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15
jan

20 Design Terms You Must Know If You Want Epic PowerPoint Slides

by Adam Noar

20 Design Terms You Must Know If You Want Epic PowerPoint Slides

Contrast, Hierarchy, Parallax Scrolling … Ohhhhh my!

In the world of design, there are so many technical design terms that get thrown around they can be hard to keep track of.

I’m willing to bet that this “design language” gets overwhelming for the non-designer who is simply looking to create a kick butt presentation.

But here’s the thing:

There are some design terms you should know in order to better understand some key elements of a good looking slide.

To make things easy for you, we have put together a list of 20 design terms you need to know and explained them in simple language for the non-designer. If you happen to be a designer this should be a good review for you too.

Let’s begin!

03
jan

10 Hilarious Animated GIFs that Summarize PowerPoint Presentations Perfectly

by Adam Noar

10 Hilarious Animated GIFs that Summarize PowerPoint Presentations Perfectly

Ahhhh PowerPoint presentations! … some make us laugh …. some make us cheer … while some simply make us want to pull our hair out.

And, of course, some make us do all of the above!

Without doubt, creating and delivering a PowerPoint presentation can be an EMOTIONAL roller coaster:

That’s why we have put together some carefully selected funny animated GIFs that capture the essence of both creating and giving a PowerPoint presentation.

Enjoy!

27
dec

5 Simple Tricks That Will Skyrocket Your PowerPoint Productivity in 2017

by Adam Noar

5 Simple Tricks That Will Skyrocket Your PowerPoint Productivity in 2017

There is a reason we focus a lot on presentation hacks, tips, and tricks here at Presentation Panda. While we love presentations, and want to see the world do better, there’s an important thing to know:

They are hard work!

That’s right – even for black belt Pandas, presentations are still hard work. It can be a big brain strain to put together a presentation that’s beautiful, engaging, and also functional.

So are you really that surprised that we have some hacks to increase your PowerPoint productivity and make your presentation creation process a little easier?

11
dec

The Best SlideShare Cover Slides of 2016 (Use These PowerPoint Title Slide Examples For Inspiration!)

by Adam Noar

The Best SlideShare Cover Slides of 2016 (Use These PowerPoint Title Slide Examples For Inspiration!)

SlideShare is a great place to find awesome looking PowerPoint title slide inspiration.

Let’s face it:

PowerPoint cover slides (also known as title slides) can be tricky.

They are the first impression to your audience, they set the tone for the rest of the presentation, and they have to be easy to read and understand while still conveying your message in a fun and interesting way.

Phew. No pressure, right?

Luckily for you, we scoured SlideShare and came up with our Top 10 PowerPoint title slide picks for 2016.

26
nov

How to Pimp Out Your Boring Bullet Points for Maximum Engagement

by Adam Noar

How to Pimp Out Your Boring Bullet Points for Maximum Engagement

Not to sound like a broken record, but like all professional presentation designers, we are not a fan of bullet points. There are so many different ways to take a boring bullet point and make it look nice! And by making it look nice, we mean making it not look like a bullet point.

But we understand that sometimes they’re unavoidable:

Some people simply don’t know better (if you’ve been following our blog for a while, hopefully that’s not you! If you are new here, get ready to learn some things!). Even people who try to avoid them just cannot get away from them sometimes – if you are on an extreme time crunch, for example, or that is the style you just have to go with, for one reason or another.

Whatever your excuse may be, if you have to include them, you might as well make them look good, right?