10 PowerPoint hacks you’ve never heard of

    Have you ever seen a very good colleague working on PowerPoint , only to be struck by something he does, and you don’t understand how he did it? You know, those gestures, those functions or shortcuts that surprise you and that if you’d known them before, you would have saved a lot of…

The Definitive Guide to create a Gantt Chart in PowerPoint (2018)

  It was 1917 and the US was about to enter the First World War. The “Ordnance Corps” division of the army responsible for equipping the troops, at the time led by General William Crozier, was at the center of everyone’s attention. With the imminent declaration of war, General Crozier quickly found himself managing a…

Creating an Effective Presentation in PowerPoint

  You’re preparing another presentation, yet you know that PowerPoint is an essential part of the job, and you face the same questions that plagued your previous presentations: Are these slides too full? Isn’t there a trick for creating an effective presentation in PowerPoint that I could easily implement? Maybe you’re aware of overfilling your slides,…
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How to use free images for PowerPoint presentations: the definitive guide

  Do you think using free images for PowerPoint presentations facilitates the understanding of a concept for your audience? I got you! You are nodding. You are not the only one. For now, we agree that images are an excellent communication tool. It is said that a picture may be worth a thousand words, but have…
Presenting data in powerpoint

The definitive guide to presenting data in PowerPoint

Do you work between PowerPoint and Excel, importing tables and graphs to present data in PowerPoint, such as business or analytic results? I did so when I was working for a multinational company in FMCG. I decided to write this guide as a summary of everything I wanted to know when I was in your shoes,…

Enable PowerPoint presenter view using Clickshare

How important is it for you to have your next slide in your field of view during a presentation? How much should you leverage the Presenter View of PowerPoint in order to look natural and to avoid turning back to your slides during your speech?At the end of this article, you will be able to…

Storytelling techniques for presentations [Real case study]

  Are you curious to know how to be a better storyteller? What’s a better way to master storytelling techniques for presentations than a case study from one of my last project? One day, my COO comes and tells me that we’ve been contacted by a manager of a large multinational company, to support her…
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Neuro Presentation Design: How Eye Path Control can dramatically improve your presentations

Do you know how creating an effective presentation in powerpoint? When you create slides, start thinking about what you want to say. You identify the information you want the audience to capture, and include them in the slides. Most of the information is necessary to the audience, so you keep most of it, and very…

The ultimate guide to PowerPoint icons for presentations

How many times have you faced a presentation with too much text in it? Have you ever wondered how to squeeze all that important information into the presentation, in a way that ensures the slides are comprehensible?I can answer to this questions, introducing the ultimate guide to PowerPoint icons for presentations. You can’t summarize more…

Slidesumé: Why hiring managers will never choose your résumé

  Have you ever heard the word slidesumé? probably not. I’m used to designing slides for my clients, but recently something unexpected happened. A client asked me to redesign his professional résumé. I organized a briefing session and I asked him what he needed me to do and why. The problem was that he had…

The 13 most successful presentation hook ideas ever

Wouldn’t it be great if every single person who attends your presentation gets excited at your speech and stays tuned until the end, focusing on you the entire time? I think we both know the answer to that question. The problem is that we always lack presentation hook ideas to start the presentation. If you want to catch…
Microsoft PowerPoint Slide Master tutorial

The Complete Microsoft PowerPoint Slide Master tutorial

How often do you receive slides from colleagues and waste entire days formatting them together in the hope of making your presentation continuity acceptable? How many times have you decided to leave the presentation as it was because you had no time? Have you presented that awful collage to a wincing audience? How many times have you…
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How to create cool PowerPoint tables

  We all faced the dreaded issue of presenting tables in PowerPoint as a full load of data, often coming from Microsoft Excel. Especially if you work in business, you will always need to present performance updates, data analysis, market analysis, stock analysis, trends, etc. How do you make cool PowerPoint tables to represent all…

The ultimate guide to creating a brilliant startup pitch presentation

The timer starts now. It’s you and thousands of other people for the next three minutes. You have your startup pitch presentation and a few minutes to convince your investors that your startup idea is worth their time and money. Of course, you are one out of tens of other entrepreneurs who pitched before you…

“Lean Presentation Design” | how to make presentations that everybody loves

Ideas have the power to change the world. Presentations are the tools to spread your ideas. Forget long lasting days crafting boring presentations nobody cares about. Craft emotions not slides, become a hero not a presenter, change the world not the font size, it is time to take the leap! Is it possible to: –…

Why do my presentations look outstanding?

Do you feel like every time you make a presentation you need to invent something new? You feel like your design sucks and you always need to spend a lot of time trying new designs or templates to make it beautiful. You finally surrender, because you have so much work that you can’t dedicate all…

Double your speed with oustanding screenshots

When working with images, you will often be required to use only parts of the images into your slides. There is a free screenshot tool used that I really find quick and effective, called  Monosnap. Monosnap is a quite advanced free screenshot tool which has many interesting functionalities, some of which are extremely useful to…

A LIST OF EUROPEAN FLAGS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

How many times have you been looking for a list of high quality icons featuring European flags? Well, it has happened to me many times and every time I have had to get on Google and collect them. It’s hard to even know what the best research to perform is: European flag list, European flags…

How to make an oustanding worldmap slide in a few seconds

How many times has your boss asked you to show the countries in which a new product will be launched or, for whatever reason, he or she has asked you to highlight some core countries that will be referred to? This has happened to me many, many times and I found myself in the corner…

It’s not a slide, it’s not a doc… it is a Slidedocs!!

One of the things that I really love about my job is that I get to work with clients of all sizes, from SME to top Fortune 500 companies. I am always challenged to learn something new. Recently, I have been hired to do a massive project for a well-known USA digital firm. I always…

How I make slides twice as fast as other marketers

As you get experience with making presentations, you will find yourself often performing recurrent actions: align objects in the middle, align object on the top, distribute horizontally, distribute vertically, send back, bring forward, rotate objects, group or ungroup, etc. Most of these actions can be performed through command buttons spread out all over the tab…

Forget slides, tell stories!

Stories fascinate the human kind. We are used to following stories 24/7: when going to watch a movie or a talk show, when we read a novel, or when we hang out with friends and listen to how their week was. After making presentations for big corporations and top executives, I can tell you that…

Powerpoint animations? NO, Transitions!

  The client comes and says: “I want my slides cooler and more effective, so we need to animate them!” This is the point where I wish I had not accepted that client! The fact that PowerPoint includes animations does not really mean we must use them. Design does not mean making things move so…