IF WE HAD TO PICK the top software packages that are globally recognized in every corporation, association, and educational institution, PowerPoint would head the list. PowerPoint has become synonymous with presentations and when used to its full potential, it is a powerful and effective tool for delivering information, yet most people have never been properly trained to use its rich features.

Usually it’s a trial-by-fire situation—you have a presentation due at the end of the week, and either you modify a presentation that has already been delivered or you plod your way through an overused sample template provided with the software, ...

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