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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.

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. 

PowerPoint: Create an Infographic

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by AJ George  If you need to create an Infographic, there are better programs than PowerPoint that you could use. That being said, PowerPoint is likely on your office computer right now. Additionally, PowerPoint is often underutilized as a design platform and is surprisingly agile. Think of it like any other presentation, but with a couple caveats, which I explain below.

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

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.

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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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 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.

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.

PowerPoint and Prezi

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If you’re a PowerPoint user, whatever level, and have thought about using Prezi but have been unsure of making the switch, then those lovely folks at Prezi have made it easier for you to get started – why not import your existing PowerPoint slides into Prezi and spice them up? Related posts: Alternatives to PowerPoint in the classroom. Video: Is PowerPoint a media?

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.

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!

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? 

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."

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.

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

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: Instant Font Usage

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by AJ George  I was recently editing a PowerPoint presentation that someone else had created. 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.

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.

How to Create eLearning Using PowerPoint

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Having a solid foundation in PowerPoint is a must when using rapid content authoring tools to create online learning. Many rapid content authoring tools are either based on or an add-on to PowerPoint (PPT), including: Adobe Captivate,  Articulate Presenter, iSpring Presenter, Articulate Presenter, Articulate Storyline, as well as Digitec’s own Direct-to-WEB.

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.

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?

How to Customize Illustrations in PowerPoint

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In this post we’ll look at an easy way to customize illustration in PowerPoint, since it’s a tool most of us have and it’s easy to do. Finding the Right Illustrations in PowerPoint & E-Learning. How to Edit Vector Illustrations in PowerPoint. Usually you need an illustration app.EPS files can be ungrouped and modified in PowerPoint. EPS or.AI

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 ».

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. PowerPoint Tip 1: Step Away from the PowerPoint Template. So everything has a distinct PowerPoint look.

How to Add a Hyperlink to a PowerPoint Presentation

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Hyperlinks make a presentation non-linear by connecting it with other slides, documents and web pages. This guide demonstrates how to add hyperlinks to a PowerPoint presentation, so that they work both on a local computer and online. You’ll also learn other PowerPoint tricks, such as linking to a YouTube video, changing hyperlink color, configuring navigation and others.

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.

How To Fill The Void of Missing Powerpoint Clipart

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The Clipart library has been available within the PowerPoint and MS Word programs since the mid-1990s. There are a few reasons why Bing images, which is the option being presented by Microsoft, may not be the most viable option for tracking down the digital assets you’ll need for creating in PowerPoint, Word, or any other program.

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.

eLearning: Articulate Storyline and Microsoft PowerPoint

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by Kevin Siegel      If Microsoft PowerPoint is your starting point for developing eLearning content, you can reuse that content in any of the top eLearning development tools including  Adobe Presenter ,  Adobe Captivate , and  TechSmith Camtasia Studio. You can select all of the PowerPoint slides or pick and choose.

PowerPoint: My New Favorite (Free!) Video Converter

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  I have written a few articles on how to get online videos (like YouTube) into PowerPoint presentations (links below).   PowerPoint 2007 (with internet).    PowerPoint 2007 (without internet).   PowerPoint 2008 for the Mac.   PowerPoint 2010. " PowerPointby AJ George.  The service was also very basic.

content.ED: How to Create Engaging Presentations

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This series covers the best practices of creating documentation, graphics, videos, presentations, and other types of content using Snagit. Miss While public speaking may not be everyone’s cup of tea, creating engaging presentations can help you feel more confident. Presentations allow you to illustrate a topic visually and vocally. Avoid PowerPoint themes. Fonts.

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!):

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.   PowerPoint  Spoiler alert:  it didn't go well. First, the good news.

How to Use PowerPoint

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Having viewed many TED presentations, I had the mistaken belief that leaders were finally learning how to use PowerPoint (and other presentation tools) effectively. It would be better if they didn’t use PowerPoint at all. It is because PowerPoint (and other presentation software) has become a ubiquitous form of management communication in organizations.

Designing Effective Presentations at USM!

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This time around we will be challenging ourselves to design engaging and effective presentations for learning and teaching. In this workshop, we will explore how to design effective and engaging presentations for learning, teaching and research. Apply ‘Gagne’s 9 events of instruction’ to design effective and engaging presentations. ATTENTION! Let''s connect! workshop

PowerPoint: Changing Slide Sizes for Importing into Captivate

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  If you plan to import a PowerPoint presentation into Adobe Captivate, it's a good idea to first resize the PowerPoint presentation from within PowerPoint. If you resize the PowerPoint presentation, the size of the imported slides you see in Captivate will match the width and height of your Captivate project.  by AJ George.