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. So here is my list of 8 essential questions, or as I also call it, my wheel to better presentations. What’s the presentation purpose?

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.

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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?

6 Underutilized PowerPoint Features

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Because PowerPoint has been around for such a long time (almost 28 years), Microsoft has been able to create features and integrate options that allow presenters and now some eLearning professionals to create content effectively. eLearning Featured Powerpoint Resouces Resources

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

New Cutout People For Your PowerPoint Presentations

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Let’s take a look at how easily our cutout people can be inserted into your next presentation. The post New Cutout People For Your PowerPoint Presentations appeared first on eLearning Brothers.

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 not close the presentation before the progress bar indicates that it is finished. " PowerPointby AJ George.

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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.

Preparing A PowerPoint Animation Strategy

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As a PowerPoint developer, I have asked myself these questions many times regarding animations in PowerPoint. Microsoft PowerPoint is, to their credit, always releasing new content that will draw people to their product and make life easier for developers and presenters.

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. Once installed, the Camtasia recording features are added to PowerPoint's Ribbon (on the Add-Ins tab).   Adobe Presenter 9 and PowerPoint.

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?

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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.

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.

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! Shared.

Getting Started with Games in PowerPoint

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That is why many developers and presenters put serious time into the graphical representation of their message. Most people don’t think that PowerPoint was built for or even allows you to build quizzes (let alone a gamified quiz) without using macros.

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. PPT allows alternative text to be built into presentations.

Storyboarding in PowerPoint with Visual Studio

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PowerPoint is known and primarily used for presentations both big and small (like middle school small) because of how easy it is to learn the basics and create awesome content fast. The simplicity, and sometimes surprising depth, of PowerPoint makes it an amazing platform.

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).

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.

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.

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. "   eLearning PowerPointby AJ George.

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.

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. by Jennie Ruby.

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." The good news is that you don't have to be a seasoned designer to produce beautiful and effective presentations.

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.

5 Popular Categories of PowerPoint Graphics

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Our Microsoft PowerPoint Graphics are the best in the business, and with good reason. PowerPoint Icons. Sometimes you just need a quick symbol for whatever PowerPoint project you’re working on right now, and our Icons category has a lot for you to choose from.

Essential PowerPoint Animations Tips

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I’ve been reviewing a lot of the older PowerPoint tutorials that I’ve posted in the past. In this post, we’ll do a refresh on the basics on PowerPoint animations. PowerPoint Animation Basics. Triggering PowerPoint Animations. PowerPoint Animation Pane.

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 [.].

Getting Started with eLB Templates in PowerPoint

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There is a heavy stigma associated with templates and even with PowerPoint: They are beginner tools that don’t permit advanced users to create awesomeness. Also note that even advanced users of PowerPoint still use templates to save time and jumpstart the creative process.

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. Today we’re taking a look at a few of our favorite eLearning templates in the PowerPoint library.

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.

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.

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.

Lectora to Convert PowerPoint Presentations into Engaging E-learning

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In my previous blog, we have seen how to convert your PowerPoint presentations into e-learning courses using Adobe Captivate. In this post, we will see how to convert PowerPoint presentations using another widely used rapid authoring tool – Lectora Inspire.

Adobe Captivate to Convert PowerPoint Presentations to E-learning

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Many organizations prefer to convert their PowerPoint presentations, used in classrooms, into interactive e-learning courses using rapid authoring tools. Here are the steps: Open the PowerPoint presentation you want to convert to an e-learning course.

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. Working with PowerPoint. This will disable other types of navigation, including simply clicking to the next slide and the navigation bar that usually accompanies a presentation

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. In PowerPoint, click the Paste button from the Home tab and choose Paste > Paste Special.