Better authorSTREAM Slides

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You’ve delivered one of your best presentations, and the audience wants you to share the slides. Yes, you can share those slides – there’s nothing in those slides that cannot be shown to the entire world? And yet, you don’t want others to get your actual deck, just in case someone edits your slides and uses them elsewhere? Does that matter? Well, it does seem to matter to so many people. Are you one of them? Slide upload sites like…

How to Embed a YouTube Video in Powerpoint using authorSTREAM Desktop

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Embed YouTube Video in Powerpoint Presentation

Adding YouTube or Vimeo videos to your PowerPoint presentation is a great way to ‘Show’ what you want to ‘Tell’. Videos also greatly enhance the multimedia-rich experience of a slideshow. How do you add videos to your PowerPoint presentation? Do you copy-paste the video URL in your presentation? That is pretty outdated now. Besides, there’s a danger here. Viewers are directed to YouTube and there’s no resisting the temptation to watch more videos. Oops, you just lost your viewer to…

To Hell With Those UGLY Slides! Make Way for Beautiful Ones

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Designing beautiful presentation slides

Alright, by now you must have read several blogs on how you desperately need to switch from text-heavy, bullet-ridden, clip art-infested…in short from one UGLY presentation to a ‘beautiful’ presentation. “Wait. I make beautiful presentations. I put so much hard work into it,” is what’s going on in your mind, right? Sorry to break your heart but you’re wrong. If half your audience is dozing off to sleep while the rest are playing with their smartphones, you have failed at…

How to Create a Stunning Facebook Cover Photo in PowerPoint [15 Free Templates Inside]

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“Don’t judge a book by its cover.” This is definitely not true for ‘Face’ book. Here first impressions are the last impressions.  It doesn’t matter whether you have a business page or a profile account- cover photo is the first thing that viewers see when they visit your page. You have a great chance pulling in a lot of ‘Follows’ or ‘Likes’ if your cover photo is something that others just can’t take their eyes off. But that is easier…

The Ultimate Technique to Emphasize Keywords in PowerPoint

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What do you do to make the Most Important Word in your PowerPoint slide stand out?  Make it bold? Change the font? Give it a different color? Gigantic font size? Sure these will serve that purpose too. But do you want to try something different this time? Something audiences haven’t seen? Then here is an amazing technique to try out for your next presentation (It’s pretty simple and you’ll be surprised you didn’t know how to do this all this…