New Book on Presenting and PowerPoint

Michael Sampson - Currents

Nicholas has just released a new book, Love Presenting, Hate (badly used) PowerPoint : " I have long wanted to write a book on the skills of awesome presenting; it's now ready: Love Presenting, Hate (badly used) PowerPoint.

Snap! by Lectora - Turn PowerPoint into an e-Learning Authoring Environment

Michael Sampson - Currents

by Lectora , an e-learning add-on for PowerPoint. The basic idea is that you can transform a PowerPoint slide deck into a Flash-based presentation or e-learning course, with narration, video, and tests. by Lectora empowers both novice and expert users to transform basic PowerPoint presentations into brilliant, interactive Flash masterpieces in minutes without the hefty cost. Want to share your PowerPoint presentation with your friend who works remote?

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Microsoft Powerpoint: The Bumblebee's 3 most useful PPT add-ins

The Bumble Bee

Here I share my 3 most useful Powerpoint add-ins - Acoolsoft PPT to Video, iSpring and PPT2HTML. Like excel add-ins once you install them they become available within the powerpoint menus. iSpring converts your powerpoint presentations into flash videos which you can share on the web.


Ecosystem Powerpoint Slides

Online Community Strategy

Tags: Online Community blogging powerpoint slide ecosystem diagram

Posters. Yes, posters. Surprisingly effective social media!

Chris Collison

Rather than using PowerPoint, went to the trouble (and expense) of producing large posters so that people could be walked-through their story. Yes, in many cases, the posters looked a lot like several PowerPoint slides arranged side-by-side.

Facebook Embraces Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

– Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. One piece of big news out of Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto this week is that Facebook has embraced Office 365 for its more than 13,000 employees. In outlining the reasons for doing so, Tim Campos (Facebook CIO) listed the following: – Facebook employees are distributed around the world. They need access to tools suitable for this set up.

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OneDrum Adds Real-Time Coauthoring for Word

Michael Sampson - Currents

OneDrum has offered real-time co-authoring in Excel and PowerPoint for a while - this week they released the initial alpha release of Microsoft Word co-authoring.

Collaboration: Something Old, Something Bold, Something Cold (Michael Sampson)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Collaboration: Something Old, Something Bold, Something Cold View more PowerPoint from Michael Sampson. Here's my slides from my presentation at Intranets 2012 today.

Updates from Microsoft (OneNote on Mac and iOS, Office on iPad), and Surface Pro 3 Reviews

Michael Sampson - Currents

with a set of updates across Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (and OneNote as above) – see RedmondPie. Key updates include sending Word documents as PDF, access to third-party fonts, better touch support in Excel, and rich media integration inside PowerPoint. Microsoft has delivered a variety of good things during the past week, and has received a couple of good reviews of the Surface Pro 3.

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Social Media Monitoring Bookmarks and RSS

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Slideshare (manuals, powerpoint, etc) [link] OR [link]. When monitoring social media, don’t forget to monitor social media platforms (changes at Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, LinkedIn etc) as well as stuff specific to YOUR industry.

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Viv Mcwaters

Or more specifically, focusing on creativity, for example, while sitting in ferried rows listening to an ‘expert’ speaker using poor powerpoint slides? Have you ever been to an event that is talking about being one thing while being something else ?

2016 54

Where were we again? Re-starting that last meeting

Michael Sampson - Currents

Other updates include inking support in Word, Excel and PowerPoint, enhanced multi-touch, and support for third-party peripherals.

2016 25

The games we play

Viv Mcwaters

Compare that to a powerpoint presentation on the same topic. Pablo Saurez explains why gameplay beats powerpoint : “There needs to be an obstacle. Powerpoint gives you nothing to guess about – the work has been done by the presenter.” It’s no secret that I’m a fan of games, play and movement. Recently I attended a MASHLM Humanitarian Summer School in Lugana, Switzerland.

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The Business Value of Serendipity: Improving Your Presentation Skills


but still wonderfully accurate on the state of not just “ Death by PowerPoint “, but overall presentation skills in general. and share it across as a good reminder for us all: Death by PowerPoint.

