2 reasons and 5 easy steps to convert a PowerPoint presentation to EXE
MARCH 22, 2016
A PowerPoint PPTX file is what you use most of the time for your presentations. Compatibility issues: Your viewers might not have PowerPoint! The recipients of your EXE presentation will be able to view it with or without PowerPoint installed on their computer.
What about PowerPoint 2016 (Windows)?
OCTOBER 11, 2015
It’s time for me to talk about PowerPoint 2016, since it’s been out for a few weeks now. Here you see the others: Dark Gray and White (which looks like PowerPoint 2013). . Tell PowerPoint what you want to do to access the right command.
Look Effortlessly Expert as you Present with PowerPoint
APRIL 27, 2017
In most cases, controlling the technology is the bit that even the most experienced presenters get wrong. … Powerpoint Tips & Techniques featured PowerPoint Practice preparation Presentation Tips Visual Aids
Create a quiz in PowerPoint
JANUARY 31, 2015
Did you know that you can create a quiz in PowerPoint? You can create a simple quiz in PowerPoint using just hyperlinks. In the task pane or dialog box (depending on your version of PowerPoint), make the shape 100% transparent. You can uses PowerPoint Mix to create quizzes, too.
Integrating Live Power BI Dashboards into PowerPoint
APRIL 25, 2016
At SlideModel.com we create professional PowerPoint Templates to help our subscribers save time creating professional presentation decks. An important segment of our customers is interested in presenting business data and require professional visualizations for this task.
Timesaving PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts using Shift and Ctrl
JANUARY 10, 2017
Like all software, PowerPoint has keyboard shortcuts — in fact a lot more than I will cover here. The Shift and Ctrl keys are especially useful in PowerPoint, so here are my favorite PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts.
Working with multi-speaker presentations
MARCH 19, 2017
I just finished work for a client on a multi-presenter presentation. It was a presentation that will be given to nurses at a nursing school and I thought I’d share my experiences with you. The organizer warned me, “Ellen, the presentations look like a ransom note!”
Discover PowerPoint Mix for interactive online lessons
JANUARY 17, 2015
PowerPoint Mix is a new PowerPoint add-on by Microsoft, now in beta (not finalized). What is PowerPoint Mix? PowerPoint Mix is a PowerPoint-based tool for creating interactive online lessons. Now you’ll be out of PowerPoint.
PowerPoint on an Android phone
JUNE 27, 2015
Microsoft recently made PowerPoint (and Word and Excel) available as an Android phone app. PowerPoint on an Android phone–is that crazy or great? You don’t HAVE to log in, but if you do, it will remember things like recent presentations.
Video tutorial: Create a theme in PowerPoint from scratch
JUNE 22, 2015
In my clients’ presentations that we make over (usually together), I see a lot of themes and slide masters that aren’t well prepared — sometimes not prepared at all. PowerPoint crashed during the session, but I was able to successfully complete the tutorial.
Turn a presentation into a report or e-book
AUGUST 17, 2015
You might find it valuable to create a report or e-book from a presentation. My e-book Slide Design for Non-Designers was originally an online presentation, but I’ve sold many more copies as an e-book. But how do you turn a presentation into a report or e-book?
How To Create a Long Shadow effect for PowerPoint Icons
MAY 4, 2015
Presenters, Marketers, Bloggers and Content writers are creating visually appealing content decorated with modern shapes based under this principles to engage their audience. In this posts we will describe a step by step tutorial on How-To create long shadow effects for PowerPoint Icons.
Presentation design trends
DECEMBER 15, 2014
Mike is an internationally recognized visual communication and presentation expert, trainer, and award-winning author. Over the last 22 years, he created thousands of presentations that results in improved success rates for his clients. Use infographics sparingly in your presentations.
Create a screenshot and screen recording in PowerPoint
OCTOBER 19, 2015
If you create training presentations, especially technical ones, you often need to include screenshots (static images of the screen) and screen recordings (videos showing activity on the screen). In PowerPoint 2010 and later, you can take screenshots from within PowerPoint.
New ebook! 101 Advanced Techniques Every PowerPoint User Should Know
NOVEMBER 4, 2009
101 Advanced Techniques Every PowerPoint User Should Know. Here’s a sample of the new techniques: Save a presentation to a DVD. Some of the animation techniques I first learned to do in Adobe Flash and then figured out how to do in PowerPoint.
Handouts for data-heavy presentations
MARCH 16, 2015
Not all presentations can be full of photos. Sometimes, you need to present data — lots of it. While I do think that presenters sometimes dump more than necessary on their audience, consider this scenario. But he/she wants you to present it.
Save PowerPoint customizations for the Quick Access Toolbar and ribbon
JULY 14, 2015
I explain how to customize the Quick Access Toolbar in “Work Faster in PowerPoint.” ” And I explain how to customize the ribbon in “Customize the PowerPoint interface.” Do you do PowerPoint training like I do?
How to start a presentation
OCTOBER 30, 2016
” …just read the name of your presentation and go to the next slide. This is my favorite technique. How do you start a presentation? Get my free video training, "13 techniques that will make designing your slides EASY."
Find a Presentation Designer Here
Speaking about Presenting
JANUARY 25, 2012
Are you looking for a presentation designer? I’ve been asked so many times if I could recommend a presentation designer that I’ve decided to publish a list of PowerPoint and Keynote slide design companies and freelancers. Rick Altman, Better Presenting.
10 tips for improving your presentations & speeches
NOVEMBER 5, 2014
In September of this year, I was asked back to the TEDxKyoto stage to give a few words regarding tips from storytelling as they relate to modern presentations. The title of the talk is "10 Ways to Make Better Presentations: Lessons from Storytellers."
