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Screens Are Changing The Way We Communicate

Screens Are Changing The Way We Communicate

People in western countries spend up to 12 hours per day looking at screens. As I write this article, I’ve easily spent 36 hours over the past three days either staring at my computer screen, television screen, phone. Screens have undeniably become a massive part of...

PresentationPoint Launches NUMBER-ISH: Twitter for Numbers

PresentationPoint Launches NUMBER-ISH: Twitter for Numbers

What is NUMBERISH or NUM8ER1SH? Today, all of the information we need, across the entire world, is at our fingertips. Unfortunately, all of the information we need, across the entire world, is at our fingertips. What we mean to say is: the information you’re searching...

16 Reasons to Do Data Visualization on PowerPoint

16 Reasons to Do Data Visualization on PowerPoint

Westerners spend over 12 hours per day staring at their various devices. Along with this, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are generated every single day. We’re not at the precipice of this trend yet, either. Humans will continue to generate and consume data in larger...

The PowerPoint Selection Pane

The PowerPoint Selection Pane

There is a tool or pane in PowerPoint that everybody should know about and use, but in practice it turns out that not many are aware of this pane, or do not use it at all: the PowerPoint Selection Pane. And we all have been in a situation where you could use this...

FAQ: PowerPoint Recurring Slides

FAQ: PowerPoint Recurring Slides

Hi, I'm currently figuring out if this software will be right for our company. I'm using information from an Excel sheet. Could you please tell me how to duplicate the exact same slide & properties, just with the different information per row? I hope that makes...

Sources for Presentation Imagery

Sources for Presentation Imagery

Copyrights on Images for Presentations Until recently, finding high-quality images for use on presentations used to be an uphill task for many business owners. This was because they usually could not afford the time to go around searching, or may just not be...

School Digital Signage – Vision Charter School

School Digital Signage – Vision Charter School

In this article, we are going to look at how Vision Charter School students set up their own school digital signage. This story was told to us by Jeff Olson who is the teacher in charge of Information Technology at this Idaho school. About Vision Charter School Vision...

FAQ: Should I Export Presentation to 4K Video?

FAQ: Should I Export Presentation to 4K Video?

Does it make sense to export a 1920×1080 PowerPoint presentation to a 4K video? Most of the pictures deployed in the presentation are in full HD 1920×1080 and not in 4K. Easy designing in PowerPoint with multiple slides, build your own commercials and advertising...

Visit us at the Virtual Presentation Summit, Aug 2020

Visit us at the Virtual Presentation Summit, Aug 2020

PresentationPoint is an official partner of the Presentation Summit going virtual this year, on screens and devices around the globe, on August 10-13, 2020. Headlining the event will be Garr Reynolds, one of the most acclaimed and iconic figures in the presentation...

Masterclass in PowerPoint Design

Masterclass in PowerPoint Design

Here is the recording of Richard Goring's "Masterclass in PowerPoint Design" presentation at our Presentation Ideas Europe 2020 online conference. About PresentationPoint Case Studies: How People Use Our Software Presentation Ideas Europe

The Pitfalls of Presentation (In)Efficiency

The Pitfalls of Presentation (In)Efficiency

Here is a recording of Simon Morton's presentation from our 2020 Presentation Ideas Europe online conference - The Pitfalls of Presentation (In)Efficiency. About PresentationPoint Case Studies: How People Use Our Software Presentation Ideas Europe

Creating and Selling Online Courses

Creating and Selling Online Courses

Here is the recording of Garland Coulson's "Creating and Promoting Online Courses" webinar from our Presentation Ideas Europe 2020 online conference.About PresentationPoint Case Studies: How People Use Our Software Presentation Ideas Europe

How to Create Data-Driven Dashboards in PowerPoint

How to Create Data-Driven Dashboards in PowerPoint

As promised, here is a recording of Kurt Dupont's presentation from our Presentation Ideas Europe 2020 Online Conference, "How to Create Data-Driven Presentations in PowerPoint."About PresentationPoint Case Studies: How People Use Our Software Presentation Ideas Europe

Communicating by Screens – What COVID-19 has taught us

Communicating by Screens – What COVID-19 has taught us

If there’s one thing that the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has shown us, it’s that being able to share important information quickly and effectively is one of our best ways to tackle an international crisis. Governments across the world have utilised everything from...

How to Create a Corporate Screen Saver

How to Create a Corporate Screen Saver

Do you want to set up a corporate screen saver on all computers? Maybe you want to communicate with your colleagues to spread news, sales updates, new employees, or promotions. Let me give you 2 options to accomplish that. Both options start with a PowerPoint...

Show Airtable Data in PowerPoint

Show Airtable Data in PowerPoint

The Airtable service is an all-in-one collaboration platform to create and maintain lists like to bug tracking, expenses, spreadsheets, project reporting, product planning, product catalogs, and many more. You can easily share your lists and documents with others. Use...

