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PowerPoint Resource/Misc

Great Write-Up On Corporate Events

Mike Wilson from Instant Effects has a great article that posted at Indezine last week. I have worked a lot with Mike and his developers over the past few years as OfficeFX has evolved. Even better is knowing he has spent time out of office and backstage at large corporate events to really see what the presentations need to do and how they are used.

This is a long article, so have a few minutes, but it captures a lot of the enviroment, equipment considerations and requests I work with every day. View it here.

– Troy @ TLC

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PowerPoint

10 Worst Presentation Moments

My good friend Geetesh at Indezine found this page from the UK Microsoft site this week.

A must read is their 10 Worst Presentation Moments. Read it here.

-Troy @ TLC

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Personal PowerPoint

Sat through a presentation like this….?

Just ran across this link in some old notes. I found this little movie over a year ago – made me laugh then and it makes me laugh now! Check out the “Low Moral Presentation” here.

-Troy @ TLC

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PowerPoint

CNET review of Office 2007

Just this week CNET has posted a very good review of PowerPoint 2007. It is in a quick read format that is comprised of 12 topics, each with a screen capture and few paragraph description.

Take a few minutes and click through this informative overview here.

– Troy @ TLC

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PowerPoint Resource/Misc

PowerPoint Quotes – Funny and True.

Reading the latest edition of PC World I came across a quote that had me rolling in laughter. Peter Norvig (an executive at Google) said, “Powerpoint is like having a loaded AK-47 on the table. You can do very bad things with it.”

Funny – and true. It is not a bad program as Mr. Tufte says. But it can be used very poorly. So I went online and found a few more good quotes:

“PowerPoint is the Rodney Dangerfield of software: it gets no respect.”
– Ken Goldberg, the Berkeley engineering professor

“If you like overheads, you’ll love PowerPoint.”
– Edward Tufte

Hmmm… maybe some things to ponder today…

-Troy @ TLC

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Personal PowerPoint

Template and Tutorial Highlighted in August Newsletter


Presenter’s University asked if TLC Creative Services would contribute some PowerPoint templates to their resource library. I was very excited to find out the templates and adjoining tutorial were highlighted in their August newsletter that just went out.

There are now two full function PowerPoint templates available for anyone. Because one of the templates I developed included an additional master slide I also developed a tutorial on accessing and using additional master slides in a presentation.

Click here to download templates from Presenter’s University (may need to go through free registration process).

Click here to see the tutorial on accessing and using additional Master Slides.

– Troy @ TLC

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PowerPoint

Animation with AutoShapes Gone Wild!

I have had this file from fellow PPT MVP “Tohlz” for a while and just got around to viewing it. Wow!

The content is nifty, the animations great, but what really impressed me was that the entire presentation/movie is made from a complex use of PowerPoint autoshapes! This includes the 3D effects, the highlights, everything. I would develop this using a couple dozen PhotoShop created .png images and call it a day, but making them all with autoshapes creates a small file size and shows lots of creative thinking!

Made Only With PPT Autoshapes
View it out at the “Evolution Warriors” here.

– Troy @ TLC

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PowerPoint

The PowerPoint & OfficeArt Team Blog

I just received an email from one of the developers at Microsoft about their Office 2007 blog. Because Office 2007 is now in public beta they are able to talk about more of the nifty stuff it has. They are planning 3+ posts per week specific to PowerPoint 2007 and the new Office Art capabilities, which should prove to be good stuff to read. Visit them at http://blogs.msdn.com/powerpoint.

– Troy @ TLC

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PowerPoint Resource/Misc

Selling Power Magazine Article

A few weeks ago an interview I had with Selling Power Magazine was posted. It is based on the Pre-Show Checklist I posted back in March. The article goes into a bit more detail, giving samples of why each item is important to address and is overall a great write-up.

Click here to visit Selling Power Magazine and read the article (requires free registration). Or search for “Prevention” from the home page.
Click here to see the original post and link to PDF on the TLC website.

-Troy @ TLC

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PowerPoint Resource/Misc

OneSheet on Office 2007 UI

If you are looking forward to Office 2007, or at least curious, here is a quick read that describes what the developers at Microsoft view as the essentials to the new UI.

Click here to download the 1 page PDF.

-Troy @ TLC