Friday, April 30, 2010

Market Your Products on Facebook with PowerPoint

Post and Profit from PowerPoint-made Video ads on Facebook


If you are a business owner, you might want to friend on Facebook. With 300 million people on Facebook, finding a prospective business pal and a new customer there becomes very possible. The precondition is that you post your products or services properly on the social networking site. As to approaches of marketing, video presentation is a good bet.

Not clear of what video presentation is? A video presentation is a video made out of a PowerPoint presentation. For instance, you create a sales PowerPoint presentation. You want to share it with a friend via Facebook without MS PowerPoint. You DO NOT want any loss of animation, transitions, embedded music or movie clips, nor any distortion of slide pictures.

Since Facebook do not accept PowerPoint in a direct way, you convert it to a flash video, a compatible media format for Facebook, using a third-party conversion program like Moyea PPT to Video Converter. And this is quite decent for small business runners who plan to gain at a slim budget.

Then how to sell your products on Facebook with PowerPoint? Here are several tips. Let’s take a sneak look at them.

  • 1. Set your goal.
    Before you draft up in your sales PowerPoint project, ask yourself a simple question: What is your objective? Is it attractive to potential customers? Is it a brand or going to develop into one? Does it need customer support to accompany by? Having a clear goal in mind, you can build a sales ad with logic.
  • 2. Add photos, media clips & convert to flash video
    Do not forget to include eye-catching photos, media clips to enhance your sales presentation. Once your PowerPoint presentation is made, convert it to a web-friendly flash video before uploading to Facebook. Here Moyea PPT to Video Converter will help. Click here to have a look at how to use it.
  • 3. Link Facebook pages to your company’s site
    Post the video presentation on your business pages of Facebook. The pages are your first stop. They enable you to collect fans like a movie star. Relate your Facebook address to your business name, e.g.,
  • 4. Invite friends and family to become your Facebook fans
    Who will be your first visitors? Surely your friends and family. Invite them to your Facebook pages. Ask them to support you. And their friends. You know, the average Facebook user has 130 friends on the site. Imagine their power in promoting your products!
  • 5. Update, update & update
    Keep your content updated is vital. You constantly type on Facebook with news and video presentations of your products. Necessary if you do not want to lose your Facebook fans.
  • 6. Think more than selling
    Hard sales will spoil your Facebook fans. The first lesson you need to learn is effective interacting. You need to know them and their actual needs. To listen to them and their advice. You must arouse their interest before a product is sold out. Be friends before customers with your fans.
  • 7. Be patient for profit
    Rome was not built in one day. It takes time to reap. Be patient, friend. Do not expect the number of your Facebook fans soar overnight. Build relationships bit by bit.
  • I hope the seven tips above can help you to the most extent. Wish you a big success in the future!

    Tuesday, April 27, 2010

    Add PowerPoint slides to Google Earth


    In mid-March I will be heading to SCETV studios in Columbia for a week of workshops, teaching South Carolina teachers about Google Earth. I do this every year and thoroughly enjoy meeting educators from around the state. Each year I try to change things up a bit, and this year is no different.

    I’m really tired of PowerPoint. Or, more specifically, I’m tired of the laziness of boring bullet points read to an audience. I try to keep these to a minimum in my presentations, preferring to demonstrate actual software rather than spend the entire presentation in PowerPoint. This time I think I’ve found a way to combine both PowerPoint and Google Earth for an effective presentation, and here’s how I’m going to do it.

    My inspiration for this mash-up comes from two sources. First there is this video from a group of students in Taiwan, using Google Earth as a basis for their music video in “Zoom between Trans-ethnicity.”

    The zooming effects are really cool, and illustrate that the GE engine can be used for much more than just earth imagery.

    Fast forward a bit to a month or so ago when I discovered the Prezi demonstration platform. This platform uses zooming as a transitional element between display screens, feeling very much like Google Earth. I had thought I might use this for the workshops, but I actually found an even better method.

