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Tuesday, April 21, 2020, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:30 am

We are exploring an add-in from the Microsoft Office Add-ins Store called Pixabay Images. Yes, this add-in lets you insert images from Pixabay into your PowerPoint slides and Word documents too. We already have a review of Pixabay elsewhere on this site, so we will go ahead and focus only on the add-in for this post.

Picture inserted on slide

Follow these steps with us to go through a small walkthrough:

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:30 am

A friend sent me a link to this site called Black Illustrations that has illustrations about black people. This collection was created by the folks at 5Four Digital, a web design and branding company.

Here’s a video clip from 5Four Digital about their Black Illustrations product.

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Thursday, March 12, 2020, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:30 am

By Geetesh Bajaj

Creating a quiz in PowerPoint can be fun. You can use a quiz after a business presentation as an excuse to give away gifts to those who provide the right answers. Or you can use a quiz for children in elementary school. Whatever your aim, creating a quiz in any version of PowerPoint is fairly easy and intuitive.

In this tutorial, we will explore how to create a quiz with multiple answer choices. You can create more “featured” quizzes using VBA programming within PowerPoint or the Custom Shows feature, but for now, we are just creating a simple quiz. To start with, you need questions. Choose questions that can have only one correct answer. Five questions is a good number to start with.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:30 am

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In the last part of this Presentation Management series of posts, we looked at how interactive presentations can help access content easily and quickly. In this post, we will explore better storytelling techniques that can make your presentations even more interesting and captivating.

Stories are powerful for communicating, teaching, motivating and learning. That’s because stories draw on emotion and scenarios that resonate with us on a visceral level. Better stories get people to act.

Stories are Powerful

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:30 am

Original content by AlexAnndra Ontra and James Ontra
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In the last part of this Presentation Management series of posts, we looked at how presentation management transforms content: employees create new content from existing content, and both internal and external usage of content gets easier. We will move ahead in this post and look at interactive presentations.

Let’s explore one facet of the pharmaceutical industry. The cost of creating a successful new drug is anywhere from $650 million to $2 billion. The price tag is so high because the hit rate is so low: 90 percent of drugs developed don’t make it to market. Few drugs make it through all three phases of clinical trials, and when they do, they still need to get FDA approval.

Advisory Committee

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