Create a table from Excel data in PowerPoint
FEBRUARY 15, 2015
Copy into a PowerPoint table. PowerPoint’s tables offer you lots of options for design and layout. Then return to PowerPoint and complete the dialog box. For a video tutorial on creating a table, see my earlier post, Create a table in PowerPoint.
4 steps to create a video from PowerPoint slides
JULY 18, 2016
You can create great videos using PowerPoint! Here are the basic steps to create a video from PowerPoint slides: 1. A video is a very different medium from a slide presentation, so you have to think differently. You can add your narration in PowerPoint.
Why you present
DECEMBER 19, 2016
I think it’s fascinating to understand the variety of reasons why you present. I asked people to do the survey so I could know what type of content I can provide that will best help presenters. Why do you present? I just love PowerPoint.
New book, Master Presenter, collects lessons from the world’s top presentation experts
OCTOBER 20, 2013
I’m very pleased to announce a new book, Master Presenter, published by Wiley, which is a compilation of articles from presentation experts who have contributed to the Presentationxpert newsletter over the years. PowerPoint Slide Design for the Ar5tiscially Challenged.
Link to a specific PowerPoint 2003, 2007 or 2010 slide from Microsoft Word or Excel
JUNE 14, 2012
In another tip, “ Hyperlink to a specific slide in another presentation, or specific location in another file ,” one of the topics I cover is how to create a hyperlink in PowerPoint that links to a specific location in Word or Excel. Link from Word or Excel to PowerPoint.
Outline for PowerPoint & presentation training workshops
MAY 28, 2012
As you can see from the cover slide on the right, it was called “From Death to Life by PowerPoint: How to Create Winning Presentations.” We also had a discussion about why presentations were important to them. Presenting is an important career skill.
PowerPoint, Speaking or Sex?
Thoughts On Presenting And Design
JULY 7, 2011
A recent Zogby poll commissioned by Sliderocket , a PowerPoint rival, found that “respondents would rather do the following miserable activities than sit through a PowerPoint presentation: o 24 percent would forego sex tonight o 21 percent would rather do their taxes o 20 percent would rather go to the dentist o 18 percent would rather work on Saturday”.
How to show paper forms or software screens on a PowerPoint slide
MARCH 2, 2014
Do you have to reproduce paper forms or software screens on PowerPoint slides? Often people go directly into the software itself (out of PowerPoint) but there are a couple of reasons that trainers use PowerPoint: There may not be a reliable Internet connection.
Moving the axis labels when a PowerPoint chart/graph has both positive and negative values
JULY 14, 2014
For her PhD dissertation, my friend, Leslee Goldstein, did research teaching the Transcendental Meditation technique to Ugandan women who were part of an NGO (non-governmental organization) program that taught them skills to help them support themselves, such as sewing.
The why of presentations–getting results
JULY 24, 2015
To get the best results from a presentation, you need to think about the “why.” ” Why are you doing the presentation? What is the goal of the presentation? For example, they might say that you should always stand up or not use PowerPoint.
Create a looping ending for your PowerPoint presentation
MARCH 19, 2012
Although the technique that I came up with is different from the one for a looping introduction, it’s quite easy. Create your ending slides in a new presentation and save the presentation. In PowerPoint 2003, choose Slide Show> Slide Transition.
The Left Brain PowerPoint
Beyond Bullet Points
OCTOBER 18, 2013
On the other hand, the presentation of this information by one person to other people happens within a broad context that is living, interconnected, changing and individual. What are your favorite techniques for bridging left and right? Communications PowerPoint
21 tips to improve your presentations right now
JANUARY 3, 2011
In order to continually improve, we are always trying new techniques, practicing new skills, adding or subtracting technology and tools, watching other speakers to see what's working for them, and of course, watching our audiences to see how they're responding.
Is your presentation like a flea market?
MARCH 14, 2012
Image by Pedro Moura Pinheiro Presentations can go wrong in a lot of different ways. First, let's talk to the perpetrator: Have you ever had to create a new presentation for a meeting or conference and decided that you had all the information you needed in several previous PowerPoint slideshows? So you sat down, opened them all up, and started cutting and pasting slides from the previous presentations into a new one?
Presentation Lessons from a Cooking Demonstration
JUNE 16, 2011
What do a cooking demonstration and a business presentation have in common? Too often in business presentations we rush into the presentation space at the last minute and then fiddle with AV equipment and handouts while the audience is in the room.
2 ways to collaborate with others on your presentations-Part I
JULY 28, 2014
Many presentations are collaborative efforts and you may have discovered that putting your comments in an email and attaching the latest version of the PowerPoint file gets confusing fast. If you’ve been in collaboration hell, here is Part I of two techniques that might help.
9 tips to design presentations for webinars
JULY 25, 2016
I recently gave a presentation on this topic at the Presenters Network meeting in Manhattan and thought I’d share with you my points for designing presentations for webinars. Webinars have many advantages over live presentations: No travel (time or cost).
My sound won’t play! Embed narration or music so you can send the PowerPoint presentation to others
AUGUST 5, 2012
A reader wants to send a PPS (a PowerPoint Show) file containing music via email but when he sends it, the viewer doesn’t hear the music. When the recipient opened the PowerPoint file, the audio file was missing, so it wouldn’t play. You can now embed it into PowerPoint.
How to Use PowerPoint to Spruce Up Your Content Marketing Campaigns
MARCH 22, 2016
Side-by-side speaker video and slide content for a live presentation feel
AUGUST 10, 2015
https://s3.amazonaws.com/ellenfinkelstein.com/pptblog/powerpoint-tips-video-slide-content-side-by-side.mp4. Here are some ideas for using such a presentation: For internal training, on your organization’s Intranet or LMS (Learning Module System). Is this a technique you can use?