You just spent hours working on a great PowerPoint slide deck to present to your colleagues. But it doesn’t have to end after your presentation is finished. You can make your great presentation live on by turning them into PowerPoint videos. Give your slides a longer shelf life with a few simple steps in a video editor. You’ll keep your audience engaged through your video- and you won’t even have to be there!
A typical audience mentally checks out of a PowerPoint presentation after the first 10 minutes. Luckily, video provides a better solution for creating more engaging content to help keep your audience’s attention. Here are a few tips on how to turn your PowerPoint slides into a video. We’ll show you how to do this with TechSmith Camtasia, which provides a simple and intuitive way to create and edit videos- even if you’ve never done it before. Here’s how to get started on making your PowerPoint videos:
1. Import your PowerPoint slides
First, start by importing your PowerPoint slides directly into Camtasia. Once your media is imported, you can edit and enhance it by dragging your slides into the editing toolbar.
2. Animate with behaviors
Next, add some interest with behaviors. A behavior is an animation that brings movement to your slides, making it pop on your screen, and adding interest for your viewers. You can use Camtasia’s Behaviors feature to bring parts of your presentation to life and take it from ordinary to extraordinary.
To add a behavior, click and drag the behavior you wish to use and drag it onto the slide you want to animate. Once added, you can adjust the behavior using the properties tab.
Another attention grabber you can add to your PowerPoint video is annoations. Annotations help draw special attention to important information in your presentation.
To insert an annotation, click the annotation tab on the left side of the screen and drag it into the designated slide. You can then re-position and edit the annotation in the properties tab as needed.
4. Add quizzes to increase engagement
If you’re making PowerPoint videos for academics or training, implementing quizzes throughout the presentation can get your audience involved, and keep them engaged in your content.
To add a quiz, click the Interactivity tab and choose Add Quiz to Timeline.
5. You now have a PowerPoint video
Now that you’ve seen how easy it is to make a PowerPoint video, it’s time to take all of your PowerPoint slides and turn them into engaging videos.
Try it yourself with TechSmith Camtasia’s free trial, and share your creation with us on our social channels using #madeinCamtasia. We’d love to see your masterpiece!