March 22, 2011

5 Storytelling Lessons from Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” Speech

In Resonate, Nancy Duarte uses the “I Have a Dream” speech to illustrate the use of the Duarte storytelling method, which consists of alternately contrasting what […]
March 17, 2011

Secret to Choosing Slide Colors Like a Pro – PowerPoint Video Tip #7

Color choice is one of the secrets to professional-looking PowerPoint slides. Here’s a trick for choosing colors that always look professional when used together. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HpV8beK5_s] About […]
March 17, 2011

Clear and to the Point (Stephen Kosslyn) Book Review

Clear and to the Point, by Dr. Stephen M. Kosslyn, is one of the better books on how to use PowerPoint effectively. This is not water-cooler […]
March 15, 2011

The Uglier the Slides, the More You Need Storytelling

Have you ever had to deliver a presentation using someone else’s slides? Were they a mess? This was the question asked by T.J. Walker on the […]
March 7, 2011

Finding Pictures for Commercial Use in PowerPoint Slides

You need a picture for your PowerPoint slide, and you’ve found the perfect picture on someone’s website. Can you use it? Now, I’m no lawyer, so […]
March 6, 2011

Create Titled PowerPoint Slides in Seconds – PowerPoint Video Tip #6

Want to create 10, 20 or 50 PowerPoint slides with titles in just seconds? Check out this great video tip, part of my series “101 PowerPoint […]
March 1, 2011

Is a Presentation Always an Act of Persuasion?

This interesting discussion recently surfaced on the blog of Dr. Andrew Abela, author of Advanced Presentations by Design. The question is: is a presentation always an […]
February 28, 2011

Create Tables with Nifty Rounded Corners – PowerPoint Video Tip #5

Want to create tables with rounded corners in PowerPoint? There’s no way to do this automatically, but here’s a handful of workarounds. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Z3IXo01zTo] About the author: […]
February 21, 2011

Find the Perfect Set of Slide Colors Using Color Cop – PowerPoint Video Tip #4

Here’s a cool software to help you find the perfect set of colors for your slide. Download Color Cop free here (but make a small donation if […]
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