Find Odd Sound Effects
Sometimes, you need a special sound effect for your PowerPoint presentation.
Earlier this year, I needed a horse whinny to help tell my story.
Really! (Don't ask.)
However, I didn't have fast access to a horse. So what to do?Where to find an unusual sound effect for your presentation?
I found my horse whinny -- and many other odd sound effects -- at FindSounds
. This website scours the internet and finds all kinds of animal and human noises, as well as vehicles, tools, mayhem, and more.
When you find your sound -- be mindful of the copyright
if you choose to use it!
Improve YouTube Video Quality
I wrote about improving YouTube video quality
with an easy hack over two months ago. I can't believe this easy trick still works, but it does!Want a better video experience at YouTube?
Here's what you can do, in one easy step:Type
&fmt=18 after the video's URL.
That's it! That's all there is to it!
You can visit the above link to see all the particulars and videos...it's been a popular post!
Imagine a Bershon PowerPoint Presentation...
Oh, you know that look. It's the look you have on your eighth-grade picture.
Sullen. Bored. Ennui.
It's a look that says, "I'm a little too cool to have my picture taken, but I must suffer the indignity for the sake of my parents."
This uniquely adolescent pose exasperates mothers of teenagers everywhere.
"Why couldn't you just smile?" they implore.
Until recently, I did not know there was a name for this expression.
Now I do.It's called Bershon.
I discovered the term when I read Design blogger Michael Bierut's post about Bershon
, and witnessed the lovely picture of his wife in a classic Bershon-y (Bershonic?) grimace. I grinned in instant recognition of the classic teen and pre-teen posturing, which heretofore had been nameless to me.
You will recognize Bershon instantly when you see it. And I am much pleased to note that the topic has its own Flickr group, appropriately titled, "I'm so Bershon
". It's a joy to flick through these images. So much so, I'm considering using them for the break slides in my next PowerPoint presentation, no matter what the topic.Note to teenagers and pre-teens everywhere:
for your next class photo, suck it up.
Make your mom happy.
Just smile. :)
And 32 years from now, you won't find your grimacing mug on Flickr.PS to Moms everywhere:
how can you use your new found appreciation for Bershon to generate even more Bershon photos from your young? ;0
Labels: fun, photography, PowerPoint Presentation