Avoid Blurry Photos in PowerPoint

Avoid Blurry Photos in PowerPoint

How often have you opened up a PowerPoint, started the slideshow mode, only to be stopped in your tracks by a photo that’s blurry? We’ve received many desperate emails from clients asking, “Can you do something with the photos? Why are they so blurry and fuzzy?” A rose is a rose… What happened? Most likely […]

Help! Why Is My PowerPoint File So Big?

Help! Why Is My PowerPoint File So Big?

One of the many questions that we receive at the Bluewave studio is, “Why are my PowerPoint files so huge (in terms of file size)?” Well, a picture is worth a thousand words—and also a thousand kilobytes. When you add photos to a presentation, obviously the PowerPoint file size is going to get bigger. Even […]

6 'Foolproof' Presentation Proofing Techniques

6 'Foolproof' Presentation Proofing Techniques

Nothing is more embarrassing than presenting in front of a group of clients/peers/co-workers, making what you think is a stellar presentation, only to discover a major typo that suddenly appears during your talk. Beyond the possibility of losing credibility, your audience may fixate on the error rather than hearing your message. After crafting a presentation, you’ll want to […]

How to Record Voice Over in PowerPoint

How to Record Voice Over in PowerPoint

Voice over audio—a piece of narration not accompanied by an image of the speaker—can be a very effective tool in your presentation. It can allow an audience to hear your presentation when you’re not there to give it, and can even turn your PowerPoint into a simple, yet effective, animated video. In PowerPoint 2013, 2016, […]

A Presenter’s Worst Nightmare

A Presenter’s Worst Nightmare

It happens to the best of us. Despite preparations–testing equipment, rehearsing in the space–technology can let you down right in the middle of a presentation. How do you handle these unforeseeable hiccups? Watch how a presenter at one of the most prestigious speaking events deals with this all-too-common issue. Well… maybe it wasn’t so unforeseen […]

Version Control

Version control may not sound like a big problem, but here’s a typical scenario that can drive budgets up quickly. The client sends the designers a file. The design team assumes they have the final file and no one is still working on slides. Unbeknownst to the designers, the client has one or more people […]