Rethinking Microsoft PowerPoint Presentations

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During our webinar on May 24, Creating Better Presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint , we covered key points on effective presentations in PowerPoint. One additional feature in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 that we did not cover much in our webinar is animation. In PowerPoint, you can add sound, animate text and objects, and even animate your SmartArt.

Harry's Powerpoint

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I showed him the basics of how to extract the photos from the camera, how to insert them into PowerPoint, and some basic instruction on PowerPoint. | View | Upload your own. Tonight we worked on Harry's slide show. I purchased a $10 digital camera for Harry from the drugstore. He has been taking photos and then using them to illustrate a digital diary. Harry is 8 years old).


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Voice Over PowerPoint: Free GoldMail for Non-profits

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Looking for an easy way to add your voice over a PowerPoint presentation, then share it by email or online? Tags: Non-profit technology Fundraising nptech E-mail marketing Non-profit Communications PowerPoint application audio Here's a cool tool to try – and a special offer for non-profit organizations.( read more ).

Death By PowerPoint? Three Ways to Revive Your Presentations!

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Using SmartArt Graphics in Microsoft PowerPoint to Enhance Your Presentation Instead of Hindering It. Accomplishing More With PowerPoint: Don’t Let Your Slide Become a “Brochure," Eliminate the PowerPoint Clutter! Microsoft presentations PowerpointHere's something we all dread: Slide after slide loaded with text that is being "read" by the presenter. But then when we are asked to create a presentation, we fall into the same trap.

Blogging & Storytelling PowerPoint

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You can see PowerPoints and notes from all of the sessions ( Listening/Engaging , Storytelling , Generating Buzz , and Online Networking ) on the WeAreMedia wiki, and I've embedded my Blogging and Storytelling presentation below. I just finished co-presenting a "Storytelling" session at NTEN's WeAreMedia Webinar with Michael Hoffman of See3 Communications. Michael talked about how nonprofits can use video to tell their stories, and I talked about blogging.

5 Favorite Features, Tips, and Shortcuts for Microsoft's PowerPoint

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Following up on a post from last month that featured my favorite features, tips, and shortcuts for the oft-used Word program, I wanted to do the same with another tool in the Office Suite: PowerPoint. If you're not already familiar with it, PowerPoint is a presentation program which I use pretty regularly when helping with our webinar program and when giving presentations at conferences, staff meetings, and trainings.

Webinar Recap: Creating Better Presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint

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On May 24, I had the pleasure of facilitating our first webinar in our Microsoft Tips and Tricks Series, Creating Better Presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint. Better PowerPoint Presentations: The Office Casual Way. A full training course on using photos in PowerPoint 2010 Course. A full training course on using photos in PowerPoint 2007 Course. Embed a PowerPoint Presentation into a blog. A PowerPoint Web App about Web Apps.

Toxic Powerpoint

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A great article on SociableMedia about how to address the symptoms of toxic powerpoint which include: * Bullet point asphyxiation that suffocates dialogue with an endless stream of text read off a screen. Chart attack numbs its victims with numbers at the expense of narrative. Intellectual indigestion overwhelms with too much information that has not been digested properly

How PowerPoint Is Helping to Protect Motorcyclists in London

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It's time to add Microsoft's PowerPoint to the list. This post originally appeared on the Microsoft Unlimited Potential Blog and was written by Erica Lorraine Scheidt, TechSoup Global's Director of Marketing Communications. Typically, helmets, riding suits, gloves, and goggles are the best way to keep motorcyclists safe on the road. Motorcycle-related accident statistics are sobering.

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Upcoming Webinar on May 24: Better Presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint

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Pacific, we will be holding a live webinar that will be covering SmartArt, Creating Better Presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint. We will then discuss PowerPoint's broadcast function , which allows you to virtually share your presentation with clients or colleagues throughout the world. Also included in this webinar will be a discussion of Microsoft Web Apps , PowerPoint resources, and information on the TechSoup Microsoft Software Donation Program.

The Visual Language of PowerPoint

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My strongest learning style is visual and perhaps that why I've always been attracted to using images to make a point in powerpoint and graphjc organizers. Standford scholar Robert Horn who wrote "Visual Language: Global Communication for the 21st Century," offers some great insights to anyone who needs to communicate with words and images in this Q&A

The Social Life of PowerPoint Presentations (or why I really love SlideShare)

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SlideShare is a social networking site that lets you share Powerpoint presentations. My wildest dream would be for many nonprofits to upload and share powerpoint presentation (and screencasts) and we could remix each other's work - it would save us time and help build knowledge. In fact, I have a " Remix This PowerPoint " presentation up on slide share right now! Setting up a group to share powerpoints from a conference would be awesome.

