How to make a PowerPoint video

Did you know you could make a PowerPoint video? Yes, using just PowerPoint and nothing else? Well, you can!

Some members of my Really Useful Web Video Tips Facebook group (please do join, we’d love to have you!) wanted to know more about using PowerPoint for video so I recorded this tutorial for them. In it,  I’ll show you how to create a PowerPoint presentation, add a template, add some content and then export it as a video. There’s a lot more you could do with a PowerPoint video of course – add music, narration, images and more. But this is enough to get you started and making your first video.

I’m happy to do some more videos on PowerPoint, maybe adding narration or music? I could also explain the benefits of using screencasting software and PowerPoint together compared to PowerPoint alone? Just let me know in the comments what you’d like and I’ll get cracking on some more videos.

16 thoughts on “How to make a PowerPoint video

  1. Brilliant – thanks, Helen.

    Do you have any tips for using Apple’s Keynote and Moviemaker on a Mac platform? I’d love to be able to create videos by using these two (I don’t have access to Windows)

    Thank you!!

    • Hi Callie, unfortunately I don’t have a Mac so can’t give any tips, but I’m looking into finding some resources to help the Mac users I know, including Keynote and iMovie. I’m not sure if MovieMaker works on Apple devices?

  2. Thank you Helen. I am yet to create any videos and hate my own looks and voice, so this would be a good starter point until I get over that. I think adding narration and screencast software would be a great follow up.

  3. My kids have had to make Power Point videos for school, but I was just the helper. I’ve never done one like this on my own, but I constantly read about getting video marketing out there. I have plenty of material I should put together. Thank you for the how-to!

  4. This is great Helen, I am still learning how many awesome things can be done in Powerpoint. I just recently found out you could turn powerpoints into PDFs. Thanks for the great video 🙂

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