Templates are great but there are LOTS of other resources we can use to make better PowerPoint presentations and videos! Here are my hand-picked, battle-tested favorites PLUS any reference materials, slide decks, training material mentioned in the Modules.
I highly recommend that you invest in PowerPoint as a business tool with the Office 365 subscription.
Do some planning BEFORE you start creating your videos and save yourself a ton of headaches.
This is a super short checklist of the things I do when starting to work on a template project.
In Module 1, I introduced concepts for figuring out templates and how to modify them. Here’s the template to follow along with and practice.
Pexels is one of my favorite resources for free to use royalty free images & video clips.
Pixabay (like Pexels) is now owned by the graphics company Canva. More great images & video clips.
The original royalty-free photography sharing site. Still amazing!
Must have FREE online background removal tool for images.
The SuperPower PPT Membership from our good friend Nelson Long of SuperGood Products is my favorite pick for the biggest variety and best value in PowerPoint Video templates! It’s a cloud-based library of thousands of excellent templates with commercial rights and no download limits. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
Creating animated “explainer videos” with PowerPoint is a great tool to have in your video toolbox. Motion Pro has LOTS of excellent slides and assets (like Titles, Lower Thirds, animated characters, etc.) ready to use.
This collection has a lot of my “go-to” templates. Great animation and design, easy to use, fun and interesting. I find myself using these a lot over and over again.
Awesome slide shows, nice cinematic effects, promo videos, typography, real estate showcases, and more. A great full featured and versatile bundle for sure.
My good buddies Bayu and Sam over at Videoowide create some of the most innovative and beautiful designs anywhere. This awesome bundle is no exception.
Social media is a great place to post your PowerPoint videos! This collection from Desafa Media is called Graphic Alta and it’s packed with beautifully designed social media video templates. PLUS, I LOVE the beautiful design and “Typography” toolkits. Great collection!