Why insert video clips in PowerPoint?

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5m Aug 17, 2021

In this video, we explore why you should, or should not insert video clips on your PowerPoint slides. If you want to insert a video within your PowerPoint slide, spare a thought for why you do so in the first place.

Most videos are added to grab attention. Before you proceed, spare a thought for the many wrong reasons why people add video clips to their slides: Videos are often added to grab the audience's attention. Some presenters think that a video clip will add some oomph! Other presenters believe that since many presentations contain video, they need to do the same.

Fortunately, there are several good reasons for adding video clips to your slides: You need to show how a process works, and recorded videos are simpler to insert than animating entire sequences. An important person cannot attend an event and sends his or her message as a recorded video clip. You want to show recorded video coverage to strengthen your point-of-view.

Finally, the video clip should add value to the presentation and be beneficial to your audience.

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