What are the best resources for creating great PowerPoint presentations?

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    #1[TIPS] How can I make PowerPoint presentations more interesting?

    [TIPS] How can I make PowerPoint presentations more interesting?

    Experts have answered this important question so far. In their answers, you can see key points, examples and much more.

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    Samuel Schultz
    Written on 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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    #2Free Powerpoint Templates

    Free Powerpoint Templates
    Free resource for presenters including 10000 free PowerPoint templates and presentation backgrounds.
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    Free

    Frank Rice
    Written on 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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    #315 Ways to Create Effective PowerPoint Presentations

    15 Ways to Create Effective PowerPoint Presentations
    Just because you're intimately familiar with PowerPoint doesn't necessarily mean you're getting the most out of it. To help you get started, here are 15 basic presentation tips.
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    Liu Ma
    Written on 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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    #4Powerpoint Pro

    Powerpoint Pro
    A Youtube channel fully dedicated to Powerpoint. Master this app and create awesome presentations!
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    Justin Fields
    Written on 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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    #5[TUTORIAL] How to Design TED Worthy Presentation Slides: Presentation Design Principles from the Best TED Talks

    [TUTORIAL] How to Design TED Worthy Presentation Slides: Presentation Design Principles from the Best TED Talks
    This is a short, practical and step-by-step guide to creating sexy slides. It is based on an extensive analysis of some of the best TED speakers, such as Brene Brown, Daniel Pink, Amy Cuddy, Larry Lessig, Seth Godin, Bill Gates and many, many more.
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    Ajay Bhatnagar
    Written on 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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    #6[TUTORIAL] How to Design a Good Slide PowerPoint Tutorial | PowerPoint Slide Design

    [TUTORIAL] How to Design a Good Slide PowerPoint Tutorial | PowerPoint Slide Design
    This tutorial will teach you how to design appealing, high quality and on trend for 2016 / 2017 and further PowerPoint slides.
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    Keith Simpson
    Written on 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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    #7PowerPoint Training from New Horizons

    PowerPoint Training from New Horizons
    New Horizons has courses to help you learn how to use Microsoft PowerPoint and get started on creating memorable PowerPoint presentations. All of New Horizons' Microsoft PowerPoint classes are taught by Microsoft Certified Trainers.
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    Free

    Jerry Ross
    Written on 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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    #8Powerpoint Presentation Design

    Powerpoint Presentation Design
    How to Create an Effective PowerPoint Presentation that Informs, Educates and Inspires Your Audience.
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    Tyler Lucas
    Written on 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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    #910 Free PowerPoint Resources That Will Improve Your Presentations

    10 Free PowerPoint Resources That Will Improve Your Presentations
    Make your next presentation your best yet with a little help from these free PowerPoint resources.
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    Eugene Davidson
    Written on 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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    #10Powerpoint 2013 2016 - Master Powerpoint Presentation

    Powerpoint 2013 2016 - Master Powerpoint Presentation
    Complete Powerpoint Design Masterclass . 20+ powerpoint presentation slides to learn powerpoint from beginner to pro.
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    $10

    Joshua Rios
    Written on 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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    #11Microsoft Powerpoint Course - Go Skills

    Microsoft Powerpoint Course - Go Skills
    Want to create effective PowerPoint presentations but don't know where to start? This online course cover beginner, intermediate and advanced lessons in PowerPoint.
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    $29- one month access, varies by plan

    Steven Murphy
    Written on 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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    #124 PowerPoint Tricks You Don't Know

    4 PowerPoint Tricks You Don't Know
    In this Microsoft PowerPoint tutorial, they quickly show you four things that 99% of people do not know they can do in PowerPoint.
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    Joseph Stewart
    Written on 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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    #13PowerPoint Training and Tutorials

    PowerPoint Training and Tutorials
    Learn all about PowerPoint with our expert-taught PowerPoint training videos. Watch a beginner, intermediate, or advanced PowerPoint how-to on designing compelling slide presentations, editing them, and sharing them with others.
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    Free- 10-Day Free Trial. Varies by plan

    Ronald Henderson
    Written on 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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    #14slide:ology

    slide:ology
    Millions of presentations and billions of slides have been produced -- and most of them miss the mark. "slide:ology" will challenge your traditional approach to creating slides by teaching you how to be a visual thinker.
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    Stephen Burke
    Written on 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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    #15How do you create a powerpoint template that captivates and engages your audience? This guide lists 5 tools to help

    How do you create a powerpoint template that captivates and engages your audience? This guide lists 5 tools to help
    The following five tools and services will help you create new PowerPoint templates quickly and without stress, so you can stay on top of your presentation game.
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    Kenneth Harris
    Written on 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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    #1620 Free PowerPoint Templates To Spice up your Presentation

    20 Free PowerPoint Templates To Spice up your Presentation
    Here are 20 specially designed Powerpoint templates that have been made available by their designers for free.
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    Joe Murray
    Written on 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!"
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    #17Presentation Experts

    Presentation Experts

    Presentation Experts is a website by the Purple Patch UK that provides presentation services to potential brand clients. The website also has a blog with news and information regarding making effective multimedia presentations.

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    Perrieve Ferguson
    Written on October 23, 2018
    "Found some of the stuff on their site pretty useful. They mainly talk about large corporate presentations, but luckily their resources are easy to consume. Unlike corporate presentations!"
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