Presentations Glossary

Definitions and resources for terms and techniques used in the world of presentations

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Thursday, May 17, 2018, posted by Geetesh at 9:53 pm

Peter ArvaiPeter Arvai loves technologies that enable world-changing stories to be shared. In 2008, he joined forces with Adam Somlai-Fischer and Péter Halácsy, an architect, and an innovator, to create a more memorable and engaging way for people to share stories. Today, their creation is known as Prezi. Before co-founding Prezi, Peter was already active in the information-sharing realm. In Sweden, he founded omvard.se, a company that aggregates data on treatment outcomes for hospital patients. Soon after, he developed the world’s first mobile newsreader so people could follow TED Talks from their mobile devices.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018, posted by Geetesh at 12:00 pm

While you can open and save files from any file location you access on your computer or network, you can also add more places from where you can open and save files. You see options to add a place in both the Open and Save As tabs of Backstage view. By default, your OneDrive location is already available as a place, only if you have signed in. But you can add more places too.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018, posted by Geetesh at 4:11 pm

Text Boxes in PowerPoint need to be moved and resized within different areas of the slide. While you may think that selecting and resizing is all that is to be done, that’s not the entire truth because there’s so much more you can do even with mere resizing–if you know that these options exist!

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018, posted by Geetesh at 5:32 pm

Laura BergellsLaura Bergells built and marketed websites in the early 1990’s for automotive companies, including Detroit Diesel, Penske Motorsports, and Diesel Technology. Laura also served as an internet marketing consultant in the pioneer days of Autotrader.com and eBay Motors. Since 1999, Laura is a freelance web content developer, community builder, and speaker. Her popular blog, Maniactive.com, has content for those who deliver presentations to modern, media-savvy audiences.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018, posted by Geetesh at 12:19 pm

Applying a Theme in PowerPoint applies Theme Colors, Theme Fonts, Theme Effects, Theme Backdrops, and much more. However there are scenarios in which you really don’t require such a complete makeover or metamorphosis. In that case, you can still apply Theme Colors and Theme Fonts and leave all other Theme attributes unchanged.

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Monday, May 7, 2018, posted by Geetesh at 12:16 pm

When you launch PowerPoint, you are provided with an option to create a new blank presentation. Further, if you are already working on an open presentation, and want to create a new presentation at that point, you can do so using the New tab within the Backstage View.

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Friday, April 27, 2018, posted by Geetesh at 9:49 am

Brian ReillyBrian Reilly is President of Reillyand, a Milford CT based company, that develops custom solutions typically integrating several of the Office applications for output into PowerPoint. Brian is also a Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Microsoft PowerPoint. He often creates customized solutions for clients that involve taking PowerPoint and other Microsoft Office applications to the limit.

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Thursday, April 26, 2018, posted by Geetesh at 10:25 am

Enabling Guides for your presentation slides helps ensure that your objects are easily aligned, and also in the same relative position in successive slides. But just enabling Guides is more like getting started. There’s so much more you can do, such as customizing the Guides themselves using hierarchical options. PowerPoint lets you work with Guides on a higher hierarchical level within the Slide Master and individual Slide Layouts. Depending on whether you added Guides within the Slide Master, an individual Slide Layout, or even a normal slide, your Guides are color-coded for easy identification.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018, posted by Geetesh at 12:54 pm

While working in PowerPoint and other Office applications, you will see the concept of “Office Background”, which essentially indicates the small image strip visible on the top right area of the program interface.  It does look like PowerPoint just got tattooed!

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018, posted by Geetesh at 11:02 am

Robert Kawalsky

Robert Kawalsky is the CEO and Cofounder of Zeetings, a software company changing the way people present their ideas to the world. Robert is also an active investor and advisor to technology and internet related businesses. He previously held the position of Portfolio Manager at Keybridge Capital where he grew and managed a portfolio of assets across shipping, aviation, renewable energy and real estate. Robert began his career at Ernst & Young, holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of NSW and is a CFA Charterholder.

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