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Top PowerPoint Tips

Rapid eLearning

PowerPoint is probably the single best multimedia application available because of its versatility. PowerPoint also offers ease of entry. The main challenge with PowerPoint is that many people don’t fully understand the features and usually do very basic work with PowerPoint. PowerPoint Tip 1: Step Away from the PowerPoint Template. My advice?

PowerPoint: Create an Infographic

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by AJ George  If you need to create an Infographic, there are better programs than PowerPoint that you could use. That being said, PowerPoint is likely on your office computer right now. Additionally, PowerPoint is often underutilized as a design platform and is surprisingly agile. In PowerPoint, choose  File > Save As.   eLearning PowerPoint

8 Things You Must Never Do with Graphics in PowerPoint

eLearning Brothers

PowerPoint got an unfair reputation a few years back. It seemed like everyone was trying to blame PowerPoint for poorly created eLearning material. To get you better prepared for creating content in PowerPoint, here’s eight things you must never do with graphics in PowerPoint. 1. Transitions are a great effect in PowerPoint. Free PowerPoint Template.

Recording PowerPoint Presentations like a Pro: Geetesh’s 13 Tips for Creating Great PowerPoint Slides

Visual Lounge

Microsoft PowerPoint and TechSmith Camtasia have long been friends. Did you know that, until recently, PowerPoint lacked the option to save a presentation as a video? This inability made screen recorders like Camtasia necessary if you wanted to capture your PowerPoint presentations as video. Why Use Camtasia with PowerPoint? Why is it that the two haven’t parted ways?

PowerPoint or Prezi: Which is Best for eLearning?

Association eLearning

The question is becoming more and more common — “Should I use PowerPoint (PPT) or Prezi?” But whereas PowerPoint tends to progress linearly from one slide to the next in a fixed sequence, Prezi uses “paths” to move between content by zooming out to reveal a big-picture overview, or zooming in to show details. What do we want to use the program for?”. Read on to see why.

eLearning & PowerPoint: A Great FREE Resource

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George. I've talked a lot about where to get free stock photos , about how to manipulate stock photos , and tips for creating your own graphics. About the author: AJ George is IconLogic's lead Technical Communicator and author of both " PowerPoint 2007: The Essentials " and " PowerPoint 2008 for the Macintosh: The Essentials." SHUT-UP!

Tim’s Top 3 PowerPoint Design Tips

E-learning Uncovered

This program is PowerPoint. That’s right, I said PowerPoint! Although you may not realize it, many of the tools you can use to design presentations in PowerPoint are the same ones used in programs like Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator. The key is to think of PowerPoint as a blank canvas, rather than a bullet-point-infested presentation machine.

10 PowerPoint Tips to Make Your Slides More Effective

iSpring Solutions

The design of your PowerPoint presentation is often underestimated. Everyone knows the saying, ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’, however in PowerPoint-land it seems to be quite the contrary. ‘A thousand words are worth a picture’ seems a more fitting slogan. This is the reason why PowerPoint has a dusty and static image. Presentation Tips & TricksShared.

eLearning and PowerPoint: The Right to Bare Slides

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

" Often the same holds true for PowerPoint presentations. "PowerPoint doesn't kill presentations, people kill presentations." " It's easy to point the finger at PowerPoint for making office meetings unsuccessful and eLearning lessons a snore, but the truth is that poor design is really to blame. Here are a couple of tips to get you started.

Toolbox Tip: 3 Tips for Using PowerPoint Like a Pro

ATD Learning Technologies

Although PowerPoint is relatively simple to use, many of its most powerful features are hidden in plain sight and get left unused. In this post, I’ll show you three simple features that will have you using PowerPoint like a pro. Click here to read full version

How to Customize Illustrations in PowerPoint

Rapid eLearning

In this post we’ll look at an easy way to customize illustration in PowerPoint, since it’s a tool most of us have and it’s easy to do. Finding the Right Illustrations in PowerPoint & E-Learning. Production Tips: Stick with the same illustrator to have a consistent look. How to Edit Vector Illustrations in PowerPoint. EPS or.AI Keynote presentation. 

5 Tips to Transform Your PowerPoint to Interactive E-learning Course [Infographic]

CommLab India

Every organization has a lot of PowerPoint presentations developed for classroom training programs and converting these PowerPoint presentations into e-learning courses is one of the major challenges for organizations. These PowerPoint presentations cannot serve as self-paced learning material in the absence of an instructor. Hope you find this post interesting. Please do so.

