Mastering the Art of Presentation & Public Speaking

Nobody wants their slide presentation to be the kind that makes people doze off during meetings. In order to effectively convey the information you want to present, planning and preparation are key. The more time you spend preparing your slides and the manner in which you present the content of the slides, the more engaged… Read more »

Why are my PowerPoint Footers breaking when I copy&paste into a different Presentation?

The situation is familiar to many consultants. The master templates have been setup up properly, but the footer elements are formatted wrong when inserting from one presentation to another. Recently we’ve gotten a sample from one of our management consulting customers from the UK. First I checked the faulty behavior: Pasting (Default: use destination formation) put the date… Read more »

5 PowerPoint Productivity Secrets

  Every year we publish the Top 5 productivity secrets for PowerPoint based on our work with management consultants and the Big 4. Here are our 5 favorites for 2015: Secret 1: Use Ctrl in combination with the mouse   Secret 2: Quick Access Toolbar The Quick Access Toolbar entries: can always be clicked, no matter… Read more »

How to add custom colors to your PowerPoint Masters

The process of adding Custom Colors to your PowerPoint Masters unfortunately is not as simple as clicking a button and selecting a color. It includes many steps and requires some techniques you might not be familiar with. Therefore, we’ll give you a detailed step-by-step guide of how to achieve this only using the standard Windows… Read more »

4 Ways to make PowerPoint less frustrating …

We’ve busy to make PowerPoint less frustrating, SlideProof 3 will gives you 4 ways to do so: Agenda – Automatic section dividers, page numbers and topic highlighting. Library – Quickly insert slides, shapes or images from a shared library. Check – Spot and fix inconsistencies in content, formatting and layout. Productivity – Vital helpers from email as PDF to switching objects. Here is what it… Read more »

From Google Apps to Microsoft Office 365 (Part 1)

Today we decided to move to Office 365 from previously using Google Apps (Mail, Calendar, Docs) & Microsoft Office Desktop & Box.net for storage. The impetus to make the move came from this great article: From Google Apps to Office 365: Why my company ditched Google. For us it boils down to: We are passionate Microsoft… Read more »

‘The Shortcuts Microsoft Forgot’ – Add your own keyboard shortcuts to Excel, PowerPoint, and Visual Studio with KeyRocket.

You can now add your own, totally customized keyboard shortcuts in Excel, PowerPoint and Visual Studio with KeyRocket.  KeyRocket also includes 40 of the most requested shortcuts by default to give you a head-start. Have you ever come across an annoyingly long or complicated keyboard shortcut in Excel or PowerPoint? With KeyRocket (Free Download) you can… Read more »