How to Properly Write a Formal Email (That Gets Results) Print E-mail
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Do you need to know how to write a formal email? If you're used to writing casual emails to friends and family, you may not know how to write a formal email properly.

Don't worry. You're not alone. Many people struggle with writing a formal email. This article will help.

Formal emails are often called for when you're sending an email to someone you don't know well. A formal email is also the right choice for some business situations. If you're not sure whether to send a formal or informal email, it's usually better to send a formal message.

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What Is Microsoft PowerPoint? How to Start Using It (Now) Print E-mail
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Microsoft PowerPoint is a professional tool for making presentations, which has been around for decades. It has a number of features that make it a powerful presentation tool. 

In this tutorial, you'll learn about Microsoft PowerPoint's origins and the best version of PowerPoint that fits your needs. You'll also discover tutorial resources to start learning how to use its deep toolset. 

We also won't leave you confused on how to make a top-notch presentation with PowerPoint. We've all sat through a boring PowerPoint presentation. It's important to use it the right way, as a visual aid that compliment your ideas. 

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Before you read on, be sure to grab our free eBook: The Complete Guide to Making Great Presentations. It will help you master the presentation process, from: initial idea, through to writing, design, and delivering

17+ Best WordPress Music Themes (2017) for All Musicians Print E-mail
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As a musician or a band, your primary goals are to fill the gig venue with raving fans and get noticed by agents. The best way to make sure that happens is to create an attractive website. 

Using your website, you can share information about your albums, upcoming single releases, events, and general band or biography information. Having a site also makes it possible for music agencies to get in touch with you about the possibility of signing a contract.

One of the easiest ways to create a website is to use WordPress. Aside from being easy to use, WordPress is versatile enough for any type of website, including those for musicians, DJs, bands, and more. 

There are plenty of Premium WordPress themes geared for the music industry that include features like an audio player, event information, the ability to sell your merchandise, and so forth.

The Best Music WordPress Themes of 2017

In today’s post, we’re showcasing 18 of the

How to Quickly Add Pictures to PowerPoint in 60 Seconds Print E-mail
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Using images is a great way in PowerPoint to add variety and illustrate your major points. Let's look at how to add images into PowerPoint. 

We also have a helpful compliment to this tutorial. Download our FREE eBook: The Complete Guide to Making Great PresentationsGrab it now before you read on. 

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Note: In this tutorial we use the Simplicity PowerPoint Template. You can find more 

How to Grab a Screenshot in Excel in 60 Seconds Print E-mail
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Screenshots are perfect for adding an illustration to your Excel workbook. You might be using Excel to create documentation or work instructions for someone. Instead of using a separate app to grab and edit screenshots, you can do this right inside Excel. Let's learn how.

How to Quickly Grab Screenshots Inside Excel


Note: Watch this short tutorial screencast or follow the quick steps below, that compliment this video.

1. Open the Excel Screenshot Windows

Start off by making sure that you're on the Insert tab in Excel. Then, find the Screenshot button here on the ribbon. When you click on it, you'll see thumbnails for the

How to Make an “Any Questions” Final PowerPoint Slide (PPT) Print E-mail
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We tend to think of presentations as our chance to speak to an audience. In reality, some of the best presentations I've attended ended with a "question and answer" (Q&A) session where the audience can ask the speaker questions.

In Microsoft PowerPoint, you can build slides that facilitate the Q&A portion of your presentation. A well-designed slide may lead the audience to ask an interesting question.

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A simple slide design can supplement a successful Q&A session at the end of your presentation.

In this tutorial, I'll teach you to end your presentation by interacting with your audience. We'll work on designing a questions slide in PowerPoint. You'll learn how to solicit questions from the audience and answer them confidently. 

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10+ Google Slides Presentation Tools: To Learn How to Use (Now) Print E-mail
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If you're looking for a presentation tool, don't overlook Google Slides. This free tool, available through Google Drive, has a lot to offer. In fact, it's one of the best presentation creation tools out there.

Google Slides has the basic slide presentation features, ranging from the ability to format text and add images to the ability to use layouts and themes. It also includes more advanced presentation tools such as the ability to publish to the web and great collaboration features. 

For a comparison between Google Slides and other top presentation tools, look at: 

How to Write a More Effective Email (15+ Best Tips & Tricks) Print E-mail
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Writing effective emails can be a challenge. You've written an important message that you know your audience could use. But they seem to ignore your emails. It may be time to step up your game.

In this tutorial, we'll take you through the professional email writing process from start to finish. We've got over 15 helpful email writing tips for writing an effective email. 

You'll start by learning to identify the goal for your effective email. You'll end by learning the right closing and the importance of an email signature template. We'll also discuss the use of images and animations in email, as well as the right time to send a business email.

Learn how to write more effective emails with professional tips
Join Envato Elements for Just $19! Print E-mail
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We're excited to share a one-day promotion for Envato Elements. Usually $29, for one day only you can lock in a lifetime price of just $19 per month!

What is Envato Elements?

Envato Elements provides inspiring and ready-to-use photos, templates, fonts, assets, icons, and much more. For a single monthly fee, you get unlimited downloads to use in your projects and design work.

Now with over 33,000 beautiful design templates and assets (and over 300,000 photos), it's the only design subscription you'll ever need.

Not only that, Envato Elements now includes access to every Tuts+ course and eBook. That's over 1,000 courses on web design, code, and graphic design, as well as the entire A Book Apart and Smashing Magazine eBook libraries!

17+ Best Full-Screen WordPress Themes for 2017 Websites Print E-mail
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If you’re a designer, photographer, artist, or any other creative professional, you realize the importance of having a beautiful portfolio site. When you display your projects in an organized and attractive way, you are more likely to attract clients or get a job at the company of your dreams.

Anyone who visits your site can see the full range of your creative skills as well as your artistic ability. Because of this, your website needs to have a strong focus on your work.

Thankfully, WordPress doesn’t fall short when it comes to portfolio themes. However, sometimes traditional website portfolio designs aren’t enough. In such cases, opting for a full-screen theme is the best choice.

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17+ Best Fashion WordPress Themes (2017) for Blog & Magazine Sites Print E-mail
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When it comes to fashion websites, choosing the right design is imperative. Whether you’re highlighting your best models or showcasing your latest creations; one thing is certain: your site needs to have a high visual focus.

Large images and plenty of white space will do wonders for your site. But, how do you go about creating a beautiful fashion website? The answer is WordPress, paired with a premium, high-quality fashion WordPress theme designed specifically for the fashion industry.

In this roundup, we feature the best fashion WordPress themes available on ThemeForest in 2017.

Best fashion WordPress themes on ThemeForest
What Is Google Slides? Great (Free) Online Presentation Software Print E-mail
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Everyone has heard of Google's search engine. What you might not know is that Google also offers a suite of professional office tools. Google Slides is one of those tools.

If you haven't considered Google Slides, you should. It's a great alternative to other professional office tools. And even better—it's free online presentation software.

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In this article, we'll introduce you to Google Slides (also known as Google Drive Slides). You'll learn what you can do with Google Slides. We'll also hook you up