Archive for August, 2012


Friday Fun: PowerPoint Comedy

On Fridays I like to post something fun on my blog, as well as on social media. Today I’ll share with you one of my favorite humorous videos on YouTube from comedian Don MacMillan, with “Life After Death by PowerPoint”. While his routine is hilariously, over-the-top funny, there is also some seriousness to what he […]

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Create Your Own Graphics by Modifying Clip Art

Here’s another way to create your own graphic when you can’t find something that fits your needs:  Take an existing clip art design and modify it! Ellen Finkelstein, in one of her recent blog posts, explains: Line art — which includes standard clip art — can provide you with any graphic you need. There are 2 ways to get […]

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Quick, easy graphics with Icons

Sometimes you just have to get a presentation created fast and you may not have time to search for a lot of perfect images. That’s when I rely on 2 shortcuts:  template backgrounds and icons. You can use a simple, but colorful template to give your slides a visually pleasing background.  Just make sure that […]

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5 Things You Need to Know About Text on Slides

I recently heard someone describe the great new solution they had created for avoiding bullet points on their PowerPoint slides:  acronyms! I’ve read online articles with other suggestions of putting the text into quote bubbles instead of in bullet points. While both of these ideas are creative and an interesting change from bullet points,  they don’t necessarily […]

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