What are the best resources for creating great PowerPoint presentations?

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    Eleanor Goodman - February 5, 2017

    "In order to make a powerpoint presentation interesting you need to present short and puntual information. You need to add content to the presentation only if it amplifies and extends the main point of your presentation. " Read more

    Comments about "Quora: How can I make PowerPoint..." as one of the best Resources for creating great powerpoint presentations

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      Eleanor Goodman - February 5, 2017

      "In order to make a powerpoint presentation interesting you need to present short and puntual information. You need to add content to the presentation only if it amplifies and extends the main point of your presentation. "

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      Gertrude Dawson - January 6, 2017

      "I rely on PowerPoint for a lot of my work presentations. But no one likes a boring PowerPoint talk. I found this 10-point list on Quora really helpful in giving me the commonsense tips I needed to make my PowerPoint presentations sharp and on (power)point!"

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      Kyle Mcdonald - February 12, 2017

      "I was having major problems staying in my time line when doing presentations. I decided to take some of the advise here, and change the way I used PowerPoint. I keep to my topic, and use give a handout with some of the more important points and visuals."

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    Steve Webster - February 16, 2017

    "Great article! Easy to read and understand and makes perfect sense! I really appreciated that you had such straightforward points - it helped me with my most recent presentation at work. I applied points, 4, 5 and 12 especially!" Read more

    Comments about "15 Ways to Create Effective PowerPoint..." as one of the best Resources for creating great powerpoint presentations

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      Steve Webster - February 16, 2017

      "Great article! Easy to read and understand and makes perfect sense! I really appreciated that you had such straightforward points - it helped me with my most recent presentation at work. I applied points, 4, 5 and 12 especially!"

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      Shawn Griffith - February 13, 2017

      "I found PowerPoint to be a complex and rather difficult program to use. I really wanted to learn ways to use it effectively. I found this resource to be perfect for my problem."

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      Tiffany Carlson - January 2, 2017

      "Very good information for anyone looking for tips to make their PowerPoint presentations look professional. There's some great tips to avoid a lot of common mistakes people make when using Power Point ."

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    Sally Bishop - March 2, 2017

    "This is such a great tool to have! I never know where to begin or if the art or font I use is ever too much and this tool helps me figure all of that out!" Read more

    Comments about "Free Powerpoint Templates" as one of the best Resources for creating great powerpoint presentations

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      Sally Bishop - March 2, 2017

      "This is such a great tool to have! I never know where to begin or if the art or font I use is ever too much and this tool helps me figure all of that out!"

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      Stephen Nichols - January 24, 2017

      "These templates cut down the work required to get PowerPoint presentations up and going. You do not have to start from scratch, you can just insert your info into the template and go. "

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      Natalie Mack - January 16, 2017

      "I can finally focus on putting on an awesome presentation instead of worrying about if something might get screwed up. Now i'm know as the guy with the on point power point presentations. Easy to use and utilize and helped put my mind at ease!"

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    Jordan Williams - February 19, 2017

    "I have never been good at powerpoint. I had to give a presentation at work a few weeks ago. I was doing some research when I came across this video. I had no idea that you could do all of this with powerpoint. I am not very eager to watch more of these videos so that I can..." Read more

    Comments about "Powerpoint Pro" as one of the best Resources for creating great powerpoint presentations

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      Jordan Williams - February 19, 2017

      "I have never been good at powerpoint. I had to give a presentation at work a few weeks ago. I was doing some research when I came across this video. I had no idea that you could do all of this with powerpoint. I am not very eager to watch more of these videos so that I can learn to give better powerpoint presentation. "

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      Wesley Kelley - January 30, 2017

      "This is an excellent source of information. There are loads of good videos to help. The speakers are slow and carefully explain everything in great detail."

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      Wendy Ross - January 3, 2017

      "Powerpoint Pro helps to show how microsoft office powerpoint could be used to create great graphical material for use online or in presentations. However, the videos are mainly sped up compilation videos and do not go in depth in how you could recreate these graphics yourself."