    Step One – I opened up my PowerPoint presentation, then went to File and Save As. Instead of a PPT file I selected JPG. This would save all of my slides as individual image files.

    Step Two – I created a folder in Google Earth called “Presentation”

    Step Three – I began adding the slides as image overlays. I would choose a location, orientation, and zoom level for each slide, then would “snapshot” that overlay view.

    Step Four – If the slides were not already in order, I would drag and drop them into the correct position.

    Step Five – During the presentation, turn off any additional layers, including borders, labels, and roads. These will interfere with the slides.

    Step Six – The folder can be saved as a KMZ file for sharing.

    The video clip below demonstrates how this can be used, starting with my opening slide zoomed completely out, and then zooming in for additional slides. You may want to replay the video at least once, as it tends to be smoother the second time through. It’s fairly short.

    Using this technique I can demonstrate one more way that Google Earth can be used, without having to leave the program to go to my presentation slides.

    Friday, April 23, 2010

    More Robust DVD Burning, ISO Producing and New Custom Video Profile Come with Moyea PPT to DVD Burner Pro 3.7

    Press Contact: Steven
    Moyea Software Co., Ltd.

    Moyea PowerPoint to DVD Burner Pro 3.7 is now available with more powerful capacity in DVD burning and ISO file producing, refined DVD Menu Templates and a new Custom feature for the Video Profile.

    Shenzhen, P.R. China - April 23, 2010 — Moyea Software (, one of the world’s Top 5 providers of multimedia converters, media players, accelerators with respect to PowerPoint, DVD, Video, Flash, and PDF, today announced the release of PPT to DVD Burner Pro 3.7 featuring more powerful capacity in DVD burning and ISO file producing, refined DVD Menu Templates and a brand new Custom feature for the Video Profile.

    "As a 2-in-1 product, Moyea PPT to DVD Burner Pro has long been the best seller on the company’s online store of presentation software. We’re proud of its winning sales,” Said Steven, CEO of the company. “Yet we care more about how it will facilitate its users. The upgraded PPT to DVD Version 3.7 will take the users to a stick-and-span voyage of making DVD and video from PowerPoint."

    As the name suggests, Moyea PPT to DVD Burner Pro is right for professionals who want to convert a PowerPoint presentation to DVD or video and burn to disc without bothering to the loss of original animations, sounds, transitions, movie clips and hyperlinks. Then it becomes a breeze to publish PPT content on TV with a DVD player, or upload to SNS like YouTube, MySpace, Hulu, and more video/DVD platforms and devices, as it was made.

    To support better creation of DVD and video presentations, Moyea PPT to DVD Burner Pro 3.7 holds these outshining features:

    What’s New in Moyea PPT to DVD Burner Pro 3.7?

  • 1. Improved in burning DVD and producing ISO files
  • 2. Enhanced DVD Menu Templates
  • 3. New Custom feature for Video Profile
  • 4. Fixed a few minor bugs
  • Tested features in the PPT to DVD burner include:

  • 1. A Logo tab that allows users to watermark their PowerPoint DVDs with a trademark or an avatar for personalization and protection.
  • 2. A Music tab that lets users to insert a sound or narration for an output DVD slideshow.
  • 3. Convert any version of PowerPoint to either DVD or video with accuracy.
  • Pricing and Availability
    Moyea PPT to DVD Burner Pro 3.7 requires Windows 7/XP/2000/NT/Vista. The regular price is $99.95 (US) per license. For details on Moyea PPT to DVD Burner Pro, please see in the product page

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    Monday, April 19, 2010

    CNET Review: Leawo PowerPoint to Video

    CNET editors' review

    Reviewed by: CNET staff on October 22, 2009

    Leawo PowerPoint to Video provides a simple tool for converting slideshows to video. Its professional layout, focused functions and simplicity make this a great choice for those seeking to view their PowerPoint presentations in new ways.