PowerPoint: Instant Font Usage

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  I was recently editing a PowerPoint presentation that someone else had created. In PowerPoint, choose  File > Info. AJ teaches a live, 3-hour class that offers tips/tricks for improving the look and feel of your PowerPoint presentations:  Slide Sprucing: Remodeling Lackluster PowerPoint Slides for eLearning and Presentations. 

PowerPoint: Shakespeak for Presentations

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by AJ George  I typically write about PowerPoint as it pertains to eLearning. This time I'd like to share a cool add-on I've discovered for PowerPoint for live presentations. That's cool; it's all fully editable just like any other PowerPoint slide.    PowerPointAudience participation can be a problem. How's that working out? 

Free PowerPoint Template: Conversation Interaction

Rapid eLearning

Here’s a free PowerPoint template I built for a recent workshop. used it to show how to create interactive conversations in PowerPoint using hyperlinks. How to Edit the Free PowerPoint Template. Here are a few production tips: These tutorials give you a very good overview of how to work with this free PowerPoint template. Edit these on the master slide.

PowerPoint and Prezi

Dont Waste Your Time

If you’re a PowerPoint user, whatever level, and have thought about using Prezi but have been unsure of making the switch, then those lovely folks at Prezi have made it easier for you to get started – why not import your existing PowerPoint slides into Prezi and spice them up? Related posts: Alternatives to PowerPoint in the classroom. Video: Is PowerPoint a media?

Here Are Two Cool PowerPoint Tips When Building Templates

Rapid eLearning

couple of weeks ago, Creative Markets, gave away this PowerPoint template. created a PowerPoint tutorial that goes through both tips in more detail. PowerPoint Tip: Use Pattern Fills for Image Placeholders. In PowerPoint, we can create all sorts of master slide layouts and add a whole host of placeholders. This is the tip that really caught my eye.

Tip of the Week: Harness the power of Raptivity in Microsoft PowerPoint

Raptivity

easy integration of Raptivity interactions high quality interactive presentations powerpoint presentation Tip of the week

Tips for Importing from PowerPoint to Captivate

Integrated Learnings

Microsoft PowerPoint is a very powerful tool for creating presentations. This means that a lot of content is developed in PowerPoint. There are times when you may want to reuse content created in PowerPoint in e-learning. Adobe Captivate does a great job of integrating with PowerPoint and converting slides to an e-learning format. Do you have any tips to share?

Over 30 Free PowerPoint & E-Learning Templates

Rapid eLearning

There are 16 free PowerPoint templates and 15 free Storyline templates. Free PowerPoint Templates. Here are a bunch of free PowerPoint templates. Just like the PowerPoint templates, feel free to download them and customize them to meet your needs. Community-based elearning workshops focused on practical tips & tricks. Punchy Tab Template. Download. Download.

How to Use PowerPoint

The Peformance Improvement

Having viewed many TED presentations, I had the mistaken belief that leaders were finally learning how to use PowerPoint (and other presentation tools) effectively. It would be better if they didn’t use PowerPoint at all. It is because PowerPoint (and other presentation software) has become a ubiquitous form of management communication in organizations. Use very little text.

Free PowerPoint Template: Tabs Interaction

Rapid eLearning

At a recent workshop I showed the difference between creating interactive elearning in PowerPoint and Storyline. Following is the free PowerPoint template and the corresponding Storyline version. Free PowerPoint Template. Click here to download the free PowerPoint templates. Production Tips. Here are a few tips: Leverage the master slides. That’s OK.

PowerPoint for Graphic Design – Recorded on 5/17/16

E-learning Uncovered

PowerPoint is one of those tools that we don’t give enough credit. We all know PowerPoint can be used to create presentations and long lists of bullet points. But, did you know you can use PowerPoint for graphic design? When you start thinking of a PowerPoint slide as a blank canvas, it opens a world of new possibilities. PowerPoint for Graphic Design.

PowerPoint: Chart Templates

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This PowerPoint user wanted to be able to create multiple charts with the same formatting (ie bars on a graph with a gradient effect) without having to individually format each separate piece of every new chart. In PowerPoint (2007 or 2010), choose  Insert > Illustrations > Chart  (to open the Insert Chart dialog box.). PowerPointNo worries!

Top 5 PowerPoint Design Tips for Trainers

Mindflash

It’s every training designer’s best friend and worst enemy — PowerPoint. Love it or hate it, PowerPoint is one of the most commonly used tools for corporate trainers. With that in mind, here are five of our most popular posts on how to create great training materials in PowerPoint. 1.  3 Free PowerPoint Templates to Make Your Online Training More Memorable.

