Do People Still Use Microsoft PowerPoint?

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Although not necessarily for giving presentations on-screen to in-room audiences.

PowerPoint can be used quite easily more as a graphic design tool – to produce documents, reports, and profiles.

Rarely do slide shows get activated. I mostly see recipients simply flicking through slides without actually watching the slide show.

Recently clients asked me to help with the following marketing and pitch materials – all done using Microsoft PowerPoint:

1. Pitching to local government (New South Wales)

My business owner client wanted a pitch deck created in PowerPoint because, although he knew how to edit presentations and slide shows, he just needed help with adding and arranging some design and content.

Solution: I helped by finding some superb images that could be used as backgrounds. I also helped find some nifty icons which helped summarise some headings, and optimised the layout.

2. Marketing flyer for aluminium doors and windows company (Western Australia)

My client needed a product presentation and lookbook produced in PowerPoint, mainly because they wanted their staff to be able to edit the presentation.

Solution: I used the client’s branding elements, logo and colours to come up with a distinctive, branded PowerPoint presentation.

Outcome: The client was happy to receive a reduced-size file that they could quickly and easily send to their customers.

3. Recruitment agency (Melbourne)

My client had taken delivery of a marketing presentation produced by a designer. However, they weren’t 100% satisfied with the result. Some elements had not been snapped to edges and guides and the result was generally not professional-looking.

Solution: I used Microsoft PowerPoint features and tools to rearrange and optimise the placement of elements, text and graphics.

Outcome: My client was happy to receive their ‘pixel perfect’ presentation.

If you would like help with your startup pitch deck, or simply your ‘PowerPoint’, please get in touch.

Kind regards,

Peter

hello @ contentifyom.com.au

* Yes, ‘startup’ is now in the dictionary.

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Link to Microsoft PowerPoint: https://products.office.com/en-au/powerpoint