    The program's interface instantly impressed us with its professional design and its simple layout. We never felt compelled to seek out Help file instructions, because the entire process felt so intuitive. We were able to build a queue of PowerPoint files for conversion within a few minutes, which was nice but expected. The program's biggest surprise came from the variety of file types we could convert to. Everything was available, from traditional video formats like .avi to the iPod-friendly MP4 format on down to Xbox-compatible files. The conversion took a few minutes, but it didn't feel long considering we were converting a slideshow with over 20 slides. When the conversion was finished, the data and images looked exactly the same in their old and new formats. The program also provided a few features for customization, such as lag time between slides and adding music, which were nice but not deal breakers. Overall, Leawo PowerPoint to Video is a sleek program that performs its job with no troubles, just how we expected.

    Leawo PowerPoint to Video leaves a watermark on output during its trial period. With a professional look and excellent results, we highly recommend this program to anyone looking to perk up their PowerPoint presentations.

    Publisher's description

    From Leawo Software :

    Leawo PowerPoint to Video converter is a excellent program that enables you to convert PowerPoint presentations to video files in all popular formats, such as PowerPoint to AVI, MP4, FLV, 3GP, MOV, MPEG, WMV, VOB, MP3, AAC, M4A. With all the original animations, sounds, transitions, movie clips and internal links retained, this PowerPoint to video solution is well designed for on-the-go lecturers and teachers to share the presentations on YouTube and Portable devices like iPod, iPhone, PSP, Apple TV, Zune, Blackberry, Pocket PC, Creative Zen Player. Version intensifies the Profile with a new Recent tab for better video output and improves video encoder.


    Wednesday, April 14, 2010

    How to Create a Great Graduation Video Slideshow

    Summer creeps after Spring. Are you going to graduate the coming May? You may be busy at building a PowerPoint project for your graduation. Moreover, you plan to convert the PowerPoint file to video for sharing with your supervisor. And, you may need some great tips to refresh your brain. To meet your need, this post will help.

    graduation-powerpoint-presentation Create Your Very Graduation Video with PowerPoint

    Part 1: 7 Tips for Creating a Wonderful Graduation PowerPoint Presentation

    The first thing is to create an excellent PowerPoint presentation for your graduation. There is no set pattern for such presentation creation. But you can find some regular presentation tracks. Here follows 7 simple tips.

  • 1. Photos, photos and photos
    Sort out your best school-year photos chronologically. Optimize the photos, e.g. compress file size, with an image editing tool like Adobe Photoshop. That is important before you add the photos into your graduation PowerPoint presentation.
  • 2. Academic PowerPoint Template/Background
    A matching background or template talks your way. Select an academic theme for your graduation PowerPoint presentation. Click here to download free education PowerPoint templates and backgrounds.
  • 3. Dynamic Animations and Transitions
    PowerPoint animates your graduation PowerPoint presentation with subtle effects. With proper animations and transitions, your graduation presentation is flying in the air. But do NOT apply too many motions to your slides.
  • 4. Music, Movie Clips Makes It Better
    If you prefer a complicate graduation presentation, you can rely on some nice music and movie clips. Play the music across your PowerPoint slides. Insert an old video clip to a relevant slide. To learn how to play a sound through the whole PowerPoint presentation, click here
  • 5. Add a Watermark for Identification
    Afraid of unwanted infringement? Then watermark your graduation PowerPoint presentation with your avatar or name in art font.
  • 6. Rehearsal is Necessary
    Check before you submit. This is vital to perfect your graduation presentation. Do not forget to rehearse the PowerPoint presentation before you demonstrate it toward the audience. You have time to adjust the timing, the motions, etc.
  • 7. Put All Components in the Same Folder
    Last but not least, always remember to place the inserted music, movie files and the graduation PowerPoint presentation in the same folder. Otherwise, the sound or movie you added may not work when moving to a different computer.
  • If you have trouble in emailing the graduation PowerPoint file to your recipient, if you want to present it on a computer with a different OS, and if you want to show it on a video-sharing site, you can convert it to high-quality video with a third-party software app like Moyea PPT to Video Converter. The conversion tool is tested to keep every dynamic element from original PowerPoint to the output video.