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    Ellen Baldwin - February 26, 2017

    "This book is an invaluable resource for people who wish create TED talks or who wish to take their talks to the next level. It provided helpful information for every step of the process, from start to end, and provided useful techniques for making my presentations more..." Read more

    Comments about "How to Design TED Worthy Presentation Slides:..." as one of the best Resources for creating great powerpoint presentations

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      Ellen Baldwin - February 26, 2017

      "This book is an invaluable resource for people who wish create TED talks or who wish to take their talks to the next level. It provided helpful information for every step of the process, from start to end, and provided useful techniques for making my presentations more interesting and useful. "

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      Bobby Curry - February 7, 2017

      "Both these books are great sources of information, but the book titled 'How to Design TED Worthy Presentation Slides: Presentation Design Principles from the Best TED Talks' really helped me to create an excellent presentation. It really teaches you the concept of how to focus on your audience, and getting them engaged in your presentation."

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      Leonard Cannon - January 17, 2017

      "If you're a college student or just someone who likes listening to people talk in lecture forms then TED Talks is for you but learning how to design slides is something all presentation presenters have been trying to learn and using the program that is listed here will help you step by step to learn how make designs that appeal to people and make things that are very eye catching. "

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    Molly Owens - February 4, 2017

    "hard to understand his voice. starts/begins right in the middle of a conversation. must have used powerpoint before to understand" Read more

    Comments about "How to Design a Good Slide PowerPoint..." as one of the best Resources for creating great powerpoint presentations

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      Molly Owens - February 4, 2017

      "hard to understand his voice. starts/begins right in the middle of a conversation. must have used powerpoint before to understand"

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      Kenny Marcus - February 19, 2017

      "Somehow I missed the part of school where everyone learned how to use PowerPoint. So when my boss tasked me with putting one together for him, I felt panicked. A read a few tutorials but that didn't cut it. I couldn't translate the words to the action of actually creating a slideshow. This video hit the spot. It doesn't go super in-depth but it walked me through the practical process of making a presentation. Great instructions."

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      Pedro Jimenez - February 19, 2017

      "This presentation was a little hard to understand for someone not knowing much about Power Point. It confused me more than helped me, but I do know that he likes to use dark back grounds and blues. I did not find the video helpful."

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    Carol Roberts - March 26, 2017

    " New Horizons provides a unique solution to learning PowerPoint in the form of special training courses. The courses provide an easy to understand guide to becoming proficient with a variety of topics ranging from creating presentations to formatting and organizing PowerPoint..." Read more

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      Carol Roberts - March 26, 2017

      " New Horizons provides a unique solution to learning PowerPoint in the form of special training courses. The courses provide an easy to understand guide to becoming proficient with a variety of topics ranging from creating presentations to formatting and organizing PowerPoint slides."

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      Hugh Cole - March 4, 2017

      "This software really helped me to get the most out of PowerPoint. Beforehand I only had very limited experiences with what I'm able to do when it comes to working with presentations. I was able to get a way better understanding of formatting slides, information, graphics and charts. I felt my sense of organization improved and the certified trainers made everything very easy to learn."

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      Nicholas Hughes - February 14, 2017

      "I had a basic understanding of PowerPoint, but wanted to dig deeper. These courses really helped me tap into the greater potentials of the program. I now know how to make really amazing and unique presentations. "

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    Mike Mack - March 28, 2017

    "Ever been in a meeting and the guy pulls out a projector and everybody groans? This book tells you how not to be that guy. There's a lot of good, easy tips on how to make your presentations not make people want to gouge their eyes out with a rusty fork!" Read more

    Comments about "Powerpoint Presentation Design" as one of the best Resources for creating great powerpoint presentations

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      Mike Mack - March 28, 2017

      "Ever been in a meeting and the guy pulls out a projector and everybody groans? This book tells you how not to be that guy. There's a lot of good, easy tips on how to make your presentations not make people want to gouge their eyes out with a rusty fork!"

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      Curtis White - March 12, 2017

      "If you want to learn how to make PowerPoint presentations, this is a very good place to start. The Powerpoint Presentation Design helped me to get the most out of presentations as well as show me where I had been going wrong in the past."

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      Grace Dean - January 16, 2017

      "I wish I had this book when I was enrolled in college, it would have made my life easier.. It explain in a easy and clear way how to prepare professional presentations with PowerPoint, giving many examples, ideas and suggestions. A book every person using PowerPoint should read despite his level of competence with the software."

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    Tammy Rutherford - March 2, 2017

    "Having some experience with Powerpoint, I was looking for an opportunity to improve my skills. This class was the answer. Easy to follow, and straightforward. I feel my skills have greatly improved." Read more

    Comments about "Powerpoint 2013 2016 - Master Powerpoint..." as one of the best Resources for creating great powerpoint presentations

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      Tammy Rutherford - March 2, 2017

      "Having some experience with Powerpoint, I was looking for an opportunity to improve my skills. This class was the answer. Easy to follow, and straightforward. I feel my skills have greatly improved."

