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Obama Re-Elected? Graphs Tell the Story

Will President Barack Obama get re-elected? History shows Americans prefer to re-elect presidents instead of electing new ones, with 7 of the last 10 presidents winning their re-election bid. And what about President Obama? The numbers tell a gloomy story for President … Continue reading

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What are Alternatives to PowerPoint?

Occasionally, someone will ask “What are the alternatives to PowerPoint”? Yes, there are a lot of horrible PowerPoint presentations. But the answer is not to look for another presentation software to hide behind. The answer — and the only long-term answer … Continue reading

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4 animation effects I’d like to see

Brent Dykes at the PowerPoint Ninja blog discusses new transition effects in PowerPoint 2010. In particular, he makes an interesting distinction between the transitions that happen between slides and transitions that happen directly on the slides (animations). I  tend to … Continue reading

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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 act of persuasion? I wanted to offer an opinion. The answer is “yes”, according … Continue reading

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Say yes to “PowerPoint Training Week” Feb 7-11

Feb 7-11 is “Say No to PowerPoint” week. What a bone-headed idea. I suggest instead “PowerPoint Training Week”. Saying no to PowerPoint solves the problem for a week. Training people to use PowerPoint solves the problem for a lifetime. PowerPoint … Continue reading

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Death by PowerPoint? It’s not the tool, it’s the CEO.

Business managers are still struggling with PowerPoint for internal communications says a study by presentation consulting firm Eyeful Presentations. This isn’t news, but what is news is how widespread the problem is and how apathetic corporations are about solving it. … Continue reading

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