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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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Everything You Need to Know About Using Speaker Notes in PowerPoint

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Through preparing for our newest Duarte workshop, Slide Design Lab, we realized there’s a feature that many presenters don’t realize plays a key role in slide design and speaker support: speaker notes in PowerPoint®. To use your speaker notes in PowerPoint most effectively during your next talk, follow the tips below. What are speaker notes […] continue reading

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