PresentationPro Blog Blog 2010 Product: Speech-Over 5 CoolNew Product: Speech-Over 5 CoolImprove your presentations with text to speech narration. It's inexpensive and easy to use!Speech-Over is a powerful yet easy to use text to speech plugin allowing you to easily add voice audio to any PowerPoint presentation.Wed, 23 Dec 2015 14:04:42 GMT keyboard shortcuts to deliver your presentation like a ProUse keyboard shortcuts to deliver your presentation like a Pro!Did you know you can navigate your slideshow with your keyboard when its in Full Screen mode? You can use your arrow keys to go back and forth (previous animation step/next animation step) or use the number pad to jump to a specific slide (press 8, then ENTER to jump immediately to slide 8). Learn all the tricks to present like a pro.Wed, 04 Nov 2015 10:16:16 GMT Tip: Use Gantt Chart Software for Presentations Project plans can be detailed and complicated but project presentations should not be. Communications to clients, executives and other key stakeholders should be clear and easy to understand, and not complicated.Tue, 07 Oct 2014 13:17:55 GMT Creative Decision Tree in PowerPoint 2010/2013Learn to draw creative decision tree diagram in PowerPoint 2010 and 2013. Follow these simple step by step instructions to create this useful diagram for your business presentations.The diagram is stylish yet functional. Wed, 13 Nov 2013 12:42:44 GMT PowerPoint Templates using SmartArtLearn to create useful Marketing Mix diagram using SmartArt tools. Follow our easy instructions to create this PowerPoint template for your business presentations.You can use the diagram to talk about the 4Ps of marketing. You can also use the diagram to portray interrelationship between any four factors. The diagram is created using PowerPoint SmartArt. Let us learn the steps right away. Mon, 14 Oct 2013 13:09:37 GMT Pyramid using PowerPoint SmartArtLearn to create circular 3D pyramid in PowerPoint using SmartArt. Follow our simple step by step instructions to create this useful graphic for your business presentations.The circular pyramid you’ll learn to create is:You can use the graphic to represent 5 levels in an organization, 5 stages to reach the top etc. Let us see how to create the graphic step by step using SmartArt.Wed, 25 Sep 2013 18:47:31 GMT Zenler StudioArt of Interactive eLearningZenler Studio is a powerful, yet easy to use, eLearning authoring system for creating high quality interactive eLearning courses which can be published on the Internet or to any SCORM/AICC compliant LMS. Fri, 17 May 2013 09:41:38 GMT Doodle Shapes for PowerPointAdd a personal touch with hand-drawn shapes.Doodle shapes is a package of 170 custom hand-drawn shapes for Microsoft PowerPoint. All of the graphics are vector shapes that will instantly change to the theme colors of your slides and scale perfectly when you resize them. Wed, 08 May 2013 13:28:31 GMT PowerPoint Gradients for 3D EffectLearn to use gradients effectively in your business presentations to create a stunning 3D Effect. Don’t settle for the standard presets that come with the software.Mon, 22 Apr 2013 16:14:22 GMT Concentric Circles in PowerPoint EasilyDiscover a super easy way to create concentric circles using PowerPoint's SmartArt tool. Follow our simple step by step instructions to create this useful diagram.Thu, 04 Apr 2013 09:51:14 GMT Trick to Cut a ShapeLearn a useful trick to cut a shape in PowerPoint. Create many useful diagrams like circular arrows using this simple idea.Cut shapes by using lines in the same color as the slide background:When you draw lines in the same color as the slide background on an auto shape, the shape appears to be cut along the lines you drew. Let us see a practical example of the principle by cutting an auto shape.Fri, 29 Mar 2013 11:05:09 GMT Visual MagicFollow these practical guidelines for getting the most out of your presentation. Here we have provided the tips to visually enhance your PowerPoint presentation.PowerTip: Visual MagicView more presentations or Upload your own.Tue, 26 Mar 2013 11:56:23 GMT PowerPoint Jigsaw Puzzle Cube TutorialLearn to create jigsaw puzzle of a cube easily. Follow our simple step by step instructions to create this useful graphic for your business presentations.The PowerPoint Jigsaw Puzzle looks like this:Fri, 22 Feb 2013 17:55:13 GMT a Versatile PowerPoint Puzzle using PowerPoint 2010A Puzzle is a useful diagram to be used in business presentations. It is quite easy to create the versatile puzzle pieces using PowerPoint 2010. Follow our simple step by step instructions.The PowerPoint puzzle we will create today is:You can create it under 2 minutes once you finish going through this easy tutorial.Where can you use this puzzle diagram?You can use the diagram to represent:4 inter related processes4 functions dependent on one another4 components of a whole etc.The usefulness of the diagram is limited only by your imagination.Mon, 28 Jan 2013 12:33:11 GMT 2013: The Guides have gotten smarterOver on the Microsoft PowerPoint blog, Daniel Altin - Program Manager, details how they've made guides in PowerPoint 2013 even smarter . Take a look below to see just how guides have improved.Smart Guides: Now Even SmarterIn case you don’t know what Smart Guides are, they're the dashed lines that appear to help you with alignment as you move shapes around the slide. Here's an example of what they look like in PowerPoint 2010:Not only do they look better in the new version of PowerPoint, they help you in more ways.Mon, 26 Nov 2012 11:57:36 GMT PowerPoint Image Effect: Focused highlightDiscover a useful technique to highlight certain portions of your image in PowerPoint. Guide your audience attention with purpose in 2 easy steps in PowerPoint 2010.Context of highlighting pictures:We all know the importance of using relevant images in PowerPoint presentations. But, sometimes the key details in an image may not be immediately apparent