Episode 2

Better PowerPoint for Better Videos

PowerPoint is boring. That’s what we’ve all heard, right? Too much text, too many bullet points, too much of the presenter just reading off the slides. But is it a PowerPoint problem or a design problem? 

There are a lot of ways to build slides for PowerPoint that convey information effectively and don't fall into the stereotypical design problems. Understanding how to make better slides is vital for holding your audience’s attention and conveying your message. It's also important if you're going to turn your PowerPoint presentations into videos. 

Here’s how you can design better slides, find the most visually appealing imagery, and turn your slides into better videos.

Find out about:

  • The differences between using PowerPoint for live presentation versus video
  • The biggest common mistakes when getting started
  • The steps you need to build a video
  • How to tackle technical data without overwhelming your audience
  • Which images you should be choosing for your slides, and why
  • The great resources for finding great slide images
  • How to make a connection and build trust with your audience


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Important Links & Mentions

Nancy Duarte's Resonate (Free ebook version): https://www.duarte.com/resonate-book/ 

You Suck at PowerPoint! by Jesse Dee: https://www.slideshare.net/jessedee/you-suck-at-powerpoint

TechSmith Asset Libary for images, music, videos, Camtasia templates and more: https://library.techsmith.com/camtasia

Freely Usable Videos: https://unsplash.com/

Free Stock Photos and Videos: https://www.pexels.com

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About the Podcast

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The Visual Lounge
Discussions about the power of visuals and videos and how to make them even better.

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Matthew Pierce

Matthew Pierce, Learning & Video Ambassador from TechSmith Corporation, has created videos for learning and marketing for over a decade. He is the lead behind TechSmith Academy, a free platform teaching video and image creation for business, which has been used by tens of thousands of users. He is the host of The Visual Lounge Podcast from TechSmith, which streams live on Youtube and LinkedIn weekly. Matthew is a regular speaker at multiple learning and development-focused conferences and is a regular contributor to various training publications. Connect with him on LinkedIn.