Absolute PowerPoint Blog
How PowerPoint becomes a part of our lifestyle, and how that influences everyone else!
FF Chartwell is a different font type -- rather than show alphabets or numbers, or even dingbats, it creates simple charts. What's more -- FF Chartwell is an intelligent font that can create calculations based on your numbers and automatically create pie charts based on percentage values. It also creates other chart types, as explained in this video.
One of the most interesting talks I have heard in a long time comes from TED, one of my favorite sources of inspiring content.
In this talk, Simon Sinek explains why most mundane presentations (or almost anything) are geared towards answering the "what" questions. And then he goes on to explain that we must ask ourselves the "how" and "why" questions -- only them will we be convinced enough to spread the enthusiasm to others!
Learn more about Simon at this Start With Why site. Simon has also authored the best-selling book of the same name, Start With Why.
Love this video of how the Stockholm folks used iPads to create a novel presentation. Don't know how they made the bulb and the flower appear! :)
PowerPoint MVP Glenna Shaw found this excellent resource that explains how this "magic" was performed -- thank you, Glenna!
Here's a video of how the artists developed this presentation.
This is one of the presentations delivered during a Pecha Kucha event I attended in Hyderabad -- love the way the time was so well divided among the slides.
Don McMillan is a well known "corporate comedian" who has created and posted a few video clips on sites like YouTube. His videos bring out the lighter side of concepts such as the use of too many bulleted lists in PowerPoint, or even speakers who speak every single word from their slides. You can find out more about Don at his Technically Funny site.
One of Don's most popular video clips on YouTube is called Life After Death by PowerPoint. This one had over 800,000 views!
Cory Jim of Empowered Presentations, Hawaii posted this video about Yancey Unequivocally's Ignite presentation on Indezine's LinkedIn group. Yancey delivered the presentation so well -- she certainly must have practiced many times to be so much in sync with all her slides -- thanks for putting this up, Cory and Yancey.
Ignite: Conversation with Sara Winge
Master a Five Minute Talk: My Road to Ignite Chicago by Bess Gallanis
Flypaper is a cool, new presentation creation program that lets you create Flash presentations that you can instantly upload to sites like YouTube, MySpace,a nd Facebook. In its present beta incarnation, it has some rough edges and any comparison with PowerPoint would be probably like comparing apples and oranges since Flypaper seems to provide a very different concept altogether.
Flypaper is a free application that runs on Windows XP and Windows Vista only (no Mac yet) -- it's a large download at 89 mb whereabouts, but it's fun to play with and may evolve into something very useful. The screenshot above shows the interface -- click on the screenshot to see a larger preview.
Flypaper does get into new terminology though: slide layouts/designs are called 'models'! Here's a quick one slide pres that I created in Flypaper, and then uploaded to Youtube.
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