PowerPoint presentations are usually 16:9, landscape format, which is a good choice for presentations on standard monitors and most projectors. Even if you’re handing out your presentations and planning to print them later, portrait is often a better choice than landscape. However, it’s not uncommon to find 4:3 monitors and projectors as well as (pivot) […]

Although PowerPoint is best known as a program for presentations, it also offers some other really cool features. One of them is the ability to create animations and export them as video files. Saving these videos separately means you can use them in a variety of ways outside of PowerPoint. Now you won’t have to […]

As the saying goes, you never get a second chance to make a first impression.  This holds true for presentations. The very first line of the first slide is so important – it can make or break your presentation. Despite knowing this, most presenters turn to the same old openings such as “Good evening, my […]

Eye contact plays a huge role in a presenter’s ability to connect with their audience, and in turn, their overall effectiveness as a public speaker.  Presenters who don’t know how to maintain eye contact with their audience appear unfocused and uninterested. Presenters who do, exude confidence and enthusiasm for their topic. Eye contact is a […]

You’ve finalized your PowerPoint presentation and you’re ready to send it to clients and key stakeholders. But are you really sure it’s ready to be shared?  Removing notes from a presentation is a crucial step that is often overlooked. In this post, we’ll introduce an easy method that allows you to remove all notes from […]

Design Thinking is a method to creatively solve problems and develop new and innovative ideas. Developed by Americans David Kelley, Terry Winograd and Larry Leifer, the method is primarily intended for interdisciplinary teams and aims to support all participants in their work. Different experiences, opinions and perspectives on a problem are collected and collated in […]

VR and AR presentations

Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are technologies that are particularly popular in the gaming industry. These technologies blur the boundary between the real and digital worlds – and even eliminate it altogether. The possibility of immersing oneself in a new reality offers enormous potential for businesses. Business Presentations with Virtual/Augmented Reality Be it […]

Presenting problem-solving solutions in a clear and interesting way can be a challenge. PowerPoint has you covered. SmartArt gives you the tools to create versatile and professional graphics that can be customized to your presentation needs. Here are some of the different ways in which you can use SmartArt graphics in your presentation. STAR Method […]

When you work with others on a presentation, it can be a challenge to see who changed what and how, and which version is the most up to date. The PowerPoint Compare tool is designed for exactly these situations. It allows multiple versions of the same presentation to be compared for changes to text, tables, […]

Using pictures, and in particular photos, in presentations is a great way of attracting your audience’s attention. Overlapping photos to create collages is a unique and attractive way to make use of these images. It’s a really versatile technique that can be applied to various media. An image collage can be created using transparency effects, […]

Today’s technology makes sharing presentations with remote audiences so easy. You can say goodbye to the confines of a meeting room and reach a wider audience over the Internet. Here are three ways to live stream PowerPoint presentations. Upload to an Online Platform Uploading your presentation to an online platform, such as SlideShare, is the […]

With an increasingly digitized world and the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), data protection has become a hot topic. So many companies and their employees now require training on how to comply with the new legislation. Unfortunately, presentations on legal topics can be dry and convoluted, making it a challenge to create engaging […]

Let’s be honest; most presentations are overflowing with text, bullet points, facts and Excel spreadsheets. This leaves little room for visual content. Using visuals is a truly engaging and memorable way to present your information. Graphics and images convey your story, emotions and brand so much more effectively than just plain text. Icons (small pictograms) […]

A picture is worth a thousand words. What is used so effectively in advertising can also be applied to your presentations. Large images with minimal text make a lasting impact and transform the entire slide into your very own projection surface. How-To: Customize Transparency and Color Pictures that relate to your presentation topic are more […]

The best presentations are visually appealing and, most importantly, tidy. Content is clear and straightforward. PowerPoint offers the following options to streamline your slides: on-screen guides, grids, smart guides, Arrange tools, and the Size & Position window. Guides and Gridlines Guides are especially useful for aligning complicated charts. First, a grid of lines is generated […]

A presentation overview helps an audience keep track of what you’re discussing and stay focused. A timeline is a great way to clearly display the progress of projects or results but it’s often impossible to fit all points or project phases on just one slide. This is when a timelines that appear over several slides […]

Reports that are repeated in a presentation can quickly become tedious. Presentations full of dry facts and figures that are presented the same way throughout will leave your audience bored and uninspired. Here are a few ideas to save time and give your reports some wow factor: Design an eye-catching mock-up of slides that can […]

We’ve all been there. Halfway through listening to a text-heavy, detailed presentation, our minds start to wander. We can’t focus on the important content and we just stop listening. Highlighting important content in your presentation is essential to grabbing your audience’s attention and most importantly, holding it. It allows the audience follow and remember the […]