Making Your PowerPoints Suck Less

Meeting and Event Planners Can Use VisualBee

Meeting and event planners are sometimes called on to create our own PowerPoint presentations. After watching hundreds speakers fail before our very eyes, we know that PowerPoint simply sucks but although it may suck, sometimes it is the tool for the job.

We spend hours fretting over a simple project. We make sure that we have just enough animation. We make sure that the pictures are perfect. We make sure that there is just the right amount of text. This process can eat up an entire weekend and kill your chance to head to a Cubs game and hang out with friends can keep you from other important work that you have to be doing.

But what if there was a way to make the process faster, easier and more creative?

Enter VisualBee which offers a single click solution to creating great looking PowerPoints.

Using VisualBee is actually really easy, it is a Plugin for PowerPoint so you download it and install it and then it runs directly inside of the program. No need to upload your PowerPoint or do anything fancy, it simply works:

VisualBee Enhance is a plug-in for Microsoft PowerPoint which takes a plain PowerPoint™ presentation and automatically enhances it, creating an exciting and powerful showcase. VisualBee masters your content and selects appropriate graphics to enrich your PowerPoint™ presentation from the extensive VisualBee design bank or your own library.

The plugin offers three main elements:

Automatic Design

VisualBee uses your content and incorporates appropriate graphics and design to create an effective PowerPoint presentation.

Slides Gallery

Insert ready made designed slides right into your presentation for every occasion. All the slides can be easily edited and modified in the native PowerPoint format.

Animation & Transitions

All your slides will include exciting animations and transitions to emphasize your message and keep your audience always alert.

Because you can use your own graphics and use the free option, at least trying it out seems like a no brainer.

PowerPoints and presentations that use them are always going to blow, perhaps a tool like this will make them blow just a little less.

Here is the video that explains VisualBee

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Keith Johnston

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  • Mike

    Wow, this program just saved me. Had to get a presentation together really fast and it worked spot on. Thanks for that.

  • Joan Eisenstodt

    Here’s the thing: I use powerpoint bec. I like it. (No screaming at me please! I tried prezzie and it made me dizzy.) I like to select photos from istockphoto.com bec. I am very specific about finding appropriate and diverse people and paces.  Am I bad? Are my slides that bad? Do people hate them?

    • http://www.plannerwire.net Keith Johnston

       Nope, people do not hate your PowerPoints because you are not PowerPoint challenged.

      PowerPoint is just a tool and if you wield the tool correctly, you can make beautiful things. Those that use PowerPoint incorrectly make nasty ugly things.

      I agree with you about Prezi.. great tool, just not for me. For PlannerWire I have been known to use iStock photo (they have some amazing shots.

      If you want to know what kind of PowerPoint I think is really bad, check out this slide that was used in a military briefing, http://www.phpsolvent.com/images/bad_ppt.jpg. This is an example of bad ppt!

  • Joan Eisenstodt

    Phew .. thanks for the validation! And that slide to which you linked was .. horrific . . reminded me of too many I’ve seen.. like some with yellow type on black background!

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