PowerPoint is the best tool for anyone who wants to create presentations. It has been this way for more than a decade, and we doubt anything will change in the next decade to come. Now, as the year went by, Microsoft PowerPoint has gotten a lot better than before.
With new versions of the popular tool, users can now create voice-over narration for use in their slides. With this feature, there is no need to go in front of a crowded area, just record the narration and leave it to impress the audience.
We’ve tested it so far and can say for certain that it works. Now, whether or not it works the same or better when giving a live narration is all down to preference, and it’s not our job to decide that for you. Our main goal here is to describe how to get it done, and that’s it.
The first thing you’ll want to do here is to make preparations. Make sure your microphone is working properly. If it’s an external mic, please plug it into your Windows 10 computer before moving forward. In fact, we do recommend using an external mic rather than the one on your computer system.
Additionally, you will want to take notes and rehearse before recording. Doing this makes sure narration is done in just a single take. Time is of the essence, so when you can save it, even if just a little, you should do so.
How to record audio narration in PowerPoint
Follow the simple steps here to fully understand how to record voice narration in your PowerPoint presentation.
- Open PowerPoint slide
- Navigate to Slide Show menu
- Select Time to record
- Click on Record from Beginning
- Set the Time to record.
Let’s see this in detail.
Navigate to the Slide Show menu
The first thing to do is open a PowerPoint presentation right away, and make sure it’s the one where you want to add the narration. From there, select Slide Show, then click on Record Slide Show to reveal the dropdown menu.
Finally, click on Record from Beginning to bring up the tools designed to initiate the recording. By now, your PowerPoint should be in full screen.
Time to record
At this time, you should see three buttons in the form of Record, Stop, and Replay. You will want to click on the Record button, which is a red circle icon.
- Once that is done, a countdown timer animation will appear. This gives a maximum of three seconds delay, so during that time, you will need to be ready.
After the countdown has hit zero, begin speaking into the microphone to record your narration.
Note that you can pause the recording whenever you want and listen to your narration by hitting the replay button.