How can I make beautiful Powerpoint slides like those in this example presentation, titled "Steal this Presentation"? I can't download the presentation as a powerpoint file, only as a pdf. I have no graphic design skills, so I was hoping to find a template or powerpoint file somewhere, so I can just borrow the fonts, layouts, etc. Thank you for any help or example presentations you can link me to!
I often have to give presentations at offices I don't work at. There is usually some form of AV equipment available, however, the local staff often don't know how this equipment works. Cables are not necessarily plugged in where they should be (or even there at all) and there are no on-site IT staff to help out if there's a problem. What do I need to a) know and b) buy to be able to waltz into a new office, hook up the doohickeys to the whoozawhatzits and deliver a PowerPoint presentation (or show a video) with a minimum of fuss? [more inside]
Professional presentation to 200 educators. Presenter would like to add audience participation through technology - probably phone/internet. What budget options available that will work anywhere without tech onsite? [more inside]
I want to create multi-page content consisting of text + spoken-word-audio, viewable on iPhone. Content consumption would work as follows: 1. Page displays text and plays audio (additional tap to launch audio would be okay) 2. User taps something to call up next page. My first thought was Powerpoint, but I haven't found an iPhone app that handles audio embedded in PPT. I'm limited to working on my Windows PC, so I think Keynote is out. Any thoughts on a format to use for the content, and app to use to consume it? [more inside]
I'll be giving a presentation in a month in a meeting room that has three projectors connected to a computer. I would like to maximize the use of this space by making my presentation encompass the entire area of the three screens. How would I go about this? My current ideas: [more inside]
I am in charge of developing a series of presentation slides for a facilitated train-the-trainer session, and the trainers (both levels) need to have the ability to use the slides afterwards. While I have access to Apple Keynote or OpenOffice Impress to make these slides, I can't assume that the trainers will have anything other than Microsoft Powerpoint. Which product should I use, and what "gotchas" do I need to watch out for in terms of feature incompatibility? [more inside]
I am delivering a PowerPoint presentation on my scientific research to undergraduates by videoconference. What special considerations should I make for the videoconference medium? Specifically, when should I switch between displaying the slides and video of my face? [more inside]
I'm preparing a presentation and I know that the projector available is quite bad, and the room where I will give this presentation doesn't have proper blinds so it's relatively bright. My slides are very simple, white background, black text, and a third colour for some highlights. I wonder: does the hive mind know what this colour should be in order to be really visible and actually highlight my stuff, given the aforementioned conditions?
How does the speaker's notes function work in PowerPoint? [more inside]
How can I export MS Powerpoint to a Word document? [more inside]
How far along are we in moving from 4:3 to widescreen LCD projectors for (e.g.) PowerPoint presentations. Is my current 4:3 default still sensible? [more inside]
What's your favorite list of Powerpoint/Keynote/presentation do's and don'ts? [more inside]
Have you ever seen an Ignite presentation? What do you like and/or dislike about them? [more inside]
To Prezi or not to Prezi, and a general question about such things. [more inside]
I'm curious about Pecha Kucha. Can one use it in business (not just in design-y businesses)? What are some stellar examples? What's the best software to use? Or is this just all for fun? [more inside]
I have a few questions about using animation and slide transitions in PowerPoint. [more inside]
Super n00b question for LibreOffice Impress. [more inside]
How should I go about preparing a historically accurate / vintage PowerPoint presentation? I would like to conform to the abilities and (potentially nightmarish) limitations of, say, PowerPoint 4.0 (1994). [more inside]
I have an audio recording of a presentation and a PDF with the slides. What's the best way to post these online so people can watch it as a video, or at least look at the slides while listening to the audio? [more inside]
Need to dim the lights, turn on display and launch a video or PowerPoint with a remote control. Possible? [more inside]
I'm speaking at a technical conference in about 2 weeks and my slides (in openoffice) are using black as its background color. But recently in a podcast, several people commented that for conferences, it is mandatory that slides use white for the background to enhance the legibility. On this previous question, the commented used white text on an almost black background. Should I reformat my slides to use a white background ?
