Monday, May 31, 2010

Free Memorial Day PowerPoint Templates Download

Memorial Day, which falls on the last Monday of May, honors the men and women who died while serving in the American military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, at least, it marks the beginning of summer. In 2011, Memorial Day is observed on Monday, May 30.

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

How to Promote Skin Care Products in DVD/Video Slideshow

No one will deny a beauty. It is human nature. Healthy skin makes you look beautiful from inside out. That is why skin care products are so popular among decent ladies and gentlemen all over the world.

If you are running a business of skin care products, you can try multimedia as subordinate promotions means to traditional store selling. You can make product ads in MS PowerPoint and upload onto, or post on video hosting sites like YouTube after converting the PowerPoint ads to videos. You can also burn your product ads from PowerPoint to a DVD disc that facilitates playback on a guestroom TV of your Beauty Salon with DVD player.

Which tool do you need? MS PowerPoint and a conversion program like Moyea PPT to DVD Burner. PowerPoint is intelligent to help you create objective content on your skin care products. With the dynamic features like animations, transitions, SmartArts, audio/video insertion, narration recording, the dominant presentation software app can wing your product plans.

As PowerPoint is not mature enough to support popular devices like TVs, DVD players, and online video sites like Google Video, Metecafe and YouTube, you need just another more conversion - making the skin care presentations to a universal file format like DVD and video with Moyea PPT to DVD Burner. It is a 2-in-1 Windows software app that has been tested to convert a dozen of PowerPoint files to DVD with elegant DVD menus and to video of 100+ file formats. Really a sweet help.

The next question is, how to create the skin care PowerPoint presentation and convert to DVD or video? Here are several tips for you:

  • 1. Write Soft
    Beauty is sensitive. Don’t rush out your products at the very beginning. You must creep into your customers. That is, use soft words to describe the importance of skin care, healthy diets for nimble skin, the most effective way to do skin cleaning and moisturizing. This will help invoke their active responses. If you do want to include your skin care product at the cover slide, logo it slightly at the upper corner or the very bottom.
  • 2. Hype Tactfully
    The core is to captivate your audience for a deal. But don’t sell hard. Or you will drive off potential buyers. You must sell hope and confidence to your customers prior to your products. Plug in your products (with anchor links to the sales site) amidst the skin care tips and tracks and pictures.
  • 3. Pleasant Pictures
    Skin care aims at keeping physical beauty. Plain or flurry photos will ruin your whole efforts. Can you bear a model with dark pored face? A disaster to the audience’s eyes. Then, use an image-editing tool like Photoshop to optimize every picture that will be used in your skin care presentation.
  • 4. Music, Video, Flash
    Give a thought to relaxed music, video montage or flash movie as background of your skin care PowerPoint presentation. Soft mood soothes the skin!
  • 5. Animations & Wipes
    You don’t want your presentation a stack of still pictures, yeah? Then animate it with some amazing effects. But do moderately.
  • 6. Final DVD/Video
    Once the presentation is ready, turn it into DVD or video so that you can extend the power of a PowerPoint ad. For details of the conversion, click here
  • 7. Misc Resources
    Free PowerPoint Templates and Backgrounds
  • All in all, keep in mind that you are not merely selling a skin product, but selling care, confidence and beauty. Wish you a success in skin care business! Wish you are beautiful and healthy everyday!

    Tuesday, May 18, 2010

    Play PowerPoint Files on iPad

    Playing a PowerPoint presentation on a portable is popular nowadays. You may be an expert in showing a business presentation on a Blackberry and extending an entertaining PPT to an iPhone. But how about iPad? Do you know how to turn a PowerPoint presentation onto an iPad? This post will guide you through.


    As iPad isn’t able to play PowerPoint directly, a compromise is necessary. Here I would love to introduce you 2 alternative choices:

    Method 1: Turn PowerPoint to Video for Play-back on iPad

    That is the way I prefer. Though not ready for MS PowerPoint, iPad gives good support for video playback. Below follows the video specifications of iPad:

    iPad compatible video file formats:

  • H.264 video - up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats;
  • MPEG-4 video - up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats;
  • Motion JPEG - up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format
  • Video is no doubt the best choice for playing a PowerPoint presentation full of visual aids.

