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Make Slides that Pop Using Color Contrast – PowerPoint Video Tip #18

August 21, 2013 | By | 4 Comments

The secret to making slides that pop is color contrast. Watch this video showing how to select and modify colors to improve a slide’s appearance.   About the author: Bruce Gabrielle is author of Speaking PowerPoint: the New Language of Business, showing a 12-step method for creating clearer and more persuasive PowerPoint slides for boardroom [...]

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What to Do When the Picture Won’t Fit – PowerPoint video tip #17

September 6, 2012 | By | 2 Comments

What do you do when you have a picture that is tall and leaves a lot of space on your wide PowerPoint slide? Here’s an artistic solution. About the author: Bruce Gabrielle is author of Speaking PowerPoint: the New Language of Business, showing a 12-step method for creating clearer and more persuasive PowerPoint slides for [...]

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How to Crop Around an Irregular Shape – PowerPoint Video Tip #16

April 9, 2012 | By | 1 Comment

How do you crop around an image, removing the background? Especially when the shape you want to keep is not a regular circle, square or triangle? Simple! You draw around the shape using PowerPoint’s drawing tools, then fill the shape as a picture. Here’s a demonstration. About the author: Bruce Gabrielle is author of Speaking [...]

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Cool PowerPoint Slide Transition – PowerPoint Video Tip #15

April 2, 2012 | By | 2 Comments

Here’s a clever slide transition you might find useful. Part of the image stays in focus while everything else around it becomes blurry. (Here’s how to crop around the smaller image). Give it a try and leave me a comment.   About the author: Bruce Gabrielle is author of Speaking PowerPoint: the New Language of [...]

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Even More Ways to Print White Lines in PowerPoint – PowerPoint Video Tip #14

February 28, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

In a previous video, I showed you white lines in PowerPoint are printed as black lines. And I showed you a workaround. Then presentation designer Krzysztof Baszton contacted me to tell me there are more elegant ways to accomplish this. Watch. About the author: Bruce Gabrielle is author of Speaking PowerPoint: the New Language of Business, [...]

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