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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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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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