Microsoft PowerPoint Tips and Techniques

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Every single piece of graphic that you see here is designed and created using the tools available in Microsoft PowerPoint. The images are then saved as a .png file (Portable Network Graphics) to be resized and reused over and over in any file. Great for PowerPoint slides, Excel files etc. for when you are looking for a fresh and original look.


With a little bit of creativity and some patience I can help teach your team to create unique icon graphics for your company or business.


When designing your PowerPoint slides, group your slides into sections. From the Home tab, you can Add Section and/or Rename Section so that you can use the Slide Sorter option (from the View tab) and see how your slides are organized in a logical manner.

For example, I label my sections: Introduction, Topic One, Topic two and then finally Conclusion. At a glance, I know which slides belong in which part of my presentation.



Microsoft PowerPoint has a feature that allows your slides to illustrate: a process, a cycle, relationships, hierarchy and many other graphic designs. It's called SmartArt.

SmartArt allows you to add text and images to bolster your imagery.

Take advantage of SmartArt and cut down on your slide design time.


Do you sometimes have to show a step-by-step demonstration of an application, but you don't want to temporarily leave your PowerPoint slides to do this? Well, you can now rest easy knowing that you can record an audio and  screen recording then insert it in your slide show.

The screen will auto play when you show your PowerPoint slide.



Slide transitions can be a cool and effective way to add some drama, humour, suspense during your slide presentation and you can even have some audience interaction as well. 

Warning: don't overdo it. Be strategic and economical with where you place your slide transitions. And, have fun.