Impactful presentations made easy

A blog about making PowerPoint great again and creating stunning presentations in minutes.

October 29, 2019 / 

Brad Hawkes

Why you're not the star of your presentation

We need to tell you a tale about stories. Why? Well, people have been sharing their stories since the dawn of time. According to research, it's still by far the best method for making a message stick. It probably won’t surprise you to know that our brains are wired to absorb narratives better than bullet lists or long informative texts.

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October 18, 2019 / 

Jullietta Stoencheva

Say hello to the all-new image bank page

We know that many people who use Pickit on the web have been wanting to see some of the functionalities they already know and love from our award-winning Office add-in. That’s why we’ve just launched an all-new responsive company image bank webpage for a smoother and more unified user experience.  

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October 15, 2019 / 

Ioana Marin

How your company can be both corporate and creative

Few things kill creativity faster than institutionalization and a regimented corporate structure. That said, running a creative company isn’t all about ping-pong tables, Friday beers, and startup-style brainstorming sessions–there comes a time when we have to get organized, and to sit down and do some serious work.

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September 18, 2019 / 

Jullietta Stoencheva

Introducing the Insights Dashboard

We’re excited to launch the beta version of one of our most requested features: The Insights Dashboard.

Starting today, Pickit Business administrators have access to analytics and actionable insights* in the Administration Panel, making it easy to optimize their image bank and increase colleagues’ productivity.

*Note: The Insights page currently includes data from the Office add-in and Administration Panel on the web. Data from the Public page on the web and other channels will be added in future updates.

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September 11, 2019 / 

Brad Hawkes

5 things to try in your next PowerPoint presentation

If you're creating presentations all the time, it's easy to get stuck and keep doing the same thing. You know, duplicate an old deck and tweak it instead of starting from scratch. In this post, we give you five new things to try next time you're creating a PowerPoint. 

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May 22, 2019 / 

Brad Hawkes

How storytelling can make you a better presenter

We need to talk about storytelling. Why? Because people have been telling stories since the dawn of time, and according to research, it's still by far the best method there is for making a message stick. It probably won’t surprise you that our brains are wired to absorb narratives better than bullets lists and long informative texts.

So, wherever possible, try to find ways to include stories that illustrate your points. And when you can’t tell a story, you can still use story structure to help make your presentation more compelling.  We'll show you how.

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April 29, 2019 / 

Boris Hristov

Using Morph to bring your PowerPoints to life

By Boris Hristov, Founder of Presentation Agency 356labs

 

Are you using PowerPoint 2019 or the one coming with Office 365? Congrats! You can do magic! And for those of you still on an older version, keep reading because what you will see in this article will surely make you do the switch or at least push towards it if you work in a corporate environment.  

Many people often tell me that PowerPoint hasn’t changed that much. To be honest, I can see why they are saying that. Almost nothing changed that dramatically from 2007 up until the last few years. However, three years ago (in 2016) many things changed. Microsoft started introducing a ton of new features to the product and one of them is called Morph Transition.

 

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April 24, 2019 / 

Brad Hawkes

How to create impactful introductions in PowerPoint

You only get one first impression and people will decide whether or not to listen in a matter of seconds. So, instead of wasting your intro on irrelevant background info about yourself or your company, start with a bang.

In this post, we'll show you how.  

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April 17, 2019 / 

Brad Hawkes

5 easy rules for creating stunning presentations

This blog wasn’t designed with TED Talks and mainstage keynote presentations in mind as much as for ordinary people at the office; everyday presenters who want to pitch better, share ideas more clearly, and to make the most of their work.

In this post, we look at 5 easy rules to help you clean up your slides and create stunning decks that stand out and stick with the audience when you're done. 

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March 12, 2019 / 

Robert Dysell

Pickit Creates Global Relationship with Ingram Micro to Expand Reach and Double Margins for Office 365 Channel Partners

Award-winning add-in image service is now available on Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace

Irvine, CA. Mar 12, 2018 - Pickit, the 2-in-1 image service that lives inside Office 365, today announced its global go-to-market alliance with Ingram Micro, a Fortune 500 global technology distributor, cloud services aggregator and  platform provider. As part of the new relationship, Ingram Micro is now bundling Pickit with new Office 365 sales, enabling channel partners to sell the market’s No. 1 most popular downloaded add-in by Office 365 users for businesses.

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