The annual Veterans’ Day is coming soon on November 11. Veterans’ Day is a day to offer thanks to all veterans who have fought on behalf of the United States. When you see someone in a uniform, someone who serves us all, doing military duty, answering their country’s call, take a moment to thank them for protecting what you hold dear, say “Thank you” to them and tell them you are proud of them.
If you are a descendant of a veteran, you may want to express gratitude to him or her in a unique way. How do you plan to celebrate the happy Veterans’ Day 2013? What special Veterans’ Day gifts are you going to prepare for your veteran father? If you haven’t thought of any creative Veterans’ Day gift ideas, you can see this post to draw some inspiration. If you have already had a brilliant idea in your mind, you can also browse the list of Veterans’ Day gift ideas to see if you need something a bit more.
Veterans’ Day Gift Ideas List for A Veteran
1. Say a sincere “Thank you!”
2. Give him a warm hug.
3. Sing him a beautiful anthem or a song that is created by yourself.
4. Download classic war history movies and documentaries galore and watch them with him together.
5. Send him a nice sturdy journal with inspiring Veterans’ Day quotes, sayings or poems written on it by yourself.
6. Give him delicate Veterans’ Day gifts, like commemorative figurines, flags, Flag seals, patriotic windsock, Veteran’s commemorative plaque, USA Symbol stickers, commemorative tree or plant for a gardener.
7. Interview a veteran and record the interviewing video, take some photos, and make a veteran storytelling video slideshow with video clips, music songs and photos added, or make a Veteran’s Day DVD for playing on TV with a DVD player.
If you are a person who enjoy the latest trends in technology, you’ll love a Veterans’ Day video slideshow, which can be viewed on any portable devices without format limitation. Moreover, you can also share the DIY Veterans’ Day PowerPoint with relatives or friends by uploading PowerPoint to YouTube or upload PowerPoint presentation to Facebook.
About Veterans’ Day history
Veterans’ Day, formerly Armistice Day, is a federal holiday of America observed on November 11 every year. The day is the anniversary of the end of World War I. On the day of November 11, 1919, the U.S. President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed an Armistice Day. Nowadays, Veterans Day serves to honor all American veterans who have served in the
“Nowadays, there are 300 million PowerPoint users in the world, they do 30 million presentations each day, about 30 million presentations are going on right now, but 50% of them are unbearable, in other words, lots of people are killing each other with bad presentations now.“
PowerPoint is a popular teaching medium that can be used as prompter, handout and data dump in education, training, business and office work. PowerPoint is a convenient prop for poor speakers, and it reduces complicated messages to simple bullet points, get presenters’ ideas across easily. In a nutshell, a good PowerPoint presentation helps to visualize ideas, create key points and impress audience.
While, nowadays, an unpleasant phenomenon called “Death by PowerPoint” occurs. Death by PowerPoint, which is also called “PowerPoint Poisoning”, is a critical and sarcastic term for boring presentations overloaded with information, which cause audience’s state of boredom and fatigue and never get through intended receivers. In fact, it may be owed to the fact that many of the Death by PowerPoint presenters lack fun PowerPoint ideas as well as PowerPoint making and presenting skills. So, how to fight “Death by PowerPoint” and avoid boring your audience to death?
How to make a presentation fun
In order to fight against “Death by PowerPoint”, we need some skills to create an interesting PowerPoint presentation. Generally speaking, we should redesign the slides and make them a little more interesting from several aspects here: significance, background, structure, simplicity, and rehearsal. If you give consideration to the 5 aspects, your PowerPoint will not be “Death by PowerPoint” any more.
Find the subject and meaning of the PowerPoint before making it, which can help you create a PowerPoint full of passion, thus drawing more attention. You may collect fun PowerPoint ideas and subjects from friends, colleagues and families, or get inspiration from great speeches.
Vision trumps all other senses. Set a unified PowerPoint background and use relevant pictures (such as diagrams) to support the PowerPoint. Free fun PowerPoint presentation templates will help you easily create an interesting and persuasive PowerPoint in just a few minutes.
Create key points and give 3-4 reasons to support every point, more will not be easily remembered by audiences. Remember the 6×6 Rule: six bullets per slide, six words per bullet (or less). Don’t kill your audience with too many bullets or too many words on a slide.
Make your PowerPoint as simple as possible with less text and more imagery.