    Part 2: Finalize Your Graduation PowerPoint Presentation in HD Video

    It is easy and enjoyable to convert PowerPoint presentation to smooth video. 3 Steps with Moyea PPT to Video Converter.

  • Step 1: Download and Install the .exe file of Moyea PPT to Video Converter. After running it, import your graduation PowerPoint presentation to the program.
  • Step 2: Select an output video file format you need, e.g. AVI, MP4, FLV, MOV. You can also customize the file in the Profile.
  • Step 3: Click Start to start converting your presentation to video.
  • In a minute or two, you will get a video generated by the graduation presentation in the preset output folder. You can connect it to a flash drive for use on another PC or directly upload it to SNS such as YouTube, MySpace, etc.

    Learn More, Enjoy More!

    Monday, April 12, 2010

    Share a PowerPoint Photo Album on the Web in 2 Ways

    There are two ways to publish your photo album in PowerPoint to the Web. See the details as following:

    Method I Use the Save as Web Page in the PowerPoint

    It is a straight way to make your photo album available to Web visitors. The method requires you to specify a Web server or other available computer when choosing a location for the file.

    1. In the PowerPoint (default to 2003), open the photo album you want to publish to the Web.

    2. On the File menu, select Save as Web Page.

    3. Click Publish to enter the Publish as Web Page interface.

    4. Under Publish what?, click Complete presentation.

    publish as web

    Then do any of the following:

    o To set additional Web page formatting and display options, click Web Options, select the options you want, and then click OK.

    o To optimize for a particular browser or browser version, under Browser support, select an option.

    o To set the page title bar text for your Web page, under Publish a copy as, click Change, type the text in the Page title box, and then click OK.

    5. Under Publish a copy as, click Browse, select a location from the folder list, type a name for the Web page in the File name box, select Web page in the Save as type box, and then click OK.

    6. Last, click the Publish button.

    Note: To immediately see how your photo album looks in your browser after you publish it to the Web, select the Open published Web page in browser check box in the Publish as Web Page dialog box.

    Method II Make your photo album into web-ready video

    It is a cool choice to do so especially when your photo album is of shining animations and background sounds. It is obvious that a simple Save as Web Page function is not enough to keep such subtlety of your presentation work. Now, you can choose this method as a workaround, i.e. to convert the photo album presentation to video slideshow for Web.
    The conversion couldn’t be easier with Moyea PPT to Video Converter. Add your photo album file into the software, set the output to .avi, .wmv, .flv or else, and click Start to convert to video photo slideshow.

    PowerPoint to video convert PowerPoint photo album to web-ready video

    Then you can upload and publish the video photo album onto the website as you like.

    Friday, April 9, 2010

    7 Methods to Convert PowerPoint to Video

    You might look for a tool to convert PowerPoint to video when you have a cool presentation to share on YouTube, when you need to put a business presentation on iPhone, when you are about to transfer a PPT course to another computer not compatible, yet without an effect lost - Original specials like animations, transitions, narrations, audio and video clips get fully retained.

    Google collects a wealth of PowerPoint to video solutions. And I have tried and tested a bulk of 30 from the first 10 pages for the keyword “convert PowerPoint to video”, and finally summed up the top-ranked 7 among them, shown as below.

    7 Best Ways to Convert PowerPoint Presentations to Video

    1. Dedicated PPT to Video Conversion Software

    Many third-party shareware can help convert PowerPoint presentations to video files. Take Moyea PPT to Video Converter for example. The commercial software lets you convert a PowerPoint presentation to LOSSLESS video in 100+ file formats, e.g. ASF, AVI, FLV, WMV, MPEG, MP4, MOV, 3GP, 3G2, etc.

