Making PowerPoint More Powerful

Autumn Picture in three frames

Autumn nature in clear sky. Discovery Communications, Inc., 2012. Discovery Education. Web. 21 May 2012. <http://www.discoveryeducation.com/>.

PowerPoint has always been my presentation tool of choice.  I have explored many others and enjoy the different effects, but I always return to PowerPoint.  Being the “Grand Dame” of presentation tools, PowerPoint has been a tool a novice can use, but has also has many possibilities for the advanced user.  Many of the effects give a Flash effect that can really wow your audience.  Imagine a cube that seems to turn showing the different pictures.  These features and others are available from Microsoft.  While I use PowerPoint 2007, you can find instructions for these features for different versions of PowerPoint at http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/templates/CT010336615.aspx and the video instructions for the effect shown in the picture above at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93ubF7zJiCo&feature=fvwrel.  Now, when I have some awesome images I downloaded from Discovery such as the one in the picture above, I can use them in a way that will make my presentation more powerful.

 

Planets pictured in filmstrip

Images from Discovery Education Images

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