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Datafeed Directory Now Available

Datafeed Directory Now Available

Because we connect so many kinds of data to presentations and digital signage, many of our clients ask us where to find datafeeds. So we created our datafeed directory to give you some data sources to start with.Click on the button below to be taken to our datafeed...

FAQ: How to Play a PowerPoint Slideshow on TV

FAQ: How to Play a PowerPoint Slideshow on TV

How can I Play a PowerPoint Slideshow on TV? Sometimes you need to display a PowerPoint slideshow on a TV to show your presentation on the meeting, a conference, or use the slideshow for an information screen or advertising display. Most of our customers use this for...

World Time Clock using PowerPoint

World Time Clock using PowerPoint

One of our favorite things at PresentationPoint is when our customers send us their "look what we made" pictures and stories. This story is about a world time clock designed in PowerPoint by audiovisual and IT firm, Qubix, using our Dynamic Elements software. Here is...

FAQ: Computer Connectors and Cables

FAQ: Computer Connectors and Cables

Since the dawn of computers, connectors have always played an all-important role in transmitting data from data sources to a display monitor, and they continue to remain important today. Connectors are of many types, and they can be incorporated into different...

Affiliates: Finding Digital Signage Solution Opportunities

Affiliates: Finding Digital Signage Solution Opportunities

Digital Signage Uses Digital signage has tons of different uses. Almost everywhere you look now you're seeing new monitors popping up that have digital signage on them. Here are a few common uses Advertising: Advertising is a common digital signage opportunity. You...

Randomize Data Rows on Your Slide

Randomize Data Rows on Your Slide

DataPoint is mostly used to display the latest information dynamically on your PowerPoint slide. But sometimes people want to display random stuff. Like the joke of the day, quote of the day, etc.For all of the 25 data providers that you have in DataPoint, you can set...

New York Office

New York Office

Our recent business trip to New York was so successful, we decided to add New York to our existing presences to now provide coverage in the US, Canada, and Europe.Here is our New York mailing address.PresentationPoint1177 Avenue of the Americas, 7th floorNew York, NY...

Mail Merge PowerPoint Presentations – 4 Types

Mail Merge PowerPoint Presentations – 4 Types

In this article, we are going to discuss how to create mail merge PowerPoints and what to use them for. PowerPoint is a perfect tool for mail-merging reports. What am I saying? PowerPoint is the best and cheapest way to do your mail-merged individual reports, but only...

FAQ: Old Data On Slide While Transitioning

FAQ: Old Data On Slide While Transitioning

With DataPoint you can link text boxes to data sources like files and databases. When the dynamic text box is used on a slide with a transition, then you will see old data during the transition since PowerPoint has made a bitmap or cache of the slide and it uses that...

10 Creative Ways to Use Data in Presentations

10 Creative Ways to Use Data in Presentations

Here is a recording of Garland's presentation "10 Creative Ways to Use Data In Presentations" from our 2018 Presentation Ideas Conference. If you have comments or questions about the presentation, let us know. PresentationsData is increasingly important in business...

Call for Speakers for 2019 Presentation Ideas Online Conference

Call for Speakers for 2019 Presentation Ideas Online Conference

Our 2018 Presentation Ideas Online Conference was a great success, so we are on for Presentation Ideas 2019!At this time, we are putting out the call for speakers to present at our online conference from Nov 20-21, 2019. If you are a speaker who would like to present...

PresentationPoint Comes to Western Canada!

PresentationPoint Comes to Western Canada!

We are pleased to announce that PresentationPoint will be exhibiting our software at the Western Manufacturing Technology Show at the Edmonton Expo Centre (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) from June 4-6, 2019. The show will be located in the Edmonton Expo Centre. During the...

Museum Digital Signage: The Wild Center

Museum Digital Signage: The Wild Center

In this video we're going to do a case study for museum digital signage thanks to our client, The Wild Center who agreed to provide us with information about how they're using our tools and products to set up their museum digital signage. Here are the details in their...

How To Set Up Data-Driven Digital Signage

How To Set Up Data-Driven Digital Signage

How to set up a data-driven digital signage solution? That is what we do. Providing software for data-driven presentations and digital signage. Basically, this is a combination of 2 our major products: DataPoint and iPoint. The setup is absolutely not complex, but...

Affiliate Training April 30

Affiliate Training April 30

As part of our commitment to PresentationPoint affiliates, we offer regular affiliate training and brainstorming sessions. Our next session is scheduled for April 30, 2019 at 6 pm / 18:00 Western European Time 4 pm / 16:00 UTC 10 am Mountain Time If you are already an...

Infoscreen Software

Infoscreen Software

Technological advancement has led to the digitization of information. Digitized information allows you to know so much within a limited time frame. This can happen when the information is presented on an infoscreen with as few words as possible and with currently...

