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Part One: Create and animate objects on a slide — Patriotic Theme

This step-by-step series of tutorials will show you how to animate shapes and text to create a customizable patriotic slide with background music. This first tutorial focuses on drawing and animating the Red Bars shown below. Create the red bars: In this slide we’ve created two bars using rectangles...

My First Business Trip with the Microsoft Surface Pro.

I took a rather daring approach to business travel this past week. I hit the road with a my week-old Microsoft Surface Pro tablet and the newest release of Microsoft Office (2013). I travelled to Microsoft for a series of meetings at the annual Global...

Insight Selling Presentation Flow

Applying Insight Selling Technique to Your PowerPoint Presentations

In a single day, two  of my clients discussed strategies on how they would like sell to potential customers. They used the term "Insight Selling," citing the rationale that today's customers are engaging suppliers only after they have done significant due diligence to determine their needs, identify...

Use PowerPoint’s Built-in Tools to Create Amazing Custom Graphics

I am flattered to have been invited to present at the 3rd Annual Outstanding Presentations Workshop, hosted by fellow MVP Ellen Finkelstein. I'm among six other MVP colleagues and Rick Altman, the annual Presentation Summit host, that make up this year's 8-week webinar series.  Ellen...

Ric B is near and dear to my heart. Great book for us PowerPoint Geeks -- and the rest of the world!...