Monthly recap of resources; Issue # 501 November 2021

Welcome to this monthly recap of my latest articles and videos along with other resources that will help you create more effective PowerPoint presentations and deliver them on virtual platforms like Zoom and Teams. Follow the links below to access each item.

My latest articles and videos

11 ways to use PowerPoint to incorporate consultative selling in a virtual or hybrid sales meeting

Present a PDF of your PowerPoint, GSlides or Keynote slides in Zoom, Teams, GMeet (Windows or Mac)

Process to reset Microsoft Teams that could fix problems you experience with Teams meetings

Are people multitasking during your virtual presentation? Yes. And here’s why that’s OK

Why a shared PowerPoint or Google Slides file is a better whiteboard option in a Zoom meeting

Present a large image: give context first then zoom in and pan across using Morph in PowerPoint (video)

Still relevant and popular resource

Timeline visuals, like Gantt charts, are a popular visual used in presentations. I have an article that continues to be viewed many times each month on how to create a Gantt chart in Excel or PowerPoint using a stacked bar chart.

Resources from other experts

Indezine is the go-to website by PowerPoint MVP Geetesh Bajaj that has detailed tutorials for almost every feature in PowerPoint. He also has a list of over 170 keyboard shortcuts for PowerPoint that can save you time each day when using PowerPoint.

Dataviz expert Stephanie Evergreen has an article on using an advanced labelling technique in Excel to add labels on the bars in a bar chart. I have many advanced Excel labelling and graph techniques in the Excel 501 online course.

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By Dave Paradi

Dave Paradi has over twenty-two years of experience delivering customized training workshops to help business professionals improve their presentations. He has written ten books and over 600 articles on the topic of effective presentations and his ideas have appeared in publications around the world. His focus is on helping corporate professionals visually communicate the messages in their data so they don't overwhelm and confuse executives. Dave is one of fewer than ten people in North America recognized by Microsoft with the Most Valuable Professional Award for his contributions to the Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams communities. His articles and videos on virtual presenting have been viewed over 1.2 million times and liked over 12,000 times on YouTube.