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Wednesday, May 8, 2019, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:30 am

By AlexAnndra Ontra, James Ontra, and Geetesh Bajaj

Presentation Management: The New Strategy for Enterprise ContentThis post is part of a series on Presentation Management, and is the third post in this series after our Presentation Management: Ending the Tangled Mess of PowerPoint? and Presentation Management: What’s Wrong With PowerPoint (As If You Didn’t Know Already) posts.

This set of serialized posts is based on original content, the Presentation Management: The New Strategy for Enterprise Content book, authored by AlexAnndra Ontra and James Ontra.

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Visual storytelling is powerful and ancient. Throughout the course of history, literacy rates have been abysmally low. It was not until fairly recently, in 2015, that world literacy rates rose to 86.2 percent. In the Stone Age, Neanderthals used cave drawings to communicate with each other. One theory is that the artists described themselves and the animals around them, communicating information that helped them survive. The cave drawings were visual stories relaying critical information.

Lascaus Mmegaloceros
A painting of the Giant Deer from Lascaux
Source: Wikimedia Commons

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Friday, April 12, 2019, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:30 am

By AlexAnndra Ontra, James Ontra, and Geetesh Bajaj

Presentation Management: The New Strategy for Enterprise ContentThis post is part of a series on Presentation Management, and is the second post in this series after our first Presentation Management: Ending the Tangled Mess of PowerPoint? post.

This set of serialized posts is based on original content, the Presentation Management: The New Strategy for Enterprise Content book, authored by AlexAnndra Ontra and James Ontra.

With their consent, it was decided to make this post series explore the same concept with a larger perspective, while still retaining the original content. This will help us enlarge and enhance the scope, and reach a larger audience. At the same time, the content will be divided into smaller posts, that you can read one at a time. As far as possible, each post will be individually self-contained. We will also take advantage of the blog post medium to make this content more colorful, detailed, and interactive.

You may agree with what we say, you may disagree, or you may partly agree. Either way, we want to hear your thoughts! Please do post your comments to make this post more engaging.

Like it or not, PowerPoint is the lowest common denominator for business communications. Sure, you can argue that email and instant messaging tools like Slack are used every minute of every day, but critical ideas that require planning and action always make their way into a presentation, usually a PowerPoint deck – or some alternative, like Google Slides. If a business idea has any gravity, it is in a presentation somewhere within the company network.

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Monday, April 8, 2019, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:30 am

We already explored PowerPoint’s embedded animations in 3D objects. Yes, these embedded animations are only available in 3D objects within the Online 3D Models dialog box, but there is so much more you can do with these animations. Did you know that you can turn off the 3D animations? Or limit the number of times that the objects animate? Or did you know that some objects have more than one embedded 3D animated Scene, so that you can choose the Scene you want? We will explore all these options within this post.

Explore Multiple Scenes (Embedded Animations)

Some 3D models have multiple embedded animations, known within PowerPoint as Scenes. In the last tutorial, we looked at the Toaster 3D model that had just one Scene. However, the 3D model for Saturn, shown in Figure 1, below has three Scenes!

Saturn 3D Model in PowerPoint
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Wednesday, March 20, 2019, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:30 am

You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to know how popular and powerful Photoshop is. This tool is used by almost everyone—amateurs and professionals alike—in editing photos and for creating all sorts of digital arts. It also provides unlimited opportunities for users to play around with their photos, allowing them to showcase their creativity and skills at the same time. However, when you’re still a newbie in using Photoshop, you might be clueless about how you can utilize it better. This program can become too complicated, especially if you don’t have any experience or knowledge in using it.

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Monday, March 11, 2019, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:30 am

By AlexAnndra Ontra, James Ontra, and Geetesh Bajaj

Presentation Management: The New Strategy for Enterprise ContentThis post is the first part of a set of serialized posts, based on original content, the Presentation Management: The New Strategy for Enterprise Content book, authored by AlexAnndra Ontra and James Ontra.

With their consent, it was decided to make this post series explore the same concept with a larger perspective, while still retaining the original content. This will help us enlarge and enhance the scope, and reach a larger audience. At the same time, the content will be divided into smaller posts, that you can read one at a time. As far as possible, each post will be individually self-contained. We will also take advantage of the blog post medium to make this content more colorful, detailed, and interactive.

You may agree with what we say, you may disagree, or you may partly agree. Either way, we want to hear your thoughts! Please do post your comments to make this post more engaging.

Yay! I’m going to create a PowerPoint presentation today. I can’t wait to get to work!

–So said, No one, ever.

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