PowerPoint Road Signalization in Antwerp, Belgium

PowerPoint Road Signalization in Antwerp, Belgium

We worked together with other companies to install a LED traffic information system driven and controlled by PowerPoint. When you search online for 'PowerPoint traffic LED', you get results with sample PowerPoint presentations with mostly a traffic light drawing on...

Loop Multiple Videos in PowerPoint

Loop Multiple Videos in PowerPoint

You can perfectly insert a video on your PowerPoint slide. And you can repeat it and even play over multiple slides. But when you wanted to run a slide show with messages and advertising e.g. for digital signage purposes, then sometimes you want to show an independent...

How to Set Up Multiscreen Digital Signage

How to Set Up Multiscreen Digital Signage

What is Multiscreen Digital Signage? Multiscreen digital signage is where you have your messages shown on more than one screen in your facility. This lets you ensure that your messages and information can be seen throughout your facility so that you can keep all your...

PowerPoint Create as Video: Quality and File Size

PowerPoint Create as Video: Quality and File Size

We have talked about using a PowerPoint presentation to design your advertising, commercials, menu boards and more for digital signage on television screens. See our SignageTube digital signage in the cloud solution, as well as our iPoint digital signage solution. A...

New Rule to Change Text

New Rule to Change Text

We suspect that this little change or addition to our PowerPoint rules for text boxes and tables have a larger impact or desire for our DataPoint users. We have added a new rule action where you can specify first a condition, and when that condition is met.  You can...

Digital Signage Media Player vs USB Drive

Digital Signage Media Player vs USB Drive

Most modern televisions have a usb slot on them so that you can put your pictures and videos on your usb drive and show them on your television. But is a usb drive useful for digital signage or should you have a dedicated digital signage media player? When I travel, I...

Live Television into Slides

Live Television into Slides

There is an increased interest in live television on slides. More presentations are given and people try to combine television with PowerPoint slides with information, instructions, and charts. Nolan Haims tweeted this request of having PowerPoint to show live video...

Staten Island Ferry Schedule Displays

Staten Island Ferry Schedule Displays

Another presentation make-over. This time of the Staten Island Ferry schedules screen. The Staten Island Ferry is a passenger ferry transportation system and connects Manhattan and Staten Island. The ferry operates 24/7 with boats leaving every 15 minutes at peak...

Creating a Self-Running Slideshow in PowerPoint

Creating a Self-Running Slideshow in PowerPoint

Most people use PowerPoint in meetings and they talk (a lot) while they have a PowerPoint slide show running in the background. They use a mouse or presentation remote to advance to the next slide for the next message. But our audience are people looking at digital...

Automatic Slide Master Updates

Automatic Slide Master Updates

I guess that not many people use and know the slide master option of PowerPoint. The slide master is the starting position of your slide where you can control the zones on your slides, default shapes, colors, backgrounds, fonts, etc. Basically what you put on your...

Trial of Dynamic Elements Plugins

Trial of Dynamic Elements Plugins

As of today, we have free trial setups available for everyone who wants to try out our great Dynamic Elements plugins. We have 7 Dynamic Elements for you: Dynamic Likes to show the number of Facebook likes that you have a business Facebook page that you administer....

Communicating With People With No Internet Access

Communicating With People With No Internet Access

During times of crisis such as the recent Covid-19 outbreak, many of us turn to the Internet to keep informed. But what about people with no Internet access at home? According to Statistica, in January 2020, only 59% of the world's population are Internet users. How...

Presentation Ideas Europe Online Conference May 28

Presentation Ideas Europe Online Conference May 28

The success of our Presentation Ideas online conferences has lead to us deciding to have two conferences this year. Presentation Ideas Europe which is more convenient for people in European, African and Asian time zones and Presentation Ideas West which is more...

New DataPoint Feature: Google Analytics Data Provider

New DataPoint Feature: Google Analytics Data Provider

Do you want to show your Google Analytics data, and KPI's in real-time on a television screen? Or maybe you want to open your PowerPoint presentation or report with Google Analytics data, and immediately look at the latest updated information without doing a thing? Or...

Automating PowerPoint from Excel

Automating PowerPoint from Excel

When automating PowerPoint data presentations, Excel worksheets are a great tool to use. You can open a presentation and always see the latest Excel info on your slides. No more copying over your Excel data to PowerPoint in order to present or distribute it. Or maybe...

New DataPoint Feature: Salesforce Data Provider

New DataPoint Feature: Salesforce Data Provider

We are happy to announce that our software engineers have released a new DataPoint feature. They have added a new data provider to the already extensive list of data providers. You can now connect your PowerPoint presentation to a Salesforce account to show or report...

Salesforce PowerPoint Integration Now Available

Salesforce PowerPoint Integration Now Available

We are very excited to announce that Salesforce PowerPoint integration is now available with our DataPoint software. This is a powerful new data source for your data-driven presentations, dashboards and reporting.What is Salesforce? Salesforce is one of the world's...

