Missing the BCG PowerPoint Tools?


Are you a BCG Alumni, missing the features of the BCG PowerPoint toolbar? Perhaps you transitioned to industry to run a strategy team and need to boost the polish of your team's slides? Or you moved to PE only to find you're doing just as many slides as you were in consulting, but without your tools? PPT Productivity PowerPoint add-in has the features you've been missing from the BCG PowerPoint add-in plus more!

PPT Productivity add-in for PowerPoint offers time saving benefits through shortcuts and easy reuse. With 100+ features and a free trial (no credit card details required to access trial), our aim is to restore your productivity and help you boost your team's efficiency through shortcuts and easy reuse.

PPT Productivity was created by a team of BCG and Accenture Alums - PPT Productivity's founder is a BCG alum who wrote many of the initial BCG PowerPoint macros (aka the Cool macros) and features during his time at BCG.  We have a lot of BCG alumni customers, many of whom have provided feature input into the tools.

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

Just some of the many PPT Productivity features (all available to try in the free trial):

  • Slide Library for easy shape and slide reuse: PPT Productivity's Slide Library Toolbar lets you easily save and reuse your favorite slides, shapes, frameworks. Running a team? The Slide Library also lets you create shared galleries that all team members can access and use. The Slide Library is an easy way to increase consistency across your teams presentations, plus save time through quick reuse.
  • Downloadable shapes and templates: The Slide Library Toolbar is great for saving and reusing your own slides and shapes but you can also download 2000+ PowerPoint slide layouts, templates and shapes including issue trees, org charts, value chains, arrows, maps and more.
  • Formatting shortcuts: Features to speed up alignment, resizing, recoloring and most of them are enabled via shortcuts. The Customizable shortcut keys let you truly hack your productivity - change or add new shortcuts to create easy to remember shortcut keys for your most frequent tasks.
  • Easier Editing/ Review: Features include Status Stamps, Sticky Notes, a Camouflage mode (aka airplane mode) to conceal slide logos while reviewing in public places, a No fly zone (aka text boundary) to set up design guides for your slide layout.
  • Harvey Balls: Shortcuts to add Harvey Balls to your 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.
  • 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.
  • Embed Harvey Balls and Status indicators in Tables: Now you can add Harvey Balls or Status indicators to PowerPoint tables (Status indicators include trend arrows, traffic light balls, check marks and crosses and plus minus signs). Plus the Harvey balls and Status indicators embed in PowerPoint tables for easy formatting and alignment when you add them to a table.
  • Color bold text: Do you use bolded text for emphasis in your slides? This feature lets you click to color the bolded text on your slide, or select multiple slides and recolor in a single click. The feature knows to disregard slide titles. Plus it defaults to your template colors, with an option to select an alternate preferred color for emphasis.
  • ... and much more
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PPT Productivity Ribbon and Toolbars - PowerPoint add in

New Agenda Wizard for PowerPoint feature coming July 2022

PPT Productivity's new Agenda Wizard (coming soon!) lets you generate Agenda / Table of Contents/ divider slides in PowerPoint that 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 = your choice, the Agenda Wizard works either way (Agenda Wizard release has been delayed slightly, it was originally expected earlier in 2022 but now due in July). The Agenda Wizard will be released to new and existing PPT Productivity Power Tools users.

BCG Alumni VIP Extended PPT Productivity Trial Offer

We offer BCG 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 BCG 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.

Does PPT Productivity work on a Mac?

The team are working on a version for PowerPoint for Mac. Contact us if you'd like to be notified when it's available. 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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