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Get greater control
May 28, 2020

Get greater control over your presentations

If you’re giving a presentation and you need to jump to a different slide, there’s no need to frantically click...

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Grab you audience's attention
May 20, 2020

Grab your audience's attention

If you’ve ever needed to pause your presentation midway through and found it difficult to bring your...

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May 18, 2020

Rob's PowerPoint Lab: Line Journey Template

Here at Future Present, we love pushing PowerPoint to its limits and exploring what’s possible.

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May 6, 2020

Perfect your message with Outline view

Before you even open PowerPoint, it’s important to have your presentation’s message and key ideas nailed down....

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April 30, 2020

Rob's PowerPoint Lab: Radial Build Template

Here at Future Present, we love pushing PowerPoint to its limits and exploring what’s possible.

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April 27, 2020

Be prepared to impress

To ensure you can deliver your message effectively and in the way you envision, taking the time to get to know your...

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April 21, 2020

Get your point across

To deliver your message more effectively in your presentations, remember one simple rule: less is more. Keeping your...

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April 20, 2020

Our survey results: The average work presentation isn't good enough

We commissioned a survey of 2,000 office workers to get an insight into the presentations taking place in workplaces...

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Giver them what they want #TipOfTheWeek
April 13, 2020

Give your audience what they want

Whether you’re making a sales pitch or presenting at a conference, the ability to easily jump between different...

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April 6, 2020

Improve your audience’s understanding

If you want to make things easier for your audience to understand, look no further than PowerPoint’s animation tools. ...

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March 30, 2020

Skip the bio

If you’re looking to make a real impression in your next presentation, skip the bio. Instead, use those crucial first 5...

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March 23, 2020

Involve your audience

Giving a presentation is by no means easy, especially when you’re faced with yawning audiences and a less than...

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March 16, 2020

Storytelling in presentations

Who doesn’t love a good story? They draw us in, keep us engaged, and often leave us wanting more. Here’s why...

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March 9, 2020

Understand your audience's brains

We explain why and how your slides should support you, not distract your audience. This is how to understand your...

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March 2, 2020

Keep your language simple

Sure, it might make you sound clever, but using difficult vocabulary in your presentation can lessen your audience’s...

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February 24, 2020

Keep to your allotted time

Don’t leave your audience anxiously watching the clock. We discuss why you should always keep to your allotted time...

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February 17, 2020

Use better images in PowerPoint

Lose the cringey stock photos from your presentation and get creative. We explain why you should use better images in...

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November 28, 2019

Hands in the air for Presentation Handouts

Why offering handouts to your audience will double your presentation’s impact. by Lyndon Nicholson

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November 26, 2019

Boost your presentation's accessibility

Why accessibility in presentation design is important  

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November 20, 2019

Ditch the graphs and get to the point

Why including graphs and charts in your presentation can be a waste of time by Lyndon Nicholson

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November 13, 2019

How to prevent going blank during a Presentation

Here’s how you can overcome a mental block while giving a presentation It has to be a public speaker’s greatest fear....

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October 30, 2019

Limiting slides in your presentation is a mistake

Your boss has asked you to create a ‘five slide presentation’. Here’s why you should push back. By Lyndon Nicholson

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October 17, 2019

We helped former Apple CEO John Sculley give a rousing – and retro – TED Talk

We helped former Apple CEO John Sculley give a rousing – and retro – TED Talk. For many presentation design agencies...

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September 18, 2019

Password protect your PowerPoint

Here’s how to add password protection to a sensitive PowerPoint presentation An amazing presentation demands to be...

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August 30, 2019

Using Social Media to Supercharge your Presentation

Incorporating social media into your presentation can add several new layers of professionalism. It'll also keep your...

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August 15, 2019

5 things to definitely do during a presentation

Cut through all the confusing online advice: make sure you DEFINITELY do these five simple things whenever giving a...

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August 9, 2019

Presentation Speaker Notes - Getting them right

How your presentation speaker notes can be both your best friend and your worst enemy. “I’ll be fine. I’ll read from my...

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How to pitch like a pro
July 26, 2019

Client Presentations: How to pitch like a pro

Here are four things to seriously consider before pitching a presentation to a potential client. The point of a...

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July 18, 2019

PowerPoint dating is now a thing

Friends are giving PowerPoint presentations about other single friends in hopes of securing them a date. A few months...

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July 15, 2019

Future Present use PowerPoint to make something very un-PowerPoint-y

We were asked by a client to create a video for Instagram that would match their passion and energy. So we did... in...

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July 10, 2019

Job Interview Presentation: how to nail it and win that job

If you’ve been asked to prepare a presentation for a job interview, you’re not alone. An increasing amount of employers...

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July 9, 2019

PowerPoint Template: Does your company need one?

Here’s how your company would benefit from having a professionally designed, standardised PowerPoint presentation...

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June 25, 2019

Presentation Design Company - why hire one?

Three real reasons to seek the skills of a professional PowerPoint Presentation Design Company. You’ve probably scoured...

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June 20, 2019

PowerPoint's Presenter Coach to start judging you and your presentation technique

PowerPoint is getting smart; smart enough to form its own opinions and tell you if you’re bad. Introducing Presenter...

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June 17, 2019

Future Present scores a hat-trick of client wins

Great news at Future Present HQ as we announce three new and significant client wins to kick off the summer. We're...

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June 13, 2019

How to start a presentation like a boss

Beginnings matter. If you want to start a presentation in a way that will snag your audience’s attention and keep it,...

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May 31, 2019

How to avoid Death by PowerPoint

Not a term we enjoy using, but ‘Death by PowerPoint’ basically means boredom at the hands of bad presentation design....

