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Glad to partner with +Copyblogger on helping marketing professionals take advantage of the opportunity to convert written content to a SlideShare deck
 
SlideShare Best Practices: How to Turn Written Content Into a Winning Deck

SlideShare was the “quiet giant of content marketing” way back in 2011, even before being acquired by LinkedIn. Now? It’s one of the most influential social media platforms for businesses and big thinkers.

But while SlideShare has proven to be a great new medium for sharing content, many people are still asking how to get started with it.

In tomorrow's article, Dave Paradi share best practices for the simplest way to get started with SlideShare: turning a written piece of content into a SlideShare deck.

Stay tuned. 

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Some vimeo.com videos have a download link that allows you to download the video as a file on your computer. If this is the case, use the normal method for inserting a local video file. YouTube videos do not have a download link. For YouTube videos or when the video owner has not enabled the ...
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3 Steps to Lead Presentation Change in 2014
When I am delivering my workshops, a common concern is raised by the participants. They think that the ideas I share are great, they really like the slide makeovers I show them, but they are concerned that the new visuals they create won’t meet with managem...
When I am delivering my workshops, a common concern is raised by the participants. They think that the ideas I share are great, they really like the slide makeovers I show them, but they are concerned that the new visuals they create won't meet with management approval.
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Celebrating 300 newsletter issues
Today I am celebrating the 300th issue of my newsletter. I have been writing this newsletter every two weeks for almost 11 years. I would not be able to keep writing if it was not for the support and encouragement that my loyal readers have shown. If you ar...
Today I am celebrating the 300th issue of my newsletter. I have been writing this newsletter every two weeks for almost 11 years. I would not be able to keep writing if it was not for the support and encouragement that my loyal readers have shown. If you are not on the list yet, click here to ...
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Presentation Tip: Show steps in a process
When you need to explain a process, whether it is a manufacturing process, process for handling expense claims, or process for installing a new system, there are steps you want to walk the audience through. The default template in PowerPoint leads many pres...
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Insights from Audiences: Results of the 2013 Annoying PowerPoint survey
I recently wrapped up my latest survey of audience members on what annoys them about PowerPoint presentations. A total of 682 responses came in and the message for presenters is clear: A lot of you don’t understand how to create and deliver an effective pre...
I recently wrapped up my latest survey of audience members on what annoys them about PowerPoint presentations. A total of 682 responses came in and the message for presenters is clear: A lot of you don't understand how to create and deliver an effective presentation, and audiences are getting ...
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What presenters can learn from how TV shows start
When you watch a TV show these days, whether it is a half-hour sitcom or a one hour drama, how does it start? Why is that relevant to presenters? That's what this article is all about.
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Thanks to +Copyblogger for publishing my article on how to put the ideas we learned at #Authority2014 into action
by Dave Paradi You’re probably coming out of Authority Intensive stuffed with dozens of ideas. So now that you’re heading home — where do you start implementing? Here’s a quick document you can create now, that will help you prioritize your actions over the upcoming days and weeks: 1. Organize ideas so you know which[ Continue Reading... ]
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Presentation Tip: Proportional Object Collection Calculator
Earlier this year I created an online tool to calculate the sizes of two shapes based on values that you input. This allows you to create a diagram with two proportional shapes. I wrote about this calculator in the June 11 issue of the newsletter and gave e...
Earlier this year I created an online tool to calculate the sizes of two shapes based on values that you input. This allows you to create a diagram with two proportional shapes. I wrote about this calculator in the June 11 issue of the newsletter and gave examples of the background and other ...
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Presentation Tip: Treemap Diagrams
At the Presentation Summit in September, Nolan Haims showed a diagram I had seen before, but did not know the proper name for: a treemap. A treemap is a type of visual that allows you to visually compare the size of different measured values using proportio...
At the Presentation Summit in September, Nolan Haims showed a diagram I had seen before, but did not know the proper name for: a treemap. A treemap is a type of visual that allows you to visually compare the size of different measured values using proportionally shaped rectangles that are ...
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Presentation Tip: Ideas from the 2013 Presentation Summit
Every year when I speak at and attend the Presentation Summit conference I come back with great ideas from other presentation experts that I can adapt or use in my own presentations. Last month the conference was in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and in this article I ...
Every year when I speak at and attend the Presentation Summit conference I come back with great ideas from other presentation experts that I can adapt or use in my own presentations. Last month the conference was in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and in this article I want to share three ideas I picked up ...
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Dave,
I found your wonderful font size charts online. You are a wonderful resource. Thank you.
In my research, I did not see any mention of using bold and italic text through out a presentation. I am a designer and I know what needs to be done, but do you have any data about "visual accuity" for bold and italic text, so I can convince those who requier "proof" to understand?
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Donut graphs are popular in the media. Here's how to create & use them in your #PowerPoint #presentation
For the last year or two I have noticed newspapers and magazines using donut graphs more often to show proportional data results. Donut graphs may look like they are hard to create, but they are actually built into PowerPoint, so any presenter can use them. Here is an example that shows how a ...
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I have been recognized by the media and my clients as a presentation expert. I have authored seven books on effective PowerPoint presentations and I consult on high-stakes presentations including one used to brief one of President Obama’s cabinet ministers. I am one of two Canadians, and one of only twelve people in North America to be recognized by Microsoft with the PowerPoint Most Valuable Professional Award for my contributions to the PowerPoint presentation community. My ideas have appeared in publications around the world. Participants in my workshops leave with practical steps they can take immediately to improve their presentations. Attendees say that they will never be able to look at another PowerPoint presentation the same way again because I redefine what an effective presentation should look like.
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