Canva Just Keeps Getting Better & Better

I’ve been a big fan of Canva for a long time now. There are so many things it can do and my favorite thing is how easy it is for anyone to create great designs in no time. Whether you need a quick graphic for social media, slides, a flyer promoting an event or aContinue reading “Canva Just Keeps Getting Better & Better”

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How to Supercharge Your #PowerPoint Workflow

Do you know that you can upgrade your PowerPoint workflow with add-ins that put additional capabilities right at your fingertips? From finding great stock photos and icons to searching Wikipedia and adding an online map there are a lot of ways to upgrade your slides without ever needing to leave PowerPoint. Think about how niceContinue reading “How to Supercharge Your #PowerPoint Workflow”

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Time to Retire Your Business Card

Why do people still use business cards? Other than leaving them in a bowl trying to win a free lunch, I’m not sure. Gary Vee doesn’t know either. (Language warning) Let’s think about it for a second. What is the first thing you do when you’re meeting with someone new? If you’re like me, youContinue reading “Time to Retire Your Business Card”

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Interactive Video the Easy Way with Vizia

A couple weeks ago I shared some info about how Vimsy can help you improve the curation of online videos. As we learned, Vimsy has some nice features including the ability for access control and providing some useful insights via enhanced analytics. But what do you do when you want to add some interactive elementsContinue reading “Interactive Video the Easy Way with Vizia”

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How to Fill a Horizontal Slide With a Vertical Image

While working on a workshop deck recently, I came to this slide. This isn’t bad — I’ve definitely seen MUCH worse. I wanted to give it a more powerful visual impact and didn’t have time to launch a quest for a new ‘perfect’ image. I like this image…it just doesn’t fill the slide. So whatContinue reading “How to Fill a Horizontal Slide With a Vertical Image”

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A Better Way to Curate Training Videos With Vimsy

Curating a collection of videos for learning purposes is part of many L&D professionals toolkit. While video platforms like YouTube, Vimeo, and Wistia can be a rich source of valuable content, you don’t have many good options for organizing them, virtually no control over access (unless they’re yours) and no way to know who isContinue reading “A Better Way to Curate Training Videos With Vimsy”

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The Sanity Saving PowerPoint Secret You Should Know!

Around here, it is pretty common to have a lot of cooks in our slide deck kitchen. In most places, it is a rare deck that results from a totally solo effort. Even if you only share slides occasionally, you can still benefit from a little time and sanity-saving knowledge. At a minimum, most peopleContinue reading “The Sanity Saving PowerPoint Secret You Should Know!”

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Tech Tuesday: Working in PowerPoint’s Full Screen

I’ve written about my tip of the week microlearning adventure before and it had quite a good run. Ultimately situations and priorities conspired to end it after over 400 consecutive weeks. (You can see most of them here.) Every tip in that collection is aimed to help show people how to work smarter instead ofContinue reading “Tech Tuesday: Working in PowerPoint’s Full Screen”

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