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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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Inspiration source: 1 Second Everyday

I’m a HUGE fan of TED.com. No doubt you are, too. One of my favorite talks comes from a fellow by the name of Ceasar Kuriyama about a project he did in which he recorded 1 second of everyday of his 30th year of life. He then mashed it together in an awesome film that […]

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Fonts & PowerPoint

If you’d like to have an edgier, moe sophisticated looking PowerPoint template, I’d suggest not using one of the following fonts:  Arial, Calibri, Tahoma or Verdana.  Everyone uses them.  The benefit to using them, is that anyone can then edit your pages.  If that’s not the concern, then consider using a different font. When selecting […]

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Why is my slide deck so boring?

Because you call it: a file, a slide deck, a pack or any other name for a big dump of information into a PowerPoint file.  I challenge you to change your mindset around these PowerPoint or Keynote files that you put together.  Call them what they are, supports for a communications occasion   Call them presentations!  Call […]

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Color or no color, that is the question!

This is a cross-post from Martha’s blog In my years as a visual communications professional, I’ve worked with all types of companies, consultants, and government entities.  And with each of these interactions, attitudes around color seem to differ greatly – sometimes for good reason, other times based on fear.  In general I find there are […]

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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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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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