Create Simple Videos with Nothing but PowerPoint

Did you know that you can create simple videos with nothing but PowerPoint?

The recording feature lets you advance through your slides while adding narration. Optionally, you can toggle on your webcam (your face will appear in the bottom corner of the image). You can then export from PowerPoint to a standard MP4 video file.

For many purposes where you want to deliver a message on video, powered by your voice and a few well-chosen images, this might be all you need to create something that’s sharable on YouTube or social media.

Or you can use this as a way of producing a video clip to be edited and combined with other clips into more elaborate productions.

Here’s a demo 

Author: David F. Carr

Since I first served as Club President in 2012, I've been an area director, district social media director, and founding President of Online Presenters Toastmasters. I also run the WordPress for Toastmasters project, based on software originally developed for use at Club Awesome. Professionally, I am a writer and editor who spent years working for technology publications including InformationWeek, Baseline Magazine, and Internet World. I am the author of Social Collaboration for Dummies and have given keynote presentations at technology conferences in Berlin, Lisbon, and Stockholm. I consult on editorial and digital projects through Carr Communications Inc. In my day job, I'm an analyst for the digital metrics company Similarweb.

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