Pecha Kucha

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Pecha Kucha is a variation on your typical PowerPoint presentation. How it differs from your traditional PowerPoint presentation is that the speaker uses 20 slides and has 20 seconds per slide to speak. Pecha Kucha style presentations were invented 8 years ago as 1) a fun way to showcase knowledge and products while placing presenters who are beginners or advanced professionals on a level footing and 2) an innovative and disruptive alternative to the boring PowerPoint presentations.

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It is difficult to let go of the old ways. from powerpoint to wikitation

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I'm also trying to move from powerpoint to wikitation. I'm not the only one who is making the shift from solitary powerpoint to the more social wikitations. Photo in flickr - Letting Go. I have to prepare for a presentation at the Integrated Media Conference (public broadcasting) at the end of the month called "Lessons Beyond the Field." " The description is: Public broadcasting isn't the only industry that's exploring the role of social media in their work.

7 Easy Ideas to Give Your Next Presentation Oomph

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Here's one of my absolute favorite-of-all-time slideshows that does this effectively: it's called You Suck at PowerPoint. presentations microsoft digital storytelling Powerpoint Slideshare Did you know that audiences forget 90 percent of what's presented to them? Well, of course you did! You've sat through your fair share of screamingly dull presentations where you felt proud that you remembered even 1.7

How Trickle Up Animated Their Nonprofit Story

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But through creative use of PowerPoint , the deck became a three-second. President, admits he;s somewhat of a PowerPoint whiz. " Familiarity with the tool, he explained, made PowerPoint the obvious. "PowerPoint is a tool we already had, and rather than spend time researching new software, we were thinking. creatively about how to use PowerPoint and accomplish something that. beauty of Microsoft products, especially PowerPoint, is that you learn.

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Interesting Uses of Technology: Digital Video, Social Media, and More

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use of PowerPoint. Multimedia and Graphics Office and Productivity Microsoft social media video online community library libraries nonprofits nonprofit digital storytelling PowerpointNeed practical advice on using digital video, social media, or presentation tools at your organization? Want to see how other organizations are using these technologies and what they’ve accomplished?

The Ultimate List

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It includes great videos, PowerPoint files and infographics that are worth your while. Tags: Education and Training Tools hubspot infographics powerpoint slides statistics Video Hubspot has an incredible list of social media statistics resources that you must see. Image source: Hubspot. Do you have other favorite social media resources? If so please share them in our comments section.

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Tweet Chat Recap: #Office4Good

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And for anyone who does many PowerPoint presentations, new horizontal and vertical guidelines let you say goodbye to wonky alignments, which thrills Microsoft's Jane Meseck. Microsoft tweet chat recap Microsoft Office tweet chat tsmicrosoft tsmicrosoftdesktop Microsoft Excel Microsoft PowerPoint Microsoft Outlook Microsoft Word

Create, Edit, Share Docs Online with Free Microsoft Office Apps

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Tags: Non-profit technology nptech office collaboration Microsoft online storage project management PowerPoint application

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A Really Cool Thing I learned from Reading Scott Berkun's Confessions of a Public Speaker

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Fast Free Document Sharing and Review

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American Indian Resource Center: A TechSoup Youth Organization Profile

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Heather designs Microsoft PowerPoint -based games, like the Jeopardy inspired one she did that prepares kids for OHLAP , which is a scholarship program for Oklahoma students to attend Oklahoma colleges and universities. She also creates PowerPoint presentations, brochures, and flyers for their domestic violence and sexual assault prevention programs called ARRA Track and TRACES. There is a wide array of nonprofit organizations that serve the 1.6 million Native Americans in the U.S.

The Next-Generation Office Is Here!

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As you build your slideshows, PowerPoint suggests variations on your color scheme and template as you go and includes new tools to help develop and align text, graphics, and imagery. This updated presentation tool also includes an improved Presenter View and a PowerPoint web app that allows coauthoring of presentations by several people inside and outside of your organization. Microsoft Microsoft Office Powerpoint tsfeatured tsmicrosoft Outlook Excel Word OneNote tsmicrosoftdeskto

Nonprofit Presenters: What are your best tips for preparing presentations?

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Build Beautiful Charts & Graphs with Data Visualization on EveryAction


or relying on (pretty ugly) charts with data estimates made in Excel or Powerpoint. Whether its for a board meeting or a conference, nonprofit professionals often spend hours of time trying to figure out ways to present their data in an easily understandable way. Often, this results in either hiring a graphic designer, assigning herculean design tasks to interns(!),

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The User Generators: What Makes Them Tick | Beaconfire Wire

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But I did have a PowerPoint! Skip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed?

