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Wednesday, January 22, 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 presentation management balances both sides of the enterprise: the high-level corporate brand and objectives with the everyday tasks of the employees out in the field. In this post, we will take the concept further, and explore how content gets transformed as a result of presentation management.

Once cloud storage, active files, slide libraries, visualization and search are up and running, anyone at your company can use it to build better presentations using the best content from your best people. And as that discipline spreads throughout your organization, you will notice some very interesting effects on the culture of presentations.

The old idea of one-and-done presentations fades away, and a new culture of reuse takes over. And the more a file and slide are reused, the more productive they become, and the higher the return on your content investment. Here are other ways the concept of presentations changes after the implementation of presentation management.

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Thursday, January 2, 2020, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:30 am

Do you want to create Animated GIFs using PowerPoint? Now that Microsoft has finally added this feature to Office 365 versions of PowerPoint, you can create an Animated GIF from your PowerPoint slides effortlessly.

Here’s a quick walk-through video I created.

If you are creating a new presentation from scratch for the animated GIF, make sure that your PowerPoint slide proportions are exactly what you want. You can change these proportions by accessing the Design tab on the Ribbon, and then clicking the Slide Size button. Doing so will bring up the Slide Size drop-down menu you can see in Figure 1, below.

Slide Size
Figure 1: Slide Size drop-down menu

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

By Puneet Gogia

If you are a project manager then I’m sure you agree with me on this:

For a project manager, one of the most important things is to track the progress of the project.

Type “Yes” in the comment section, if you agree.

Well, there are a lot of charts and templates which you can use to track your projects, but one of my favorites is the Gantt Chart, which is also one of the popular charts. And if you are an aspiring project manager then it’s important for you to learn to create a Gantt chart in PowerPoint.

Here’s the thing, creating a chart directly in PowerPoint gives you an edge that you can present it anytime without any hassle.

So today, to help you with this, I’ll be sharing a step by step process to create a Gantt chart in PowerPoint.

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Thursday, December 5, 2019, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:45 am

As many of you are aware, we are running a series of posts on Presentation Management. This has been possible with support from AlexAnndra Ontra and James Ontra, who have permitted us to serialize their book. Additionally, some value addition to the content is being done to add visuals, videos, excerpts, and more so that we can bring you a more interactive format.

Here are all the posts published so far. We will update this list when new posts are added.

Presentation Management 01: Ending the Tangled Mess of PowerPoint?Presentation Management 01: Ending the Tangled Mess of PowerPoint?
March 11, 2019

Presentation Management 02: What’s Wrong With PowerPoint (As If You Didn’t Know Already)Presentation Management 02: What’s Wrong With PowerPoint (As If You Didn’t Know Already)
April 12, 2019

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Thursday, December 5, 2019, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:30 am

Original content by AlexAnndra Ontra and James Ontra
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In the last post in this series, we looked at how important compliance is in presentation management. And in this post, we explore how components of presentation management can help you achieve availability of content seamlessly, everyday.

Presentation management balances both sides of the enterprise: the high-level corporate brand and objectives with the everyday tasks of the employees out in the field — the folks whose day-to-day tasks are what actually build the business. Presentation management makes enterprise files available for everyday use and vice versa. It’s like a merger of content. To achieve this requires three key components:

  1. Cloud-based technology that can store, update and track presentations;
  2. Analytics and machine learning that can recognize patterns in and the effectiveness of presentations; and
  3. A cultural shift toward thinking about presentations differently.

These components, when combined, will change the nature of presentations in your organization.

Enterprise Files for Everyday Use

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