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In modern business-speak, an "elevator pitch" is one in which you make your point in the time it takes to ride an elevator to your destination. Now you can expand your PowerPoint capabilities in that same elevator trip with the new PowerPoint Elevator Pitch video series.
In the series debut, find out how to easily give your audience another dynamic information source by adding a video to your presentation.
For more about adding video to presentations, see Embed a video in your presentation. There are more articles on Office.com, including instructions on how to apply special effects, play your video in a shape, and mitigate many playback issues.
Check back here for more episodes in the PowerPoint Elevator Pitch series.
-- Steve Birge
This is a nice idea!
Can you suggest what should be the ideal length of a video, since its an elevator pitch and must be short?
I'd say something pretty short so the people you are presenting to won't lose interest in the main topic of your presentation. Depending on your topic, probably under 30 seconds to 1 minute. If they feel like you're just wasting their time, you're only hurting yourself. Another option if you want to add style to your presentation would be an animated template. it doesn't add sound or time to the presentation, just a cool visual effect you don't normally see in PowerPoint.
I would concur with Presentationpro. The whole point of the elevator concept is that you're only assured of an audience for the duration of the elevator trip, so make it quick. I try to keep these around 1 minute, though I suspect the length of some rides might vary by one or two floors. :-)
Thanks! I'll keep these ideas in mind :-)