Mapping the KM Landscape

Chris Collison

Having bounced some early ideas around with Geoff , and spent far too many idle moments at airports fiddling with PowerPoint, I think its time to stop tweaking and start sharing.

Open Business – From Document-Centric to People-Centric Collaboration


Such presentations can be sent around so that even other people can speak to the same ‘powerpoints’. Powerpoints’ become omnipresent and omnipotent. Lately, I have been thinking quite a bit around the topic of Social / Open Business Transformation.

2013 64

Productivity Tips on Presentations: Inform, Inspire and Motivate


that we use to conduct way before PowerPoint became the standard that killed the thrill of just having a conversation with your audience about a topic that you both, hopefully, are passionate about? Remember, we are all humans after all and we all live off conversations, not PowerPoint slides.

2012 56

Improving Your Presentation Skills – Part Deux


Never, ever, use PowerPoint as your speech notes. The first one is a reflection by Steve Denning under the heading “ Death by PowerPoint? If not judge for yourselves: Don’t Be A PowerPoint Felon.

When a Client Only Wants Part of Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

One option is the Microsoft Office Online Server , which (emphasis added): … allows organizations to deliver browser-based versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote, among other capabilities. Not all clients want to buy into the complete service offering that is Office 365. For various reasons, they have separate systems in their IT toolkit that they want to maintain, but notwithstanding that desire, they want to cherry pick specific capabilities from Office 365.

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In the Mo

Michael Sampson - Currents

This background discussion is a long way of saying that I was pleased to read that Microsoft is bringing proactive policy violation warnings to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint in Office 2016 : Over the last few years we’ve added DLP to Exchange, Outlook, OneDrive for Business and SharePoint. Now we’re bringing these same classification and policy features to Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

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Integrating Alfresco with Office Online in Office 365 – Options?

Michael Sampson - Currents

The latest version of its integration is called Alfresco Office Services , which: … provides a fully-compatible SharePoint repository that allows Microsoft Office Suite applications (for example, Word, PowerPoint and Excel) to interact with Alfresco as if it was SharePoint.

Re-Imagining Effective Work (aka Digital Transformation) – What Is This?

Michael Sampson - Currents

For example, as I do in Re-Imagining Productive Work with Office 365 (or alternatively Doing Business with IBM Connections if that’s your current tool of choice), you can very quickly look through the capabilities in Office 365 and see how work practice can be improved: – for co-authoring documents, use real-time typing in Microsoft Word for letter-by-letter co-authoring, or near-real-time sharing of text in Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote for a similar effect.

2016 30

Green Chameleon » Participatory Conferences: Getting in on the ACT

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Participatory Conferences: Getting in on the ACT After last year’s debates on “death by powerpoint&# conferences, participation and professional development in conferences are the theme of the month, it seems.

The Second Keynote at the Digital Workplace Conference NZ

Michael Sampson - Currents

Whether you’re building your company’s intranet, developing a PowerPoint presentation or compiling a weekly newsletter, how can you create compelling content that will capture people’s attention? There are two opening keynotes at the upcoming Digital Workplace Conference in Auckland. I’m doing one and Jordana Borensztajn is doing one. Here’s her session: Bringing Creativity Into Your Digital World. In today’s digital world, we’ve all become content creators.

2016 14 - Upload - Annotate - Share. Online document review and collaboration - PDF, Word and HTML

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

You can upload files in PDF, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OpenOffice formats. doc and.docx), Excel, Powerpoint and web pages Ideal for. The professional choice for shared annotation New!

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Learning by coincidence on Twitter

Joitske Hulsebosch

Another example: through my twitter network I learned about prezi as an alternatve for Powerpoint, even though I wasn't looking for it. (cartoon via Rob Speekenbrink ) I get involved in lots of discussions whether Twitter - is learning (or nonsense).

Once Upon a Time … the Power of Storytelling for Business


I guess at this point in time, we are all sensing what he really means and we probably have got an affirmative answer to his reflections; the fact that, whether we like it or not, we pretty much rely on telling stories by using PowerPoint presentations.

