The PowerPoint® Blog

I work with PowerPoint on a daily basis and I am very honored to be a Microsoft PowerPoint MVP. We have a talented team of presentation designers at TLC Creative Services and ThePowerPointBlog is our area to highlight PowerPoint tips, tricks, examples and tutorials. Enjoy! Troy Chollar

Microsoft PowerToys and PowerPoint

This is a free set of Windows OS utilities that is put out by Microsoft. I have had these installed for a while and use many of the features and I have a mini-series on some of these great features that work with presenting.

These are FREE for Windows 10 and 11 OS computers. Search “PowerToys” – 1 word – in the Microsoft App Store to install.

Once installed, all of the tools and features are available. The only parameter is PowerToys needs to be running (on my computers I have MS PowerToys automatically run when the computer starts).

– Troy @ TLC

By |2023-04-15T13:15:13-07:00April 10th, 2023|Resource/Misc|

5 PowerPoint Accessibility Checker Errors

This is fantastic information! Bookmark it, because at some point, we will all be asked to make a presentation that meets accessibility needs. Stephy put this great video on YouTube, and I am listing it here to let everyone know of it, and to keep it as a reference for our team to find it in the future!

Watch the video here:

Troy @ TLC

By |2023-04-08T12:39:18-07:00April 6th, 2023|PowerPoint, Resource/Misc|

And last, Lori’s Card #42

There were so many more fantastic slide designs that came from this internal project. A big thank you to Nolan Haims and The Better Deck Deck for the inspiration! We started with a slide design from Lori, and we are ending this series with another of the slides that Lori designed – because creativity is on display here! Using card 42 – Signpost, it takes amazing creativity to envision a signpost that not only replaces bulllets as it tells part of the story, but is a signpost underwater!

By |2023-02-24T23:09:05-07:00March 31st, 2023|Portfolio, PowerPoint|

Karen’s Card #28

This slide inspires me on many levels. Karen drew The Better Deck Deck card 28 – Images + Text. The final design integrates the original randomly added images into a slide that uses great typography for the “+ Text” portion of the card, but also integrates the instantly recognizable Lego color scheme in the design!

By |2023-03-22T08:47:20-07:00March 27th, 2023|Portfolio, PowerPoint|

Troy & Lori on The Presentation Podcast!

This episode is Troy and Lori Chollar. Microsoft Teams enables all PowerPoint files to be a collaboration file with dozens of people reviewing and editing the same file, at the same time. Troy and Lori of TLC Creative Services talk about how they have integrated Teams into the company presentation design workflow, how Teams files are key to their slide review process, and how Teams files are often a part of the backend setup for live meetings.

Listen here.

By |2023-03-20T23:25:46-07:00March 21st, 2023|PowerPoint, Resource/Misc|
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