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Canons of Rhetoric: The Power of Memory in Presentations

Missing out an important part of a presentation sometimes causes fear. Those speech pauses, stutters, and eye twitches can prove a sudden feeling of emotional tension and mental block. In this post, we’ll highlight the importance of rhetorical memory in recalling a presentation material for maximum impact. Let’s see how...

How to Rehearse Timings in PowerPoint 2013

Microsoft PowerPoint has animation features to create a livelier, more memorable presentation. These include a wide variety of options to visually enhance your topic. But what if you’ve prepared a well-developed and engaging speech, then all of a sudden, your slide transitions seem stilted, or outright don’t work? In this...

Why You Should Improve Your PowerPoint with Animation

Last November, Microsoft released two of its newest PowerPoint features for 2016– Designer and Morph. While Designer smartly matches an appropriate layout for your content, Morph is a handy tool in creating basic animation. This feature improves on the animation process with a more user-friendly approach. It removes the hassle...

5 Productivity Hacks to Get You Going at Work

Let’s admit it, there are down days in the office, a time when we force ourselves to work but just can’t. It’s those days where no matter how hard you try or how often you shake your head just to get answers, you still get nothing. All you’re left with...

Is it Okay to Apologize during Your Sales Presentation?

Saying sorry has its pros and cons: it can win audience’s sympathy or lose your credibility. While there are unexpected events that may occur when giving your sales presentation, knowing the right time to say sorry makes a difference. Why Apologize? Apologizing isn’t a bad thing. In fact, people who...

3 Bullet Point Alternatives that Will Improve Your Deck

PowerPoint is one of the standard presentation tools of our time. It’s undergone plenty of changes and has come a long way since its inception. Throughout the course of innovation, some features have become outdated by the turnover of new design trends – this includes tacky transitions and flying word art....

Your Quick Guide to Outline Text Fonts in PowerPoint 2013

Outlining fonts in PowerPoint allows you to emphasize words or statements displayed on-screen. Aside from helping your audience better understand your main idea, it also lets them read your text clearly using a few adjustments. In this post, we’ll focus on how to outline fonts to emphasize your key message....

3 Tips on How to Improve SEO Writing for Your Business

With our increasingly digitized lifestyles, technology plays an even bigger role in society. For businesses, the playing field has moved online. The Internet’s influence on people can greatly improve or ruin a company’s reputation. Beyond traditional marketing tactics like network expansions, the Internet now serves as the main arena where entrepreneurs...

How to Loop a GIF Background in PowerPoint 2013

Animation can easily capture audience interest, especially if they’re engaging and interactive. Backing up your pitch with well-designed motion graphics encourages the crowd to listen. Include motion graphics as backgrounds with PowerPoint to spice up your business presentation. In this post, we’ll focus on using an animated GIF (Graphic Interchange Format)...

Improve Your Deck with Interactive PowerPoint Presentations

The goal of any presentation is to engage its audience. There are a number of rhetoric techniques to achieve this, such as appeals to emotion and reason. However, you can also apply these techniques on your deck. Aside from tapping into basic design principles that make your PowerPoint more eye-catching, current innovations...