2019 Gift List for Presenters; Issue #452 November 12 2019

I'm seeing Black Friday previews and pre-Black Friday sales have started. For the past couple of years I’ve put together a list of the products and services I use and recommend to those looking for gifts to give presenters or business professionals who have to create...

The Globe and Mail October 31, 2019

A few key insights from the results of Dave's Annoying PowerPoint survey were included in Harvey Schachter's online Power Points column on October 31, 2019.

Highlighting an area with a mask; Issue #451 October 29 2019

Sometimes you have a complex image, maybe a process diagram, chemical structure, or detailed schematic. You want to focus on one area to explain your message and you want the viewer to have context of where that one area fits into the overall picture. In this article...

Adding a watermark to an Excel or PowerPoint chart/graph

Basic Excel Chart Skills Intermediate Excel Chart Skills Advanced Excel Chart Skills Training Workshops Excel Chart Articles Videos & Online Courses Adding a watermark to an Excel or PowerPoint chart/graph What can you do if you want to share a chart via email,...

Professional looking graphs; Issue #450 October 15 2019

It is relatively easy to create a graph in Excel or PowerPoint. But is the default graph good enough for a business presentation? I don’t think so. Recently I wrote three articles on how to make professional looking graphs for the three most common types of graphs:...