    Convert PowerPoint to Video with Moyea PPT to Video Converter

    To convert a PowerPoint presentation to video with Moyea PPT to Video, do these 3 steps:

  • Step 1 - Install the PowerPoint to video converter and import the presentation(s) that you want to convert.
  • Moyea PPT to Video Converter - convert PowerPoint to video

  • Step 2 - Select an output video format you need. You can also customize video profile parameters to be perfect fit.
  • Step 3 - Click "Start" to convert the presentation to video.
  • Pros: Most commercial PPT to Video converters are able to keep all the original PowerPoint components such as animations and sounds to an output video, making it a comfort to upload your presentation to YouTube and other social media nets like blogs, podcasts, as well as to view it on your iPod, iPhone and Blackberry.

    2. Camtasia Studio

    Camtasia Studio is a popular screen recorder developed by TechSmith and capable of creating quality videos out of PowerPoint presentations.

    Convert PowerPoint to Video with Camtasia Studio

    Here follows a simple guide on how to make video slideshow with Camtasia Studio 6.1:

  • a. Download and install Camtasia Studio on your local computer.
  • b. Open the program, and select Record PowerPoint in the Task List. MS PowerPoint prompts up.
  • c. Open the PowerPoint presentation to record. Set the recording options from the PowerPoint Add-in Toolbar.
  • d. Then click the red Record button to enter the presentation.
  • e. Press Click to begin recording button. When finish recording, specify a name and location and save as *.camrec file.
  • Catasia Studio - PowerPoint to video

  • f. Continue to edit the recording. Select the slide size, arrange the transitions, add effects, or edit audios.
  • g. Produce a video in a sharable format (WMV, MOV, AVI…)
  • 3. Adobe Captivate

    Another hot video capture app for creating PowerPoint video is Adobe Captivate. Take Adobe Captive 4 for example.

    Convert PowerPoint to Video with Adobe Captivate 4

  • I. Download and install Adobe Captivate 4 on your computer. Open the program, in the main interface, click From MS PowerPoint in the Create Project tab to select a PowerPoint file to convert.
  • Adobe Captivate 4 - Create from MS PowerPoint

  • II. Customize the new PowerPoint project by adding an audio file, redefine a slide timeline, set video quality, etc. Click OK to start converting the file to SWF.
  • III. Edit the slides in the left Slide Tasks panel. Once ready, click the Publish ribbon to enter the Publish interface. In the prompt up, select Media, set the media type as "Video (*. avi)" and type a title for the video project.
  • Adobe Captive 4 Convert PowerPoint to AVI

  • IV. The SWF to AVI conversion starts. Finally, you will get an AVI video based on your presentation.
  • Cons: Adobe Captive 4 converts a PowerPoint presentation to AVI only. If you want to convert it to other video formats, it won’t help.

    4. Windows Movie Maker

    Windows Movie Maker is free for Windows XP or Vista users. It lets you create a home movie out of texts and images.

    Convert PowerPoint to Video with Windows Movie Maker

    To make a video from PowerPoint, you need to save all the slides in your presentation as like *.jpg or *.png.

  • a. Go to Office (in PowerPoint 2007) or File (in PowerPoint 97-2003) - Save As - Other Formats, in the popup Save As box, select the type to either of the above graphical formats.
  • b. Then choose to export every slide as the specified picture format.
  • c. A folder containing the exported slides with the same name of the original presentation is generated. Open Windows Movie Maker, and import the separate slides to collections one by one.
  • d. After that, drag all the imported slide images and drop to Storyboard. If you wish, right click a slide image to add video effects for it.
  • e. Finally, go back to the File menu, and save the slide collection as movie file.
  • Cons - all the dynamic effects (like audio or video clips) in the original presentation are lost in the generated movie.

    5. Microsoft Photo Story 3

    Microsoft Photo Story 3 is only free available for Windows XP users. If you are a qualified user for this, then download and install Photo Story 3 for Windows on your PC.