How to Start Affiliate Marketing With PresentationPoint?

How to Start Affiliate Marketing With PresentationPoint?

Love our software? Want to share it with others and build another income stream? We'll show you how to get started with affiliate marketing with PresentationPoint. Here are just a few of the types of businesses and individuals we work with. If you work in any of these...

FAQ: PowerPoint Presentations on Multiple Screens

FAQ: PowerPoint Presentations on Multiple Screens

I am looking into something to play a PowerPoint presentation on multiple screens from one computer. I am looking into something to play a PowerPoint presentation on multiple screens from one computer. We are currently using 3 static images on 3 screens and we want to...

Video Advertising with PowerPoint

Video Advertising with PowerPoint

When you are in the train stations, airports, or shopping malls, you will see video advertising for clothing, electronic devices, bags, perfumes etc. everywhere.  They are using very attractive and colorful television screens to broadcast their ads.  These screens...

Recovering the Missing Excel Share Workbook Command

Recovering the Missing Excel Share Workbook Command

Many of you will have noticed that the Excel "share workbook" command is now missing in later versions. In this video and article, we will show you how to recover the Excel share workbook command. Many of our customers use our great DataPoint add-on for PowerPoint to...

Dynamic Digital Signage at Arts Center Hasselt

Dynamic Digital Signage at Arts Center Hasselt

Another serious Belgian arts center, cultuurcentrum Hasselt, has chosen PresentationPoint software for the real-time data-driven information screens at their venue. They were using Xibo as free digital signage platform, displaying an HTML page reading out data from an...

Sharing DataPoint Visuals in Real Time with your Audience

Sharing DataPoint Visuals in Real Time with your Audience

Guest blog article by CrowdbeamerCrowdbeamer is the first presentation system that streams any screen content wirelessly to all smartphones, tablets, and laptops in a live audience. That comes in very handy during any presentation, especially if you’re using DataPoint...

Service Status Report: Yahoo Weather API is Down

Service Status Report: Yahoo Weather API is Down

Affected products: DataPoint and Dynamic Weather We regret to inform you that Yahoo has terminated the Weather API on January 3, 2019. They are asking us to switch to their new API and new authentication system. We are currently waiting for approval from Yahoo. Once...

What’s New in PowerPoint 2019?

What’s New in PowerPoint 2019?

A lot. Microsoft’s PowerPoint is no doubt one of the most versatile and most used Office applications. From helping people organize charts, statistics, data and information, to helping presenters pass information to an audience in the simplest and most visually...

TN Panel vs IPS: a Comparison

TN Panel vs IPS: a Comparison

A monitor is a device used for displaying output or information. Example of places where monitors are used is in television, gaming. The most commonly used monitor display is the Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) monitor. When purchasing or selecting an LCD monitor, it is...

Video Marketing: 10 Ways to Use Video in Your Marketing

Video Marketing: 10 Ways to Use Video in Your Marketing

Welcome to Video Marketing: 10 Ways to Use Videos in Your Marketing. Why is video so critical for marketing?YouTube is now bigger than primetime TV. More people watch YouTube than watch television at any given time. It's an amazing statistic.YouTube video search...

Building Effective Dashboards

Building Effective Dashboards

PowerPoint presentations are very time efficient and effective. Not only do they erase the burden of having to read a large chunk of text, they also afford you the opportunity to see the most important information instantly. With PowerPoint, data can be presented...

FAQ: Merge PowerPoint Presentations Into One Big Presentation

FAQ: Merge PowerPoint Presentations Into One Big Presentation

How to Merge PowerPoint presentations into one big presentation I have multiple PowerPoint created and they have DataPoint connections. I want to merge them together into one. How can I merge them together and keep all my DataPoint connections? I don't want to...

DataPoint Software Demo

DataPoint Software Demo

We have created many videos showing various aspects of how DataPoint can be used to connect PowerPoint to data to create digital signage, digital menu boards, and data-driven presentations. But these videos are scattered across our blog and YouTube Channel, making it...

Case Study: City of Winter Springs

Case Study: City of Winter Springs

For our case study this time, we travel to the City of Winter Springs, Florida. Winter Springs is a city of 33,282 located in Seminole County Florida. The Problem The City of Winter Springs has bi-monthly Commission meetings between the public and their elected...

FAQ: How to Remotely Edit a Presentation?

FAQ: How to Remotely Edit a Presentation?

How to Remotely Edit a Presentation? "If you need to edit your current presentation, do you need to take it down to edit it? How about remote editing, is that possible?" With our software, all the running slideshows are running as a temporary and locally copied file. ...

