PowerPoint-Tastic (USE THIS ONE) Free PowerPoint-Tastic Templates – #099: Simplify the Complex

Each week, the Fast Track Tools training company and the Cubicle Ninjas design firm work together to publish a template that makes it easier for you to communicate your ideas. This week, we put some thought into illustrating those complex projects you want to illustrate in a single slide. Read more

Person Running Communicate to Win: 022 – Move ‘Em to Action!

In the next several posts, I’ll focus on key components to developing persuasive narratives. Most often, an audience has at least a basic understanding of your topic. However, you need to move the audience from that state of minimal knowledge, or what I call unawareness, to a state that makes them want to follow your advice – you need to call them to action. Read more

PowerPoint-Tastic (USE THIS ONE) Free PowerPoint-Tastic Templates – #098: Check! We covered that one…

Each week, the Fast Track Tools training company and the Cubicle Ninjas design firm work together to publish a template that makes it easier for you to communicate your ideas. This week, we tackle a template for those times when you have multiple topics to present on a single slide. Read more

Deck of Cards Communicate to Win: 021 – Designing Strong PowerPoint Decks

As I have mentioned in previous posts, the slide library is available to help you design PowerPoint slide decks. Click here to download the slide library. Beyond this, as part of my blog, in conjunction with Cubicle Ninjas, we regularly publish additional slide templates that make it easier for you to communicate your ideas. Read more

PowerPoint-Tastic (USE THIS ONE) Free PowerPoint-Tastic Templates – #097: Alchemy

Each week, the Fast Track Tools training company and the Cubicle Ninjas design firm work together to publish a template that makes it easier for you to communicate your ideas. This week, we take a trip back to high school chemistry class. Read more

Pie Chart Communicate to Win: 020 – Tips for Using the Best Exhibit Slide

Exhibit slides typically answer five types of questions. Based on the question your exhibit slide is answering, here are my tips for choosing the right exhibit slide to portray your information. Read more

PowerPoint-Tastic (USE THIS ONE) Free PowerPoint-Tastic Templates – #096: Point of View

Each week, the Fast Track Tools training company and the Cubicle Ninjas design firm work together to publish a template that makes it easier for you to communicate your ideas. This week, we bring you a template to represent three distinct points of view. Read more

Person Looking at a Painting Communicate to Win: 019 – A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words

I shouldn’t need to convince you that a picture is worth 1000 words. You can demonstrate complex stories with a single, still image. One image may be more influential than a substantial amount of text. So, use pictures! This leads me to focus on second slide type—exhibit slides. Read more

PowerPoint-Tastic (USE THIS ONE) Free PowerPoint-Tastic Templates – #095: Table Topic

Each week, the Fast Track Tools training company and the Cubicle Ninjas design firm work together to publish a template that makes it easier for you to communicate your ideas. This week we bring you a template for illustrating a conversation that has happened or will happen in the future. Read more

Chart with Upward Trend Communicate to Win: 018 – Which Story Would You Rather to Read?

Consider these headlines. Which story would you rather read? Stock Market Results or Stock Market Up 2% on Lower Oil. With the first, you only have a simple statement. But, with the second, you have a statement that tells you something. I suspect you would rather read the second article since it speaks to you, delivers a message and communicates the key point. I can’t over-emphasize the importance of employing talking headers, not just titles in your PowerPoint presentations to draw in your audience and leave them wanting more. Read more