How to give a great presentation

Public speaking can be a great way to boost your career. Deborah Jacobs combines her own expertise with that of lawyer Conrad Teitell to offer six tips for giving a great presentation.

Spotting PowerPoint revisions

Q. Someone revised my PowerPoint presentation. How can I see exactly what they changed on each slide?

Fun with animation in PowerPoint

Q. There’s a cool “gears” Smart­­Art element. Can I animate it so the gears spin?

Are there any special considerations for an online Power­­­­Point presentation?

Q. I’m delivering a presentation online. Are there any special considerations for my Power­­­­Point presentation?

Bring Excel data into PowerPoint with ease

Q. My tables never look right when I paste them into Power­­Point. How should I paste Excel data into PowerPoint?

Backgrounds in PowerPoint

Q. Is it better to use a dark or a light background in PowerPoint?

1-Minute Strategies: Feb '13

Improve your next job hunt with a mentor ... Opt for the best streaming music service at your desk ... Flirt your way to the top?

Make any picture into a bullet point

Q: How can I create my own ­custom bullet points?

1-Minute Strategies: January '13

Improve your productivity with a few apps ... Track word, character counts and other document statistics ... Let LinkedIn groups lead to your next job.

New features in Office 2013

Microsoft Office 2013 has arrived with some new features that could make your job easier.