Jul 2024
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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, eLearning 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...

Jul 2024
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Recording narration in PowerPoint is really useful if you want to create an all-singing, all-dancing video version of your presentation, but in the latest version of PowerPoint the interface is slightly counter-intuitive. Here’s how to use it, and do it like a pro...

Jul 2024

    I often find myself thinking about PowerPoint, and there's nothing I like more than finding out about a feature that helps me improve my PowerPoint productivity, or helps me to make something really cool. I've had a quick nosey around the Office Store and I've found three pretty nifty PowerPoint plug-ins that claim to do just that: Shutterstock Images, Mentimeter, and Symbols and Characters. I’ve given them a test drive so you don’t have to! Let the testing begin!

    Jul 2024
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    Expensive software and the rising popularity of subscription models can make it difficult to get high-quality assets for your slides if you're on a budget. But help is at hand. There are some great free design resources out there and our designers have picked their favourites for you to use in your next slide deck.

    Jul 2024
    31st Mar 2016

    Review: Visme

      Visual content – infographics, images and animations – can be a much more engaging way of presenting information than text. We at BrightCarbon believe in and share this kind of philosophy with Visme...

      Jul 2024
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      At BrightCarbon we’re all about visual slides, so it probably comes as no surprise that we often need high-quality stock images for our presentations. Stock image websites are a good go-to for high-quality photographs, but can sometimes be pretty pricey. If you’re looking for great images to bring your next presentation to life, but you’re on a budget, Creative Commons can be a source of some excellent content. Let's discuss...

      Jul 2024

        For those of you with PowerPoint 2016 and an Office 365 subscription, you may have noticed that the latest update bestowed upon you a new transition—Morph. Though unassuming, this feature possesses great power. Let's take a look at what it can do.

        Jul 2024
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        A major problem that people have when creating presentations is a lack of fluidity and cohesiveness between slides. Not only do smooth transitions make the deck more aesthetically appealing, but they also remove interruptions in the flow of information, which can give an audience an opportunity to tune out. Let's discuss some transition techniques from a basic to a more advanced skill level.

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