60 Sec. PowerPoint ProTip » Getting the "block text" effect
Hey this is Keane from http://CrispyPresentations.com and this week we’ll be showing you how to do the big, block text effect that you see a lot of out there. Essentially it’s taking a few words, usually in upper case, stacking them and aligning them so they look like one big, square, flushly aligned block of text. First, what you need is a font that is best for these sort of things - typically, tall and thin - in this example I’m using the free Oswald font. Second, you need to have your short sentence that you’re styling - I’ll be using the phrase “Get things done.” Shorter sentences work better. Third, make everything uppercase and center-align the text. Fourth, put each word - or a group of words - onto their own lines. Fifth, figure out how wide you want the block to be - I want mine to big big and centered right in the middle of the slide. Sixth, mess around with your font sizes and get your edges to all line up. Our seventh and final step is to then tweak the paragraph spacing in between each line to make them as evenly separated as possible. If you want as an embellishment, you can add a line above it and below it for a nice design element. That’s if for this tip - remember to like and subscribe if you found it useful. Also, if you’re interested in purchasing the template used in this video, click here: http://crispypresentations.com/templates/powerpoint-template-tuxedo/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=video&utm_campaign=60secpptprotips Thanks!
60 Sec. PowerPoint ProTip » Using PowerPoint like Word
60 Second PowerPoint ProTips » Weekly tips for users of all skill levels. --- This week we’ll be talking about how you can use powerpoint like Microsoft Word for more visual documents. Word is great for writing papers and essays - however it’s not so great when you need to make documents that are a little more visual, such as a workbook or a guidebook. Powerpoint, on the other hand is not good for papers and essays, but it’s great at slides - and Powerpoint’s robust templating functionality can make your life really easy when it comes to replicating the same layout across many pages. So, here’s a tip that you can try the next time you need to create a visual guide of sorts - adjust the page size of a powerpoint document to be a letter-sized document - eight and a half by eleven. Then, you can build your master slides with appropriate layouts, font sizes and other elements around this page size. After a bit of work, you’ll end up with a really easy way to replicate the same look and feel on multipage documents that need to be more visual. In many regards, using PowerPoint in this manner is far easier than using Word for the same thing. That’s if for this week, subscribe if you’d like to follow along or leave a comment for future powerpoint or presentation issues you’d like to see addressed. //Keane at Crispy http://crispypresentations.com
60 Sec. PowerPoint ProTip » How to give feedback on a presentation
60 Second PowerPoint ProTips » Weekly tips for users of all skill levels. --- If you work with a team, or are in charge of giving feedback on a presentation of any kind - this tip is going to be paramount for you. Speaking from the standpoint of someone who has received countless hours of feedback on my own presentations, the best way to give feedback to someone is by leaving notes on individual slides. This can be done in the powerpoint itself using shapes or by adding comments directly to the page in a PDF document. This way, the comments with the individual slides and the presentation maker is much less likely to want to set something on fire. That’s it for this week, subscribe if you’d like to follow along and leave a comment for future powerpoint or presentation issues you’d like to see addressed, thanks! //Keane at http://CrispyPresentations.com Template used: http://crispypresentations.com/templates/powerpoint-template-markup/
60 Sec. PowerPoint ProTip » Repeat Action Keyboard Shortcut
60 Second PowerPoint ProTips » Weekly tips for users of all skill levels. --- Creating a PowerPoint presentation that’s well designed requires many things, but a major one is uniformity. In other words, making sure everything has the same look and feel. Sometimes, in order to get that uniformity, you have to repeat actions over and over again - fortunately, there’s a keyboard shortcut in PowerPoint that allows you to quickly repeat whatever your last action was. The shortcut is Command Y on a Mac and Control Y on a PC. What’s great is that also works for shapes, and tons of other actions in PowerPoint as well. That’s it for this week, subscribe if you’d like to follow along and leave a comment for future powerpoint or presentation issues you’d like to see addressed, thanks! //Keane at http://CrispyPresentations.com Template used: http://crispypresentations.com/templates/powerpoint-template-markup/
60 Sec. PowerPoint ProTip » Image and shape resizing
60 Second PowerPoint ProTips » Weekly tips for users of all skill levels. --- PowerPoint offers many ways to resize shapes and images, but not everyone knows about these features - so here’s three quick tips on resizing. Tip #1 - To resize an object but keep the aspect ratio the same, hold down the SHIFT button on your keyboard, then resize the object from the corner. This way, photographs and other fixed aspect ratio images or shapes will never look skewed. Tip #2 - Similarly, to resize an object equally in any direction, hold down the ALT key on your keyboard, then drag to resize from anywhere on the shape. This is great for saving yourself a step or two when making an object bigger or smaller. And finally tip #3 - Let’s say you’ve got a group of images or shapes just the way you want them already, but you need to resize them all to fill a slide and you don’t want to mess up the way they look. First, select all of the objects, right click and select Grouping Group, then use the SHIFT + Drag trick to resize and voila. Subscribe if you’d like to follow along and leave a comment for future PPT or Presentation issues you’d like to see addressed. //Keane at CrispyPresentations.com Template used in video: http://crispypresentations.com/templates/powerpoint-template-chevron/
About Crispy Presentations
Regardless of what industry you’re in - if you have to make a presentation, you might as well make it an awesome one. And creating an awesome presentation takes a lot of different skills. Writing and storytelling. Design and visualization. Speaking and delivery. Most importantly - it’s these aren’t skills that you’re born with, you have to learn them. My name is Keane and I’ve got boatloads of presentation experience to teach you. I started Crispy Presentations to help made your presentations awesome. This YouTube channel is a killer place for improving your presentation writing, design and delivery skills with new videos every week. Right now, you can check out our first videos series called “60 Second PowerPoint Protips”. Down the road, we’ll be focusing on all aspects of presentations such as - critiquing user submitted decks - showing you storytelling and design tips - helping you avoid really common mistakes - and tons more. Also, you can check out CrispyPresentations.com to find tips on our blog and 100% original and easy-to-use PowerPoint templates for purchase for around twenty bucks a pop. Give our channel a subscribe and we’ll help you make your presentations so fresh, they’re Crispy.