PowerPoint is one of the most widely used applications in the world. It was initially developed for Apple’s Mac OS by former Berkeley PhD student, Robert Gaskins. The first version of PowerPoint was named Presenter — its name was changed to PowerPoint in 1987. That same year, Microsoft purchased the rights to PowerPoint for $14 […]

Your core message as a header: Why you should always use action titles in your PowerPoint slides Meaningful headings, so-called “action titles”, add more weight to your statements. They summarize the core message of your slide in one sentence, so your audience can instantly grasp the key point of your slide just by reading the […]

Videos in presentations are almost always shown in landscape format.  This really doesn’t have to be the case, though. PowerPoint allows videos to be displayed in a multitude of formats, and it’s very easy to change the way you display your video, making it stand out from the crowd.  A range of presentation options allows […]

The coming year will be blue! At least when it comes to the color world. The Pantone Color Institute has chosen “Classic Blue” as the Color of the Year 2020. Classic Blue as a Trending Color in 2020 After the rather bright “Ultra Violet” in 2018 and “Living Coral” in 2019, the Pantone color tone […]

PowerPoint presentations can be displayed in many different ways: on PCs, laptops, mobile devices, projectors and not least television screens. Presenting on TV is mostly suitable for informal occasions, but it can also work in a business context. We set out below four ways of presenting via a TV: Option 1: Connect your laptop to […]

Got your next presentation to customers or colleagues just around the corner and thinking about including a handout? Great idea! Although many people associate handouts with lectures, they are a tried and tested tool in the corporate environment, allowing your audience a deeper and more lasting understanding of your presentation. Whether it’s a business meeting […]

Many presentations include figures such as sales increases, price developments or statistics. If you just read these out, you risk them sliding straight past your audience’s attention. Since such key figures can be extremely important for the future of the company and influence strategic decisions, it can really help to underline them visually. A Picture […]

Pauses in speech are a simple but extremely effective means of building tension and stimulating interest during presentations. Wrongly used, though, they can be a bit of a disaster for the presenter, as they can quickly start to feel awkward to the audience, making the speaker seem nervous. We’ve identified a few types of pause […]

Tom Becker-Schweitzer, Managing Director of PresentationLoad GmbH, provides you with valuable tips and methodologies for creating your company presentation. Read on to find out how to design an effective company presentation and how comprehensive it should be. (reading time: 10 min) Your company presentation is a vital management and sales tool, presenting your company to […]

Making presentations as interactive as possible might seem like more bother than it’s worth, but with a bit of help from us, you’ll find it surprisingly easy to do. You can integrate interactive elements into your presentations in many ways;  surveys, triggers, creating visually appealing transitions and using quiz tools are just some of the […]

Good preparation is everything: this applies to a successful PowerPoint presentation as much as everything else in life. This is relevant even before you start to consider the content of your presentation; the way your presentation is set up and structured can make all the difference to its success. This blog sets out to provides […]

Venn diagrams are quantity diagrams that have become a standard graphic in presentations. PowerPoint’s wide range of quantity diagrams can be used in a variety of ways, even to display non-numeric content. Venn diagrams can be used to graphically present all kinds of relationships and interactions across multiple topics. As you know, images are always […]

A company presentation is a great way to introduce your company to customers, partners or stakeholders in the context of a sales or marketing discussion. Making an effort to create the most professional PowerPoint presentation possible really pays off, as it reinforces your audience’s impression of your company as professional and authentic. Use of company […]

Timelines are a great option for presenting processes in a visually appealing and clear way. For more information on the various uses of timelines, take a look at our article Display Processes as a Timeline. How to Create Your Own Timelines First create a new, empty slide in your PowerPoint project. Click Insert > SmartArt. […]

Presentations are excellent opportunities for companies to introduce themselves and their employees to the public. Presentations help to enhance corporate identity and communicate the strengths and performance of a company. Products are rarely developed by one person alone. Companies should take every opportunity to showcase the team responsible for tomorrow’s innovations. This strengthens the trust […]

Presenting data is one of the most common features of presentations. Presenters often face the challenge of presenting data in a way that focuses the audience’s attention on their core statements. Presenting unstructured data series will inevitably lose the audience’s attention. They’ll spend their time and trying to interpret the numbers rather than listening to […]

Pictures and videos used in PowerPoint can make a presentation file too large. Here are some tips to compress images and media files in your presentation and keep the file size in check. We recommend that you make a backup copy of your presentation before compressing it, as the changes will be permanently applied when […]

PowerPoint’s Presenter View is the ideal companion tool for your presentation: It displays your speaker notes on your computer, while your audience is shown the notes-free presentation on another monitor. Many Useful Functions Presenter View offers numerous functions with which you can optimize and control the flow of your presentations: You can display your notes […]