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28 Great PowerPoint Presentation Tips

A comprehensive list of PowerPoint presentation tips and tricks. Microsoft PowerPoint has been around since 1987 and is by far the most popular presentation tool on the market but many people still struggle to give effective presentations. PowerPoint is often blamed but often this is really a case of a poor workman blaming his tools. Audience polling tools […] Read more

ParticiPoll helps Wayne University Medical School drive greater student engagement

Wayne State University School have purchased multiple licenses for ParticiPoll and are now actively using audience polling as part of their medical program to increase engagement with students during their live lectures. LaTonya Motley, Instructional Technology Designer and a member of the Medical Education Support Group shares some insight on how they have integrated ParticiPoll […] Read more

AUDIENCE POLLING AT MEETINGS AND CONFERENCES – A Guide For Speakers

Audience polling is a great way to drive effective audience engagement at conferences, and enhances the opportunity for information exchange between you, the speaker and your audience. Running a poll with an audience for the first time can be a daunting experience, especially if your audience size is large. Preparation is essential to implementing a […] Read more

Audience Polling Provider, ParticiPoll Announces Major Technology Updates To Target Events With Larger Audience Sizes

Leicester, UK – May 22nd – 2017 – ParticiPoll announce major technology updates to scale with their growing customer base and larger audience sizes. ParticiPoll’s existing customer base are major pharmaceutical organisations, conference organisers across industries and major academic institutions. “The conference sector is an important target market for ParticiPoll and we are increasing customer confidence […] Read more

Using Audience Polling to Drive Engagement in Junior Doctor Training at University College London Hospitals

The Ascot International School in Bangkok has intensive Care Medicine Training coure are using ParticiPoll to drive participant engagement. The one-day introductory course in the fundamentals of Critical Care is attended by Junior Doctors about to start out in an ICU post. This course (part of a series of charity courses) supports patients, staff and […] Read more

How To Create A PowerPoint Template

Creating your own PowerPoint template isn’t hard to do and can give your presentations more impact and consistency. Here’s our guide (based on Office 2016)… The Basics Saving a PowerPoint file as a template is really easy. Open the file you want to save as a template Click on the File menu Click on ‘Save As’ Select […] Read more

Death By PowerPoint – Are You Guilty?

We don’t mean to be blunt but some of you just aren’t presenting well and it’s annoying! Death By PowerPoint is real so here’s a quick list of presentation crimes that you need to stop committing immediately:- You’re the presenter, not PowerPoint People don’t come to watch a slideshow – they want to hear and see […] Read more

What Does Your Audience Think?

It’s funny how the word ‘lecture’ has become synonymous with imparting information in a reprimanding or condescending manner. What does this tell us about the way we’re presenting to our audiences? Think back to the best presentations, lectures or talks that you’ve ever seen. How did the presenter relate to the audience? Did they engage […] Read more

Absolutely the Worst PowerPoint Presentation EVER?

Death by PowerPoint is a pretty well known condition but sometimes it can be more like Sleep-deprivation torture followed by a slow lingering death by PowerPoint. So we thought it would be fun to hear some of your experiences of truly terrible presentations. To whet your appetite, we thought the NSA’s infamous PRISM presentation took […] Read more