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

April 7, 2020 / 

Brad Hawkes

Level up your video calls with virtual backgrounds

Now that many of us are working remotely, we're suddenly spending a lot more time in front of a webcam–whether it be for staff meetings, brainstorming sessions, webinars or online social events after work. For some, this new shift is a welcome opportunity to catch a glimpse of where and how our colleagues (not to mention celebrities) live. It's also a narcissist's nightmare given that our new camera-driven careers happen to coincide with some pretty out-there hairdos brought on by the sudden closure of many local beauty salons and grooming establishments.

Whichever category you belong to, we'll help you find the right image and look your best on your next Microsoft Teams call.


April 2, 2020 / 

Brad Hawkes

7 best practices for effective remote presentations

Whether you feel like a presentation pro or you get the shakes when it’s your turn to step up for a monthly report, delivering a deck remotely is often a different animal altogether to live presenting. No more relying on stage presence, charisma, persuasive body language or your ability to work a room. And if you're more of a butterflies-on-steroids presenter, you probably think this is your ticket out; Finally, I don’t need to bother with all that empty rhetoric stuff and can get straight to business. 

Not so fast!  


April 29, 2019 / 

Boris Hristov

PowerPoint's Morph: A new presentation era

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.



February 28, 2019 / 

Jullietta Stoencheva

3 shocking PowerPoint tricks you need to know

By Boris Hristov, Founder of Presentation Agency 356labs


You use PowerPoint, correct? Maybe you even think you know it so well nothing can shock you anymore? Let’s put that to a quick test!



February 21, 2019 / 

Brad Hawkes

Are you sure your business images are legal?

It's believed that a whopping 85% of images downloaded from the internet are either unlicensed or used illegally. That’s a huge number, but you may still be asking yourself — “So what? The police won’t arrest me for using an unlicensed photo.” That may be true, but for organizations, posting copyright-infringing content can lead to expensive and time-consuming lawsuits.


January 28, 2019 / 

Brad Hawkes

4 Steps to Creating Impactful Business Presentations

With 1.2 billion Microsoft Office users around the world and an estimated 35 million PowerPoint presentations made daily, it’s clear that the value of a good business presentation is not something to underestimate.


December 6, 2018 / 

Robert Dysell

The business impact of bad presentations and how to stop it

This is a pre-recorded Pickit webinar hosted by Brad Hawkes & Rob Dysell

PowerPoints & presentations
 are everywhere, every day. Yet most people never get the proper training to help them make impactful presentations that inspire, inform and get their ideas across in an effective way. 



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