Aug 28 2008
Whether you’re a PowerPoint apprentice or master, here’s a collection of carefully chosen links to useful sites, blogs, articles, etc. Please check back often as I continue to add new links to this section.
Presentation & PowerPoint Blogs
There are many blogs that touch upon these subjects, but only a subset of them are compelling and insightful.
- Garr Reynolds’ Presentation Zen blog
- Jan Schultink’s Slides that Stick blog
- Alltop Speaking news site
- Andrew Dlugan’s Six Minutes blog
- Geetesh Bajaj’s A PowerPoint Blog
- Lee Potts’ Breaking Murphy’s Law blog
Here are some useful support resources for when you’re running into product issues.
Affordable Stock Photo Sites
All of these stock photo sites offer royalty-free images starting at $1 an image. To find just the right image, you may need to visit more than one stock photo site.
- www.photocase.com (German site – photos start at about 1 Euro)
- www.sxc.hu (super affordable – free)
If you use lots of images each month, you might find a subscription approach more cost effective.
- Thinkstock ($99/week or $249/month – 25 downloads a day)
- Shutterstock ($249/month – 25 downloads a day)
As I’ve started blogging about various PowerPoint and presentation topics, I’ve come across some interesting presentation tools. These tools might be alternatives to PowerPoint or complementary tools for PowerPoint users.
- ColorCop: easy-to-use, free eyedropper/color picker tool
- Freepath: allows you to combine PPT files and various other media files in a playlist
- Prezi: interesting presentation alternative that uses customizable animated maps
- SlideRocket: online presentation alternative to PowerPoint
- WhatTheFont: font identification tool and forum
- FontSquirrel: “100% free fonts for commercial use”
Useful Quotation Sites
Most of the famous quotation sites are difficult to use due to a variety of usability issues. I found these ones to be among the better ones for finding useful, concise quotes.