Tag: PowerPoint 2010

10 most-read articles of 2011, then let’s change the world of sales presentations in 2012!

Change Sales World

As we head into 2012, I propose a look back at the top 10 most-read articles of 2011 on this blog. Whether or not you caught them when they first came out, this is your chance to review what you, the readers, found most useful this year for improving your sales presentations.     It …

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

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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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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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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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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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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PowerPoint 2010: Tired of dreadful arrows? Want to create sexy, good-looking arrows?

Sometimes, you’ll want to make arrows with a more dramatic, flowing effect, or a curved or tapered effect : In other words, a swoosh arrow. The good news is that PowerPoint 2010 makes this easy. This means that you should no longer use the PowerPoint default options, which are relatively dull : Sometimes these are …

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