How To Make Dull Presentations Attractive Using Animations And Templates
One of the most important part of making a presentation is to ensure that it is not dull and boring. While we can argue that one aspect that makes a presentation a hit or a miss is the presenter, it cannot be denied that a good presentation template, animations, clipart and videos can also make your presentations more engaging. Below is an overview of a few resources to help you easily create attractive presentations with the help of readymade templates, animations and presentation tools.
Use Animated PowerPoint Templates
One method of making visually appealing presentations is to use Animated PowerPoint Templates. While you can look for free sources that offer such templates, spending a little extra might also be worth it. Perhaps one of the best providers for animated Keynote and PowerPoint Templates is Presenter Media. At this website you can download anything from animated video backgrounds, to animated templates and clipart.
Go to Presenter Media
While this is a relatively new website, it offers a nice collection of both static and animated templates for PowerPoint. There are new templates added to this website periodically and the number of static and animated templates are likely to increase further in the near future. Like Presenter Media, the templates at PPT Template are editable, which means that your added content will amalgamate with the animations automatically when the slide is played in slideshow mode.
Go to PPT Template
Create Presentations in Flash
Making presentations in Flash is easier than you might think. There are various tools and add-ins that can be used for this purpose and you can even download clipart, templates and animations in Flash to use in your presentations. There are multiple tools that offer different features that you can use, including the ones given below:
IPixSoft Flash Gallery Factory
iPixSoft Flash Gallery Factory is a software that can be used for making slideshows in flash using photos and videos. For more details refer to our review of iPixSoft Flash Gallery Factory.
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This is an add-in for PowerPoint which makes it possible to add SWF (Flash) files to PowerPoint. These files can be played in slide show mode as flash videos. See more from our posts about SlideDynamic Add-in for PowerPoint.
Go to SlideDynamic Add-in (Tutorials)
Wondershare PPT2Flash Professional
This is a software for converting PowerPoint presentations To Flash format. See more from our review of Wondershare PPT2Flash Professional.
Go to Wondershare PPT2Flash Professiona (Review)
Also see our post about: Four Easy Ways Of Creating Awesome Flash Presentations
Editable HD Video Backgrounds
There are numerous websites that offer editable video backgrounds and PowerPoint Templates containing embedded video animations. You can download templates with video backgrounds at Office.com, Presenter Media and other sources online. For more details, refer to the link given below.
Timelines can be a very interesting method of turning ordinary dull presentations into easy to grasp timelines with relevant data. For this purpose you can download both readymade templates and timeline tools for making timeline presentations with ease. Refer to the below sources to download timeline creators.
Office Timeline Add-in For PowerPoint
While making timelines in PowerPoint from scratch can be quite laborious, this add-in makes it possible to create project timelines using a simple wizard. With the Office Timeline Add-in you can create timelines in just 2 minutes.
If you wish to create timeline presentations on iPad, then Xplan can help you get the job done. This is an easy to use iOS app which comes with a variety of tools to create timelines.
Go to XPlan for iPad (Review)
Timeline Toolkits (PowerPoint Templates)
You can also use readymade templates for PowerPoint to create timelines using graphics and animations. Below is a review of two such timeline creators, which are fully editable PowerPoint Templates.
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