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Computers are part of our everyday world. Those who have never used one can be intimidated. Those who use one every day have often not been provided basic instructions. In this course, we take away the fear and mystery of the PC. We introduce the parts, terminology and basic skills everyone needs to know to be comfortable using a computer in a visual, easy-to-understand way. Want to know what the Windows operating system actually does or why you should care about RAM? How about what actually happens when you log on? With Total Training, you'll master the fundamentals of the PC so you can enjoy and benefit from it without frustration or fear.

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Learn how to enjoy giving business presentations - and captivate your audience. Presentations are one of those things you just can’t escape these days. And for most people it’s a painful experience. This course is dedicated to them. It’s also dedicated to anyone who has got past the ‘I hate doing presentations... I hate public speaking' phase to the ‘How do I become a stellar performer?”

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In Pitching Projects and Products to Executives, author Dane Howard interviews executives and product managers from renowned design firms and corporations like Google, Apple, and Adobe, who share their insider take on how to effectively move projects and product ideas forward. Video and multimedia producer Richard Koci Hernandez weaves the interviews together into a captivating visual narrative. The soft skills course shows the practical techniques, processes, and communication styles employed to sell to executives more effectively, and to bring ideas to life.

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Whether we knew it or not, almost all of us have seen a PowerPoint presentation in one format or another. It is pervasive from the classroom to the boardroom and even our living room. In this series you will discover not only legacy and new features offered in PowerPoint 2010 but also ensure you know how to include good design, utilize appropriate content and deliver polished, memorable but not overwhelming presentations. It's this combination of skills and techniques that differentiates mediocre presentations and those some would rather bury than have to watch from those that effectively communicate, regardless of the audience or purpose. This series will take you from start to finish covering presentation design, content creation, graphic and multimedia manipulation, animation and sharing, distribution and presentation options. If you've known PowerPoint in the past, there are a lot of new features in store! If you're new to PowerPoint, prepare yourself for a whole new way to share your thoughts, ideas and experiences using this phenomenal presentation tool!

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In PowerPoint 2010 Essential Training, author David Diskin demonstrates how to engage an audience with images, video, sound, charts, and diagrams in professional presentations. The course also covers a variety of methods to share presentations with others, and provides comprehensive tutorials on how to design presentations that successfully deliver a quality message. Exercise files accompany the course.

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Discover the power shortcuts the pros use to navigate PowerPoint 2010 with ease. Author Alicia Katz Pollock shows how to customize views, work with text, format slides, and publish your final presentation. The course also includes her top 10 tips for working with presentations, including autofitting text, creating custom bullets, and using shapes to mask images and video.

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Discover how to integrate and enhance video and audio to create a more engaging PowerPoint presentation. In this course, author Alicia Katz Pollock emphasizes the technical details necessary to make a multimedia presentation work: from working with appropriate file formats, to applying video styles, to reducing the file size of multimedia presentations for sharing.

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In PowerPoint 2010: Real-World Projects, author Gini Courter uses a real-world project to demonstrate the new features in the latest edition of Microsoft's presentation software. Gini teaches the use of screen clippings and the ability to create one-click snapshots of a desktop during a live presentation. She shows how to apply corrections and effects to presentation images without leaving the application, and add interest to a presentation via slide transitions and animation effects. Gini also uses PowerPoint's new Backstage view to compress a presentation for distribution via email, and demonstrates the review tools from the perspective of the reviewer and the presenter. Exercise files accompany the course.

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In this course, author Jess Stratton teaches the basics of creating, editing, and sharing presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint 2013. The course shows how to build a slideshow from scratch, or leverage PowerPoint templates and themes for quick construction. Jess shows how to add and edit text, images, graphs, video, and animation; format slides for consistency; and add speaker notes to ensure a smooth delivery. Plus, discover how to collaborate on changes and then share the final presentation via print, video, PDF, or email.

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In PowerPoint for Mac 2011 Essential Training, author David Rivers demonstrates how to create effective slideshows and dynamic presentations using the tools in Microsoft PowerPoint 2011. The course provides in-depth instructions for changing the look of presentations: using built-in and custom themes, formatting text, inserting tables and charts, adding pictures and SmartArt drawings, and adding animation. It also shows how to proof presentations and ready them for viewing, and gives details on the different ways to share presentations. Exercise files are included with the course.

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