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 That is pretty outdated now.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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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…

This Awesome 2-Minute Life Hack Will Change Your World

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Image Credit: Wonder Women by The Bui Brothers   “At the end of my first year at Harvard, a student who had not talked in class the entire semester, who I had said, “Look, you’ve gotta participate or else you’re going to fail,” came into my office. I really didn’t know her at all. And she said, she came in totally defeated, and she said, “I’m not supposed to be here.” This is what a student confessed before her mentor…

6 stories that can do wonders to your presentation

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Image Credit: Built up on Hogwarts Express by Tim Parkinson “People remember how you made them feel, not what you said to them. They remember STORIES,“ says Maria Pantalone, the founder of Infinite Growth and an experienced coach. In her one-hour free webinar “The Power of a Story”, Maria shared six different types of stories that you can use to create a best-selling presentation.   If you missed the session, no worries, you can view recording of the live webinar by…

‘Get Those Darned Bullet Points Off Your Slides’

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Consider this: “Would you pay good money to watch a movie that has 2 hours of bullet points? Would you go to YouTube and watch clips that have only bullet points? And would you play a videogame that has bullet points?If we expect entertainment in all these forms of visual media, why the double standard for PowerPoint which is just another visual medium?”Robert Lane, the founder of Aspire Communications, strongly hammered the need for overhauling the presentation environment during his one-hour…