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May 20, 2019

5 Places to find Free Images for your Presentation

You might have written brilliant content, and you might even have used an outsourced PowerPoint agency for your slide...

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May 10, 2019

5 PowerPoint tasks to Outsource

Creating an engaging and effective PowerPoint presentation takes lots of time, skill, and energy. If you’ve decided...

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May 3, 2019

What to wear for your presentation

Here’s something you might not get from a typical PowerPoint design agency… advice about what to wear for a...

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April 25, 2019

Five things to avoid when making a speech

Here at F5 Presentations we spend a lot of time and energy helping people to create awesome PowerPoint slides. However,...

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April 18, 2019

What to consider when Outsourcing your PowerPoint design needs

So you’ve decided to outsource your PowerPoint design needs. Fair play to you. But what do you need to think about...

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April 12, 2019

Presenting with confidence

It’s easy, right? Just stand up there and picture all your audience naked. There, done; you now have presenting...

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April 5, 2019

Presentation Outsourcing - 5 reasons to pass your slides to the PowerPoint experts

A PowerPoint presentation can be an extremely powerful business tool. Unfortunately many businesses don’t give them the...

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March 26, 2019

PowerPoint or PDF: Which is the best way to deliver your presentation?

Giving a presentation is a daily occurrence for many of us. From travelling sales people pitching in high pressure...

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March 20, 2019

Downloading PowerPoint Templates - A Video Tutorial

If you want to make a decent looking PowerPoint presentation, but the time pressure is on, templates can help....

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March 18, 2019

5 PowerPoint productivity cheats

PowerPoint is THE presentation design tool. Everything you need to produce an engaging presentation can be found within...

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March 15, 2019

5 Reasons Marketing Professionals should care about PowerPoint

Marketing professionals should be precious about their company's brand. After all, it's the thing they've spent so much...

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March 11, 2019

SNL PowerPoint sketch kinda nails it

Over the weekend Saturday Night Live aired a sketch about PowerPoint. We know, PowerPoint has been the butt of many...

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March 8, 2019

19 inspirational quotes from 19 inspirational women - International Women's Day 2019

Today is International Women’s Day 2019. To celebrate we’ve gathered 19 incredible quotes from 19 incredible women to...

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March 6, 2019

5 Great PowerPoint Add-ins

As soon as it hits your hard drive, Microsoft’s PowerPoint features everything you need to build an awesome...

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March 5, 2019

Conquer your fear of presenting and stage fright - Skills video

Stage fright is a real problem to overcome for those of us who have to give a presentation. Standing up in front of an...

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February 27, 2019

Play it for laughs? Adding humour to a presentation

Former US president Barack Obama would often begin a speech with a joke. It was a great power move, demonstrating that...

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February 22, 2019

NEWS: Office update brings new features to PowerPoint

In the latest update to Office, Microsoft brings new and worthwhile features to PowerPoint. Ever ones to leap on...

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February 21, 2019

Adding Transitions to PowerPoint - New video tutorial

You've built your amazing PowerPoint presentation, and you're all set with what you're saying. But, have you considered...

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February 18, 2019

PowerPoint Vs Keynote. FIGHT!

Think presentation software, and you might automatically think PowerPoint. Microsoft’s decades old presenting tool has...

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February 13, 2019

How to make a PowerPoint Networking Presentation

Not all business-related presentations are about the hard sell. If you are a part of a networking group you might from...

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February 11, 2019

PowerPointers - F5's new video tutorial series

Here at F5 Presentations we spend all day every day doing incredible things with PowerPoint. A lot of our clients...

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February 8, 2019

NEWS: Kids are using PowerPoint to pitch to their parents

PowerPoint might seem like a tool used by and for business people. However, it seems that an increasing number of kids...

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February 6, 2019

What images to use in PowerPoint

Imagery is a vital part of any storytelling process. So when it comes to selecting the right images for your PowerPoint...

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January 31, 2019

NEWS: Guy creates a PowerPoint inspired Tinder profile, wins the internet

We’re the first to admit that PowerPoint can be used for all manner of creative projects. However, we’ve never...

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January 30, 2019

PowerPoint crashed? Here’s how to fix it

PowerPoint is an incredible tool for the modern business person or presenter. If you use it a lot, you’ll quickly...

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January 23, 2019

8 Inspirational Speakers and how they make a speech

Researching speeches given by famous and inspirational individuals can be exceptionally useful to those of us who need...

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January 21, 2019

How to improve your Sales Presentation

Sales presentations are hugely important. Arming your skilled sales team with an impactful slide deck will back up...

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January 15, 2019

NEWS: PowerPoint transcribes and translates your speech, live

Following the announcement last month from Microsoft, the new live transcription feature is now available for...

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January 8, 2019

Bandersnatch and PowerPoint

Black Mirror’s latest instalment is a creep-fest called Bandersnatch... and it has a lot more in common with PowerPoint...

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January 4, 2019

Overcome your fear of presenting

The pressure is on, the presentation day is fast approaching, and a lot depends on how you come across. Feeling the...

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January 3, 2019

Get the most out of PowerPoint

Like any piece of computer software, Microsoft’s PowerPoint takes time to get used to. Over three decades of updates it...

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January 3, 2019

Using video in PowerPoint

Using video in PowerPoint is as easy as adding images. A quick upload of a file is all it takes. However, video content...

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January 3, 2019

How to structure your PowerPoint presentation

Every book, film, TV show, and theatre production has a structure, so your PowerPoint presentation should be no...

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January 3, 2019

Which PowerPoint transitions to use in your presentation

One of the classic cliches of PowerPoint transitions, and one which has often been the source of great comedic value,...

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January 3, 2019

How to start a PowerPoint Presentation

When you need to start a PowerPoint presentation it can seem like a daunting task. Especially if the stakes are high....

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