    Benefits of converting PowerPoint to video for iPad:

  • 1. Keep the dynamic effects in from your original PowerPoint presentation. If you include a set of motions, e.g. animations, transitions, sounds, movie clips in your presentation, converting it to iPad video will relieve you from fear of effect loss.
  • 2. Control playback of your presentation on iPad. You can pause at any time a question occurs, simply by clicking the Pause key. Always get interacted with your audience.
  • 3. Ready for mobile presentation. With an iPad plus a video projector and a white wall, you can demonstrate a PowerPoint presentation on the go. You don’t have to take a bulky computer on travel. Click here to see how to make a mobile presentation.
  • Then how? To convert your PowerPoint presentation to an iPad-compatible video, a third-party software app called Moyea PPT to Video Converter is there to help. The robust conversion program will enable you to expand a complex PowerPoint presentation to any format of iPad video, despite of fixed transitions, animations, linked sounds or movie clips. The conversion goes as easy as 3 steps, shown as below:

  • Step 1: Add your presentation to the program after installation. You can preview the slides and re-set the properties like slide name, transition, etc.
  • Step 2: Choose the output video format to an iPad supported. E.g. H.264 and MPEG-4. To customize the video parameters, click the Profile button.
  • Sep 3: When you are ready, click Start to start the converting. You will see a task list that shows the exact process of this conversion.
  • Once converted, the video presentation can be transferred to your iPad. Open your iTunes, choose File -> Preferences, then Video in the iPad tab. Choose the video from the specified location, and click OK for sync.

    When the video presentation is on your iPad, you can play it at large.

    Note: The Saving As Video method is highly recommended for complicated PowerPoint presentations with visual aids.

    Let’s take an easy peek at the second method. Later, you can compare it with the first.

    Method 2: Save PowerPoint as Static Pictures for Showing on iPad

    iPad has a slideshow photo viewer that allows you to enjoy still pictures in slideshow mode. That is, you can save your PowerPoint presentation to pictures for displaying on iPad.

    Best image file format for iPad: JPEG - takes the least memory yet with high quality.

    To save your PowerPoint presentation to a static set of pictures, do the following:

  • 1. Go to the PowerPoint presentation. Click the Office button (in 2007 version) or File -> Save As -> Other Formats.
  • 2. A Save As interface pops up. In the Save as type dropdown, select *.jpg. Click Save.
  • 3. A message prompts asking you how you want to export the slide. Choose Every Slide to export all the slides in your presentation. The slides will be output to a folder with separate slide files, named as Slide x.JPG.
  • Now you can import the set of slide pictures to your iPad. Go to your iTunes, select File -> Preferences, in the iPad tab, and choose Photos to add in the slides from the specified folder. Click OK for sync.

    When the slides are synced to your iPad, you can view it in a picture slideshow mode.

    Limitations: Everything dynamic in PowerPoint will get lost, i.e. animations, timings, music, movie clips.

    It is obvious that Method 2 favors silent, motionless PowerPoint presentations for iPad, while Method 1 does a wonderful job for dynamic slideshows on iPad. Dear readers, do you need to play your presentation on iPad? Which method do you prefer? Tell me your choice!

    Monday, May 10, 2010

    Best Gift for Mother’s Day--DVD Slideshow

    Mother’s Day this year is 2 days near. Are you engaged in grabbing a last-minute gift for mom? Here I would love to introduce a simple but special craft for the holiday - creating a multimedia DVD with PowerPoint.

    A DVD slideshow that consists of special photos of mom and you, a poem you wrote for her, music of mom’s favorite, even old video montages of the family memory, that motioned by dynamic animations and wipes, that is to burn to disc and share on a large home theatre via a video projector or DVD player, can be accomplished in 5 minutes via MS PowerPoint and Moyea PPT to DVD Burner.

    DIY Your Very Mother’s Day DVD Slideshow

    All the project could be done in 5 simple steps within 5 minutes. You simply follow the guide below:

    Step 1: Set the theme of your Mother’s Day PowerPoint presentation

    Theme means the template you’ll use in PowerPoint. A plain theme Looking for a matching background or template for Mother’s Day? Click here to get a free one.

    Step 2: Stuff the slides with a poem, phrases, photos of you and mom
    Give a title to your presentation. You can type a poem for mom in the text box, and insert some quality photos that are relevant. Note that you’d better compress image file size before insertion for a small size and use big fonts as possible.

    Step 3: Add in music, movie clips of your mom’s type
    When you were young, you listened to mom to fall asleep in the cradle. Mom’s voice is soft and sweet as fresh cream. You can add a tender song or one of your mother’s favorite tracks as background music. You can also crop an old family video and insert a clip for a special touch.

    Step 4: Select animations, wipes for the slides
    Animations and wipes make the motion of your Mother’s Day PowerPoint presentation. So add some to make it move naturally. Too many effects may spoil your project.

    Step 5: Burn the PowerPoint Presentation onto DVD
    Once you complete the PowerPoint presentation for Mother’s Day, you simply convert it to DVD and burn to a disc with Moyea PPT to DVD Burner. Download and Install the conversion app. Import your presentation and convert it to DVD. See this tutorial for details.

    When you get the DVD disc with the Mother’s Day PowerPoint project, you can pack it and give to your mom on that great day. Your mom will be surprised at the special gift. Wish you a happy Mother’s Day!