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 […]

Pie charts are a popular tool to present parts of a whole. They help visualize data in a clear and easy-to-understand way. However, like all other diagram types, they need to be used correctly. Pie charts are often used for the wrong data sets. When used in the right context, pie charts are effective and […]

Images are an essential part of presentations. Pictures evoke stronger emotions than text alone and help presenters to engage their audience. They are also much more memorable than other content. The correct use of images can make a presentation a huge success.. A professional presentation depends on a thorough review of images and their impact. […]

Financial figures play a key role in any business. They are the starting point for wide-ranging business decisions and contribute significantly to a company’s performance. Financial presentations serve to make this information and key figures available and accessible. Unfortunately, this type of presentation is often dry, overly complex and difficult to understand. Too much data […]

Microsoft is adding a new feature to PowerPoint: Presenter Coach. This AI-powered assistant is designed to help users practice and improve their public speaking skills. This feature will first come to PowerPoint for the web in English only. It will later be available for desktop and mobile devices, and in other languages. Feedback and AI-Assisted […]

A truly great presentation requires more than just well-researched facts and information. Overcoming the physical and emotional barriers between you and your audience and establishing a real connection with your audience is key. Physical Barriers Physical barriers can include anything from the distance between the audience and the stage, the position of the podium and […]

We are all familiar with the adage, “to err is human.” Even during presentations, bloopers, blunders and errors can trip presenters up. However, by taking the right action and dealing with mistakes correctly, your presentation can stay on track and still be a success. Accepting that mistakes happen and tackling them head on allows you […]

Gone are the days of structured presentations that focus purely on facts and figures. Today, flexibility and adaptability are a must. Due to an ever-increasing demand on time, it’s essential to present relevant information quickly and accurately rather than wasting your audience’s time with lengthy and possibly unnecessary slides. Depending on the topic of your […]

Vertical videos in presentations used to be considered unprofessional and a faux pas. These videos don’t fit traditional screens and end up suffering from degraded quality and unattractive black bars on the sides. But smartphones and social media apps, such as Snapchat and Instagram, have changed the game. Vertical videos are right on-trend. Companies looking […]

Dashboards, also known as cockpit or dashboard charts, help to clearly present statistical data. They allow you to present several statistics on one page and provide an overview of important project information. Diagrams and tables, as well as graphics such as speedometers, progress bars and symbolic hazard lights, can be used for this purpose. Dashboards […]