Latest posts

Below are the most recent articles or resources I’ve published. If you are looking for help on a specific topics, it would best to look at the topics in my Articles archive as I have grouped my recent and best articles by topic there.

  • Share full screen slides & see notes in PowerPoint Presenter View with 1 screen

    When you display your slides full screen in Slide Show mode you can actually switch to Presenter View and share the hidden Slide Show window in a virtual meeting. This way your attendees see high-res slides while you see your notes and have all the expert features of Presenter View. Below are videos that show… Continue reading Share full screen slides & see notes in PowerPoint Presenter View with 1 screen Continue reading

  • Use Reading View to Show PowerPoint slides on a Mac in a window instead of full screen

    (Click here for the Windows version of this article) What is Reading View Reading View is a view in PowerPoint that runs your PowerPoint Slide Show in the PowerPoint window instead of full screen on your Mac. You can resize the window to be as big or small as you want. It runs all animations… Continue reading

  • Share the Slide Show window instead of your single screen when using PowerPoint on Teams or Zoom on a Mac

    (Click here for the Windows version of this article) Why presenters share the full screen The typical approach for many presenters with one screen who want to share PowerPoint slides in a Zoom or Teams meeting is to first share their full screen. Then they start the PowerPoint Slide Show so the attendees see full… Continue reading

  • Training Sales Professionals to improve virtual presentations builds their core competencies

    According to an article by Hubspot Marketing, there are three core competencies needed for a career in sales. They say that foundational sales knowledge, communication skills, and a willingness to learn are “critical for carrying out the daily duties of a sales professional”. As more sales conversations and presentations move to the virtual model due… Continue reading

  • What videos did people watch this year on my YouTube channel? The top three videos of 2021

    I’ve seen others look back at their top blog posts, podcasts, or social media posts of 2021 so I thought I’d look at the videos that were viewed the most on my YouTube channel. Instead of just a list with links, I want to provide some additional commentary as things change so quickly in the… Continue reading

  • Zoom Slide Control for presentations: allow others to advance your PowerPoint slides

    In November 2021 with version 5.8.6 of the Windows & Mac apps, Zoom introduced an option that allows you to let someone else in the meeting control the movement of your slides. This is a great way to let each person in a group advance their own slides without having to say “Next slide please”.… Continue reading

  • Auto-update comes to the Zoom app

    Starting with version 5.8.6 of the Zoom app on Windows and Mac, which was released in December 2021, you can now have Zoom automatically update the app when there is a new release. This is a great feature as I have had Zoom become unstable in the past during a meeting when there is a… Continue reading

  • Use a Google Nest Hub for PowerPoint Presenter View in Zoom or Teams (Windows)

    If you just have a laptop at home and want to use Presenter View to deliver a PowerPoint presentation with a second screen you can use your Google Nest Hub device as the second screen. The Google Nest Hub or Hub Max are popular home automation devices that many people are using to control lights,… Continue reading

  • Temporary Unmute keyboard shortcut rolling out for Teams meetings (Dec 2021)

    Microsoft is rolling out a new unmute option in Teams meetings. When you are muted, you can press and hold the Control key and spacebar in Windows to temporarily unmute yourself to make a comment. When you release the keys you return to being muted. Here’s what you see on screen when you are muted… Continue reading

  • Late 2021 update: New app to Control Logitech webcam (C920, Brio, C922, C930 & more)

    If you own a Logitech webcam like the popular C920, Brio, C922, or C930 and want more control over the zoom or positioning so you look better in virtual meetings on Zoom or Teams, in the past you could use the Logitech Camera Settings app. It has been discontinued and replaced by the Logi Tune… Continue reading