If this is your first time to make a public PowerPoint sideshow, you need rehearsal to help to remember the key points and avoid being too nervous when presenting the PowerPoint before the public. Just go to an empty room and read aloud to yourself. To avoid “Presentation Karaoke” — where the presenter reads exactly what is on the slide, you should practice repeatedly and try to recite the important points.
You may find more useful suggestions here: Top 5 Tips on Making Persuasive PowerPoint. Now go forth with passion, create, and share.
However, sometimes, what bores your audiences is neither the monotony of slide content nor presenting skills, but the PowerPoint itself. As a medium tool, PowerPoint has its limitations. To present lengthy presentations with animations, transitions, and media content, we need many additional action buttons, which making PowerPoint slideshow lacking consistency and fluency in displaying content, so it is far not as popular as video. To make a real impression with the presentations, we have a better way: convert PowerPoint to video or DVD. The switching between media can help to reduce the likelihood of “Death by PowerPoint” occurring during a presentation, and bring your presentations and audiences to life with ease.
To achieve PowerPoint to video conversion, usually we have three methods. Check out the methods below.
How to convert PowerPoint to video
Method 1: Convert PowerPoint to video using Microsoft PowerPoint
After creating a PowerPoint presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint, you can directly save the PowerPoint as video with the Microsoft PowerPoint application.
You can find the guide here: How to Convert PowerPoint 2013 to video.
Method 2: Convert PowerPoint to video using free PowerPoint to video converter
See the guide here: How to convert PowerPoint to video free.
Method 3: Convert PowerPoint to video with professional PPT to Video Converter
Moyea PPT to Video Converter helps to convert PowerPoint to video with the animations, transitions and embedded music, videos, music, narrations completely retained in your output movie.
Read the guide here: Tutorial of Moyea PPT to Video Converter.
To sum up, converting PowerPoint presentation to video will make it easier for us to distribute it on social websites (like YouTube, Facebook, etc.), and easier for recipients to view on any mobile devices without Microsoft PowerPoint installed, like iPhone, iPad, Blackberry and Android devices. By this way, “Death by PowerPoint” is overcome from the source.
In urgent need of last-minute decoration for Halloween? You may like some unique free Halloween printables. Sticking Halloween printables is the easiest and most inexpensive way to decorate your house and add festivity to your home. Just download and print off your favorite Halloween prints and stick them in a frame, or place on any places you like, and you’ll have stunning decor!
Check this collection of 10 free Halloween printables for decorations, and find the Halloween free printables you like.
1. Vampire Mickey Candy Box
This Vampire Mickey Candy Box printable template can be printed off and made into a cute candy box for Halloween party. You can print the template on regular paper or cardstock and cut out the pieces, then use either glue or double-sided tape to fix the Mickey Mouse and help him sit in place.
2. Candle Wrappers
This candle wrapper printable can be used to wrap onto plain glass candle holders to create creepy luminaries.
3. Recipe Cards
The colorful recipe cards can be used to keep notes of your favorite festive dishes.
4. Chevron Halloween Eye Chart Pillow
This Halloween Eye Chart Pillow printable is perfect to place on any pillow to add a little festivity to your home.
5. Treat Box
This Treat Box printable can be easily folded into a neat little box for candies or any other little objects. It’s perfect to hand it out to trick-or-treaters.
6. Pumpkin-Carving Template
This printable pumpkin can be used as a unique template for reference when you are curving patterns on a pumpkin. If you cut something you didn’t intend to, you can stick a toothpick through the flesh side of the piece and fit back into place.
7. Spooky Sweets
This printable can be printed off and used as a spooky hanging ornaments to your candy box or treat box.
8. Keep Calm Holiday Print
9. Halloween treat-bowl sign printables
10. Free Halloween printables & Vintage Halloween Labels
You can also use these free Halloween printables to make a Halloween PowerPoint slideshow if you like.
For more free Halloween printables, please see: Free Halloween PowerPoint Background Download.
Shenzhen, PR, China — 10/30/2013 – Halloween is coming, now everyone must be well prepared for the grand festival: pumpkins and lanterns, costumes and masks, fun and horror movies or games, horrible decorations and gifts, “Trick or treat”! What else can you do to kill the leisure time before Oct. 31st? To bring the festive atmosphere to a climax, Moyea, a professional multimedia solutions provider, hold a Halloween promotion in which lots of discount coupon codes for powerful software programs are offered as giveaways. Moyea Halloween coupon code giveaway promotion lasts until November 3rd, 2013. So take your chance and check it out!
