Decluttering: New Office Shortcut (Finally) For Deep Work

Shortcut Cheat Sheet PDF: Download 120+ PowerPoint Shortcuts grouped by activity (making them easier to learn). It’s one of the easiest ways to double your productivity in PowerPoint. Try it out. I believe I just discovered THE best Microsoft Office shortcut ever… And as it appears that Microsoft JUST SLIPPED IT IN without any fanfare […]

8 Best PowerPoint Add-ins for Boosting Your Productivity

Not a lot of people know about PowerPoint add-ins, but those who do swear by them! Here is a list of our 8 favorite PowerPoint add-ins, what they are, why they rock, and how to get them. Download and use them, and we guarantee you’ll see a huge increase in your productivity in PowerPoint – […]

4 Clicks Towards Good Slide Design

The bad news…you are not unique. There are millions of other people building slides out there just like you. And here are two pre-historic statistics (in tech terms) that back it up: Statistic #1: As of 2010, Microsoft Office was installed on 1 billion devices around the globe (source here). Statistic #2: As of 2009, […]

Pie Chart Secret Ingredient

Every Slide Needs a Point. Period! In this experimental PowerPoint series, I take user submitted slides and look at strategies and techniques for quickly drilling down to a point. If you find this series helpful, let me know in the comments section below. I’m only committing to 6 episodes at this time, so your feedback counts. In this […]

Two Pie Chart Tricks for Better Data Visualizations

Every Slide Needs a Point. Period! In this experimental PowerPoint series, I take user submitted slides and look at strategies and techniques for quickly drilling down to a point. If you find this series helpful, let me know in the comments section below. I’m only committing to 6 episodes at this time, so your feedback count In this […]

5 Office Timeline Gantt Chart Tricks

In my previous post, I showed you  how to create a Gantt chart in 30 seconds with the Office Timeline+ add-in as pictured below. You can grab the Office Timeline Add-in here if you missed it. And now that you have your information in the Office Timeline+ add-in, the formatting fun begins. The true beauty of […]

2 Crazy-Fast Ways To Make A Gantt Chart In PowerPoint

Today’s PowerPoint Speed Training task is quickly turning your Excel data into visual PowerPoint layouts in minutes, rather than hours. The first technique we’ll cover is an insanely clever PowerPoint hack (that few know about); And the second is an awesome add-in you can get to do all of the heavy lifting for you. If […]

FIXED: Why We’d Wait to Upgrade to PowerPoint 2016…

This issue has been resolved and we’re now recommending with 120% enthusiasm that you upgrade! Stay tuned for an update to this blog post. ~the Nuts & Bolts team Depending on your tolerance for glitches, if you see the 2016 upgrade prompt (see image below) at the top of any of your Office programs… You […]

15 Storytelling Tips And How To Apply Them Today

Great storytellers do two things very well: First (obviously), they tell stories. Second, through their stories, they get people to take action. You might be thinking, “That’s great if you’re Steve Jobs, but how do I even begin turning my dry, everyday material into a story…let alone a gripping one?” Well today I’m going to […]

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The Presentation Summit 2015: Be There, Or Be Rectangular!

Camille and I want to see you in New Orleans’ French Quarter this September! Why? Because we’re going to be attending the Presentation Summit again, AND we’re going to be hosting an after-hours gathering to get the chance to meet all of our subscribers, YOU (keep reading for more details)! First off, you might be […]