Collaboration Systems and Wearables

Michael Sampson - Currents

– the ability to control PowerPoint slides on an iPhone. With the Apple Watch having a stunning opening weekend, plus the current availability of Android Wear (go Moto 360 !), Microsoft Band , and other improving fitness trackers coming to market, the wearables trend is going mainstream.

2015 39

Is this Knowledge Management’s most effective tool?

Chris Collison

It’s not often you see people balancing coffee on the edge of laptops and communicating with each other through PowerPoint. Far more common is a straightforward conversation, complete with the eye contact which PowerPoint and flipcharts often rob us of… It’s transparent.

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Graphic Facilitation Workshop September 23-24, 2013 – Registration Open!

Michelle Laurie

Step out of the PowerPoint rut! Warming up at Graphic Facilitation workshop. I am pleased to announce that there will be a Graphic Facilitation Workshop in Rossland, B.C., Canada September 23-24th, 2013!

Thoughts About The Future of SharePoint

Michael Sampson - Currents

What I would prefer from a user-experience perspective in Office 365 is the elevation of customer projects and initiatives above that of Microsoft’s products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Sway, Planner, etc). Some 12 hours ago (4.30am New Zealand time) I joined Microsoft’s live broadcast of its Future of SharePoint event. A few select people were actually in San Francisco for the event, and apparently 16,999 people joined me in watching the live online feed of the event.

2016 62

Using Office 365 and Office Web Apps for a Project – Reflections

Michael Sampson - Currents

Anyway, we have been “eating the dogfood” and using a team site on Office 365 for sharing documents, PowerPoint decks, and conversations. I know Microsoft has emphasized the Word / Excel / PowerPoint trio, plus OneNote, but this individual would like to see a wider net being cast. Over the past couple of weeks I have been reviewing the findings from an internal SharePoint-based Proof of Concept run by one of my clients during 2013.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

June 12, 2007 Slideshare I m starting to upload my PowerPoint presentations from variousconferences to Slideshare, "the YouTube for PowerPoint". Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. This sitehosts presentations of up to 30MB free of charge, and handles.pdffiles as well as.ppts.

Logitech Spotlight

Michael Sampson - Currents

And it’s compatible with most major presentation software, including PowerPoint, Google Slides, Keynote, and Prezi. As a frequent presenter of workshops and other meetings involving slides, the Logitech Professional Presenter R700 has been my traveling companion on many, many trips.

2017 10

Good Presentations Matter to Rock an Audience


Something that for someone, like myself, who has now become rather PowerPoint averse, I have found them very relevant and resourceful to the point that perhaps on my upcoming public speaking events in September and October I may be using some of them eventually.

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Thoughts About The Future of SharePoint

Michael Sampson - Currents

What I would prefer from a user-experience perspective in Office 365 is the elevation of customer projects and initiatives above that of Microsoft’s products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Sway, Planner, etc). Some 12 hours ago (4.30am New Zealand time) I joined Microsoft’s live broadcast of its Future of SharePoint event. A few select people were actually in San Francisco for the event, and apparently 16,999 people joined me in watching the live online feed of the event.

2016 53

Visual Camp – or developing “Policy in Pics”

Social Reporter

But often we rely on powerpoint or leaflets because that’s all we know and we write in a way that people don’t always understand!

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Nothing worse than a facilitator?

Viv Mcwaters

′ when this jumped out at me: “In recent years, PowerPoint’s bullet list structure has been so overused that it can be more of a turn off than a facilitator.&#. I want to know why facilitators can be a greater turn-off than a bullet-point list on powerpoint. This stopped me in my tracks. I’d followed a link on Twitter to an interesting article on “How to give an academic talk V4.0′

Top 10 Tools for Learning 2016


Haiku Deck : [ Education, Workplace Learning and Personal & Professional Learning ] I am pretty sure that plenty of folks would probably choose between either PowerPoint or Slideshare as one of their preferred Top Tools for Learning in 2016.

2016 63

Create Slides People Will Remember by Nancy Duarte


declaring war to PowerPoint and presentations in general, Nancy just shared across with all of us a nice, smart, succinct, knowledgeable manner of doing it without dying in the attempt, don’t you think?