How does an audience’s reading behavior affect your presentation? Being aware of what attracts an audience’s eye allows you to optimize your presentation’s layout and ensures your slides have maximum impact. Great content is the first step to grabbing your audience’s attention. But you can’t expect an audience to listen to, and most importantly, understand […]

Tables are used everywhere in business. They are one of the most practical ways to present key data and figures. So it makes sense that they have become a design staple for PowerPoint presentations. Unfortunately, poor design and formatting have given tables a bad name. Here are some tips to create standout table graphics. Here’s […]

Presenters are often faced with the same problem: how to fit a lot of information onto one slide when space is limited. The result is often too much clutter, stifling the content. In the following article we will show you how you can make more out of your presentations with the appropriate use of white […]

PowerPoint users often overlook the Quick Access Toolbar and miss out on a great tool to optimize their work in PowerPoint. We’ll show you how to add your own commands and increase your productivity. Save, Undo, and Repeat are popular Quick Access Toolbar functions found in the upper left corner of every PowerPoint window. But […]

PowerPoint offers a variety of functions that allow you trim, add effects, or use your video as a background. In this article, we’ll show you a few different editing, playback, and effect options to make your videos pop. You can easily integrate videos into PowerPoint presentations (for more information, click here: Insert Videos into PowerPoint. […]

Content is not the only important component of a presentation. An effective layout provides the backbone of a presentation and helps communicate your message. Read on to find out how to effectively organize your presentation’s structure and text. A presentation’s content and appearance go hand in hand, one is no more important than the other. […]

Timelines are popular PowerPoint design tools. Not only do they clearly visualize processes and tasks, but well-designed timelines also enhance the overall visual impact of a presentation. Timelines are used to present a company’s history. But they are also effective for visualizing projects or product life cycles. Plan Projects Project management involves developing and carrying […]

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: 8 min) Your company presentation is a vital management and sales tool, presenting your company to […]

In an earlier blog post, we showed you some alternative options for lists in PowerPoint. With SmartArt, you can go a step further and turn lists into graphics. We’ll show you how. PowerPoint’s SmartArt feature is a great tool for creating infographics and graphs with little effort. It provides designer-quality graphics to present and communicate […]

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 […]

There are so many PowerPoint templates out there. From a huge selection of different color schemes, designs, and styles – the options are endless. But there is more to the perfect template than just aesthetics. Before choosing a template and adapting it to your presentation, you need to create a carefully thought-out concept. Here are […]

Color has an effect on how we perceive information. Choosing the right color scheme directly impacts the visual communication of your content and the success of your presentation. Let’s take a look at what goes into choosing the right color scheme. When you’re conceptualizing your presentation, you should always keep your presentation situation in mind. […]

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 […]