Add the Power of Video to Your Presentations

If a picture is worth a thousand words, how many is a video worth? Sometimes you just need a video to bring things to life and get your point across. Fortunately adding videos to your PowerPoint presentations is a piece of cake.

Adding a Video File

If you already have a copy of the video file you want to use just head over to the Insert tab to find the Video drop-down arrow and click Video on My PC. Find the video file you want to use and click Insert to add it to your slide.

Embedding Online Video

Often, it might be easier to tap into a video already available online and embed a video from Youtube or other sites like Vimeo.  An embedded video still “lives” on the website it comes from so it can be a good way to keep the file size of your presentation down — just remember you’ll need an Internet connection to play it.

For online video, the steps are the same except you’ll choose Online Video…

Getting the Embed Code From YouTube Options

To get the embed code from YouTube, click the Share option below the video, then click the Embed tab. Don’t forget to set your preferences like video size, etc (3) and the copy the embed code (4).

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Here is what it looks like in action:

If you’re interested in learning more about working with videos in PowerPoint, check out this info from GFC Learn Free.

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