In Moyea Halloween promotion, crazy 40% off discounts are available for both Moyea PPT to Video Converter and Moyea PPT to DVD Burner. The two programs are inexpensive but definitely useful Halloween companions. You can use the two discount programs to help you create Halloween story videos from DIY PowerPoint files to give friends a scare on Halloween night, or burn Halloween PowerPoint to DVD or Blu-ray discs to play on TV with families and friends after Halloween festival. Come to grab the discount software tools to send them as Halloween gifts to friends and relatives. Now in Moyea coupon codes giveaway promotion, anyone can use the Halloween discount coupon codes to get the two programs at a 40% off discount price, which help you save $20 on PPT to Video Converter and save $40 on PPT to DVD Burner respectively.
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Halloween is a yearly holiday celebrated on the night of October 31 in many countries to remember the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed believers. On the Halloween eve, most of people will spend the time with friends and family and send Halloween messages, write Halloween Poems, exchange Halloween greetings or Halloween wishes, play pranks like trick-or-treating, visiting Haunted Houses, attending Halloween costume parties, etc. Writing Halloween poems or messages to express hearty greetings or wishes in the coming new year is a pleasant way to celebrate the festival and can get you in the Halloween Spirit more quickly! Or if you want to create a Halloween story video or DVD to trick your peers, happy and funny Halloween poems and are essential parts to make a creative DIY Halloween video or DVD.
Here is a collection of funny Halloween poems for kids prepared for a Halloween video or DVD.
1. Trick or Treat
Trick or Treat!
Give me Something Best to Eat,
Give me Candy, Give me Cake,
Give me Something Sweet to Take…!!!
2. The Scarecrow
The Farmer Made a Scarecrow And Stuffed it Full of Straw,
He Put it in the Cornfield, But the Crows Laughed,
“HAW CAW CAW”
One Crow Sat Upon Scarecrow’s Hat, He Was not Scared at All,
That Scarecrow did not Scare A Single Crow away all Fall…!!!
3. Haunted Houses
Haunted Houses, Curdling Screams,
Freezing Bats, Torn At The Seams!!!
Full White Moon, Dripping Candles,
Roaming Forgetful Zombie Vandals!!!
Gnarled Old Trees, Tossed in The Breeze,
Cold Ghosts Shivering, Knocking Their Knees!!!
Trick and Treating, From Door to Door,
Not Enough Sweets, I Must Have More…!!!
4. Ghost Riddance
When in the Kitchen they Spied a Mouse,
Three Little Ghosts Flew From the House,
They Were Scared as Scared Could Be,
Of That Little Mouse They All Did See,
And The Little Mouse Laughed With Gleee,
When HE Frightened Off Those Ghosties Three,
So If There Is A Ghost Living In Your house,
Perhaps You Should Buy Yourself A Mouse…!!!
5. Deja Boo
If we Choose to Believe
Witches Can Fly On Magical Broomsticks
Up in the Sky,
And Every Year at Octobers End
Ghosts Upon us do Descend,
That Black Cats Shriek at Scary Sights,
And Pumpkins Glow With Erie Lights,
Then Once Again For me and You,
Halloween is DEJA BOO…!!!
6. On Halloween
The witches fly Across the sky,
The Owls go, Who, Who, Who,
The Black Cats Yowl, And Green Ghosts Howl,
“Scary Halloween to You…!!!”
7. Perfect Pumpkins
Perfect Pumpkins Big and Round
They Lay Upon the Muddy Ground
With Leaves and Vines all Intertwined
That’s the one that should be mine…!!!
8. Mister Scarecrow
Why Do The Birds Go,
When You Stand Outside All Day?
Don’t They Know,
You Wouldn’t Hurt a Crow
Cuz You’re Just Stuffed With Hay…!!!
9. A Boo Gram Greetings!
Black Cats Eyes
In Midnight Gloom Fly with the Witch
On Her Ragged Broom,
Ghosts and Shadow People Evade our Sight.
None May not see what they Might,
We begin our Door to Door Halloween Flight.
Not Knowing our Immediate Blight
We Bravely Approach your Door and
RING TRICK OR TREAT,
We Say with a Strong and Mighty Grin,
Candy and Little Toys we Hope to Gain
From this Daring Plan Imagined in These Little Brains.
