Axel Becker is a multimedia and screencasting specialist. His focus is on the efficient use of the video editing software, Camtasia Studio. We interviewed Mr. Becker on why Camtasia is ideal for creating video tutorials and its relation to PowerPoint. Mr. Becker, can you briefly describe your role as a Camtasia coach? Basically, I make […]

Transparent text is used often in print and screen designs. But it can also be a useful tool in presentations. As this isn’t an integrated function in PowerPoint, you will need to know some shortcuts. We’ll show you how. First off, why use transparent text? When an image has a really interesting background, or if […]

In part 2 of this blog series, we offer two methods for making original and concise image captions in your presentations. With these simple tricks, you can both inform and entertain your audience. Put parts of the picture before the text: With this method, you can visually integrate the text into the image by bringing […]

Re:publica is one of the most important conferences on digital culture. Founded in 2007 in Berlin, it has steadily grown into an international event. This year’s conference will take place at STATION Berlin, from May 8-10, 2017. This Year’s Focus – Human Rights              Since its inception as a blogger meeting with 700 participants, re:publica has […]

The right combination of images and text is an essential part of any successful presentation. Clear image captions, especially on title and chapter slides, are a great way to set visual anchors and attract your audience’s attention. PowerPoint offers several options for effectively displaying text on an image. Let’s look at a few easy-to-follow tips. […]

We’ve all been there. Your overseas colleague sends you an email with the updated presentation. Next thing you know, your inbox is full and your computer freezes as you try to open the 100+MB attachment. You can avoid this hassle by following our simple tips to reduce the size of your PowerPoint files. 1. Remove […]

A slide master allows you to customize the layout across all slides in your PowerPoint presentation. It’s where you can modify font, background images, color, positioning, effects, and more. In existing templates, different types of slides and the layout are stored in the slide master, which can be used as the standard layout when inserting […]

Videos can act as persuasive visual anchors, effectively enhancing your presentation. They can be used to present a company demo or project, or to cite clips from a movie or television show.  PowerPoint has made inserting videos incredibly easy. You can insert video files directly into a presentation, or embed videos from an online source […]

Get inspired and learn how to use the color of the year for your presentation design. According to Pantone, the American specialist for color selection and communication, 2017 will be dominated by Greenery 15-0343. This fresh, yellow-green shade expresses passion and vitality. Pantone’s Colors of the Year are always a source of inspiration for fashion […]

A PowerPoint presentation isn’t the only way to edit or share presentation content. Many users prefer Word to print and edit individual slides. Or maybe you just want to insert specific slide images into a document. Here are three simple ways to integrate PowerPoint slides into Word documents. 1. Save and Insert Slides as Image […]

You probably know this scenario: you update a graphic and the whole layout changes on your PPT slide. Perhaps you try to use slides from another colleague but find that your font, text sizes, and color differ slightly. You just can’t seem to match their color because it’s not from the standard color palette in […]

Presenting and discussing data tables during a presentation is par for the course, both for the speaker and attendees alike. In this two-part series, you will learn that tables are relatively simple to design when you consider the following topics: 1) Creating Tables in PowerPoint 1.1) Creating a Table on a Slide 1.2) Transferring Cells […]

Since PowerPoint 2013, the 16:9 widescreen format has become the standard for presentations. However, 4:3 slides still circulate within many companies. Read on to learn how to convert to 16:9. What is the advantage of 16:9 vs. 4:3? To put it bluntly, 4:3 is out! Nowadays, digital devices are almost exclusively designed for widescreen display. […]

2016 delivered on its promises – a series of innovations that left their mark on web design. SVG and CSS3 have made Java Script applications redundant. Long scrolling has brought the ultimate web experience right to user’s smartphones, without the hassle of clicking. Tools such as Morph and Designer have optimized seamless slide transitions, while […]

Creating and giving an effective presentation is a big challenge. Most of us are just happy to show the final slide, hear the audience applaud, and pack things up. However, your job isn’t over quite yet. Networking with your audience afterwards is an essential part of the presentation process.  Here are 10 tips to help […]

2016 was a banner year for PresentationLoad, full of innovations and memorable breakthroughs. Let’s take a look at a few highlights of the past 12 months. 2016 Highlights We hit the ground running with the launch of numerous new PowerPoint templates. Our sets, Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 and Customer Relationship Management tackle current trends […]

Google has created Google Slides, a tool that can benefit PowerPoint users. Read on to view the app’s features and learn how to give your Google slides an appealing design. Edit PowerPoint Files with Google Presentations Google Slides is an app for creating and editing presentations. This free tool can be used on most smartphones […]

From technical equipment to seating, the venue plays a huge role in your presentation. Use our checklist to guarantee you and your audience have everything you need.