Better PowerPoint Presentations: The First Step to a Great Brainshark

February 10, 2011 | Linda Silverman
Better PowerPoint Presentations: The First Step to a Great Brainshark
PowerPoint can be both a blessing and a curse.  PowerPoint is great because we all know how to use it.  On the other hand, most of us are guilty of creating presentations that aren’t very creative.

All of us have sat through meetings bored to tears, forced to look at dull slides.  Occasionally, we see a really great presentation that gets us energized …              What are the secrets to good PowerPoint?

Brainshark’s software certainly makes it easy to leverage your PowerPoints.  If you’ve used myBrainshark – Brainshark’s solution for individuals and content marketplace --  you know how easy it is to add your voice to your PowerPoint slides for your online and mobile audiences.  One of our Learning Providers, eSlide, shows you how to take your content to the next level.   eSlide is a graphic design firm that specializes in developing creative, effective, impactful presentations.

Their author page on includes a variety of helpful presentations with lots of how-to’s and tips on some of the most common problems PowerPoint creators have. eSlide shares useful knowledge on best practices like understanding whether a piece of your content is best suited to be part of your presentation or included as a handout or an attachment.  

They also discuss solving technical issues such as printing color slides in black and white with grayscale printing.

Above: eSlide's Author Page 

With eSlide’s help, myBrainshark authors can dramatically raise the quality of their presentations.  I recommend starting with "Designing Slides with Visual Value", which emphasizes how artwork and images can be used to greatly enhance a PowerPoint or presentation in general. It packs a lot of PowerPoint essentials into a brief presentation you can view in just 3 minutes.  The presentation is free (as are a handful of others):

Let us know what you think of this presentation and the others on eSlide’s author page.  Do you have a particular question about PowerPoint that you’d like answered?  Feel free to comment below or reach out to us on Twitter @myBrainshark

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