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Be the Boss of Your Slides by Using the Slide Master in PowerPoint - BetterCloud Monitor

You’ve finally finished the first slide in your PowerPoint presentation. The formatting, colors, and transitions are, in a word, perfection…and now you only have 27 slides to go. Never fear! With PowerPoint 2016, there’s no need to waste time duplicating your formatting for each additional slide in your presentation. Once you get a slide exactly the way you want it, the Slide Master allows you to consistently format every slide, all at once, all in one place, and with one simple step. To quickly format all of the slides in a presentation in PowerPoint 2016: Watch the demonstration above to see this feature in action.

About BrainStorm, Inc. BrainStorm, Inc. is a Microsoft training partner and the leading industry provider of end-user training and adoption solutions. 5 Sites with Microsoft PowerPoint Templates, & Other Tools. Advertisement Want your PowerPoint presentations to go better?

5 Sites with Microsoft PowerPoint Templates, & Other Tools

Most of the work is going to be on you, but the right template can make a difference. Here are a few places to find them, and a few more tools that can help make your presentations just a little more engaging. There are all sorts of uses for PowerPoint that you haven’t thought of yet, like building presentations to present your photos with style. And we could go on and on about how to improve your presentation skills. 5 Creative Uses Of PowerPoint Presentations You Haven't Explored Yet 5 Creative Uses Of PowerPoint Presentations You Haven't Explored Yet Microsoft PowerPoint can do much more than boring presentations.

But if your slides are ugly and not engaging, that’s going to undermine your point. Templates for PowerPoint: Collection of Templates Direct from Microsoft There are a staggering number of sites out there with mostly hideous PowerPoint templates. RemarkJS: Make Beautiful Presentations Using Only Markdown. 10 Tips for Making Better PowerPoint Presentations with Office 2016. Most of us don’t get what Microsoft PowerPoint is all about.

10 Tips for Making Better PowerPoint Presentations with Office 2016

Like any presentation tool, it is meant to enhance what the presenter is saying. It is not a tool to do all the job for the presenter. If the latter had been true, TED Talks would have killed scores of audiences around the world. 7 Tips for Creating Professional PowerPoint Templates. A boring PowerPoint presentation has no merit.

7 Tips for Creating Professional PowerPoint Templates

If the information isn’t presented well, your audience won’t take it in, so it’s crucial to put together something that people can really engage with. A balance of visual interest and well presented information is key to a successful PowerPoint. By taking the time to make a well-crafted Template, you can save yourself a lot of effort later on. Follow these tips, and you can be confident that every PowerPoint you make will hit its mark. How to Create a Template To get started on your Template, create a new Presentation and then navigate to View > Slide Master. Edit the Slide Master—that’s the slide at the top of the left-hand sidebar—to establish any elements that are set to run through each different type of slide, such as a company logo or a background design.

Next, work your way through the rest of the list to tweak individual variants like title cards and slides with multimedia elements. Using a Template Use Themes to Keep Things Consistent. Where to Find Free PowerPoint Themes & Templates. It’s not always easy to prepare a professional presentation, but one of the most tried-and-true methods is to use Microsoft PowerPoint.

Where to Find Free PowerPoint Themes & Templates

PowerPoint is almost a necessity in modern presentations, so you can’t go wrong with it — but you can do it wrongly, and one huge mistake is neglecting the aesthetics. Sure, most of your effort should be directed towards improving your presentation skills since no amount of visual flair can salvage a dead effort. That being said, the right template can be the difference between a memorable presentation and an average one, so do spend some time finding one that’s appropriate for you. Installing a PowerPoint template is simple. For both 2010 and 2013 versions, just move the templates into: C:\Users\[your username]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates …and restart PowerPoint. Microsoft Office Templates We mentioned Microsoft Office Templates when we explored these PowerPoint templates for photos and concluded it to be a fantastic resource.

SmileTemplates. The 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint. I suffer from something called Ménière’s disease—don’t worry, you cannot get it from reading my blog.

The 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint

The symptoms of Ménière’s include hearing loss, tinnitus (a constant ringing sound), and vertigo. There are many medical theories about its cause: too much salt, caffeine, or alcohol in one’s diet, too much stress, and allergies. Thus, I’ve worked to limit control all these factors. However, I have another theory. As a venture capitalist, I have to listen to hundreds of entrepreneurs pitch their companies. To prevent an epidemic of Ménière’s in the venture capital community, I am evangelizing the 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint. Ten slides. So please observe the 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint.