Tips & Tricks To Spice Up Your Presentations!

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4 Mistakes People Make With PowerPoint Animations

Most of the advice out there about animations focuses on how NOT to use them, or on how much they get abused. Ok – there’s truth to that, but it’s about as old as “don’t use 1990s clipart.” Most people get it. BUT – just because a tool can be used to create something ugly doesn’t […]

Paint 3D: Going 3D With Your Designs in 2017

As a management consultant, I’m always on the lookout for new and emerging trends in my clients’ businesses. Given my passion for spicy presentations, I’m also scanning the market for new presentation technologies as well. As part of a series on presentation trends for 2017 for PowerPoint MVP Ellen Finklestein, I wanted to share the […]

Hologram Videos in PowerPoint (Yes Way!)

It’s always exciting to think about that next big thing around the corner, which can transform the way that we live – and especially how we communicate and deliver presentations. Although what looks like hologram video technology has been used in high-profile performances in the past, such as Tupac’s for a few years ago, I’m […]

PowerPoint Zoom Animation Effect [Pro Trick]

I’m trying a new style of blog post to teach you the awesome PowerPoint zoom animation trick below. You remember those Where’s Waldo books? Well this effect would be PERFECT for zooming in on his location and pointing him out in the crowd. And it’s one of those “I can’t believe that was made in PowerPoint!” […]

How to Create A Poll In PowerPoint

A really cool way to engage an audience is using live polls in your PowerPoint presentations. Learn how you can look like a tech genius with PowerPoint, by creating a live poll yourself!

The New Morph Transition in PowerPoint 2016 – Prezi-Like Effect

How to use the Morph Transition in PowerPoint 2016 to create a cool Prezi-like effect in PowerPoint.

PowerPoint Pictures Color Pop Trick

Learn how to create an animated firework display in PowerPoint by simply combining shapes and animations.

Create a Shooting Star Effect in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Animation – Shooting Star Effect

Learn how to create an animated firework display in PowerPoint by simply combining shapes and animations.

What's New in PowerPoint 2013

PowerPoint 2013 New Features and Animation Tricks

Learn how to create an animated firework display in PowerPoint by simply combining shapes and animations.

"How to Build Educational Memory Games in PowerPoint"

PowerPoint Games For Teachers: Interactive Memory Game

Learn how to create an animated firework display in PowerPoint by simply combining shapes and animations.

"Advanced PowerPoint Animations - Creating Fireworks"

Advanced PowerPoint Animation – How to Create Fireworks

Learn how to create an animated firework display in PowerPoint by simply combining shapes and animations.

"Advanced PowerPoint Animation - Opening and Closing Doors with the Hinge Effect"

Advanced PowerPoint Animation – Hinge Effect Tutorial

Ever wanted to create an opening or closing effect for your PowerPoint objects? Learn how with this advanced PowerPoint animation trick.

"How to Create Motion Text Effects in PowerPoint"

Creating Motion Text Effects in PowerPoint

Want to fill your text with a video or a picture? Learn how to make text come to life instantly by making a moving background fill in PowerPoint.

"The MUST Have Amazing Animation Tool for Serious Animators in PowerPoint"

THE Must Have Amazing Animation Tool For All Serious Animators

Check out this PowerPoint animation add-in that let’s you combine motion paths and copy the end position of an animated object onto another one!

Animated Scenes with Vector Images

Create Animated Scenes With Vector Images In PowerPoint

Learn how to create cool and unique animated scenes in PowerPoint using vector images and PowerPoint animations.

Create a Holiday Card with Falling Snow in PowerPoint

Creating A Falling Snow Effect In PowerPoint Using Animations

In the spirit of the season, here is a quick PowerPoint trick for spicing up any winter-themed picture with a continuous falling snow effect.

Reveal a Moving Background in PowerPoint with Animations

How To Reveal A Moving Background Animation Effect In PowerPoint

How to combine two PowerPoint animation tricks to create a video-like effect for images in your PowerPoint presentations.

How to Rotate 3D Shapes in PowerPoint Advance Animation

How To Rotate 3D Shapes With PowerPoint Animations

Learn how to wow your audience by creating stunning rotating 3D shapes in PowerPoint, without using any other software!

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How To Create A 3D Pop-Out Picture Effect In PowerPoint

Spice up your presentations by learning how to create this awesome 3D pop-out picture effect in PowerPoint (2010+) without using Photoshop!

Create an Animated City Night Lights Scene in PowerPoint

How to Bring City Night Scene to Life Using PowerPoint Animations

In this advanced animation tutorial, learn how to combine PowerPoint animations to create a city night scene with moving cars and blinking lights.