“Death by PowerPoint.” “Bullet points don’t work!” We’ve all had to sit through tedious presentations, wondering why the presenter wastes their time reading out bullet point slides word for word. But what is the alternative?

Visualisation is the art of presenting information in a visual way. In this video presentation we explain the importance of visualisation, with some insights from psychology to show that it actually is impossible to read slides and listen to a presenter at the same time.

Once you’re clued up on why bullet points lead to boring presentations, we break down the basics of visual slides. We will help you get to grips with timelines, maps, and basic animations to give your slides the visual edge you have been missing.

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Stephen Graziani on 29th March 2013 at 5:11 pm said

nicely done. looking forward to learning more about you services.

Karl Parry on 2nd April 2013 at 1:50 pm said

Thanks Stephen – pleased you like the material! If you’ve any specific questions drop us an email

oswald sequeira on 22nd July 2015 at 8:48 am said

Thanks for your help.
My need is specific:
I am using power point 2013 for church songs display during singing. The power point screen does cover only the 75% of the church projector screen.
How do I cover the power point display fully (100%) on the church projector.
please help me. Thanks.

Hannah Brownlow on 23rd July 2015 at 4:32 pm said

Hi Oswald, thanks for getting in touch. The default in PowerPoint 2013 is to show the slides in a widescreen format (slightly longer and thinner). Your screen is probably set up to be 4:3 (more of a box shape), so you need to change your presentations so that they’re 4:3 too.
It’s really easy to do, go to the ‘Design’ tab at the top of PowerPoint and click ‘Page Setup’. This will open a pop-up and on the left-hand side you have the option to scroll through the different aspect ratios – you want ‘On-Screen Show (4:3)’.
Once you’ve done this, double check that it hasn’t affected your slide design too much, then you should be good to go!

oswald sequeira on 25th July 2015 at 4:26 pm said

Hi Ms. Hannah,

A million thanks for your prompt help.
As advised by you, I set the power point screen size to 4:3 ratio and did the necessary adjustments to the file and went to the church and played the slide show. Wow, it worked! I am grateful to you. I wish you the best in life.

oswald sequeira on 1st November 2015 at 11:44 am said

hi Ms. Hanna,
I am back with other request for help.
Your last advice was really helpful and I am fine with that.
I have chosen “No Fills” in my slides, but on the screen the background white fill still appears. I just want only the text to appear on the screen and no background. Any background with fill only show the gap between the text and the borders of the screen. Please help me. Thanks.

Hannah Brownlow on 4th November 2015 at 1:59 pm said

Hi Oswald,

Glad we were able to help you before! Hopefully this fix will work just as well! When you set the screen to be ‘no fill’ it will set to the default white background – unfortunately there’s no option to remove the background from a slide.

However, there is hack to solve the problem! Try setting the background colour to the same as the screen you’re projecting on. This would probably work with black or, possibly grey too – you might have to try a couple of alternatives before you get a good match.

I hope this helps!

oswald sequeira on 7th November 2015 at 5:28 pm said

Hi Ms. Hannah,
Sorry for the delay in replying.
Surely I will try as per your kind advice.

oswald sequeira on 28th November 2015 at 12:41 pm said

Hi Ms. Hanna,
Yes, I tried with black and it worked! There is no gap seen between the text and the screen. I truly, appreciate your help and say I am grateful to you. A million thanks indeed.