PowerPoint tips and tricks

Awesome PowerPoint tricks

We recently ran a training seminar showing off some of the awesome tricks that can be achieved in PowerPoint. If you weren't able to attend the show, but want to be more awesome in PowerPoint, you are in luck! We have put together a set of videos sharing our favourite tricks from the session.

If you don't have the correct codec videos simply won't run in PowerPoint. To help with this tricky problem we've created a small tool in the form of a PowerPoint presentation to help figure out which codecs the host computer has, and thus which video types it can run.

Templates and freebies

Quick access PowerPoint toolbar

One of the things we recommend PowerPoint users do is create a quick acccess toolbar. It's a easy way to get to some of the hidden functionality in PowerPoint. But when do you find the time to create one? What tools should you add to it? Here at BrightCarbon we've created a PowerPoint toolbar to help.

Training and learning

Handouts and leave-behinds

Do you often provide handouts and leave-behinds for your audiences when delivering presentations? If the answer it yes, this is the resource for you!  This video focuses solely on handouts and leave-behinds, explaining the do’s and don’ts of presentation handouts, and how to use them effectively. We will show you how to create handouts…

A presentation needs great slides and an effective presenter. If slides tell the audience what the presenter is going to say, they have no reason to listen. Ignore this at your peril. This video presentation also discusses what to say and how to say it, where to stand, and where to look - to help you become a better presenter.

One of the things people find difficult about creating visual PowerPoint slides is knowing how to replace their bullet points with visuals and animations. To help people create visual slides, we've put together a four week set of quick PowerPoint tutorials. Sign up for the course here and learn how to visualise and animate your ideas in PowerPoint.

Slide visualisation

Advanced visualisation

So we keep talking about using visuals instead of text, but how do you actually do it? When you have a complicated story to tell, how do you turn it into pictures instead of bullet points? Well help is at hand! We've developed a 4 step process to guide you through the visualisation process. Sign up here to get access to the video and an accompanying PDF.

PowerPoint tips and tricks

PowerPoint productivity

Do you use PowerPoint on a day to day basis? Would you like to get more done? Get better results? It's possible! We've created a tutorial looking at how to get the most out of PowerPoint. Sign up to receive the free video tutorial here.

PowerPoint tips and tricks

PowerPoint templates & masters

Starting your presentation design off on the right foot is essential. Having a consistent, branded PowerPoint template will ensure your presentation looks the part from the start. However, do you know the differences between the various masters? How do you set up your colour schemes and animations? Templates within PowerPoint can be an easy stumbling block for the uninitiated. Sign up to receive our video presentation on PPT templates and masters.

Writing presentations

Powerful presentation openings

Struggling to make an impact with your sales presentations? There could be fundamental flaws in your opening slides, and once you've lost your audience attention - you'll never get it back. Find out how to powerfully open your presentations and keep your audience on the edge of their seats with our free video presentation.

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