Video Tutorials

The following video tutorials cover individual visually interactive presentation techniques and strategies. Videos are self-paced, delivered via the web and allow you to master each concept and apply it to your own presentations. [Learn More]

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Free Video Tutorials

Two free video tutorials are available for your viewing. The tutorials cover two important types of visually interactive presentation navigation: Showcase and In-line.

Core PowerPoint Skills Tutorial

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Core PowerPoint Skills

For presenters with limited PowerPoint experience, the Core PowerPoint Skills video tutorial is a great place to start. This tutorial starts learners from the very beginning: opening PowerPoint and creating a basic linear slideshow. [Read More]

The tutorial goes on to highlight essential aspects of building and modifying standard PowerPoint slide shows, as well as delivering them in traditional linear fashion. The material covered here is roughly equivalent to the coursework of two (and sometimes three) community college classes on PowerPoint.

PowerPoint Shapes

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Working with Shapes

Shapes make possible the formation of navigation elements, slide decoration, and optical illusions. They help organize content and links, provide highlighting and shadow, run animations on demand and much more. [Read More]

Shapes are a wonderfully useful part of PowerPoint's normal functionality, yet are virtually unknown to most presenters. To visually interactive presenters, shapes are like bread and water.

Shapes are essential to almost all visually interactive presentation techniques and represent the basic alphabet you must understand before building navigation devices. When shapes are pushed to their full capacity, they completely change slide shows—meaning that after finishing this tutorial you will be in a new world.

Pictures

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Working with Pictures

Pictures and graphical elements are underutilized by most speakers. Flexible inclusion of imagery offers great potential for customized expression of ideas and targeted display of products. [Read More]

Pictures also can be downsized to serve as thumbnails for navigation. When this happens, the thumbnails provide visual clues that help presenters quickly find information or preview topics. This tutorial offers a comprehensive look at the many roles images might play in your future performances.

Hyperlinks

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Working with Hyperlinks

Hyperlinks in PowerPoint, as in a Web environment, allow users to jump around between different pieces of content. The importance of doing so in a presentation context is enormous. [Read More]

Navigation-based delivery opens up a rich world of customized media use. People new to visually interactive presentation methods often are amazed at how much flexibility hyperlinks add to performances. These simple devices transform canned, rigid messages into adjustable mini-messages that can be added, dropped, or modified instantly and continually along the way during a performance.

PowerPoint Package

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Visually Interactive Fundamentals Bundle

If you are new to visually interactive presentation, there are certain prerequisite skills you will need to have in order to succeed in developing and delivering successful visually interactive presentations. [Read More]

This video tutorial bundle includes all three foundational video tutorials that give you the knowledge and skills you need to get started in the world of visually interactive presentation: Working with Shapes, Working with Pictures and Working with Hyperlinks at a discounted rate.

PowerPoint Picture Stories - woman with child

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Picture Stories

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Picture roles in PowerPoint

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Picture Roles

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Topical Navigation PowerPoint dashboard

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Topical Navigation

Topical Navigation divides content into sections, giving fast and dynamic access to individual slides. This tutorial includes step-by-step instruction for utilizing this type of navigation in your presentations. [Read More]

Topical Navigation uses a single-presentation design, yet gives presenters enormous flexibility in the ways they deliver information. With this style, navigation elements appear on the left side of the slide, and at bottom. Content is located in the slide's right portion. Branding and decoration are placed at top.

Cluster Navigation in PowerPoint

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Cluster Navigation

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Animated PowerPoint Navigation

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Animated Navigation

Animated Navigation is a flashy style that gives presentation materials a professional touch. With this style, navigation elements initially are invisible, and then subsequently fade into view whenever needed. [Read More]

The presenter clicks trigger objects (either shapes or picture thumbnails) to display desired menus on demand, much like a drop-down navigation on a Web Site. This tutorial demonstrates step-by-step instructions for making picture-based and shape-based Animated navigation.

PowerPoint Visual Design - Paint Brush and Pallette

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Visual Design

When you employ visually interactive presentation techniques, you open your slideshows to seemingly limitless visual design opportunities. This tutorial discusses the many roles visual design plays in your presentations. [Read More]

Visual design topics discussed in this tutorial include strategic use of illusion, incorporation of visual clues, taking advantage of subtlety, creating alternatives to traditional bullet lists, and maximizing numerous psychological effects possible with visually interactive presentation delivery.

Video Dashboard showing PowerPoint Videos

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Video Dashboard

Imagine having access to hundreds of video clips and being able to play any clip, in any order, at any time—just like changing the channels on a television. That's what a Video Dashboard is like. [Read More]

All your video clips are arranged in categories and located in a specific place in your network. When a particular clip is needed, you simply navigate to the video area where everything awaits for immediate play. You never have to worry about being able to find a particular movie, all video materials are available for instant selection, and are merely a click or two away!

This tutorial demonstrates step-by-step instructions for making a simple video dashboard that you can expand later at your leisure.

PowerPoint Audio Dashboard

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Audio Dashboard

Use of meaningful audio in PowerPoint presentations is relatively rare. Even so, audio can accentuate a presenter’s performance in many ways, especially during interactions. This tutorial will teach you how. [Read More]

This tutorial covers the use of Audacity, software designed for making and editing sound components. Audacity is free and surprisingly robust in what it can do. You will learn to record digital audio, such as a narration for an automated slide show, and then digitally modify or enhance it.

It also addresses how to incorporate audio into a PowerPoint network and build an Audio Dashboard, allowing you to dynamically choose between many, perhaps hundreds of, useful sound clips at any time.

PowerPoint Animation

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Animated Highlighting

Animation, when used well, adds a professional edge to interaction that is not possible with any other style of presentation. Animated Highlighting methods, along with other media inclusion, offer stunning alternatives to typical bullet point-filled slide shows. [Read More]

The emphasis of this tutorial is on applying animation in meaningful ways that help people learn, assist you in some way as the presenter, or help clarify your message.

In this tutorial you will learn how to take advantage of PowerPoint's animation features for building motion-based navigation, selecting and highlighting content, bringing hidden content (supportive details) into view as needed, playing media such as audio and video and demonstrating sequential processes.

Delivery Strategies - Presenter speaking

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Delivery Strategies

Visually interactive communication is very different from the slide-to-slide style of normal PowerPoint performances. It requires alternative delivery techniques and strategies. This tutorial provides a healthy dose of what it means to deliver a visually interactive presentation. [Read More]

One especially important strategy called the Content Ladder aids a presenter in the delicate task of staying on track, even while spontaneously selecting content to answer questions or shape topics.

Toward the end of this tutorial, we look at the likely stages you will go through over the next few months of development, and talk about success strategies that help assure your success when implementing the methods.