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Inserting Screenshots in PowerPoint 2010

Here‘s a quick and easy way to insert screenshotsonto your PowerPoint 2010 slide: On the Insert tab, select Screenshot. The Available Windows panel opens, showing thumbnails of all the application windows currently open on your desktop. Select one of the thumbnails to insert a screenshot on the slide. Large screenshots automatically scale to fit within the slide boundaries, a huge improvement over the past when you might have had to Continu

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A Presenter‘s Worst Nightmare

It happens to the best of us. Despite preparations-testing equipment, rehearsing in the space-technology can let you down right in the middle of a presentation. How do you handle these unforeseeable hiccups? Watch how a presenter at one of the most prestigious speaking events deals with this all-too-common issue. Well maybe it wasn‘t so unforeseen afterall. But while this video is perhaps onlymeant to make us smile, we can still Continue Re

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How to Record Voice Over in PowerPoint 2013

Voice-over audioa piece of narration not accompanied by an image of the speakercan be a very effective tool in your presentation. It can allow an audience to hear your presentation when you‘re not there to give it, and can even turn your PowerPoint into a simple, yet effective, animated video. In PowerPoint 2013, you can record narrations and adjust the timing of when to advance slides and animations, which allows Continue Reading The post

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6 ‘Foolproof‘ Presentation Proofing Techniques

Nothing is more embarrassing than presenting in front of a group of clients/peers/co-workers, making what you think is a stellar presentation, only to discover a major typo that suddenly appears during your talk. Beyond the possibility of losing credibility, your audience may fixate on the error ratherthan hearing your message. After crafting a presentation,you‘ll wantto proof your document to check for errors. But, familiarity with the inf

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Intro to Google Drive and Google Slides

Google Driveis a free service from Google that lets you create, edit, store and share files that you can access on your computer, tablet or smart phone at any time. You can use Google Drive as a cloud storage service (like Dropbox or Box)the Google Drive app can be installed as a folder on your desktop, tablet, or phone and it syncs with Google Drive online. Anything you place in Continue Reading The post Intro to Google Drive and Google Slides

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Video Not Working in PowerPoint?

In PowerPoint 2013, there are fourways to add a video to your presentation. Below are instructions on how to embed a video into your PowerPoint file, how to link to a video on YouTube, Vimeo, or any website, and how to link to a video stored locally on your computer. We‘ve also included tips for ensuring smooth video playback during your presentation by choosing the right video format, and how Continue Reading The post Video Not Working in

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Help! Why Is My PowerPoint File So Big?

One of the many questions that we receive at the Bluewave studio is, ‘Why are my PowerPoint files so huge (in terms of file size)?‘ Well, a picture is worth a thousand words-and also a thousand kilobytes. When you add photos to a presentation, obviously the PowerPoint file size is going to get bigger. Even just one high resolution image can increase the file size dramatically. Add a few more Continue Reading The post Help! Why Is My

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Avoid Blurry Photos in PowerPoint

How often have you opened up a PowerPoint, started the slideshow mode, only to be stopped in your tracks by a photo that‘s blurry? We‘ve received many desperate emails from clients asking, ‘Can you do something with the photos? Why are they so blurry and fuzzy?‘ A rose is a rose What happened? Most likely the user pasted a very small photo into the PowerPoint file and scaled it as Continue Reading The post Avoid Blurry Ph

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PowerPoint Meets Improv

Imagine yourself on stage, just before giving a presentation to a packed house. The spotlight is bright, the audience is smiling at you, the mic is hot. You launch into your topic, click your slideshowremoteand turn slightly to reference the first slidewhich you‘ve never seen before. This is the premise of Speechless, a unique event that brings togetherimprov and PowerPoint presentations, and it sounded like such a perfect combination that

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Must-know Presentation Design Tips to Avoid Problems When Projecting

Sometimes presentations that display beautifully on your monitor just don‘t look that great when projected. We‘ve pulled together some of our best presentation design tips for using graphics, colors, andfontsthat will help your presentationlook great on the big screen. Graphics Placement: In some venues, sightlines can be obstructed by rows of seats. As a result, the lower portion of the slide may not be consistently visible to much o

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