July 2011 archive

How to duplicate animations in PowerPoint can speed-up your sales presentations designing

Duplicate animations with the animation painter

In Microsoft PowerPoint 2010, you can quickly and easily copy animations from one object to another using the Animation Painter.           In this example, both the motion Path animation and background color modification from the blue circle are “painted” or copied onto the green square. To copy an animation, do the …

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email pdf versions of your written sales presentations instead of .pptx ou .docx

Email pour sales presentations in pdf

It is better to email a PDF of your sales presentation than the original .pptx PowerPoint file or even .docx Word file. Fonts get rendered correctly, even if the customer does not have them installed on their computer. Many people open .docx or .pptx  files on their Blackberry or iphone. A PDF is the safest …

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Never stretch, crop pictures in your sales presentations

Don't stretch pictures in sales presentations

Never stretch your pictures in your sales presentations. Stretching images kills pictures impact, making them strange. Use the cropping  tools to trim and efficiently remove unwanted portions of pictures to get just the look that you want and make your documents pop. Cropping  removes or masks areas of a picture that you do not want …

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How can the Rule of Thirds improve the visual impact of your sales presentations ?

Grid of third in sales presentations

Using the rule of third can strongly improve the visual impact of your slides in your sales presentations. The basic principle behind the rule of thirds is to imagine breaking an image down into thirds (both horizontally and vertically) so that you have 9 parts. You should mentally place this grid on the viewer or …

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How to increase the visual impact of your sales presentations by coloring a text with an image

Color text woth image in PowerPoint sales presentations

Since PowerPoint 2007 you can color text with a photo, in order to increase the visual impact of your sales presentations                 Write your text in a color quelquonque, then select it, then right click 1. In the dialog box, select “Format text effect”         …

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How to extend a photo background with Powerpoint in your sales presentations

Crop the duplicate image in Powerpoint

Once you have understood the principles of empty space (that Garr Reynolds calls “negative space”), the rule of thirds, and other design principles of Powerpoint, you will discover that most photo backgrounds are too crowded. Those design rules are nevertheless fundamental to design effective  sales presentations. This is the reason why, for most images I …

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Keyboard shortcuts for use while delivering a sales presentation in PowerPoint 2010

PowerPoint sales presentations and shortcuts

During your sales presentation your eyes and attention should no longer be captivated by your computer or your mouse, but focused on your customers to captivate them. Using keyboard shortcuts is an effective to reduce the time that you spend focused on the computer. You can use the following keyboard shortcuts while you run your …

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Annual meetings bombarding people with Powerpoint work!

Powerpoint presentation and annual meeting

Estimated Money Destruction=600 000 euros to 2 million euros per company per year. Once a year medium and big companies organize annual meetings were salespeople, managers and leaders from all over the world are flown to a single location to spend a few days getting up to date with the latest news. Those companies of …

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How can Powerpoint 2010 trim a video in your sales presentations

Triming a video in a PowerPoint sales Presentation

After you watch your video clips, you might notice that you need to remove a part that is not relevent to the message of your video. Since Powerpoint 2010, you can fix these problems with the Trim Video feature by trimming the beginning and end of your video clip. 1.    In Normal view, select the …

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How to keep the formatting when you inserted a slide in another PowerPoint sales presentation?

Insert a slide

When you’re building PowerPoint sales presentations, you may need to copy slides from one PowerPoint sales presentation and insert them into another. Sometimes these slides may have different templates, themes, or other formatting options. Whenever you insert slides from another presentation template, the inserted slides will default to the new presentation’s template and formatting options, …

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