    Convert PowerPoint to Video with Microsoft Photo Story 3

    Similar to that in Windows Movie Maker, you have to save each single slide to *.jpg or *.png for Photo Story 3. Then import the pictures to the program, edit it by adding a title, an effect, a narration, or background music for output video.

    Photo Story 3 for Windows PowerPoint slides to video

    Once it is ready, proceed to the output type. It will be generated to a video in WMV. You can save the WMV file for playback on your computer, in Email, or for playback on a pocket PC or a Smartphone with Windows Media Player 10 Mobile.

    Cons - Again, all the animated elements including audios, movie clips and transitions in the source PowerPoint presentation won’t appear in the WMV file.

    6. Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

    One of the most significant features in the upcoming PowerPoint 2010 is Save As Video. That is, you can build a project in PowerPoint 2010 and save it as WMV without a third-party converter.

    Convert PowerPoint to Video with PowerPoint 2010 Beta

    To convert your PowerPoint 2010 presentation to Video, perform the following steps:

  • a. Go to your PowerPoint 2010 presentation.
  • b. Select Office button > Share option > Create a video.
  • c. Set an effect for output video. Under create a video, set the output quality and the transition time between slides.
  • d. Click Create Video button.
  • You will get a video with a file extension of .wmv.

    Cons: PowerPoint 2010 supports only WMV as output video format. If you want to convert a PowerPoint presentation to web-friendly FLV, MP4, it won’t work.

    7. QuickTime movie for Mac PowerPoint

    For Mac PowerPoint users, there is a Make Movie (QuickTime Movie) feature.

    Convert PowerPoint to Video with Mac PowerPoint

    Actually, the movie is a slide show that can run on any application that supports QuickTime movies. Also, note that transitions in the original presentation may play differently in the QuickTime movie, and that animations will be completely missing in the movie. You’d better re-save it with QuickTime Pro.

    From PowerPoint to video, your presentation has become more accessible on Internet and on the go with such a wide selection of convenient software applications. Easy job, enjoy it!

    Thursday, April 8, 2010

    Create a Photo Album for School Teaching

    Do you want to share digital photos of your students, school projects, class trips, and other school events with students, parents, faculty, administrators, and board of education members?

    Create a personalized photo album with Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2002.

    Create a photo album to display your photos with Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2002. Here’s how:

    Create a photo album using Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2002

    Start PowerPoint.
    On the Insert menu, point to Picture, and then click New Photo Album.
    Click File/Disk or Scanner/Camera to insert your pictures.
    Tip: You can select a group of pictures by using the SHIFT+click technique. Click the first file that you want, press SHIFT, and then click the last file that you want to select.
    In the Photo Album dialog box, under Album Layout, select Picture layout and Frame shape. See how the photos look in the Preview window.
    Select the other options that you would like to use. When you are finished, click Create.
    Save your presentation, and then view the photo album in Slide Show view. Don’t forget to add slide show transitions and sounds to make your photo album even more fun to view.

    Tip: A special add-in program for PowerPoint 2000 allows users to easily and quickly import pictures from their computer, scanner, or digital camera into a PowerPoint 2000 presentation. This special add-in can be downloaded from After downloading and installing the add-in, you will be able to create photo albums, too. On the File menu, select New, and then on the General tab, select PhotoAlbum. Follow the steps above to add photos from a disk, scanner, or camera.

    After your photo album is done, save it onto a DVD disc that is good for delivery and holding. To burn your PowerPoint photo album to DVD, take the professional Moyea PPT to DVD Burner.

    Wednesday, April 7, 2010

    How to Play PowerPoint on DVD-Player TV

    No matter to give a class, host a meeting, sell a product or train a team, MS PowerPoint works utterly nice. But it is never enough when you have to resume a PowerPoint piece on another OS but with lower MS programs or to archive it for future use anywhere else.

    To troubleshoot the extensibility of a presentation, you can use an intermediate, something like a converter, to clone your PowerPoint content onto a DVD disc. This is really beneficial - because by converting PowerPoint to DVD, you can easily access a slideshow on either a TV or a different computer, and keep it as a memory copy for more delivery.

