September 23rd, 2014 by Michael Sauers

Have you ever wanted to turn your PowerPoint presentation into an animated Gif? Me neither, but now you can with GifDeck. Just upload your file to SlideShare then give the SlideShare URL to GifDeck. Moments later, you’ll have an animated Gif.

PPT to Gif

I couldn’t think of any real use-cases but the site suggests using it in an e-mail or posting it to Twitter, both of which make some sense to me.

One important note: it will only convert 10 slides. (My original presentation, which I’ll be posting Thursday or Friday, is much longer than the Gif above.)

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November 5th, 2013 by Michael Sauers

Did you know that PowerPoint 2013 can export your presentation to an .MP4 video file including narration and transitions? Just head on over to File|Export and select Create a Video.

PPT2013 Create a Video

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May 16th, 2012 by Michael Sauers

Last week I had the distinct pleasure of presenting at the 2012 Massachusetts Library Association conference. I must say that having been to more than a dozen state library conferences this was one of the best experiences I ever had. Everyone I met was lovely and I hope to stay in touch with (at least on Twitter) in the future. Thanks to all of you who made it such a wonderful experience. 

For those looking for more regarding my presentation on the Creative Commons here are the related links and below are the slides. (With the typo corrected!)

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May 18th, 2011 by Michael Sauers

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November 8th, 2010 by Michael Sauers

…here are ten things you need to know.

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June 2nd, 2009 by Michael Sauers

First: a video about it’s use @ UT Dallas:

Second: A PPT titled “25 Interesting Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom” 

Via ReadWriteWeb

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December 17th, 2008 by Michael Sauers

I’m sure I’ll be using both of these in some upcoming presentations.

Kindle story

Not talking to you

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December 16th, 2008 by Michael Sauers

Anyone who reads this blog knows I’m a SlideShare user. Well, as of this morning, SlideShare just got 100x better as it is now fully integrateable with PowerPoint 2007. Just install the SlideShare Ribbon for PowerPoint (don’t forget to install the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 first as instructed) and then you’ll have a new SlideShare ribbon right in PowerPoint.

SlideShare Ribbon for PowerPoint

As you can see from the buttons much of what they do is self-explanatory. Simply put you can upload to, search, and download from SlideShare directly in PowerPoint. Here’s a screenshot of what the search/preview/download interface looks like.

Searching in and Downloading from SlideShare

What I also found surprisingly impressive is the program’s ability to give you detailed statistics about your account with just a click of the Presentation Stats button.

My Presentation Stats

There’s more I could say but instead I’ll leave you with the intro video that the folks at SlideShare put together.

SlideShare Ribbon Demo from slideshare on Vimeo.

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September 15th, 2008 by Michael Sauers
How To Blog

View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: advice)

Find your voice, speak intelligently to the people you respect, and get better. This presentation covers everything I know about producing the kind of work that I enjoy and that I strive to make. NB: I’ll eventually replace this upload with an annotated version, so apologies in advance if comments and what have you disappear later. SlideShare Link

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May 13th, 2008 by Michael Sauers

A quote from the book I’m currently reading inspired me to create this mini-presentation. Eventually I’m sure I’ll work it into one of my proper presentations.

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