Category Archives: Microsoft PowerPoint

Matching colours with PowerPoint’s Eyedropper tool

So you’re creating your PowerPoint presentation and you realise that the colour of the text or shape that you’ve used isn’t quite the same colour as your logo and that spoils the “Corporate” effect; or, perhaps, you’d like to match the colour to a program logo if you’re writing about it (Excel Green, Word Blue […]

Creating new slides quickly & effectively

Creating new slides can be a painless process… … if you let it! By using the basic slide outlines that PowerPoint provides you with, you can save a lot of time – especially if you need to change how it looks Œ When creating a new slide…  … consider using the preformatted slide templates […]

Avoiding Death by PowerPoint

Avoiding Death by PowerPoint I’m sure that we’ve all suffered “Death by PowerPoint” where the presenter reads from the screen words that are so small as to be illegible; we’re woken up by “flashy” screen transitions, and by the 94th slide we’re ready for screaming! Hopefully, these notes will go some way to resolving this […]

How to remind yourself of the last item on a PowerPoint slide

The final bullet on a PowerPoint slide This isn’t one of mine, but a tip that I picked up whilst on a training session run by the Business to Business networking group that I belong to (www.bforb.co.uk) & it came from Paul Heath, from Ethical Business Mentoring Ltd (www.ethicalbusinessmentoring.co.uk) who was running the session. Use […]