    Choose the Coolest Converter

    There is a dazzling string of conversion choices when you Google with “PowerPoint to DVD“. But be sure to pick a truly smart program. Screen capture tools like TechSmith Camtasia Studio 4 and Adobe Captivate 3 do work well, but such tools won’t cost you a small bulk.

    The best PowerPoint to DVD solution should be a combination of efficiency and economy. To be frank, Moyea PPT to DVD Burner is a proper software app that empowers you to create cross-platformed presentation (in form of DVD or video) while saving your budget most at just dozens of dollars. And of course, it is a one-step option to burn every subtlety of the PowerPoint source onto a protective DVD. Give it your PowerPoint content, and it let you take a genuine DVD copy in one second.

    Stunning PPT Stuff on TV Screen

    When you are presenting to a certain group, you can switch the burnt DVD presentation on a big-screen TV (along with a DVD player). There is no need to worry any more about the problem of lights with projectors. You can keep all or most of the lights on when delivering your presentation with TV. Make sure your text and graphics are large enough to be seen on the small the screen. You will probably have to increase the type size significantly.

    Another merit of slideshow on TV is to make you closer to your audience. No need to always sit in front of the podium that barrier between you and your audience. You can step down to join in all those eager ears and make a concise connection.

    In brief, planting presentation stuffs onto DVD disc is of great help to amend the deficiency of PowerPoint itself, as it offers a straight way to share your amazing slides on TV and thus deliver your ideas more flexibly.

    Tuesday, April 6, 2010

    How to Gain More Traffic from YouTube with PowerPoint

    YouTube, now the world’s largest free video hosting site, is also a great tool for E-marketing. When mentioned a video, the first idea that flashes in most minds is nothing but the all-mighty YouTube. You know every day, there are millions of netizens surfing on YouTube, the heaven of videos, to search, watch, share, upload or download a favorite clip. If you have a website, and an account on YouTube, you would probably gain a great traffic from that to your site. YouTube’s free video sharing along with the enormous network of visitors is a perfect consideration to promote products and services on your site.

    Then how to maximize the traffic of your website by a free video ad on YouTube? Here are a set of useful tricks for you:

    First of all, create a definite video with PowerPoint.

    You can use a digital camera to capture some pictures or video clips. Furthermore, you can take MS PowerPoint, which hosts a dazzling collection of animated effects, to make a video advertisement that is more amazing and organized. I see many PowerPoint generated videos posted on YouTube, some with a logo of a brand, some with a site URL at the end, some even embedded with a movie clip, and they look the same professional yet more creative. And you can try this innovation of video making. Personally, I recommend you try some reliable conversion software (like Moyea PPT to Video Converter) to brief the process from PowerPoint to video.

    OK. Let’s go back to the very content of video ad making. Pay attention to these:

    1. Name the video nice.

    Think before compose on PowerPoint. What is the objective of this video presentation? What is an appropriate name for the video ad? How can it capture your potential customers at the first sight? Things like that do deserve your careful analysis. A nice name that is informative and has good rank in Google (and other search engines like Yahoo, MSN live) will work wonder. Exercise your imagination to make an eye-catching name for your YouTube video. The key is to get your audience involved. You can use an interrogative beginning with “What” or “How” or anything attractive to arouse their curiosity.

    2. Use right PowerPoint template.

    You should know the preference of your target audience first. If your video slide show is targeted at professionals, then take a formal PowerPoint template rather than a casual one. If it is for kids and youngsters, you can pick up a cool colorful tune.
    Google one at the Internet, like Free PowerPoint Template Download, or make a distinctive template yourself.

    3. Organize the message in your presentation.

    Specify a focus of your video ad. Then try to give clear and concise description of the focus. Take advantage of the animations and wipes in PowerPoint. In addition, you can insert some relevant photos, sounds, clip arts, or even movie clips to colorize your presentation. Before finalizing it to video, check the whole presentation and see if it contains the very message you want to convey.

