Category Archive: PowerPoint techniques

Nov 21

Sales presentations: start or end your video with a fade effect

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Sales presentations and video Videos are important to address emotions with your sales presentations. To get the best effect you have to import videos into your sales presentations ; and since PowerPoint 2010 you can improve their launch and closing with fade effects. How to start or end your video with a fade effect? You …

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Oct 11

How to embed a YouTube video into your sales presentations

Video in your sales presentations

We all know that videos generally make a strong impact on an audience. The same holds true for our clients. Your sales presentations will have greater impact if you add videos. However, there are two problems with the videos you’ll find on YouTube, Vimeo and elsewhere online: To show them, you’ll need a good Internet …

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Jul 30

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

Powerpoint 2010: 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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Jul 13

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

Visual effects in 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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Jul 08

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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Jul 04

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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Jul 02

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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Jul 02

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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Jul 01

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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May 05

Using gradients in PowerPoint 2010 to make your titles stand out

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Sometimes, complex background images interfere with title legibility. PowerPoint 2003 introduced a way of managing transparency effects so that text areas fit better with backgrounds than before. Now, with PowerPoint 2010, graphic features are even more refined, and gradient transparency can be managed to make titles pop out while preserving the integrity of the background image. …

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