New color research that studied the perceptual influence of red and blue might be useful when designing presentation images, sets, lighting or even the presenter’s outfit. Might it also explain why we call them red and blue states?
Posted by Robert L. Lindstrom at 12:33 PM .
A little birdie told PowerPoint MVP Echo Swinford about the feedback page. We’re not sure where the input goes but at least it’s a place to vent!
Give Us Feedback for Microsoft Office 2007
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The public beta has been released. Many folks have asked about Producer since Office 07 came out and for a while the official word was…..not going to do it for PPT 2007. Read about it and find the beta download at The PowerPoint Team Blog.
Posted by Todd Dunn, CTS at 10:13 AM .
Following Bob Befus’ recent example (House Warming for Presentation Facts) I’ve also started a new solo blog project. Like Bob’s new blog, it’s continues in the Visual Being tradition of serving the presentations professional but it focuses on a single area of interest. It’s called Breaking Murphy’s Law and it’s about all the things that can go wrong when you’re a presenter or when you are supporting someone else’s presentation efforts. Some recent posts include “Jedi Knights With Frickin’ Laser Pointers”, “Blinded by the Light”, “Don’t Give a Pigeon a Perch to Poop From”, and “The Valium Bubble”. Please stop on by and check it out. I hope you find it interesting as well as useful.
Posted by Lee Potts at 7:40 PM .
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. –Marcel Proust
This post should not be written.
It should be depicted. A video. A slideshow. Sketches on a cocktail napkin. Charades. Anything other than letters, words and sentences. Why? Because, according to the nearly 400 people who gathered at the first annual VizThink conference in San Francisco, we comprehend better, learn faster and communicate more effectively when we do so visually. Writing about a visual thinking conference is like singing a P&L statement, or designing an integrated circuit using mosaic tiles. It’s not the right medium for the message.
But, having no immediate access to a camera and lacking the drawing skills to make even a stick figure look like a stick, words must suffice. Or, here’s an idea. Stop reading right now and visit www.vizthink.com. The website, wiki and blog have plenty of visuals. Lots of color. Even some video.
The timing of VizThink, a first-of-its-kind conference for visual communication specialists that launched in January, is non-coincidental. It didn’t just happen because a bunch of visualistas wanted it to happen. It had to happen. Its rationale is so obvious it almost sounds silly when spoken out loud: to promote a global community of visual thinkers.
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Please join us on Friday, March 14 at 2:00 PM ET for a discussion of screen capture tools and a demonstration of the latest version of TechSmith’s Camtasia Studio. We will cover screen capture and how you can use it for training and production and take a look at the new features of Camtasia 5 with Troy Stein, Camtasia Studio Product Manager.
Please RSVP to Rachel Melnykovich (firstname.lastname@example.org) at InfoComm if you wish to attend.
Details on how to join the webinar will be sent to you.
Posted by Todd Dunn, CTS at 7:06 PM .
One of the nicer features of Word 2007 is the ability to create blog posts directly from a new Blog document.
Posted by Tom Bunzel at 4:34 PM .
Take a 15-minute survey and learn how you compare with your peers, from the work you do and the expertise you have, to the challenges you face. Are you similar to others, or charting your own course? Find out for yourself in InfoComm International’s annual 2007 Presentation Professional Survey.
To thank you for sharing your opinions and experiences in this survey, you will receive a free survey report by e-mail.
The survey is available at http://infocomm.qualtrics.com/SE?SID=SV_0U0yhRg0LijXsBC&SVID=Prod until May 18, 2007.
Contact email@example.com with questions.
Posted by Todd Dunn, CTS at 4:59 PM .
This article popped up on my one of my Digital Media Net newsletters. I think Mike Jones does a good job with excellent images and info:
A Beginners Guide to High Definition Video
Posted by Todd Dunn, CTS at 12:07 PM .
Steve Jobs may be even a better product presenter than he is a CEO. Now, he packages some of that presentation wizardry with the new Apple iLaunch, a product that he says will “revolutionize” the process of unveiling new products throughout the world. Read the whole story at The Onion.
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I recently published an article on CIO.COM on presentations strategy and planning. Some of you may find it of interest.
Posted by Tom Bunzel at 6:26 PM .
A week or so ago I did a webcast for Microsoft on the newer features in Office 2007 and Vista that are of interest to business owners — the link to it is:
Posted by Tom Bunzel at 8:30 PM .
For those who have admired Xcelsius but have been afraid to learn it or unwilling to buy it, now you can download the new FREE light version that comes with lots of tutorials.
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