    4. End the video with a teaser trailer writing your site URL.

    The video is made to increase visits of your website. While promotional info that is too obvious in the video may cause a force-out from YouTube, you can put a subtle teaser trailer, writing the URL of your website at the end of the video. This will bring more chances to publicize your site.

    5. Trim the video slide show within 5 minutes.
    Don’t test the patience of your audience. No matter how perfect the content is, an over-long video show will weary its viewers. Measure the timing (slide transitions) in your presentation, and ensure it is no more than 5 minutes in total.

    6. Watermark the video with your company/site logo.

    Add a watermark on each slide to identify yourself, brand your company or site, and protect your video slide show from prying hands.

    After your ad PowerPoint presentation converted to video, you can forward to

    The second step - upload the video ad to YouTube with your account.

    Put your video on YouTube and just leave it there? No, never stop unless you don’t expect a winning traffic from it!

    There is still a lot of work to do for a satisfying achievement. Run your brains to make your video one of the top on YouTube. Only does your YouTube video win a sound stance among SERPs (Search Engine Results Page), can it attract more traffic to your relevant website.

    Here follows several tips for increasing visits of your YouTube video:

    a. Post your YouTube video to all the blogs, Podcasts, websites of yours and others. Link it to anywhere available. Exact practice: copy the Embed code of your YouTube video to where you want to insert.
    b. Email it to all your friends and clients. YouTube allows such “Email to a friend” action. The more, the better.

    OK. Just try your best to promote your video ad on YouTube. Never give up, even it is not that satisfying at first. Good luck!

    Thursday, April 1, 2010

    Enjoy Full-Fun PowerPoint Video of April Fool’s Day

    April Fool’s Day, the 1st day in the middle Spring, is really a great time for joke and play. Have you already had funny pranks in mind? Do you want to make a special PowerPoint presentation for April Fool’s Day so that you can show it on YouTube, email to fun your friends and post on your WordPress or Blogger? Sounds amazing. You can make it with this helpful tool: Moyea PPT to Video Converter.

    It is a piece of cake. Read on to get it.

    Make an April Fool’s Day video with PowerPoint

    Follows the 5 tips below to create your very Fool’s Day video presentation. Have fun.

    1. Sort out your favorite photos/images of April Fool’s Day
    Prepare pictures or photos for text of your Fool’s Day PowerPoint presentation. Make sure they look fine. You can use image editing software like Adobe Photoshop to improve your pictures.

    To insert a picture to your PowerPoint presentation, click Insert -> Picture -> Insert Picture from File.

    2. Choose a template or background for the Fool’s Day PowerPoint
    A funny template or background is necessary for your Fool’s day PowerPoint prank. If you are looking for one, click here to download free PowerPoint templates and backgrounds.

    See Also How to set background picture for Fool’s Day PowerPoint presentation

    3. Don’t forget animations and wipes
    To make a vivid Fool’s Day video presentation, you should make better use of animations and wipes in PowerPoint. Meanwhile, do not add too many effects to spoil your project.

    4. Give a thought to music, video or flash
    You can also add a hoax song, or a video clip, or a funny flash, to accompany your Fool’s Day PowerPoint project. Click here to see How to insert a song to PowerPoint presentations

    5. Convert your April Fool’s Day PowerPoint project to video
    OK. Your PPT project is ready. Next, convert it to web-friendly video. You can use a reliable conversion tool like Moyea PPT to Video Converter to do that. Click here to download the PowerPoint to Video Converter

    You can output the Fool’s Day PowerPoint to any format of video you like, e.g., MP4, WMV, MOV, FLV, AVI, etc. Then you can upload your first April 2010 video to any compatible website, e.g. YouTube, Metacafe, your blog, or email the prank to friends or colleagues.

    Happy April Fool’s Day 2010!