Images form the heart of many presentations. But editing images for a PowerPoint presentation can be an extremely slow process. Luckily, SmartArt offers user-friendly tools that can save you time and effort. SmartArt brings together a lot of convenient options to quickly edit images with just a few clicks. Not only is it easy to […]

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This year’s Microsoft Ignite conference introduced the next generation of Microsoft’s Office suite, the brand-new Office 2019. Some new and exciting features for PowerPoint were also announced. Office 2019 will offer upgraded PowerPoint animations, such as Zoom and Morph transition, perfect for enhancing your presentations. These functions are currently only available to Office 365 subscribers. […]

Animated elements are fundamental to PowerPoint and can visually enrich a business presentation. Unfortunately, presenters often get carried away. Read on for our tips on how to incorporate animations into your PowerPoint business presentation without going overboard. As the saying goes, “less is more.” This can also apply to animations in a presentation. Experts recommend […]

A well-designed PowerPoint presentation creates the foundation for a successful team meeting or pitch. But there are so many other non-digital presentation tools that can engage your audience and help underscore your message. Here are a few ideas. People absorb information in different ways. Some are listeners, while others rely more on visuals. Enhancing your […]

  Expectations for a business presentation are high: Content must be presented in a concise and convincing way. With so many different layout and content guidelines available, creating an effective business presentation can sometimes feel like a daunting task. Here are a few ideas to get you on the right track. There are certain slides […]

Business presentations are often weighed down with data. We’ll show you a few tips on how to clearly display figures in your PowerPoint presentations and avoid data overload. Data can’t be avoided in most presentations. We need to present user numbers, visualize key figures, and reference important statistics. But before you know it, your presentation […]

When preparing a presentation, time is of the essence. More often than not, we leave the finishing touches to the last minute and forget to leave time to prepare ourselves. Our PowerPoint slides may look fantastic, but we’re left scrambling to find the equipment we need and prepare our handouts and find ourselves rushing through […]

A presentation should always tell a story. Communicating your message in a creative way will help you connect with your audience, and your message will stay with them long after the presentation is over. Here are two tips on how to create the right dramaturgy for your presentation. Visual Storytelling Compelling presentations have more images […]

Tile design has been setting trends since the launch of Windows 8. As design elements, tiles have become indispensable both for desktop and mobile devices. Well show you how to create your own tile designs in PowerPoint. Tile and flat design are the go-to trends in software, website and app design. In an earlier article, […]

The so-called Scrum means an agile software development process and makes any product development efficient, but also challenging. The different stages and complexities you may face when applying the Scrum method is here explained. Scrum Background  Scrum was developed during the 1990’s by Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland on the basis of Ikujiro Nonaka’s and […]

Too many bullet points can be the death of a presentation. Here are a few ideas on how to organize your content and avoid the dreaded bullet point. Bullet points have long been used as an organizing tool in presentations. As handy as they are, they are often overused and come across as outdated. Too […]

PowerPoint supports a number of shortcuts, many of which may be familiar to you from other Office programs. These can save you a huge amount of time and frustration when putting together your presentation. Here’s an overview of some of the most useful keyboard shortcuts for PowerPoint. Looking to speed up your workflow. PowerPoint not […]

Shapes in PowerPoint can be used to create infographics with relatively little effort or know-how. By combining shapes, you can also create pictograms and icons. Here are a couple of examples. With a little practice, you can easily combine shapes to create your own custom icons, pictograms and infographics. These provide you with new ways […]

In large companies, using a central storage system to coordinate and share content is a necessity. A Slide Library allows you to manage your templates on a SharePoint server which is installed on your company’s IT infrastructure. External access is usually via a virtual private network (VPN). You can open a Slide Library under New […]

Startup companies are typically new companies based on innovative business ideas with high growth potential. Every year sees the launch of countless new startups, all dreaming to become the next Twitter, Skype or Instagram. The majority, however, fail; many don’t even survive the first year. But many mistakes that lead to failure can easily be […]

You’ve already seen it – icons are everywhere. This design trend is taking over interfaces, smartphones, books, pamphlets, websites and so much more. But what about presentations? Read on for some reasons why icons can be a fantastic addition to your presentations, and how you can make the best use of what is out there! […]

The basis of good design is good communication. Well-designed PowerPoint slides should be based on specific intentions and good choices. But a beautifully designed PowerPoint slide is of no use if it can’t effectively communicate a message to your target audience. Start designing your communication An exceptional presentation design ensures your audience will be able to recall information […]