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Embedding multiple audio clips into a single PowerPoint page

I just worked on a recent client project for an advertising pitch where they wanted to have various audio clips play automatically after one click per slide and not have the icons on the screen.  This was a new one for me and frankly I didn’t think it could be done.  But dear readers, it […]

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Non-Office Options: For when you don’t have PowerPoint

A recent house guest of mine was asked to do a Pecha Kucha while here in New York City.  She’s a surface-textile designer and doesn’t really use Microsoft Office products and doesn’t feel it’s worth the investment for the singular presentation.  She asked me what her options are, which had me thinking that others may […]

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Tips for being the liaison between designers

Frequently when working with a presentation designer, you need to also act as the liaison between the presentation designer and your print/web designers.  Web, print and presentations designers all speak a slightly different language, which can leave you spinning in confusion of you aren’t able to navigate them.  Hopefully this post will help you navigate […]

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Awesome Nancy Duarte tool

Those who work with me, know that I’m a HUGE Nancy Duarte fan.  Her book slide:ology is one of my favorites, as is her TED talk where she determines the structure for inspirational talks. Now it seems that her firm is at it again with a library of templates, that they’re calling the Diagrammer.  Each […]

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Presenting with videos

Cross posted from Martha’s blog I have worked on a lot of presentations with and have come to realize that use of videos is confusing to most presenters.  In the interest of helping presenters use video in the most interesting way possible, I’d like to give you some tips: Embed your video.  Switching between programs […]

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Audience response systems

Before launching off onto my own, I worked at a major management consulting firm.  One of my big projects at the Firm was to figure out new and innovative communication techniques, the more interaction the better.  Our studies had shown that clients were sick of being spoken at and wanted to be spoken with.  (Not […]

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Which software should I use for my presentation?

“What’s better?  PowerPoint, Keynote or Prezi?” This is a question that we get at The Presentation School a lot!  The answer is alas not one that clearly supports one software over another:  What is your audience’s preference?  What machine will your presentation being run off of? Instead of leaving you high and dry, here are some […]

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