How to Video Record Yourself Presenting a PowerPoint

You can impress your classmates or colleagues by learning how to video record yourself presenting a PowerPoint presentation. Though some people make it look easy, creating, presenting, and recording a quality PowerPoint presentation takes work. We'll explain how to craft a memorable PowerPoint presentation, how to turn your PowerPoint slides into a video, and how to record a PowerPoint presentation in HD.

What is a PowerPoint Presentation?
A PowerPoint presentation is a series of slides used to organize and share information. Microsoft’s PowerPoint program for Windows comes with a variety of customization options for creating a presentation. In addition to text, you can place images, tables, charts, videos, links, and other types of content in your PowerPoint presentation to really make it pop. The program has easy-to-use features and provides templates so you can create a professional-looking presentation even if you aren’t the most tech-savvy person.

How Are PowerPoint Presentations Used?
If you have to present a business proposal, report on your business budget, or complete a book report, create a Powerpoint presentation. Some of the most common uses for PowerPoint presentation include:

  • Creating a digital portfolio
  • Constructing guides and tutorials
  • Organizing a lecture
  • Sharing vacation photos
  • Sales presentations
  • Creating videos

How to Get Microsoft PowerPoint For Free
You’ll have to purchase Microsoft’s suite of products or subscribe to Microsoft 365 if you want access to the full version of PowerPoint. But if you only need to create a basic presentation, there’s a free web version available.

Follow these steps to get Microsoft PowerPoint for free:

Step 1: Go to and sign up for an account or log in to your Microsoft account if you already have one.‍

Step 2: At the top of the screen, select the Excel program

Step 3: Create a PowerPoint and save your work on OneDrive

How To Record A PowerPoint Presentation
After you’ve gotten the basics of PowerPoint figured out and you’ve created your slides, you’ll need to learn how to record your presentation. We’ll teach you how to record a presentation on PowerPoint and how to use video recording software to capture both you and your presentation at the same time.

How To Record A PowerPoint Presentation With Video and Audio
Learning how to record a PowerPoint presentation with video and audio will set you apart from your coworkers and classmates and add a level of professionalism to your work. Use our step-by-step guide to record a presentation with the PowerPoint program.

Step 1: Prepare Your PowerPoint Slides and Talking Points
Before you record your presentation, make sure your slides are organized correctly and are error-free. The function of your PowerPoint presentation is to act as a visual aid for the information you’re presenting, not to present all your information for you. Don’t put too much info on your slides so you won’t be tempted to read directly from them.

Step 2: Select Your Audio and Video Sources
You can record video, audio, or just your slide show directly within the Microsoft PowerPoint program. After you’ve opened PowerPoint, select “Recording” from the top navigation bar. This will open a new navigation bar with the options of “Record Slide Show” and “Screen Recording”.

If you just want to record your slideshow without added audio or video, you would select “Record”. Choosing “Screen Recording” will let you capture your slideshow while at the same time recording audio from your computer and any video on your computer screen.

Step 3: Open Your PowerPoint Slides and Capture the Screen
Choose “Record” and you’ll be given the opportunity to select the area on your screen you want to capture. Adjust the red box to fit your Powerpoint presentation. Once you have the box where you want it, you’re ready to record!

Step 4: Press Record And Start Presenting
Make sure the “Audio” button appears gray before you hit the record button. Once you hit record, you’ll begin capturing everything in the area you’ve selected and any audio picked up by your computer’s mic.

If you prefer, you can skip recording audio during this step and add it later. Use the “Audio” option from the PowerPoint navigation if you’re trying to find out how to record PowerPoint presentations with audio you’ve already recorded.

How Do I Video Myself and Use a PowerPoint at the Same Time?
The best way to record yourself and a PowerPoint at the same time is with video recording software. You can do this with PowerPoint’s screen recording feature, however, recording software will provide much better quality and professional polish. Keep reading to learn how to video record yourself presenting a PowerPoint presentation using video recording software.