I’m a PowerPoint fanatic, and I’ve put together some ideas for you to explore that go way beyond just slides. You’re a click away from creating anything you need…print or digital. Use this software you already have to create anything from a postcard to a YouTube channel banner. Click inside for some ideas. Some how-to videos are included at the end.
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Don’t just stick videos on YouTube — build a channel. Take advantage of the many features on YouTube, as opposed to just uploading videos there. For example, you can set up default text that’s automatically added to your video descriptions upon upload. You can link your videos to an external, verified website using annotations. You can update the descriptions of all your videos at once without going to each one — and so much more.
Every time I explore a new feature, I record a video to show you how to use it. I’m adding them here http://ow.ly/mtOBm
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I have shortcuts to my favorite Websites loaded on all of my browser bars – Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Firefox. Here’s how to do it for each browser.
Moving around in my new city of Charlotte, I totally depend on GPS. I have zero sense of direction and without it, I’m clueless. Yesterday, I was cruising along but realized something wasn’t right. I’d been riding too long and wasn’t seeing any exit names that I recognized. I glanced at my iPhone and saw this. I had on my sunglasses and couldn’t read the warning. I knew it wasn’t good though so I pulled into a service station, put on my glasses and read the alert.
BAM! My iPhone (and GPS) had stopped working because the car was too warm (I don’t use a lot of AC and had windows up). As it turns out, I was on my way to South Carolina!
Life Lesson: When you don’t know where you are or where you’re going, you don’t know when you’re lost. This applies to your life and business too.
We’re having a family reunion and have asked family members to submit their best photos to the committee. We’re going to create a digital collage. We set up a Dropbox account and will use an app, Entouragebox. Family members will receive a private link and upload the photos without a Dropbox account. Here’s how easy Entouragebox is.
So next time you’re collecting photos from a crowd, don’t bother with emailing back and forth…just send them a link to your folder and this how-to video.
If you’re using a different method that’s this easy, please leave a comment below.
I know, I know, it’s hard to find just the right image for your presentation or art project. Sometimes you have to resort to ClipArt. And then when you do, it’s hard to find diversity. Here’s a how-to video I recorded to show you how to recolor PowerPoint ClipArt. I’m using the 2010 version in this video, but older versions work as well.
So get creative and do your own. Let me know in a comment what you think.
Anytime I need a graphic for print, online, or video, I turn to PowerPoint. Starting with shapes, I add color, 3D effects and formatting, etc., and create postcards, video thumbnails, business cards, training flyers, and more. PowerPoint is not just for slides and its flexibility makes it the perfect tool to use…plus you probably already have it.
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I recently fascinated a group of meeting professionals on how to design graphics using advanced PowerPoint techniques. These are three testimonials from this recent national education conference of the Society of Government Meeting Professionals, SGMP.org.
I used PowerPoint 2010 animations and transitions and saved the file as a video. I pulled that video into my editing software (Camtasia) and added music and the testimonial videos (I’d added all that to PowerPoint, but it kept crashing). I captured the testimonials right after my sessions using my iPhone and iRig microphone.
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