PowerPoint Design

Countdown Timer

How to Make a Countdown in PowerPoint with a Scrolling Background

Countdown timers can be really effective ways of filling time in breaks at conferences or training sessions, or to give people a time limit to do an exercise or have a discussion. Follow these easy steps to create your own that is completely editable and see how easy it is to create a slick, branded countdown timer just using PowerPoint.

YAY Images Review

Technology Review: YAY Images add-in for Microsoft PowerPoint

Recently I was made aware of an add-in for PowerPoint called YAY Images that allows you to search for images by different parameters within PowerPoint, and preview stock images on your slides before purchasing them. If you’re curious as to how YAY Images performs and how this compares to other stock imagery services, just keep reading…


Power user: A Powerful Add on For PowerPoint

Power-user is a PowerPoint add on that provides lots of little features every regular PowerPoint user has had day dreams about.I’m going to take you through a few of the features that I’ve found most helpful, and some that will be more helpful to those who haven’t been able to devote as much time to getting well versed in PowerPoint. Let’s begin!

PPT Screen Record

Using PowerPoint 2016 to create Hand Drawn Videos

There’s a new feature in PowerPoint 2016 called ‘Screen Recording’ that allows you to record video (exported as an MP4) of hand drawn sketches, which can serve as a great tool for many different applications, including presentations, e-learning and training. For anyone who is new to the Screen Recording tool, this blog will serve as an easy introduction on how to best use its functionality and get the best results…

PPT Plug In

3 PowerPoint Plugins To Try Today

PowerPoint is on my mind most of the time, and I’m always looking for cool features I hadn’t known about before. A quick nosey around the Office Store can lead you to some pretty nifty PowerPoint plug-ins. For me, Shutterstock Images, Mentimeter, and Symbols and Characters stood out as interesting candidates to try. I’ve given them a test drive so you don’t have to! Read on for my thoughts…