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7 Ways to Make Your Best PowerPoint Presentations

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Microsoft estimates that there are about 30 million PowerPoint® presentations created every single day. That’s to say, if you’ve spent time in an office, you’ve probably spent time looking at something that was built in PowerPoint. If you have to give a talk accompanied by slides and you’re not the most tech-savvy person, PowerPoint is […] continue reading

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Cut Through the Noise: How to Design Slides for Virtual Presentations

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Before you start pushing pixels on your next slide, take a moment to put on your design thinking cap. Design thinking isn’t just knowing how a design program works, or what colors look nice next to each other. You’re actively design thinking⁠—even in your non-design jobs⁠—when you’re thinking about how a user might be using […] continue reading

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4 Tips for Choosing the Best Virtual Backgrounds on Zoom Meetings

4 Tips for Using Backgrounds Intentionally On Zoom Calls

Here at Duarte, we not only teach communication skills, we teach people how to present themselves. In this new virtual world, we have to consider how we appear and communicate virtually—like on Zoom meetings—and what that means for how our audience perceives our brand. By now you’ve probably seen some silly screenshots of things happening […] continue reading

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5 Popular PowerPoint How-To Questions Answered in One Place

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PowerPoint is one of the most misunderstood Office software products on the market. While a majority of business professionals use the product practically every day, many have a strong aversion to the program. Some organizations have banned it altogether. But PowerPoint is actually a versatile and creative tool when used correctly. PowerPoint’s features enable even non-designers to […] continue reading

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