The last countdown event of the year is always the countdown that we all do; the countdown with family and friends to New Year. Think about Times Square, New York. That is the best example of counting down to New Year. 

You can create that same effect in your office, restaurant, or shop for your customers and colleagues. 

The Database

To design this countdown presentation, you will need PowerPoint. And our DataPoint plugin will help you to countdown automatically so that you don’t have to change the slide content every day, every hour or every minute. You can set up your own database, or download ours.

Our database has a table to store the end date: January 1, 2020.

And a query that calculates the number of days, hours, minutes and seconds from now till the end date, being New Year or January 1.

The Dynamic Presentation

With DataPoint you can connect your presentation to data sources in order to display the latest information. This is great for e.g. news and weather too. But now we will use a simple countdown.

Set up a connection to your database and select the query to retrieve the information from.

You can see a preview of the countdown data here.
Design your presentation and slides. Use different text boxes to host the countdown process. Add a text box for the number of days, hours, minutes, and optionally seconds. Link each text box to the corresponding column of your database query.
Design your presentation and slides. Use different text boxes to host the countdown process. Add a text box for the number of days, hours, minutes, and optionally seconds. Link each text box to the corresponding column of your database query.
After the text box linking, you are ready. You can add extra and additional slides to show your promotions and other information.
Set the slide transition to automatic (no advancing on mouse clicks) and set the slide show type to kiosk.
Start your dynamic countdown presentation manually on your computer. You can attach a computer or television screen to your computer and show the countdown presentation at large.

Optionally you can use our ShowPoint or iPoint software to schedule, distribute and launch the presentation, without manual interventions.

Countdown Presentation

See the presentation in action.

Free Downloads

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Download Free PowerPoint Templates - 237 slides in total

Download Free PowerPoint Templates - 237 slides in total

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