Even if you use the best presentation software, it can be difficult to deliver the perfect presentation to your audience, which is why Microsoft is adding a new recording studio to PowerPoint.
Whether you are working from home and producing your presentation via video conferencing software or planning to present your ideas to your team in the office, PowerPoint’s recording studio lets you practice beforehand so you can deliver more impactful and engaging presentations.
Clicking “Save” in the upper right corner of PowerPoint takes you to a personalized view that you can customize with a countdown timer to tell you when to start speaking.
If you want to further enhance your presentation while practicing, you can also annotate slides as you go using ink and laser pointer.
Recording and sharing of views in the studio
Since everyone has their own preferences when viewing and presenting their work in PowerPoint, Microsoft has created three recording studio views to choose from.
The first, which is the default view, is the Teleprompter view and this view is ideal for many recordings as it helps presenters focus on the success of their views. It allows you to simultaneously watch your webcam and read your notes.
Presenter view shows the slide you are currently presenting and your notes on the right side of the pane, as well as thumbnails of all upcoming slides in the same way as PowerPoint Live Presenter view. Finally, Side view is for those who like to keep it simple and talk spontaneously. This view is also recommended for users who plan to annotate their slides as they go and need a larger canvas.
Once you are done saving a presentation in PowerPoint, you can click “Export” to save it as a video and share it with your colleagues. However, if your PowerPoint file and video are on SharePoint or OneDrive, they are automatically saved to the same location.
While giving presentations can be a taxing experience for some people, Microsoft’s new recording studio in PowerPoint should help alleviate some of the anxiety as users will have plenty of chances to practice and refine them before they go. show their work to an audience.
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