6 PowerPoint Resources We’re Thankful For
Posted: November 20, 2018
Do you ever feel like you could improve your PowerPoint presentation designs? Maybe you always stick to the same look or feel limited by brand standards. Regardless of how you feel about your projects, there is always room for improvement and learning from others! As your learning team puts together PowerPoints for effective training, you’ll want to take advantage of these six (free!) PowerPoint resources we’re thankful for this season. Improve designs, learn some helpful tips and tricks, add animations and transitions, and more! Grab a pumpkin spice latte or apple cider and hunker down to start reading (or listening) and improve your PowerPoint slides today!
If you like webinars…
Learn how to be a pro at designing PowerPointsfrom the pros themselves. One of our master instructional designers, Kesha, and our graphic designer, Cortney, present actionable tips to improve your slides. Learn how to work within restrictive brand standards, get creative with color palettes, utilize classic graphic design techniques, and more. Bonus: Walk away with additional insight on gaining client approval and presenting your work to the toughest critics!
Instructional designers, this one is for YOU! Once you’ve got the basics down, it’s time to take your PowerPoint to the next level with animations and transitions. Kesha and Cortney are back to show you how both can be sleek and fun while improving engagement. Trade in tacky for sophisticated and traditional for unexpected to create the most impact with your web-based training.
If short reads are more your style…
As they often say, “less is more,” and we’re revisiting this aspect of the design process. Take a quick break to read through this short blog post and judge your work with this list of questions in mind to help you visually simplify. The goal is to keep your PowerPoint slides simple yet effective for the viewer.
While there are plenty of tips to make your PowerPoint slides look more polished, we consider this one to be in the top five. What could it be, you ask? Cut out the background of images! If you’ve ever wanted to cut out the white background space in a photo, we’ve got you covered. This is a short tutorial that will help you easily remove the background so when you insert the image in your slide, it looks, well — professional!
If you need design tips…
The trick? Don’t be afraid to be BOLD! In this Tiny Topic blog post, Kesha shares Cortney’s tips on tweaking your graphic designs to make them eye catching and engaging to your audience. Remember, lessis always morein the graphic design world — it just comes down to how the information is presented. Put into practice these four rules of thumb to design boldly and capture the viewers’ attention!
Headers are one of the key components of your presentation. Not only will they guide the study, but they communicate to the learner what their expectations should be of what is ahead. It is crucial to choose powerful PowerPoint presentation headers to lead with intention. Learn the two tips to creating effective headers that drive results.
About the Author
Emily is a social media marketer with an affinity for bringing an authentic voice to creative words. In the past few years, Emily has primarily assisted both small and large businesses alike craft their brand, grow their audience, and build community through social media platforms. Her own writing can be found on a number of blogs relating to the industry and laced through social media accounts masked as the brand’s identity. She first joined the ttcInnovations’ family as a freelance contractor but has now settled into a part-time role where she oversees all social media initiatives with her expertise flair and intrapreneurial skills. Her love for craft coffee, explorative travel, and watercolor art fuel her inspiration and creativity on the job.