Category Archives: Video How To

Video: Use PowerPoint to Design YouTube End Screen Template (Lots of PowerPoint Tips Inside)

Use PowerPoint to Create YouTube End Screen TemplateI use PowerPoint for just about everything I need graphic-wise. I go way beyond just slides. YouTube introduced End Screens in 2016, and YouTubers can add these thumbnails to the last 5-20 seconds of their videos. They can be set up to point to your other videos, other channels, subscription link, your Website, and more.

I created my End Screen template because the thumbnails would set on top of my tips video and hide some of the information. This slide-turned-video leaves space for the video link YouTube adds.

PowerPoint Tips You’ll Learn

Watch this video whether you have a YouTube channel or not because you’ll learn lots of PowerPoint tips. Here are some of them:

  • Resize a slide.
  • Format slide background with gradient fill.
  • Frame a slide with a rectangle shape.
  • Align objects horizontally and vertically.
  • Create more guides and also how to remove them.
  • Animate objects to appear automatically at the right time.
  • Use the Shape Tool to totally transform a shape.
  • Rotate objects.
  • Select multiple objects with your mouse.
  • And probably more that I forgot. Just watch!

Here’s My Video

And here’s my video on how I used PowerPoint to create my End Screen template (related videos are below also).

Leave a comment, Like, Share. Thank you. Feel free to leave a link to yours (if you use PowerPoint) in a comment. Would love to see it.

Related Videos

I also mentioned two some other videos related to this, and here are the links.

Export a PowerPoint Slide as a Video (I recorded this one).

How to Record Narration to PowerPoint 2010 (watch regardless of your version). I don’t use PowerPoint for narration, but if I did, I’d use his tips. YouTube channel is MCHS Des Moines

How to Use YouTube End Screen Editor for Your Videos, from Derral Eves (absolute YouTube expert…for real!)

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(Video) How to Export a PowerPoint Presentation to Video

If you add animation to one or more slides, or timed transitions between them, you can save the presentation as a high resolution video that is sized for the big screen. This video shows you how to export a slide that’s already created, not how to create the slide and add animations (I’ll create a different video for that).

Note: I recorded this video in PowerPoint 2013, and although the output provides the option for 1080p resolution, native PowerPoint would only output to 720p. UPDATE: I’ve found an Add-In from a PowerPoint expert that outputs to 1080p. http://skp.mvps.org/videotools.htm

 

Let me know what you think about this video. How can I improve my videos?

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Video: Shortcut to Increase-Decrease Font Size in Word, PowerPoint, Outlook

I’m pretty sure I use this shortcut every day. When I want to increase or decrease text to a certain size that I’m not sure of, I don’t go back and forth to the ribbon or use any command that requires me to choose a size.

Here’s my favorite shortcut that I use in Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. It’s not the one you may have been using.

 

Hope this helps. Feel free to comment and share. #SuiteTuesday

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Video: Put Commands at Your Fingertips with the Quick Access Toolbar QAT

There’s a little bar at the top of your screen in the Office software. Chances are that you’ve never paid it any attention. I use it all day.

The Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) allows you to add shortcuts to commands you use often. This real quick video shows you how to customize it with commands that are there by default as well as any you choose from the ribbon.

Hope this helps. Feel free to comment and share. #SuiteTuesday

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Google Voice: (Video) How to Find Legacy Version on Desktop (Old Version, Previous Version)

If you can’t get used to the latest experience in Google Voice, you can go back to the legacy version.

In a previous (and popular video), I showed how to block anonymous  (UNKNOWN) callers on Google Voice. When the site was updated, I didn’t see a way to do this in Settings. The video below shows you how to get back to the legacy version of Google Voice on your desktop.

At this writing, the new version eventually comes back so you’ll have to do a repeat.

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Help the people you care about, and share this video. #SuiteTuesday

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Here’s a Shortcut to the Windows Desktop (with video)

I watched a client minimize all her open documents and software to get to the Windows Desktop. She smacked her head when I showed her this.

About Suite Tuesday (formerly Tech Tuesday): This video is part of a how-to series produced by Peggy Duncan that features tips and tricks in software most business people use every day. Will also explore using the iPad. Explained in plain English without any fluff. Free to share. More tips from Peggy Duncan on LinkedIn. #SuiteTuesday

And that’s it!

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About the Author: Peggy Duncan is an award-winning, international personal productivity expert. She uses her skills as a professional organizer, project manager, and computer trainer to help busy professionals spend less time working but get more done.

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Microsoft Has a Free Snipping Tool to Produce Screen Captures (with video)

I’m often amazed how Microsoft seems to know just what we need, but then fails to let us know about it. In addition to the Screenshot command provided in your Office software, they’ve also provided a free Snipping Tool you can use anywhere.

In this video, I’ll show you how to find the tool on your computer and how to use it. Be sure not to miss the Delay feature!

“It will cost you $0.00 to share this video on Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Plus, or YouTube. It’s also free to give it a thumbs-up on YouTube. Thank you.” – Peggy Duncan

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Desktop Tripod Mount Reduces Needed Floor Space for Home Video Studio

I’m setting up a video “studio” in my small home office. No matter the setup, having a traditional tripod with those wide legs just wasn’t working. This gadget just arrived, and it’s perfect. It’s a desktop tripod mount.

desktop tripod mount for iPhone, iPad, Android, camerasIt clamps onto my desk, and has a tripod mount that works with my iPhone case (it has a tripod connector).

I still haven’t decided on my video platform, but with one more problem solved, I’ll figure it out soon.

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How to UNSEND a Message in Gmail (video shows you how)

My 2-Minute rule in Outlook defers delivery of a message so I have plenty of time to get it from the Outbox, make a change, and resend.

Google recently made it possible for the masses to UNSEND a message in Gmail, and I recorded this quick video to show you how.

Outlook is my preferred email client, and I organize and manage my life with it. For training, call me. I conduct workshops, conference seminars, Webinars, and individual SKYPE sessions. I also have some pre-recorded lessons here.

 

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If You Sell Something, Record a Video to Show Us How to Use It–My CaddyTek and Golf

Peggy Duncan plays golf with CaddyTekI signed up for golf lessons this summer, and am liking it so much, I invested in new clubs, club covers, a stand bag, new shoes and, of course, new outfits. But one thing I didn’t like was struggling with my golf bag when I went to practice on the driving range. I started researching and found a highly-rated, one-click folding 4-wheel golf push cart by CaddyTek.

This thing is solid! Very well-built, and came with very detailed instructions on how to work with it.

But I had a time trying to figure out how to open and close it.

I went to my university, YouTube, looking for a how-to video, and found exactly what I needed. The video I’ve included in this post was recorded by the company that makes it. I had to laugh when I saw how easy everything was as compared to what I was doing with it.

If you’re selling something, consider explaining how to use it with video. It does the work of a thousand photos and totally replaces that booklet. What are you selling or teaching that would be so much easier for us to learn with video?

 

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