It has been my honor to work with Rajesh Kalra (RK) of India to spread the word about PowerPoint. I met RK on a website for freelance writers. He was searching for someone to edit a script for him. After seeing my profile, he offered the job to me. I was delighted. Through the next several weeks, we communicated often about the tutorials. As our relationship grew, RK consulted me on several matters. Then I received an email asking me to help with his Preview Tutorial and the release of the tutorials next month. Here is RK's some-what embarrassing story.
In his earlier years, RK was asked to deliver a presentation. He used the best-known presentation software of the day-PowerPoint. He created his presentation and delivered it to the audience. As he watched, his humiliation grew. What he saw before him--and his audience saw--was a very ordinary, boring PowerPoint presentation. RK realized that he didn't know enough about creating presentations and vowed to learn.
In 2013, RK and his 9-year-old daughter created tutorials for Photoshop. They created over 51 chapters on how to use this complicated software. This is when Arkshya's teaching skills were noticed. She is a natural teacher as well as comfortable in front of the camera. The tutorials were filmed in professional studios with professional equipment, including Chroma color, multiple high-definition cameras, professional written script, and toe-tapping music. These exciting tutorials have been online for several months and received rave reviews from media everywhere. They are simple enough that a child can use or complex enough for an executive. Or should that be the other way around. Maybe they are simple enough for the adult and complex enough for a child.
Arkshya (RK's daughter) is only 10-years-old, making her one of the world’s youngest online teachers. For her photoshop tutorials, Arkshya was felicitated and given a certificate recognizing her teaching skills by the Education & Human Resources Minister, Republic Of Mauritius, Honorable Dr. Vasant Bunwaree ji. The recognition and honor were bestowed on her in MITD Phoenix Mauritius. The worldwide media reported it.
Arkshya’s father, Rajesh Kalra, is well-known for conceptualizing the world’s largest soap carpet and composing Uganda’s first Corporate Anthem along with African pop diva Grace Nakimera.
Last year RK wanted to create a family album set to music. He found the service very expensive and decided to do it himself. Searching for a program to use, he discovered that PowerPoint would do it. Remembering his earlier experience with PowerPoint, he became nervous. He was determined not to allow a software program to defeat him. He sat down and studied PowerPoint.
It didn't take him long to discover that PowerPoint is packed with neat tricks. There are hidden treasures in PowerPoint. Once unlocked, this software can make objects look 3D, dance, fly, move across the screen, or any other movement you can think of.
RK decided this information was too good to keep to himself. So he hired the studios again, wrote a theme song and created more tutorials. I received the honor of writing the script for the Preview film.
I am very proud of the end result. The preview, like the tutorials, was filmed in professional studios with chroma color, multiple cameras, professional comperes, audio equipment, and music. Each of the tutorials is from 5-8 minutes long and packed with fun. They teach how to make 3D arrows, 3D graphs, 3D charts, and much more. They will teach you how to make unwanted people disappear from your photo, place animated objects in your picture, make clouds move, and trees sway in the wind.
The father/daughter duo has totally brought PowerPoint to life by teaching simple ways to make the clouds move in a still picture, make unwanted people vanish from an image, replace backgrounds with video, enhance and sharpen pictures as old as 25 years, create 360 degree scene effects, and use 3D effects to make a jumbo jet appear as if it is flying in a still picture. This is something no one else has ever tried to do with PowerPoint. They also explain how to create and animate a foot tapping, fast-paced family picture album with the people dancing to their peppy African theme song.
Apart from these never-before-heard-of PowerPoint tricks, they are also teaching users how to transform PowerPoint using 3D, sports, TV, and news graphics. Additionally, they are using PowerPoint to make tattoo effects, draw sceneries and animate them, change dress colours, change eye colours, colour or streak hair for a funky look, replace broken teeth, create a horror look, or even do makeup using the national colours. Making pictures dance to their specially created theme song is the icing on the cake.
RK Photo Magic Trix was created to assist young people who wish to become successful in the business world. Whether a presentation is needed for college, personal websites or bios, family photo galleries, corporate presentations, or even for social media, RK and Arkshya’s training will get the presentation where it needs to be.
The duo realizes that all presentations must be simple yet entertaining, which is why they make the tutorials easily accessible to everyone on YouTube, with multiple subtitle language options. RK Photo Magic Trix brings PowerPoint to life by teaching how to create and animate images, graphics and more.
If you deliver presentations, you will want to spend a few minutes with these tutorials. The toe-tapping music will make that few minutes fly by like the objects on the screen. You can create presentations that will wow the audience and enjoy yourself while doing it.