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      Bessie Burke - February 7, 2017

      "I always struggled with my Powerpoint presentations in college and they never came out quite right. This course made it possible to create a very professional presentation in no time. It provides the design know-how, you just need the content!"

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      Doris Fowler - February 5, 2017

      "This resource looks very adequate in teaching the basics of Powerpoint. I think it is a wonderful solution."

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    Andrew Mccoy - February 11, 2017

    "On my job I was given the task of making power point presentations. I am a noob at this. I was looking up resources on how to improve my PowerPoint presentations. 10 Free PowerPoint Resources That Will Improve Your Presentations had many great resources and ideas that made my so..." Read more

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      Andrew Mccoy - February 11, 2017

      "On my job I was given the task of making power point presentations. I am a noob at this. I was looking up resources on how to improve my PowerPoint presentations. 10 Free PowerPoint Resources That Will Improve Your Presentations had many great resources and ideas that made my so so PP presentations appear much better and helped make me look better in front of my bosses."

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      Sally Marks - January 25, 2017

      "You can make great presentations with these free PowerPoint resources. You can create awesome graphic designs with Canva's simple tutorials."

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      Pete Waters - January 17, 2017

      "There are a lot of free resources you can use to improve your presentations. Some of these resources are sites with high resolution photos. This tools and websites seem really interesting and could improve the way you handle presentations. "

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    PowerPoint Training and Tutorials
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    Free - 10-Day Free Trial. Varies by plan

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    Martha O'brien - March 10, 2017

    "This website provides hundreds of courses and video tutorials for PowerPoint presentations. It is suited for beginners and advanced users. The instructions were useful and laid out step by step in a clear manner. " Read more

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      Martha O'brien - March 10, 2017

      "This website provides hundreds of courses and video tutorials for PowerPoint presentations. It is suited for beginners and advanced users. The instructions were useful and laid out step by step in a clear manner. "

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      Randall Schmidt - February 24, 2017

      "We all learned how to do PowerPoint's in high school, but that was just the basic stuff and creating something a little more dynamic can be a little more complicated. While the basics are found everywhere online there are few people that need PowerPoint past the basics and so it's really hard to find expert advice on using the program. When I found PowerPoint Training and Tutorials I knew that this was the place for me. They take you from the very basics all the way up to the most advanced tools. This makes it great for people like me who may have forgotten a few simple things in high school and it makes it so you understand how and why everything works inside PowerPoint the way it does."

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      Gary Vee - January 21, 2017

      "A lot to learn, when I was in school and use power point regularly, most of it was very intuitive, and power points are individualized project There is a section for searching for a specific skill which is nice"

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    Joan Owens - January 28, 2017

    "It looks like an interesting book to make better and hier quality PowerPoint presentations. Its a good tool with essential tips on how to prepare presentations to impress. The book seems to be worth its price and can really make a difference when presented in a meeting with your..." Read more

    Comments about "slide:ology" as one of the best Resources for creating great powerpoint presentations

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      Joan Owens - January 28, 2017

      "It looks like an interesting book to make better and hier quality PowerPoint presentations. Its a good tool with essential tips on how to prepare presentations to impress. The book seems to be worth its price and can really make a difference when presented in a meeting with your boss, supervisors or just about anyone you want to impress."

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      Ted Simmons - March 4, 2017

      "This helped me so much on my business presentation because it showed me specific audiences with different types of presentations. This is something I will definitely use many more times for future presentations. "

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      Marco Aguirre - March 8, 2017

      "I am okay to talk in front of people but creating visual material that is appealing and professional and not boring was not my cup of tea. But with four star reviews from over 200 customers, I found slide:ology a tool that can really increase my effectiveness with its cutting edge presentation tools."

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    Mark Baker - March 18, 2017

    "4 PowerPoint Tricks You Don't Know is for you if you're looking for Powerpoint presentation resources. " Read more

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      Mark Baker - March 18, 2017

      "4 PowerPoint Tricks You Don't Know is for you if you're looking for Powerpoint presentation resources. "

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      Jenny Lee - February 18, 2017

      "I used this Youtube video to learn a lot about creating great PowerPoint presentations. Before, I was very novice with PowerPoint. Now, after watching this short informative video, I am able to create amazing slide shows."

