Whether you’re conducting a classroom lecture, leading a department meeting, or presenting your research at an international symposium, you want to leave your audience with a positive impression of your work and a clear understanding of your message. You know that software can help you create a colorful, memorable presentation, yet you don’t want to build a slide deck that is either dull and unengaging or overly flashy and overwhelming to the viewers.

Though you can choose from a variety of presentation software options, you likely have Microsoft® PowerPoint® readily available to to you. Given that Microsoft Office 2013 came out fairly recently, you may have recently gained access to PowerPoint 2013, whether by purchasing a new computer, receiving an update from your IT department, or by updating your computer by your own initiative. With new versions come a new set of features functionality you’ll need to learn. So, whether you’re new to Microsoft Office 2013 or you’re experienced in using prior versions, you’d likely appreciate some tips that can help you take full advantage of the new version’s capabilities.

In the webinar “Diving Deep into PowerPoint 2013,” Cengage Learning author Carol M. Cram walks you through the new look of and features in Microsoft® PowerPoint® 2013. She’ll orient you to some of the new features of MPowerPoint 2013, including a streamlined ribbon, widescreen “friendliness,’ and much more. In addition, she will take you through a project that demonstrates the power of new and enhanced functions such as Picture Tools, animations, transitions, and video.
View the recorded webinar here.


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