Data Driven Logistical Presentations

Data Driven Logistical Presentations

Why organizations need data-driven presentation software for its logistical sectorRelying on instincts is a dangerous game play that should be avoided by the most sophisticated organization as well as a new business.The United States boast of the most equipped...

PowerPoint Replaces Flash Digital Signage

PowerPoint Replaces Flash Digital Signage

CC De Werf is a Belgian arts center from Aalst that was already using a digital signage solution that they bought. This system was a Flash-based.  To illustrate what they needed, they created a PowerPoint(!) slideshow that they would send to an external supplier who...

Interview with PowerPoint MVP Ellen Finkelstein

Interview with PowerPoint MVP Ellen Finkelstein

[Garland] Hello I'm Garland Coulson from PresentationPoint and today we're doing an interview with PowerPoint MVP, expert, speaker, trainer and best-selling author on PowerPoint Ellen Finkelstein. Ellen, welcome to the show. [Ellen] Thanks Garland, thanks for having...

The Magic to Show or Hide PowerPoint Slides Dynamically

The Magic to Show or Hide PowerPoint Slides Dynamically

Information screens are very effective for communication. You are using PowerPoint to easily design your slideshow. Next to that,  DataPoint as add-on for PowerPoint to displays data in real-time.  Finally you show your slideshow on a computer or large television...

Presentation Ideas Conference 2018

Presentation Ideas Conference 2018

PresentationPoint is pleased to announce our first ever Presentation Ideas Online Conference. For the Presentation Ideas Conference, we have gathered together 7 great speakers to deliver 8 online presentations that provide tips on presenting, PowerPoint,...

DIY Digital Signage Fails

DIY Digital Signage Fails

Once in a while, you as a man, you have to go shopping with your wife. So did I. 5 years ago, the shopping mall we were visiting, only had a limited number of digital signage screens where you see advertising. Nowadays, almost every shop has at least one monitor...

Flight Information Display System (FIDS) for Airports

Flight Information Display System (FIDS) for Airports

When you are traveling by air, then you go to the airport and you look at the flight information screens that are present all over the airport.  When you are departing then you first check the check in desk for your airline or flight. This flight information is...

If You Use PowerPoint for a Living…

If You Use PowerPoint for a Living…

Some of us use PowerPoint as a tool from time to time for business presentations. But for some of us, PowerPoint is more than that. Some of us use PowerPoint for a living... What kind of people use PowerPoint for a living? Here are a few examples: Professional...

LED Software Management Using PowerPoint

LED Software Management Using PowerPoint

Our customer AB Inbev (Leuven plant in Belgium) asked us to use a data-driven presentation for their LED signage wall in the entrance of the brewery. They already had this LED display operational, mainly showing the number of days since the last accident, then a...

10 Secrets to Exceptional Presentations

10 Secrets to Exceptional Presentations

In this video and article, we share our "10 Secrets to Exceptional Presentations" to help you avoid Death by PowerPoint.   #1. Start With the Outcome in Mind Start your exceptional presentations by having a clearly defined outcome for the presentation in your...

Dynamic Trivia Quiz

Dynamic Trivia Quiz

A Trivia quiz is always great. Questions, suspension, doubt, reaction speed, fun and a good humor. Who needs more to break the ice and to spend some time with friends or family? Typically for Trivia, you get a question for a given point of interest, e.g. like sports...

Visit us at the Presentation Summit in San Diego, CA, USA

Visit us at the Presentation Summit in San Diego, CA, USA

PresentationPoint is an official partner of the Presentation Summit being held in San Diego, CA, USA from September 23 till 26. Come and visit us here for more information and news on our products. Have you heard about the Presentation Summit? Four days, dozens of...

Countdown Timer Display

Countdown Timer Display

Countdown timer displays are often used for counting down to a specific date, or a timer to count since there is a specific date.  Countdowns are often used to count down to New Year, Christmas, the end of the Ramadan, opening of a new shop, to show how long a speaker...

Logistics Dashboards Using PowerPoint

Logistics Dashboards Using PowerPoint

When you work with a lot of data, it is really boring to stare on the huge sheets of numbers in Excel or similar software. It is much better to visualize the information and present it in a form of chart, graphs or infographics - like logistics dashboards. No doubts...

Gun Ownership Infographic – Display Data Visually

Gun Ownership Infographic – Display Data Visually

We created this gun ownership infographic to show you how you can use PowerPoint to visually show data. Click on the infographic to see it full size. What is an Infographic? "Infographics" is a shortened compound word from "information" and "graphics." Infographics...

Dynamic PowerPoint Font Size Scaling

Dynamic PowerPoint Font Size Scaling

A text box is the most used shape on your PowerPoint slides and it can comes in various flavors and colors. A text box can simply contain one word, multiple words or maybe multiple lines of text. But how do you handle variable text that might range from 10 characters...

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