Looking for a more natural picture to add to your presentation? Flickr is the place to go. Flickr’s collection includes photographs taken by everyday people from around the world as well as licensed photographs from Creative Commons. As long as you link back to Flickr and the photographer, any photo can be used in your presentation. Flickr can also be used as an online photo management tool – so you can keep all photos for different presentations separate. Photos can be browsed through by choosing a time point, or a ‘tag’. To download a picture you like, click on the size (small, medium or large), and click ‘Download’.
If you need to learn how to better use Adobe, Prezi, Microsoft PowerPoint, or Apple Keynote, then Lynda.com is the website for you. It’s an online database of countless software-training videos that range in topics from photography, to business to design and developing. They’ve categorized the videos by subject, software and author so you can choose the tutorial that you learn best with. Their 24/7 access allows you to learn at your own pace and schedule. Subscribe today and get access to their large database of over 78,000 tutorials.
SoundBible is a great website if you’re looking for free or royalty-free sound clips to add to your presentation. It has over a thousand free sound clips and sound effects that can be used in PowerPoint presentations.It is quite simple to use as well – just type in the sound effect you’re looking for (i.e. birds chirping), select the sound you like, and click the sound icon to download the clip in a format of your choice (.wav, .mp3 or .zip files)
Isolating sections of video clips have never been easier, thanks to Tube Chop. Tube Chop is a versatile online tool that lets you enter a YouTube url that you can then “trim” based on the clip that you’d like to isolate for your presentation. It lets you cut out the unnecessary parts of a clip, and its drag and drop trimming features makes it really easy for anyone to use. Just copy the web address url of the YouTube link, enter it into Tube Chop’s search bar, and drag the time stamps at the bottom to isolate for your desired video clip.