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.

Writing presentations

Winning value propositions

In order to make a winning sales presentation you need a winning value proposition. What are the key reasons your customers engage with you? Are these always the same reasons? How do you go about demonstrating you have the right solution for a particular client's problem? Easy, right? Find out how to create a winning value proposition in this free video presentation.

Writing presentations

Presentation message & content

Confident your sales presentations are hitting the mark with your audience? If not, we've some great advice to help improve your presentations in terms of the messages and content you present. Sign up for our free video content!

Training and learning

Mobile informal learning

Just-in-time mobile learning provides a new way to support sales teams. Have you thought about how m-Learning might help you support field sales or other staff, without taking them off the road? Take a look at our free on-demand video to find out how to create engaging mobile content, while ensuring your delegates can access the content.

PowerPoint tips and tricks

PowerPoint graphs & charts

Graphs are a common component to most presentations, but they aren't always used correctly. An effective graph can show a trend, support your message, explain a situation, amongst other things. This video presentation explains how to use and create graphs and charts effectively. It shows the common mistakes people make and how to avoid them. It then teaches you how to create live and non-live graphs and charts in PowerPoint, that will help engage your audience and get your message across.

Want to get the audience's attention back on you? Need to jump to that important slide in deck? With a few quick keystrokes you can be presenting like a pro. You can find out all the really useful presenter shortcuts for PowerPoint 2010 in our concise downloadable guide. Never fumble your slide navigation again!

Slide visualisation

Visualisation tips

Death by PowerPoint. Bullet points don't work. You've probably heard these sayings by now. You have probably sat through 100s of awful presentations. But what do you do instead? Visualisation is the art of showing information, visually. In this video presentation we explain why visualisation is important, how to get started, and then give examples.

PowerPoint tips and tricks


Slide design is something of an art. You need to think about colours, fonts, animations, transitions, photos and images, templates and masters - often without being certain about the conditions in which your work will appear. This video lesson teaches you how to create, format, and arrange content within PowerPoint.

PowerPoint tips and tricks


Animation allows us to pace the flow of information in a presentation, as well as communicate processes and change more easily. This video presentation explains when and why to use animation. It then shows you how to use entrance effects, emphasis effects, motion paths, and exit effects.

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