers  PowerPoint Graphics Library  to demonstrate the next point. Working with PowerPoint. Microsoft PowerPointStoryboard it Out.

PowerPoint 2007 & 2010: Save a Presentation with Embedded Fonts

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by AJ George    When creating PowerPoint presentations and moving them from one computer to another, one area of concern is fonts. If you've used specific fonts within a presentation, the same fonts need to be installed on any computers that will open the presentation. To prevent missing fonts from being an issue, there's a  good chance  you can embed the fonts you used to ensure your presentations look the way you designed them. Open your presentation in PowerPoint.   PowerPoint  Good chance?

PowerPoint: Converting Presentations to HTML5 with iSpring Converter

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by AJ George    If I don't like a PowerPoint app or add-on, rest assured I'll tell you. And I have found plenty of tools not to like when it comes to making your PowerPoint presentation play on iDevices.  But in iSpring Converter , I have finally found a PowerPoint distribution tool to really like. Imagine you want to create an eLearning module in PowerPoint and then distribute it--to everyone (even people on iPads and iPhones).   In the past, I have saved my PowerPoint presentations intended for mass distribution as videos.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of PowerPoint

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“CUE MUSIC FROM THE MOVIE, THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY” ENTER POWERPOINT The Good Readily available, since it is included in the Microsoft Office software and the most widely used tool for putting together content for presentations Easy [.]. Authoring Tool Education Software eLearning eLearning Software eLearning tools interactive learning PowerPoint rapid learning

PowerPoint: Instant Font Usage

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by AJ George  I was recently editing a PowerPoint presentation that someone else had created. I thought to myself that it would be helpful to see a list of fonts used in the presentation. Here's how to see a list of fonts used in a presentation. In PowerPoint, choose  File > Info.   See also: How to Save a Presentation with Embedded Fonts.

Adobe Presenter: Managing Voiceover Scripts

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Adobe Presenter has a pretty nifty way to help you display your voiceover script while recording audio. But that would create a mismatch between the printed script--which Presenter picks up automatically from the PowerPoint Notes pane--and your audio voiceover. Instead, you can just edit the script right in the pop-up box, and have Presenter update the PowerPoint notes for you.

These Ain’t Your Daddy’s PowerPoint Graphics

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With the addition of completely customizable PowerPoint graphics to eLearning Brothers’ arsenal of awesome template libraries , you now have the tools to take your presentations to the next level. Change titles, statistics, body text and more to fill in any information needed for your presentation. There’s no doubt that the right animation can give a presentation some swagger.

PowerPoint or Prezi: Which is Best for eLearning?

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The question is becoming more and more common — “Should I use PowerPoint (PPT) or Prezi?” The two presentation programs share many of the same features, such as the ability to include text, images, audio, and video. Giving a presentation in front of a live audience at a workshop requires a different set of features and considerations than, say, building a self-paced course.

How to Add Narration to a PowerPoint Presentation

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Can a presentation be a presentation without a presenter? Luckily, modern technologies let us give asynchronous presentations a human face and voice. Read this article to see how to add an audio or video narration to PowerPoint presentations. Presentation Tips & TricksShared. Read more ».

PowerPoint 2010: Paste Linking

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Recently I was asked if it was possible to paste link an image into PowerPoint so that if the original image is ever updated, the image in PowerPoint would automatically reflect the change. Sadly, PowerPoint cannot do this, but there are some types of source files that can be Paste linked. In that case, the content in the PowerPoint slide will automatically update.

PowerPoint 2007: Adding Voiceover Narration to Presentations Converted to Movies

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Last week I detailed how to turn a PowerPoint 2007 presentation into a movie that could be uploaded to popular video sharing sites like YouTube.  If there was a need to add background music to the presentation in addition to narration, you would be in a bit of a pickle. " PowerPointby AJ George. Note (And this is important!):

Top PowerPoint Tips

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PowerPoint is probably the single best multimedia application available because of its versatility. You can create presentations, rapid elearning courses, illustrations, videos, mobile learning and even books for publishing. PowerPoint also offers ease of entry. I was asked recently about my favorite PowerPoint tips and tricks. But it’s really easy to do in PowerPoint.

PowerPoint: Presentation Apps for iDevices

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For this reason I thought it would be a good idea to investigate some just-in-time app solutions for presenting PowerPoint presentations on the road.  To use SlideShark, you first upload your PowerPoint presentation from your computer to www.slideshark.com. Once you have logged into your SlideShark account, your uploaded presentation appears in the SlideShark app on your iPad, ready to be presented with full animation functionality. You can also hide slides from within the app so they do not show in your presentation. I spent $3.99

3 PowerPoint Layout Templates For a Better Look

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PowerPoint is an essential tool in the modern world. PowerPoint also has great eLearning applications, thus making it invaluable to eLearning experts the world over. But the mere act of owning the PowerPoint software doesn’t imbue a person with magical eLearning powers and excellent design skills. It’s useful for business, teaching, and a myriad of other situations.