Airplane In-Flight Information Screen

Airplane In-Flight Information Screen

I admit! I'm addicted to digital signage and information screens. Everywhere I look, I see samples of information screens or scenarios where people better can use information screens to enhance businesses, processes, and flows. Even in the air when I recently flew...

New DataPoint Feature: Facebook Posts Data Provider

New DataPoint Feature: Facebook Posts Data Provider

General Facebook Page information like the number of likes in general etc, could already be displayed in real-time on your PowerPoint slides. Now we have added a new feature, a new data provider to DataPoint. You can now show Facebook Posts in real-time with our new...

Dark Sky Weather API Will Retire

Dark Sky Weather API Will Retire

We once added a new weather API to our DataPoint product at times that the Yahoo weather API was having hard times and had outages for longer periods. That made us select the Dark Sky weather API, and we integrated it for real-time weather information and forecasts....

Smart City Project – Software Tools

Smart City Project – Software Tools

In this video and article, we are going to explore how our software can be used for your smart city project - to make your community or city truly data-driven.Smart City Project Concept What is a Smart City Project? This is a project meant to collect data from people,...

Facebook Page Data in PowerPoint

Facebook Page Data in PowerPoint

Gain more Facebook likes by showing your Facebook Likes counter in real-time at your shop. Visitors and customers will like to like your Facebook business page to get more promotions, news and updates from your company. You are working hard to be creative and social...

New Feature: Data Scrolling Progression Indicator

New Feature: Data Scrolling Progression Indicator

Our DataPoint plugin for PowerPoint has many but one great feature to mail merge data into presentations. Mail merging is the method of taking the data from a data source like Excel or database and then generate multiple customized documents. A good example is...

Coronavirus Tips PowerPoint Template

Coronavirus Tips PowerPoint Template

To help with the current coronavirus emergency, we have put together these free coronavirus tips Powerpoint slide templates for you to use. The slides include coronavirus prevention tips, symptoms and instructions on what to do if you have symptoms. Feel free to...

Creative PowerPoint Uses You Wouldn’t Think Of

Creative PowerPoint Uses You Wouldn’t Think Of

Most of us have come across Microsoft PowerPoint at one point, whether we had to give a presentation or sit in on a presentation where the speaker was using PowerPoint. But presentations are only the tip of the iceberg - Here are some creative PowerPoint uses you may...

Import All Your Sales Data to PowerPoint

Import All Your Sales Data to PowerPoint

Sales reporting requires a direct approach in communicating data, an approach that will covey swiftly and effectively the interpretation of sales to its audience. The use of PowerPoint proffers a direct approach that gives your audience a quick understanding and...

Show Websites in PowerPoint

Show Websites in PowerPoint

There are tools available to show websites on PowerPoint slides like LiveWeb and LiveSlides. I'm recommending them often. You can use that to draw a web browser object on your slide, and then specify the URL to show in there. When you run your slideshow, you will see...

Work Lessons from Coronavirus

Work Lessons from Coronavirus

Work Lessons from Coronavirus With the Coronavirus spreading around the world, many companies and organizations, including our own are having to quickly adapt as this situation affects staffing, travel plans, and many aspects of our operation. Here are some of the...

Digital Signage Expo 2020 (DSE) • Las Vegas • Postponed

Digital Signage Expo 2020 (DSE) • Las Vegas • Postponed

The organization of the Digital Signage Expo decided to postpone the exhibition due to the travel ban and Covid-19 virus. The expo is postponed to the late summer or early fall 2020.   UPDATE Mar 25 2020:  DSE 2020 New Show Dates: Sept 15 – 18Las Vegas...

Show Coronavirus Data in PowerPoint

Show Coronavirus Data in PowerPoint

In this video and article, we are going to show you how to add real-time Coronavirus data or any other real-time data to PowerPoint using our software tool, DataPoint.Finding Coronavirus Data The first step to displaying any real-time data is to find out where to get...

How to Create Complex Data-Driven PowerPoint Dashboards

How to Create Complex Data-Driven PowerPoint Dashboards

We recently created this data-driven dashboard in PowerPoint by connecting our presentation to a database with our DataPoint plugin. The result is quite astonishing. The database is basically a dummy, where we have a small utility to execute random updates on the...

Join PresentationPoint at Digital Signage Expo in Las Vegas

Join PresentationPoint at Digital Signage Expo in Las Vegas

PresentationPoint Invites You to Enter the World of Experience Technologies at DSE 2020! ​PresentationPoint is proud to be exhibiting at Digital Signage Expo 2020, and we would love for you to join us! Register with our promo code 17C2D4 for a FREE Exhibit Pass or...

How to Export Presentation to Video

How to Export Presentation to Video

PowerPoint is such a great and easy tool to create your digital signage videos. You will find professional and great designed ready-made templates, as well as you can create your own digital signage presentations. Use a slide per message, or a slide per product or...

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