mio

Our add-in suite will make MS Office easy, efficient and brand compliant.

slides

Our add-in for MS PowerPoint with a slide library, corporate design check and productivity tools

charts

Our add-in for MS PowerPoint to create professional charts like waterfall and gantt charts in no time

docs

Our add-in for MS Word to create consistent documents with all legal information up-to-date

mails

Our add-in for MS Outlook to manage email signatures for enterprises

sheets

Our add-in for MS Excel to create highly professional Excel spreadsheets in no time

Gears

Integrate empower® with your existing applications

People

Learn more about our clients and their success stories

Convert_From_Old_To_New

Your new brand in Microsoft Office with empower® in just a few clicks 

Template_Libraries_With_Slides_Icons_Images

All Office templates & signatures always up-to-date and available for everyone

Design_Check

All Office documents & signatures designed from a single source

Asset_Library

The right content, at the right time, in the right place

Gears

Strengthen efficiency and collaboration in your company

Blog

Get practical office tips, inspirational stories, and exclusive market assessments of the MS Office world

E-Books

Find MS Office related guides, e-books, whitepapers, videos, infografics and more 

Best_Practice_Series

Our empower® Best Practice Series shows empower use cases in short 15min videos

Office_Study

The Ultimate Global Office Suite Study - conducted by Nielsen

Office_Study

The Ultimate Office Suite Study for USA - conducted by Nielsen

Powerpoint_Study

Download our global PowerPoint Study conducted by Nielsen

Support

Our support is always there for you. You can also reach out to our Help Center. 

Company

Learn about our values and why we get out of bed every morning

Microsoft_Partnership

Find out more about our very unique relationship with Microsoft

Press

An overview of the press releases about empower

Contact

Contact us at any time if you have any questions or feedback

Career

Find out now about the most important reasons for a career with us! Apply now!

PowerPoint on Steroids: Takeaways of the Present to Succeed event

Theresa Spiller
May 25, 2021

A few weeks ago, we announced the Present to Succeed event. Since then, the event has successfully taken place with up to 2000 participants. Visitors were enthusiastic and inspired to optimize their presenting skills. In this article we share the most important takeaways from the event. Among other things, we summarize how to keep your audience's attention, how to create your PowerPoint presentations easily and quickly, and techniques you can use to engage your audience .

Takeaways of the Present to Succeed event

The online conference covered 4 topics: Story, Design, Delivery and Tools in several seminars. Experts shared their expertise with the audience through real-world examples.

Present to succeed Sponsorssponsors

Stay true to yourself: 6 takeaways in storytelling

Present to succeed Story

  • Stay true to yourself, never pretend - authenticity pays off
  • Avoid too much distracting storytelling – focus on your content
  • Interact with your slides to keep the audience's attention
  • Create different presentation styles for different audiences
  • Use different storytelling styles to encourage action
  • Spice things up with rhetorical devices

Templates that "save your life": 8 design takeaways

Present to succeed Design

  • Speed up production with templates, saved images, and fonts. A faulty template wastes users' time.
  • Take advantage of PowerPoint’s wide range of design options.
  • Use Photoshop and Illustrator to shine with stunning graphics.
  • Design your graphics in cognitively thoughtful aesthetics.
  • Show your audience exceptional templates from Canva.com
  • Use few words on slides to highlight the goal of your presentation

How will you approach your next presentation? 5 takeaways about delivery

Present to succeed delivery

  • Keep asking questions to powerfully articulate your important insights.
  • Be mindful during a presentation to build a stronger connection with your audience.
  • Read the room to gauge reactions; change and adjust your tactics. That will make you look persuasive and influence your audience.
  • Share experiences with the audience.
  • Include your audience as an active part of the presentation, not just a passive listener.
  • Align your message as audience wants and needs evolve – age, gender, ethnicity, physical ability, language barriers, and even attention spans must be considered.

Save time and stress when creating presentations: takeaways from the tools topic

Present to succeed tools

  • Use effective tools to keep colors, typography, and visuals consistent.
  • Increase your productivity to create content quickly.
  • Take advantage of PowerPoint's artificial intelligence and familiarize yourself with PowerPoint's latest features. This way you will increase your productivity and diversity of your presentations.

PowerPoint on Steroids 

empower® was also a speaker at the event. In his contribution “PowerPoint on Steroids”, Stephan Kuhnert emphasized 5 key concepts:

  1. People lose 37% of their time formatting PowerPoint presentations.
    Formatting in MS Office
  2. Existing content and templates should be available in a central storage location so all employees can directly access up-to-date and design-compliant content and elements.

  3. Employees need tools that make it easier to format documents and create diagrams quickly.

  4. Corporate design rules should be integrated directly into office applications so they can be found exactly where they are needed.

  5. In a company with 1,000 employees, over 228,620 hours per year can be saved (7h per week per employee working with PowerPoint)

    Formatting in MS Office

Using insights from the world's largest market research on PowerPoint usage, Stephan shared best practices from well-known companies that have implemented empower® to increase their PowerPoint productivity and brand consistency.

You too can benefit. Take a tour around our empower® website to get ideas about where your company can leverage potential while saving money and time working with PowerPoint and other office applications.

Present to Succeed: Conclusion

We had a great experience with the Present to Succeed event and learned much that we can use ourselves in the future. Besides all the insights and useful tips, everyone got to know each other and network.

We will inform you again next year about new dates for the event. Stay informed about more events and keep up to date with all the latest insights on the topic of presentations on our empower® blog.

E-book PowerPoint charts

You May Also Like

These Stories on PowerPoint

Subscribe by Email