Learn how to how to apply a slide master to an existing PowerPoint presentation.
A PowerPoint expert shares 7 easy ways to improve your presentation slides.
A PowerPoint expert shares her guidelines for the best possible presentation slides.
The multiple formatting features in PowerPoint can be used to create great graphics.
Stop using Microsoft Word to make posters, PowerPoint offers more graphic features and greater flexibility in placing your text and images.
How to create PowerPoint charts that compare 2 very different types of data (2 Y-axes and 2 chart types).
Presenters who use Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 or later have access to several rich animation features – features that, if used intelligently, can add tremendous impact to run-of-the-mill slides.
A website is branded. A printed brochure is branded. But all too often, presentations use any old colors — whether the default or anything else.
Learn how to enhance your PowerPoint with a QR Code.
How to format photos that are cut off — like part of an arm.
Learn how you can create a PowerPoint background that changes colors when you change your theme’s color set.
How to add a QR code to your PowerPoint presentation.
How to view PowerPoint slides in a smaller window so you can see another presentation or program.
Link to a specific PowerPoint slide from Word or Excel.
You probably think of slides as a 2D surface. After all, you project slides on a screen or wall. But you can make them look 3-dimensional using several techniques…
Why would you want to get rid of bullets in your presentations? In short, they can turn a good presentation into a boring one. But how do you get rid of bullets?
Learn how to insert a live Excel spreadsheet into PowerPoint’s slide show view.
PowerPoint’s Presenter View: Your secret presentation tool
What are the best options for controlling your presenation via remote?
A reader asked me how to create a looping ending. In another post, I explain how to create a looping introduction. Although the technique that I came up with is different from the one for a looping introduction, it’s quite easy.
Get your presentation on the Web? Why and how?
I’ve come up with 4 reasons to put your presentations on the Internet and 6 ways to do it.
Cool dynamic transitions help you connect 2 slides.
Learn how to resize and crop pictures in PowerPoint.
Do you know the 3-side rule for better photo slides?
Create cool, Zen-style backgrounds with PowerPoint’s background styles
I follow several LinkedIn groups related to PowerPoint and presenting (and started one of my own, Great Communicators! Effective Presenting & PowerPoint). Sometimes, you can find gems of useful information. The PowerPoint Stuff group (which was started by Geetesh Bajaj, owner of Indezine.com) has been running a great discussion on PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts, so I thought I’d put them all together here. Plus, I added a few of my own. I’ll continue to update this post as new shortcuts come in.
2 ways to export text from your PowerPoint presentations.
Create quick, professional diagrams with SmartArt in PowerPoint
Create your own graphics & icons for PowerPoint from scratch
Improve presentations 80% in 20% of your time
The Secret to Consistent Slides: Using Layouts
Free photo-editing tools for PowerPoint or any other use
Keep your screen alive during presentations to avoid embarrassing hibernation mode.
6 steps to highlight 1 part of a grayscale image in color on a PowerPoint slide
One of the techniques that Carmen Taran mentioned in her Outstanding Presentations Workshop 2011 presentation, that can help you create more authentic slides, is to hand-sketch a diagram or image on a piece of paper, scan it, and add it as an image to a presentation.
3 things you must avoid when delivering a presentation to a live audience
Presentation handouts: Yes or no, what kind, and when?
Improve readability and design with a better PowerPoint template/theme.
This past month, I did two makeovers–one for a long-time friend who was presenting at an academic conference and the other for a business partner. Since I wasn’t getting paid, I went through them fairly quickly and by the time I had finished both, I realized that I had a simple system that I could share with you.
Do you sometimes want to quickly make a presentation look better without changing the content very much? In these two instances, I wasn’t at liberty to reorganize the content or change the number of slides much, so I had to make simple changes. Yes, I would have liked to do a more thorough job, but …
How many bullets should I put on a slide?
How to create more effective graphs or charts in PowerPoint
Get a shiny Web 2.0 look in PowerPoint with reflections.