Announcing the 2021 Open Data Project!

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The anonymized survey data can be easily downloaded into Excel, PowerPoint, a PDF, and/or Word. Open data is the idea that some data should be freely available to everyone to use a nd republish as they wish.

MS Office to Support (Some) Open Standards | Beaconfire Wire

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Skip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed? 06/28/2010: User Expectations and Interface Response Times 06/16/2010: Making the most of conference hashtags: A tool for presenters 06/08/2010: Beaconfire Survey: Seductive Interactions 06/08/2010: Emailing with Convio – Testing Conditional Content 06/07/2010: Goin’ Barefoot?

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Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

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Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week. I wish I was able to attend, but am glad that many of my clients have the opportunity to go. The conference is held every two years, and is always.

We've Built The Tools You Need for 2018


Often, this means settling for (pretty ugly) charts with data estimates made in Excel or Powerpoint, but no more! Throughout 2017, our team introduced some of the most cutting-edge tools to help empower nonprofits to not only reach, but exceed their goals. Read up on some of the biggest new features we released last year, and if you want to check them out for yourself, request a demo and get your year off to a strong start.

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Holly Ross at NCE

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Here are her two PowerPoint presentations from it. If you were at NCE in Nashville and saw Holly Ross , you will want to see her blog posts about her time with NCE. Entry 1. Entry 2.

TechSoup Tools for Desktop Publishing and Presentations

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You can save entire PDF files or just selected portions of them as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, or Excel documents, retaining layout, fonts, formatting, and tables. Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 — This is of course the industry-standard slideshow presentation software. Its editing features allow you to trim audio and video, change colors, and resize and crop images, all within PowerPoint. The Admin fee is $12 for PowerPoint.

The Blackbaud Tapes, Part 1 of 2 | Non-Profit Tech Blog

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Pipes (1) Blackbaud , Open API , Web Services , nptech The Blackbaud Tapes, Part 1 of 2 11.27.06 | 126 1 Comment [link] The+Blackbaud+Tapes%2C+Part+1+of+2 2006-11-27+16%3A50%3A50 Allan+Benamer UPDATE (11/27/2006): If you want to follow along with Shaun Sullivan during the podcast, please download the Powerpoint presentation.

Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home My Dreamforce Slides My Dreamforce Slides Last Updated on Monday, 16 October 2006 03:38 Written by Steve Monday, 16 October 2006 03:38 Check out this cool service for posting Powerpoint slides on the web.

Microsoft Office 2016 Is Now Available!

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PowerPoint. PowerPoint. Insights: Powered by Bing, this feature brings you contextual information from the web right into your Office experience when using Word, Excel, Outlook, or PowerPoint. Insights feature in PowerPoint. Data loss protection: IT admins can centrally create, manage, and enforce policies for content authoring and document sharing in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The newest version of Office is now available as a donation through TechSoup!

RESULTS: An Acronym For Nonprofit Success


An acronym is a much beloved tool of English teachers and PowerPoint presenters all over the world. They cancel down core ideas and are remarkably useful aids to recall advice.

New at TechSoup: Office for Mac 2011

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The newest version of the Office suite for Mac includes four of Microsoft's best-known productivity programs: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, and a new program: Communicator. The basic features of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint need no further explanation, but let's take a look at what's new for Mac users in the 2011 release: read more. Office for Mac 2011 is now available for donation through TechSoup.

Does Microsoft Office SmartArt Make You Smarter?

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I'll be speaking in a webinar, Creating Better Presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint , on May 24 at 11 a.m. And it's brought me to a startling realization: over the course of my career, I've wasted a lot of time building visual aids for my PowerPoint presentations. When you build a chart or diagram in Photoshop to insert into a PowerPoint deck, you can't change the text or color scheme without going back into Photoshop.

How Many Microsoft Products Can My Nonprofit Request from TechSoup?

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A title group contains products that serve essentially the same purpose, like PowerPoint and PowerPoint for Mac. Outlook and PowerPoint are both title groups. Here is the short answer to the question of how many Microsoft products you can request: You can get 50 of each kind of product in a two-year period — but there are some exceptions. See Microsoft products. What do you mean by "each kind of product"?

What's Cooking in Tagging?

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That's the powerpoint version - hard to read, so download the PDF - it's more than just eye candy. Taxonomy Folksonomy Cook Ebook View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. tags: dowjones folksonomy ). Here's an interview with her on Read/Write Talk