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I have always longed for a way to import an image into PowerPoint and simply make it transparent, but until now, have had to open up Photoshop in order to achieve what I thought would be a simple effect.

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We’re often asked whether it’s possible to ‘cut out’ images in PowerPoint. Well, the good news is that it is, and the even better news is that we've written a How-To guide to show you how it’s done.

Nov 2017
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Most presentations are a cascade of text-heavy Death-by-PowerPoint slides. Online learners suffer the torture of brochures converted to click-through-eLearning. Most people now recognize that using visuals is the way to go. But how do you create visual presentations and eLearning that works? We think there are six steps you need to follow.

Nov 2017

A good PowerPoint presentation is the culmination of many hours of hard work and careful planning. You’ve spent a lot of time researching, fact-checking, structuring and practising that all-important presentation. Now, what if I were to tell you that, despite all your hard work, there’s a good chance that at least 10% of your audience will have a hard time accessing any of your content?

Nov 2017

Stock imagery is often the go-to solution for those who need to dress up corporate presentations that are text-heavy or missing visuals. When used well, stock images can help balance slides, make them more compelling and tell a story. But poor use of stock imagery can make slides look lazy and old-fashioned. To avoid stock image clichés, read on for 6 dos and don'ts of using stock photos in your corporate presentations.

Nov 2017

At BrightCarbon, we know that visual presentations improve audience engagement and help to get your message across, and we apply this theory to all our sales presentations, training presentations and eLearning. However, there are instances where only text can be used to convey your message. This article will walk you through 10 tips and tricks for improving the way you use typography in your sales presentations and other design projects. Let’s get started!

Nov 2017

Choosing a presentation design agency is a lot harder than buying a product. With presentation design services, you don’t know what you’re going to get until the project is nearly finished. What you get from the studio isn’t the exact same thing as what any other company ends up with. So how do you choose the right business presentation design firm for your presentation work?

Nov 2017
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When carrying out BrightCarbon's Advanced PowerPoint training course, showing Keyboard shortcuts to help people carry out every-day tasks much faster than normal is always a really big hit. Download our PowerPoint Keyboard Shortcuts PDF here...

Nov 2017
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Vectors in PowerPoint

Although it has been possible for a long time, using vector files in PowerPoint has recently become significantly easier. Whether you want to copy something from Illustrator or add a swanky SVG element to your slide, it’s all possible and we’re here to share our secret tips with you...

Nov 2017

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.

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