The New Alchemy: 3 Tips that Can Turn PowerPoint into Content Gold | Parte (3)

The basics: Make your slides viewable or downloadable online, using SlideShare or Acrobat formats

The easiest and most basic way to use presentations in content marketing is to place a downloadable PDF (Acrobat) file in an article or post, or to use a public slide sharing service to embed the slides into your web pages or posts.

PDF. Most presentation programs now offer a “Save as PDF” option that will produce a ready-to-view file that will work with just about any desktop or mobile device. When saving a file for viewers to look at, use this option rather than uploading the PowerPoint presentation itself, since Acrobat Reader is a much more universal viewing application than PowerPoint.


For many centuries and across cultures — long before chemistry was a science — alchemists pursued a famous quest: to turn common lead into gold. This ancient challenge piqued the interest of luminaries as notable as Leonardo da Vinci, Sir Isaac Newton, Albertus Magnus, and countless others. But except for the brief experiments of a Nobel laureate in the 1950s, the goal of making common materials into precious metals has proven elusive.

Marketers: Searching for nuggets

Today’s marketers are pursuing a different kind of gold: the educated and ready-to-buy prospect. Much has been written here about the critical importance of fresh, original content to attract potential buyers, make them smarter, and move them closer to a choice that favors our products or services. Leer más “The New Alchemy: 3 Tips that Can Turn PowerPoint into Content Gold | Parte (3)”

40+ Awesome Keynote and PowerPoint Templates and Resources

Keynote (part of Apple’s iWork office suite) and PowerPoint (part of Microsoft’s Office suite) are likely the two most commonly used presentation software programs out there. PowerPoint is more likely to be found in the corporate world, whereas Keynote may be more popular in creative fields (due to the proliferation of Macs in the design field). Creating presentations in either program is a similar process, though.

Finding good resources for creating presentations isn’t always easy. There’s a definite lack of quality free presentation templates for both PowerPoint and Keynote, though it’s definitely more pronounced with PowerPoint. The good news is that there’s plenty of premium templates available, many for very low cost. And creating your own templates is as easy as creating a slide (just save it as a template file instead of a regular presentation file).


By Cameron Chapman
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Keynote (part of Apple’s iWork office suite) and PowerPoint (part of Microsoft’s Office suite) are likely the two most commonly used presentation software programs out there. PowerPoint is more likely to be found in the corporate world, whereas Keynote may be more popular in creative fields (due to the proliferation of Macs in the design field). Creating presentations in either program is a similar process, though.

Finding good resources for creating presentations isn’t always easy. There’s a definite lack of quality free presentation templates for both PowerPoint and Keynote, though it’s definitely more pronounced with PowerPoint. The good news is that there’s plenty of premium templates available, many for very low cost. And creating your own templates is as easy as creating a slide (just save it as a template file instead of a regular presentation file).

Free Keynote Templates

Free templates for Keynote abound, though not all are of particularly high quality. Here are some that are:

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This Green template would be perfect for an eco-friendly business. It has a simple green and white color scheme with leaf graphics.

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10 Tips for Designing Presentations That Don’t Suck: Pt.1

Powerpoint has produced more bad design in its day that perhaps any other digital tool in history with the possible exception of Microsoft paint.

In this post we’re going to address the epidemic of bad presentation design with ten super practical tips for designer better looking and more professional presentations. Along the way we’ll see a number of awesome slide designs from Note & Point along with some custom examples built by yours truly. Let’s get started!


Written by Joshua Johnson

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Powerpoint has produced more bad design in its day that perhaps any other digital tool in history with the possible exception of Microsoft paint.

In this post we’re going to address the epidemic of bad presentation design with ten super practical tips for designer better looking and more professional presentations. Along the way we’ll see a number of awesome slide designs from Note & Point along with some custom examples built by yours truly. Let’s get started! Leer más “10 Tips for Designing Presentations That Don’t Suck: Pt.1”