Saturday, January 16, 2010

This comes under 2 cool FREE web graphic apps you’ve gotta try!


The first is a picture generating online app that takes a group of words and creates a really cool “Word Cloud” graphic. See the picture at left. This cloud graphic reflects some of the most used words from this very blog for example. You can copy and paste text or put in a blog URL and choose colors and backgrounds and fonts as well. Very cool and can be found at:

sampad6c9a60240c2b4f The second is Image Chef. If you are a Facebook aficionado, you already know that Image Chef is one of the most widely used apps on the site. But if you go to their main site, you can find all kinds of fun ways to create graphics for free.  Here’s a graphic I created to the right in about one minute. :) I highly recommend this one!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Nan @ BB

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Tutorial: Creating Graphics in Black & White with Just a Spot of Color for Presentations


Have you ever wondered how people create these unique pictures that seem to be completely in Black and White except for just one area of color? Well, it’s pretty simple, actually and this week, Brainy Betty has a great quick tutorial to show you exactly how to do it. You’ll learn a new skill set and have a lot of fun with this one!

Have a great week!

Nan @

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

10 tips for improving your wireless network

So many of us have wireless networks at home and this is the perfect time of year to take a look at the network you have at home and perhaps make it a little more efficient. This Microsoft at Home article has 10 tips to improve the speed and efficiency of your at home network.

10 tips for improving your wireless network

Thursday, January 07, 2010

PowerPoint 2010 Beta: How to make a video play in a shape

So, I'm playting around with the new PowerPoint 2010 beta version. It has lots of new and exciting features, but for me, I can really really see where video is going to make a big big impact on presentations from now on. I've got a brief tutorial on YouTube about playing video inside a shape here but that's barely scratching the surface of capabilities.

If you ever wanted to make e-learning with say, a narrator or a small circle with a person's face with video explaining each slide for a self-running presentation, these things are all now possible! I'll create more tutorials about this in the week ahead!

Stay warm everyone on the East Coast of the U.S. and the Midwest! The snow and ice are YUCK. I cannot wait for spring!

Nan @ brainybetty

P.S. Oh! I have a contest on our BB Facebook fan page for a $25 gift certificate to for providing some feedback about what you'd like to see more of at BB in 2010! Be sure and enter and become a fan. The drawing is on Sunday, Jan 10 at 9 P.M. EDT

Friday, January 01, 2010

All About Widescreen Presentations

Learn all about wide screen presentations and how they make what you have to say have more impact in this quick slide tutorial.

Tutorial for PowerPoint 2007
Tutorial for PowerPoint 97 - 2003
PDF format of tutorial

Happy New Year to all our fans! Become a Brainy Betty fan on Facebook for more goodies and extras not found here or on the site!

Nan @ brainybetty :)