7 Technical Tips for Creating Video Lectures

eLearning Brothers

Check out 7 tips for creating video lectures on how to put together text, visuals and audio for the ultimate video lecturing experience. Avoid standard PowerPoint imagery and go the extra mile to add tailored visuals. If you are a user of PowerPoint 2013 (or higher) or Office 365, just download this free plug-in and start screencasting with voice over. Audio tips.

How to Draw a Perfect Circle in PowerPoint

iSpring Solutions

Drawing shapes is drop-dead easy with the vast repertoire of readymade shapes available in PowerPoint. One such scenario is when you need to draw a circle – you'll find that PowerPoint's Shape gallery has no Circle shape! PowerPoint Presentation Tips & TricksShared. You can easily insert these shapes with a click or two, but once in a while you may get stumped.

Five Tips for Creating Effective Learning Videos

Visual Lounge

As a former instructional designer, I’m very intrigued by this notion and I’m happy to share with you… Five Tips for Creating Effective Learning Videos. Pop-ups with tips and tricks for improved success. Those are five of my tips for creating engaging and effective content. The post Five Tips for Creating Effective Learning Videos appeared first on TechSmith Blogs.

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How to Open PowerPoint Presentations Online

iSpring Solutions

Problem : How to open a PowerPoint presentation without PowerPoint? Solution : Whether you don’t have Microsoft PowerPoint at all or have an old version that doesn’t open presentations created with newer versions, that’s not a problem! In fact, there’s no need to download PowerPoint or any other software to view a PowerPoint presentation. Shared. Read more ».

Free PowerPoint Template: Circle Lift

Rapid eLearning

Here’s another free PowerPoint template that you’re free to use in your online training courses. See the Free PowerPoint Template in Action. Below is an example of the free PowerPoint template without any content in it. The first example is the PowerPoint version of the template and the second example is the Storyline version of the template. Updated agenda.

PowerPoint 2007 & 2010: How to Turn an Image Into An Animated Puzzle

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by AJ George  A recent  question in the Microsoft Office forums  inquired about the process of animating a picture in PowerPoint so that it came onto the slide piece by piece--like a puzzle. The original answer referenced this tutorial:  Puzzle Pictures in PowerPoint. Start PowerPoint. PowerPointThat is what I will cover today.

Why PowerPoint Isn’t the Right Choice for Interactive E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

If you follow this blog then you know that I’m a big fan of PowerPoint. But is PowerPoint the best option if you want to create interactive elearning? Here’s What Makes PowerPoint Special. Just so you know that this isn’t just another trendy PowerPoint bashing post, I’m starting with some of the cool things you can do with PowerPoint.

Draw a spotlight in PowerPoint

eLearningArt

eLearning Templates Graphic Design Tips PowerPointDownload the source files. You can download the source files to follow along with the lesson and use in your own projects.

How to Edit Free Vector Images in PowerPoint

Rapid eLearning

In this post we’ll explore how to edit free vector images in PowerPoint. However, if you get the image in.EPS format you may be able to edit the free vector images in PowerPoint. If the free vector image is in.EPS format you may be able to edit it in PowerPoint. How to Edit Free Vector Images in PowerPoint. Bonus Tips to Edit Free Vector Images. SOLD OUT.

More Than 30 PowerPoint Tips from the PowerPoint Pros!

Rapid eLearning

A lot of rapid elearning hinges on PowerPoint. That means your success building courses is influenced by how well you know PowerPoint. To help you learn more about PowerPoint I pulled together a solid list of PowerPoint resources. Here are a few posts that cover some of the essentials tips and tricks required for successful PowerPoint-based rapid elearning.

PowerPoint: Another Polling Tool, Poll Everywhere

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One of our readers,  April Edmonds  let me know that she has used an alternate polling app for her PowerPoint presentations,  Poll Everywhere. I After using both applications, I think they are solid choices if you're in the market for a polling feature to add to your PowerPoint presentations.   PowerPoint  Click here for pricing plans.

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PowerPoint & eLearning: Create Your Own Characters

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by AJ Walther    In my three-hour mini session on  Optimizing PowerPoint for eLearning and Design , I discuss how to create your own eLearning characters using PowerPoint.  Additionally, I'd like to add some of my own tips about how I create my characters. Create your own character in PowerPoint and  send it to me. Start with a photo.