BOO! We are Greeted as a Scary Hand
Extends to our Goodie Sacks,
The lights go Black, We Stagger Back,
Screams Explode, Others Jump,
Dogs Howl and Unfriendly things give us a Bump,
The Voice Screams as
We Dump out our Goodie Sacks and Run…!!!
So keep the Goodies and BOO…!!! To You…!!!
10. Halloween Fun
Ghosts and Goblins and Bats Oh My GOD,
Witches Riding Brooms With Black Cats So High,
What a Treat They Would Be,
Through a Child’s Eyes to See But Alas,
I’m too old for that Oh Sigh…!!!
“Happy Halloween my Love…!!!”
11. Pumpkins Pumpkins
So Many Pumpkins
On The Ground,I Found Mine
As You Can See
So Fat And Plump
And All For Me…!!!
Bushes Quiver Where Shadows Lean,
And not a Sliver of Moon is Seen,Near the River some Goblins “GREEN”
With a Witch in Front, and a Ghost in Between,
Make me shiivver, But I am Keen
About the Shivers of Halloween…!!!
“Happy Halloween to my seet Friend…!!!”
13. Trick or Treaters
Sidewalks Full of Trick or Treaters,
Lots of Candy Eaters,
In Their Costumes Having Lots of fun,
Halloween’sfor Everyone…!!!From Door to Door
the Bells are Ringing Everyware,
Knockers, Knocking, Voices Singing,
Children, the old and in Between
14. Scarecrow Man
Scare the Birds if you Can,
Or do You want to Play???
The Birds fly Around,
But you’re Tied Down,
Cuz you’re Just Stuffed with Hay…!!!
15. Halloween’s Coming
Halloween’s Coming! Halloween’s Coming!
Skeletons Will Be After You!
Witches Cats And Big, Black Bats,
Ghosts And Goblins Too!
Miaow, Miaow, Miaow Go The Witches Cats,
Oo, Oo, Oo, Oo,Oo, Oo Oo, Oo!
Flap, Flap, Flap, Bo The Big, Black Bats,
Oo, oo, oo, oo, oo!
16. Halloween Night
Halloween Night Is Full Of Fright,
Halloween Night Is A Fun Time Of Night
Halloween Night We Go Trick Or Treating,
Halloween Night So Much Candy To Be Eating,
Halloween Night Black Cats Screech Of Fright…!!!
17. A Trick Of A Treat
Dressed Up Little Creatures
On A Dark October Night
Run From Door To Door
Giving Everyone A Fright.
They Come And Ring Your Doorbell
And Before They Will Retreat,
They Beg You For Some Candy
By Yelling “Trick Or Treat”.
When Their Bags Are Full,
They run home to eat their fill.
They Taste A Bit Of Everything
And By Morning They Are Ill!
So To Keep The Youngsters Healthy,
I’ve Figured Out A Deal.
This Year Instead Of Candy,
I’ll Give Them All Oatmeal…!!!
This Halloween There’s Something New
A Sweet Surprise That’s Called A “Boo”.
A Friendly “Goblin” Left It Here
To Spread A Little “Ghostly” Cheer.
It’s Not A Fright, It’s Not A Scare,
It’s Just A secret Smile To Share.
You’ve Been Boo’d.
Now You’re The One To Pass Along The “Spooky” Fun-
To Neighbors Up And Down The Street,
To Friends Who’d Love A Special “Treat!”
‘Cause It’s For Sure This Little Gift
Will Give Their “Spirits” Quite A Lift.
Enjoy The Latest, Greatest Way
To Celebrate This Holiday…!!!
19. Witches Stew
Bubble, Blubber, Squirm And Gloop,
Boiling Broth Of Bat’s Tail Soup.
Wobble, Slobber, Liquid Goo,
Add The Sole Of One Old Shoe.
Spooky Shadows Dance Around,
Of Frogs And Rats And Snarling Hounds.
Steam Swirls Rising To The Roof,
Add One Small Ear And One Old Tooth.
Gnarly, Scratchy, Tickle And Itch,
Stir Round And Round To Make It Rich.
Mushy, sticky, sizzle and stew,
They’re Making Mischief Just For You…!!!
20. A Halloween Prayer
From Ghoulies To Ghosties
To Long Legged Beasties
To Things That Go Bump In The Night,
Good Lord Deliver Us…!!!