Free Resources

I want your PowerPoint presentations to be more effective. On this site, you have access to: hundreds of articles on creating more effective presentations, back issues of my Presentation Tips newsletter, slide makeover videos, PowerPoint “how-to” tutorials, tools to help select colors and fonts, solutions to common PowerPoint presentation problems, and other resources to improve your presentations.

Use the menu above or the links below to access the resources.

Articles – read articles on many different topics that will help you create more effective presentations

Newsletter – sign up for the bi-weekly newsletter and read past issues

Slide Makeover Videos – Watch videos that show “before” and “after” slides along with lessons presenters can learn

Latest Annoying PowerPoint Survey Results – the results from my latest survey on what annoys audiences about bad PowerPoint presentations

The State of Financial Presentations survey results

PowerPoint Tutorials – links to tutorials that show you how to use key features of PowerPoint

Color Contrast Calculator – Test the colors you have selected to ensure they will be easy for the audience to see

Font Size Charts – Select the correct size of font so that the audience will be able to read the text on your slides

Download free timelines and calendars in PowerPoint format

Calculators for Visuals – Seven calculators and instructional videos on how to create advanced visuals that are not built in to PowerPoint

PowerPoint Effectiveness Assessment – Evaluate how often you follow over 70 best practices for creating effective PowerPoint presentations and take an inventory of over 80 PowerPoint skills that top presenters should know

Solving Presentation/PowerPoint Problems – Get solutions to the most common problem presenters run in to when setting up and delivering their presentation