July 2011 archive

How to combine Shapes in Powerpoint 2010 to make original objects in your sales presentations

Microsoft has added new shape editing tools. They are not shown in the ribbon, so to use them, the first thing you have to do is customize your ribbon. Adding the combine shapes tools to the ribbon These tools are among the many hidden features in the 2010 version. Before you can use them, you …

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Choosing which size of image to buy for your sales presentations

M size in sales presentations

  The price of photo rights ranges from $1 to $100, depending on the size of the image. Buying a smaller photo can therefore represent serious savings. But buying too small a format can compromise the quality of your presentation. How can you find a happy medium between the two? Let’s compare these six photos, …

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Sales presentation design: Drawing guides that fit the rule of thirds

Drawing guides and rule of thirds

  You learnt how to improve the design of your slides with the rule of thirds… and you want to display the grid of thirds at the background of your slide. Whether you’re using PowerPoint 2003, 2007, or 2010 the Drawing Guide feature is very useful to do this: It avoid to paste a grid …

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