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      Mathew Grant - February 14, 2017

      "4 PowerPoint Tricks You Don't Know is a great resource for creating and improving PowerPoint presentations. The steps are easily understood and would most likely be relatively simple to follow if you were already to the point where you wanted to do things such as this with your presentation. The only complaint I would have, as a person that only uses PowerPoint presentations infrequently, is that as he goes on with the tips I feel a bit overwhelmed."

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    Microsoft Powerpoint Course - Go Skills
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    $29 - one month access, varies by plan

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    Heather Stephens - March 5, 2017

    "I've always heard that PowerPoint can be a great program, but there are so many buttons and menus that I never really tried it. All of that changed after I took the Microsoft Powerpoint Course from Go Skills! It really opened up my eyes and taught me how to do cool,..." Read more

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      Heather Stephens - March 5, 2017

      "I've always heard that PowerPoint can be a great program, but there are so many buttons and menus that I never really tried it. All of that changed after I took the Microsoft Powerpoint Course from Go Skills! It really opened up my eyes and taught me how to do cool, informative presentations without tearing my hair out!"

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      Tanja Spicer - February 18, 2017

      "The Microsoft Powerpoint Course on Go Skills was just what I needed to refresh my Powerpoint skills. I had not used Powerpoint for over five years and needed to create presentations in my new position. First I tried the free trial and found it was exactly what I needed to hone my skills. I decided to go with the 12 month access because I knew I would need to refer back to the vast information available on the site. "

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      Norman Wilson - February 9, 2017

      "Using this online course allowed me to dramatically improve my PowerPoint skills. The course is very up-to-date and easy to follow. This provided me with skills that I will use in my career to impress my colleagues and boss!"

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    Rita Daniels - February 27, 2017

    "This article mostly focuses on using different templates to enhance the impact of a PowerPoint presentation. While important other aspects of a a presentation should be considered as well, including content, presentation style etc. Overall it is a great resource to find unique..." Read more

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      Rita Daniels - February 27, 2017

      "This article mostly focuses on using different templates to enhance the impact of a PowerPoint presentation. While important other aspects of a a presentation should be considered as well, including content, presentation style etc. Overall it is a great resource to find unique templates that could very well be the key to giving your presentation the standout treatment it deserves."

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      Donnie Criss - February 20, 2017

      "It is important to have well organized information that engages the audience. Videos and images that are eye opening and show good data is useful. Do not make it too long. Going straight tot the point is best Not only is the power point important but your personal presentation and tone Make it fun try to include small games of memory and give candy or small prizes "

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      Rebecca Riley - February 1, 2017

      "This is a very informative step-by-step guide. it's very light read with all the information that you need. "

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    Franklin Andrews - February 23, 2017

    "What a time saver! As a teacher, I am always looking for ways to streamline lesson planning, and with 20 beautiful templates to choose from, there's sure to be several I can use to keep students engaged and learning!" Read more

    Comments about "20 Free PowerPoint Templates To Spice up your..." as one of the best Resources for creating great powerpoint presentations

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      Franklin Andrews - February 23, 2017

      "What a time saver! As a teacher, I am always looking for ways to streamline lesson planning, and with 20 beautiful templates to choose from, there's sure to be several I can use to keep students engaged and learning!"

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      Jack Bonetta - January 24, 2017

      "This website gives helpful templates and made it easy for me to create Powepoint presentions."

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      Josh Krieger - January 6, 2017

      "Need to design a brilliant Power Point presentation? You can jazz it up by using different templates to make it super appealing. You can find different examples like I did to meet your needs at: http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/powerpoint-templates-for-awesome-keynotes/. It is so cool!"

Summary

Best resources for creating great PowerPoint presentations
Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
1 Quora: How can I make PowerPoint presentations more interesting? Online 149 Free
2 15 Ways to Create Effective PowerPoint Presentations Online 136 Free
3 Free Powerpoint Templates Online 134 Free
4 Powerpoint Pro Videos 133 Free
5 How to Design TED Worthy Presentation Slides: Presentation Design Principles from the Best TED Talks Ebooks 119 Paid
6 How to Design a Good Slide PowerPoint Tutorial | PowerPoint Slide Design Videos 107 Free
7 PowerPoint Training from New Horizons Education 86 Free
8 Powerpoint Presentation Design Ebooks 80 Paid
9 Powerpoint 2013 2016 - Master Powerpoint Presentation Education 77 Paid
10 10 Free PowerPoint Resources That Will Improve Your Presentations Online 76 Free