I would really appreciate any assistance in establishing a workflow for scanning images from the books I have piled on my desk as I prepare a series of "slide lectures" for an art history class I will be teaching from April. I'm sure there are AskMefites out there who are experienced enough to be doing this kind of thing in their sleep; I'd love to hear from you! Any help is appreciated! [more inside]
I often hear people say that Keynote is a superior product to Powerpoint, but I don't know why. Hive mind, can you help me understand what Keynote allows you to do that you can't do, or can't do as easily, in Powerpoint? [more inside]
I'm looking for examples of great presentations, including visuals (PowerPoint or otherwise). I've been browsing TED.com and keep finding inspiring speeches but not necessarily examples of great supplemental visuals. I'm sure there are examples there and elsewhere. YouTube links or otherwise would be great. [more inside]
How can I use my BlackBerry 8330 as a "clicker" for a presentation? [more inside]
I'm looking for a job doing presentation graphics (in law firms, possibly financial firms); this is about 30% of my current job at a law firm. I'm one of very few "experts" at my firm which isn't very technologically advanced in this area, so I'm afraid that my skills won't cut it in the outside world. I need advice on how to upgrade my skills. [more inside]
Apple Keynote '09 Lazyweb: I want to hide slides but be able to refer to them. What's the easiest way to do this? [more inside]
How do i set up a standard business plan? [more inside]
I am looking for recommendations for methodologies for the creation of simple, clean, somewhat multimedia online presentations as an alternative to PowerPoint. [more inside]
What are the best ways to encourage audience participation and reception of potentially boring presentations? I have two presentations late November / early December and want to keep people alert and do a memorable presentation. What tricks did the best / most memorable presentations you have seen use? [more inside]
OpenOffice Impress (PowerPoint alternative) - an emergency time-sensitive basic NEWB question... [more inside]
bluetooth headset as PC presenter remote? requirements: inexpensive; two input buttons; work with some free software [more inside]
I need to make an oral presentation with slides (preferably PowerPoint) to a small audience (about 15) in a room in a neighboring country. What is the best way to achieve this requiring minimum effort on their end? [more inside]
How can I create an animated powerpoint w/ audiotrack...all embedded in one file? [more inside]
Can you recommend examples of presentations using Keynote? [more inside]
How do I output three different images on three different projectors simultaneously using as few computers as possible?
I'm looking for a way to output three different images on three different projectors simultaneously using as few computers connected to them as possible. [more inside]
How do I make LaTeX PDF presentations that don't look like cheap PowerPoint? [more inside]
Looking for suggestions for music to be played during a powerpoint awards presentation. [more inside]
What video formats work well in presentations? Advice on codecs, presentation software and general tips and tricks sought. Linux and/or WIndows. [more inside]
What is the best presentation software out there? I use PowerPoint on a weekly basis right now and I would like to "up" my game with better video and sound clips. Can anyone recommend an alternative.
I'd like to play .mp3 files on .html pages in a browser without opening the files in a media player (off-line, too.) Is this possible? [more inside]
Looking for software that can deliver very high quality, professional, attractive multimedia presentations that can be burned to a CD, sent to a customer, and "walk" the customer through the presentation in the absence of a speaker/presenter. [more inside]
I'm working on a competition presentation for my student organization. The presentation is in the form of a video (made in Adobe AfterEffects) but we may also want to include PowerPoint slides. What's a good way to mix video and PowerPoint without fear of hiccups? [more inside]
I'm in business school and am getting sick of my classmates boring group presentations. Building upon this question, what are the best tips for giving a group powerpoint presentation? [more inside]
I need to find Mac slideshow software with the ability to play specific slideshows via assigned hotkeys. I'd also like to make a simple USB footpedal to advance the images. [more inside]
Help me give good slide? [more inside]
Are there any decent Mac "presentation software" programs for out there that are not PowerPoint or Keynote?