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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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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Using gradients in PowerPoint 2010 to make your titles stand out

Sales Presentation - PowerPoint 2003

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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