Five Ways to Stop Saying, “Hold on… Let Me Share My Screen”

Being able to show your presentation slides without sharing your screen has become the new baseline cool of online meetings, and a handful of hardware and software tools will help you avoid “big slide, little head” syndrome and connect more with your audiences. Not Quite There: Zoom Advanced Slide Share (Free) When you start sharing your screen in Zoom, click …

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Best Apps of 2020

Both Google Play and Apple App Store released their best apps lists this week, and it’s not a shock that big props went to several apps that focus on self care. Also not a shock… both companies chose Zoom. Google’s Pick: Loóna: Bedtime Calm & Relax Google Play named a sleep guidance app the Best App of 2020. Loóna (Google …

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Two Alternatives to PowerPoint

For—I don’t know, 200 years?—the standard for presentations has been Microsoft’s PowerPoint. Ever since we dropped the overhead projector/transparency model, we’ve emphasized key points of our educational sessions with hard-to-read, badly designed bullet-point slides. Although PowerPoint is still the most popular program, it has become the software we love to hate. That’s why we’re always looking for alternatives. Prezi: Storytelling …

Microsoft Translator: The best app of the year

An American, a German and a Russian walk into a bar. The American says, “Let’s all be friends. I’ll buy the next round!” The German and the Russian smile awkwardly and go back to their phones. They don’t speak English, so… But then the German yells out a happy “Heiliger Strohsack!” and starts pointing to an app on his phone. …