Do your next presentation without PowerPoint!

It is standard to have impressive PowerPoint slides prepared, when giving a presentation. But have you ever thought about just skipping the slides and going without them? Sounds too scary to you? Then this is exactly what you should do. You will see your next presentation will be much better. Here is why you should try to give your next presentation without PowerPoint, i.e. without relying on fancy visuals.

When preparing for a presentation/talk for many of us one of the first things to do, is drafting a great title slide and spending time on the design. Well and there we go, head-on right into the trap. I went through this process so many times; I started with the  layout because it is something I enjoy doing. Unfortunately, it has nothing to do with the purpose of the presentation, which is to inform. The layout can only support the process of getting the message to the audience and nothing more.  The time spent on peripheral items before the talk itself is completed, is potentially wasted time. What if you decide to change the design in the last minute, because it doesn’t work with your message? (more…)

May 18th, 2013|Tags: , , |

Shortcut to change font size in Word, Powerpoint, and Outlook

You can increase the font size of a selected text by pressing CTRL and “]”  (CTRL + ]) and decrease it by pressing CTRL and “[” (CTRL + ]). Alternatively you can also use CTRL and “>” or CTRL and “<“, but for this you need to press CTRL + SHIFT + , to increase the font size or CTRL + SHIFT + . to decrease it. The table probably makes it clearer


Keyboard shortcut to change font size in Word

Effect Press (option 1) Press (option 2)
Increase font size CTRL + ] CTRL + SHIFT + .
Decrease font size CTRL + [ CTRL + SHIFT + ,

Please note that these don’t work in Excel



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