Missing the Bain Toolbox for PowerPoint?

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Are you a Bain Alumni, missing the features of the Bain Toolbox for PowerPoint? Maybe you moved to Private Equity and find you're churning out just as many slides as when you were in consulting, but without your tools? Or running a strategy team and need to improve the team's slides? PPT Productivity PowerPoint add-in has the features you've been missing and more!

PPT Productivity is an add-in for PowerPoint that offers time saving benefits, through shortcuts and easy reuse. PPT Productivity's premium toolset has 180+ features and a free trial (no credit card details required to access trial).

PPT Productivity was created by a team of Accenture and BCG Alums, our focus is helping you save time creating, refining and reusing consulting slides.  We have quite a lot of Bain alumni customers and some of them have been helping us inject a 'Voice of Bainies' into the tools.

Here's a quick overview video of some features we think you'll love!

PPT Productivity PowerPoint add-in Bain selected feature overview

Features include:

  • Slide Library for easy shape and slide reuse: PPT Productivity's Slide Library Toolbar for PowerPoint lets you easily save and reuse slide elements. You can save entire slides, or specific shapes, frameworks, images etc. Running a team? The Slide Library also lets you create shared galleries that all team members can access and use. The Slide Library Toolbar is an easy way to increase consistency across the teams presentations and save time through quick reuse.
  • Downloadable shapes and templates: The Slide Library Toolbar is great for saving and reusing your own PowerPoint slides and shapes but you can also download 2000+ PowerPoint slide layouts, templates and shapes including issue trees, org charts, value chains, arrows, maps, loads of icons (icons are resizable and recolorable) and more. These are all included in the PPT Productivity Power Tools license at no extra cost AND available for use in the free trial.
  • Formatting shortcuts: Features to speed up alignment, resizing, recoloring. Make shapes same height & width in a single click. Customizable shortcut keys let you truly hack your productivity - create easy to remember shortcut keys for your most frequent tasks. PPT Productivity's Format Toolbar for PowerPoint is like the Bain Taskpane.
  • Color Toolbar: The Color Toolbar makes it easy to access your PowerPoint presentation template colors, standard PowerPoint colors and custom colors. When you open a new presentation, the Color toolbar automatically updates to show the template theme colors, making it easy to stay brand aligned.
  • Harvey Balls: Shortcuts to add Harvey Balls to your PowerPoint slide. Click on a ball and select a different fill to auto update. Harvey balls behave like shapes on your slide so you can easily recolor and resize them. When you add Harvey balls to PowerPoint tables with PPT Productivity, the Harvey balls embed in the table for easy formatting.
  • Status indicators: Add status indicators to PowerPoint slides in a single click. Choose from directional arrows, checks and crosses, plus and minus signs. By default they are red amber green (but you can change the default colors). Status indicators for PowerPoint tables embed in the table for easy formatting.
  • Color bold text: Do you use bolded text for emphasis in your PowerPoint slides? This feature lets you click to color all of the bolded text on your slide or select multiple slides and recolor in a single click. The feature knows to disregard slide titles. It defaults to your template colors, with the option to select your preferred color.
  • Save Paragraph/ Bullet styles: Missing the Bain bullets? PPT Productivity's Paragraph styles for PowerPoint let you configure bullet point or other text formats and save for quick reuse
  • Value Chains: PPT Productivity's insert Chevrons feature lets you quickly add value chains, process flows or other arrow based graphics to your PowerPoint slides.
  • Easier Editing/ Review: Features include Status Stamps, Sticky Notes, a Camouflage mode (aka Stealth Mode or Airplane mode) to conceal slide logos while reviewing in public places, a No fly zone (text boundary) to set up design guides for your slide layout.
  • ... and much more
Screenshot of Microsoft PowerPoint with PPT Productivity addin running
PowerPoint when running PPT Productivity addin

Agenda Wizard for PowerPoint feature

PPT Productivity's Agenda Wizard for PowerPoint feature lets you generate Agenda or Table of Contents slides in PowerPoint, along with divider slides (aka PowerPoint flysheets). Agenda slides dynamically update as you move content around. You can also quickly convert your tag lines or a summary slide to create the agenda items. Need to rearrange your slides? No problem, the agenda updates. Use PowerPoint sections or not - it's your choice because the Agenda Wizard works either way.

Bain Alumni VIP Extended PPT Productivity Trial Offer

We offer Bain Alumni an extended 60 day free trial (genuine free trial - no credit card details required). To access this offer, download the 30 day trial and register using your current work email address, then contact us to request the Bain Alumni VIP offer. Our team will verify your alumni status via LinkedIn and add the bonus month to your trial. You can also book in a free personalized demo if you'd like a walkthrough with a member of our friendly team and the chance to ask questions.

Does PPT Productivity work on a Mac?

The team are working on a version for PowerPoint for Mac. But in the interim, PPT Productivity runs on Macs if you use a virtual PC solution like Parallels Desktop for Mac. Learn more about using Parallels Desktop for Mac.

Want to create polished presentations faster? With PPT Productivity, boost your team's productivity with faster formatting, easier editing, collaboration tools and more! If you're not yet using PPT Productivity, download our free 30 day trial today. We offer free one-on-one training and flexible licensing to suit individuals, teams or enterprise.

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