Many presenters have the habit of using quotes from well-known personalities, research or experts as part of their presentation. Relevant quotes strengthen a point in the presentation, provide a change from the general flow and show the audience you have done your research.
But quotes need to be showcased properly in PowerPoint to make an impact. Here are 5 ways in which you can showcase a relevant quote to your presentation.
This is the typical way in which presenters put up their slides. You may have seen motivational presentations, with a collection of quotes that use this format.
This image at the back overwhelms the message. Another more stylish option suggested is to use this format of quote with image of expert:
While this format is much better, visually, remember your business audience may not really be interested in seeing what the expert looks like. They are more interested in understanding your source and logic. An image, especially a face, calls audience attention away from your message.
You can add sound files to your presentations from a variety of sources. For example, you can add sound files you download from the Internet or special sound effects CDs. However, PowerPoint does not recognize all sound file types. WAV and MIDI are two of the types it does recognize.
PowerPoint also lets you attach sounds to different objects on a slide. However, the objects must be animated before you can attach a sound file to them.
Adding sound from a file
If you wish to use a new sound, make sure you download and save the file on your computer, preferably in the same folder with your PowerPoint presentation.
Click on Insert menu < Movies and Sounds < Sound from File
In the Look in drop-down menu, specify the drive and folder where the sound file is located.
In the file list, click the sound file you want, then click OK.
PowerPoint may ask you whether you want the sound to play automatically or on mouse-click. If you choose mouse click, you will need to click the icon during the presentation to start it playing.
By Boris Hoekmeijer
For creating digital presentations, the vast majority of people use Microsoft’s PowerPoint. It’s quite simple to work with, and does the job quite well. But if you’re a designer, you like to have more freedom of choice when it comes to the layout. In that case, you’re better off with Adobe’s InDesign. It has a million possibilities, especially when it comes to styling typography.
However, the world can’t read INDD files, or view them as presentations. So how do you create a presentation from your InDesign file?
Slide Numbers are Added to the Footer of the PowerPoint 2010 Presentation
Click on the Slide Numbers button on the Insert tab of the PowerPoint 2010 ribbon
Add Slide Numbers in PowerPoint 2010
It is an easy task to let PowerPoint add the slide numbers automatically to your slides.
Click on the Insert tab of the ribbon.
Click on the Slide Number button, located in the Text section of the ribbon.
By Yardena Arar
If you've ever used a video clip in a PowerPoint presentation, only to have it vanish when you've tried to run the presentation on someone else's computer, you'll appreciate PowerPoint 2010's new video tools. By default, any local video file that you insert is embedded in your presentation, so you don't have to worry about bundling additional files with your .pptx file.
Compress as needed: Of course, embedding video files can dramatically swell the size of your PowerPoint file. To avoid problems associated with out-of-control file growth, you can compress your videos to reduce their size. Click the File tab to access the Backstage View of your presentation; by default, you'll see the Info page, with 'Media Size and Performance' as the top section in the center.
Click the Compress Media button, and you'll have several options for reducing the file's size (and video quality). Be sure to play back the compressed file; if you feel that you've surrendered too much in quality, you can always revert to a larger file size.
By Helen Bradley,
Your documents, spreadsheets, and presentations cry out for great images--a creative company logo, compelling charts, and luscious photos. Microsoft's Office applications have cool tools for using images in your documents, but these features aren't immediately obvious.
In this article, I’ll share some tips and tricks for dressing up images in your Office work, from replacing Excel chart columns with stacked images, to creating a simple one-click image animation in PowerPoint, to making circle and heart-shaped images in Microsoft Word.
These instructions are designed for Office 2010, but earlier editions of Office have similar tools.
1. Tame Word's Bad Image Behavior
Word 2010 includes the new graphics engine that Excel 2007 and PowerPoint 2007 had, but Word 2007 did not.
This tutorial will show you how to use PowerPoint's Slide Master to create your own custom design templates. This is a convenient way to achieve consistency in your own presentations, or throughout presentations in your department.
Introduction to the Slide Master
PowerPoint 2010 comes with some great design templates which you can access by clicking on the "Design" tab. But sometimes these templates aren't exactly what we need. Maybe we want to brand our layout with a logo and a more relevant look and feel.
We could simply customize each slide we create, but it would be more efficient to create slide templates that can be easily reused. This isn't harder or more time consuming, and will save us a lot of time and effort.