to the audience. In such cases, it is essential to draw their attention to the important portions of your picture.In this article, you will learn to create a focused highlight on certain areas of your photos in 2 easy steps.See the difference in the following two images. Which one highlights the humming bird better?Tue, 06 Nov 2012 11:32:59 GMT 2013: Create consistent color schemes with the EyedropperCreating a consistent color scheme has been one of the more difficult things to do in PowerPoint. With PowerPoint 2013 around the corner, things are going to be getting a little easier.Using a consistent visual color scheme is one of the best ways to build a professional-looking presentation. Having a color scheme for you presentation allows you to create a visual unity for the content on the slide. Anyone familiar with Photoshop, Fireworks, or any other graphics editing application can tell you the benefits of the eyedropper. The eyedropper makes it easy to take a color from one object and use it in another. Whether your picking a color inside or outside of PowerPoint, PowerPoint 2013 makes it easier to create a visually stunning presentation.Read more to see howMon, 22 Oct 2012 17:44:58 GMT to pick the best PowerPoint template for you presentation!How do you pick the right design for a PowerPoint presentation?There are obviously a lot of web sites that sell templates and themes for PowerPoint and the more you look, the more confusing it can get. When customers ask me for help finding a theme for their presentations, I always try to help them narrow it down by asking 3 simple questions.What is the topic of the presentation?Do you have a color preference?Are you looking for a bold/flashy design or something more muted and subtle?Wed, 05 Sep 2012 15:13:45 GMT 2010: Dynamic TransitionsPowerPoint 2010 introduced a number of new features. Among these new features were new slide transitions. Dynamic slide transitions are possibly the most interesting of the new transition effects in PowerPoint 2010 (these also work in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac). With these new transitions the effect is actually applied to all the text and images on the slide. The background remains static. This gives your content fluid independent movement on and off the screen. Fri, 31 Aug 2012 11:29:22 GMT Tip: How to Crop Around an Irregular Shape – PowerPoint Video Tip How do you crop around an image, removing the background? Especially when the shape you want to keep is not a regular circle, square or triangle? Simple! You draw around the shape using PowerPoint’s drawing tools, then fill the shape as a picture.Here’s a demonstration. About the author: Bruce Gabrielle is author of Speaking PowerPoint: the New Language of Business, showing a 12-step method for creating clearer and more persuasive PowerPoint slides for boardroom presentations. Subscribe to this blog or join my LinkedIn group to get new posts sent to your inbox.Tue, 14 Aug 2012 13:03:13 GMT A Shiny Sphere in PowerPointThis tutorial has step by step instructions to create a shiny sphere with PowerPoint. The shiny layer provides a professional look and feel to your regular PowerPoint Diagrams.The difference that ‘Shine’ can make:Here is how the diagrams can look when your templates are ready to use:So, lets get on with the simple tutorialThu, 02 Aug 2012 17:45:20 GMT in PowerPoint 2010 can bring your presentation to lifeThe introduction of PowerPoint 2010 brought with it many new features. One of the most exciting is the ability to manipulate video.Previous version of PowerPoint only allowed you adjust the size and placement of the videos you would insert into your presentation.  With the addition of these new features you can now add special effects, format, edit and even add text over your video.  No longer is there a need to use a separate application or clunky add in to get  your videos the way you want them prior to inserting into your presentation.Thu, 05 Jul 2012 12:57:28 GMT a minute to learn this classic PowerPoint tipHere is a quick 1 minute classic tip presented by Microsoft explaining how to add video to your presentations. When you finish, come take a look at our PowerPoint video package. Over 2,000 videos to bring your presentations to life.Thu, 03 May 2012 12:59:15 GMT Tips to create beautiful PowerPoint slides. Discover 5 quick tips to create beautiful PowerPoint slides that look professional. These tips are easy to implement and the difference in results is clearly noticeable.Thu, 12 Apr 2012 14:32:00 GMT a 3D PowerPoint Raised PlatformLearn to make a useful 3D rectangular platform in PowerPoint 2007 / 2010 in a simple step by step way. The beautiful 3D platform you’ll learn to make in this section is:Thu, 26 Jan 2012 17:29:28 GMT beginners tutorialsSo you've never used PowerPoint before, or maybe its been awhile since you have. Wed, 28 Dec 2011 17:28:28 GMT to re-enable a PowerPoint add-in When PowerPoint experiences unexpected behavior while loading an add-in, the add in can become disabled. If your add-in is no longer showing in your PowerPoint tool bar, check to see if the add in has been disabled before you rush to install again.Wed, 28 Dec 2011 17:04:14 GMT to create triangle shaped tables in PowerPointlearn how to create triangle shaped tables in Microsoft PowerPoint!Mon, 28 Nov 2011 17:44:37 GMT to use Picture Layouts in PowerPoint 2010Learn how to create custom layouts step by step.Tue, 22 Nov 2011 17:57:25 GMT to use Animation Painter for PowerPoint 2010The new animation painter is a simple addition to PowerPoint 2010 that allows users to copy and paste animations from one shape to another quickly and easily. View a quick 'how to' video to learn more.Fri, 18 Nov 2011 17:13:16 GMT to - basic skills building videosPowerPoint skills building lessions. Here are a few short free training videos to help you use some of the basic tools in Microsoft PowerPoint.Thu, 10 Nov 2011 17:49:10 GMT