We will switch off for Earth Hour. Will you?

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Tomorrow, on Saturday, 29th March, 8.30 PM- 9.30 PM, millions of people around the world will join in switching off their lights for Earth Hour. This marks the eighth annual Earth Hour, the largest environment campaign in history. The bold and beautiful initiative was first taken in Sydney, Australia in 2007 with over 2.2 million homes and businesses turning off their lights to raise awareness against the threat of climate change. In 2012, the event was observed in more than…

Bring your slides to life with Animated GIFs

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Image: © Nevit Dilmen found at Wikimedia commons Enter the virtual world of Animated GIFs. They are witty. They are fun. They are crazy. And they are alive and kicking.  If you were an early entry to World Wide Web (Web 1.0 of 90s), you would probably remember seeing those notorious blinking under construction signs, waving american flags and prowling dinosaurs. If you are part of the new generation of Web 2.0 users, you would have probably stumbled upon short, video…

Festival Fusion: St. Patrick’s Day and Holi celebrations captured in presentations

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Image Courtesy: Presentation by Nubiagroup Celebrations are bound to be double when two extremely popular festivals come calling on the same day. That is what happened on March 17 this year. The festival of Irish Pride St. Patrick’s Day and the Indian festival of colors Holi coincidentally fell on the same day, making it a double delight in those countries where Irish and Indians are swelling in numbers. Let’s pick up St. Patrick’s Day first. Legend says the festival commemorates…

‘140 Characters on Each Slide’ and more amazing presentation tips from SlideComet’s Webinar!

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140 characters on each slide. That’s right. The search for the magical number on our presentation slides is now over. Thanks to SlideComet, who presented an enthralling one-hour webinar on authorSTREAM. This top presentation design boutique based in Singapore sure knows how to spice up your presentation! Kaixin Koh, the co-founder of SlideComet, captivated the audience with some excellent presentation tips, fiery hot presentation deck, and her simple yet highly effective presentation style. The webinar “How to design NEXT LEVEL…

Use the “Vanishing Spell” in PowerPoint!

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Evanesco. And poof! This wonderful “Vanishing Spell” in Harry Potter series made things disappear literally into oblivion. An absolute godsend in dire situations, the spell was a lethal weapon in hands of mischief makers (read Vanishing Cabinet). Speaking of the spell, do you remember the scene when Harry wished he knew a good Vanishing Spell to escape his fan Colin’s photograph-clicking spree? Or the time when Bill Weasley used this incantation to make a stack of scrolls disappear while cleaning…