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Gamification Tricks for Your PowerPoint Presentation

Gamification is the application of game-design elements and game principles in non-game contexts. It can also be defined as a set of activities and processes to solve problems by using or applying the characteristics of game elements. The reason game-based presentations are so effective is that they express information in the form of doing rather than telling. You don’t have to write code to create these games: all you’ll need is the enthusiasm to make something cool, and a few spare minutes.

In this article DeckRobot shares with you amazing tricks to use gamification to create stunning presentations and build your lasting message fast.

Trigger Animations

PowerPoint's animation options allow users to create a plethora of movement effects, all the way from the amazing to the dizzying. However, most of these animation effects have events associated with them. The three main events are On Click, With Previous, and After Previous.

Whichever event you use, PowerPoint offers an extra animation option called Triggers. This causes your animated objects to swing into movement when you click an entirely different object on your slide. So you cause a click on one object to trigger an animation of another slide object. Also, you can use Trigger animations to cause media events as well, such as playing a sound or video clip.

Note: To work with the Trigger animations, you should have at least two slide objects (shapes, pictures, text boxes, etc.) on the slide. One to animate, and the other to trigger the animation on the first object.


In nearly all meetings, it can be challenging to keep engagement high and ensure participants remember the information presented to them. The situation is even more difficult when presenting remotely via video conference. If you want to boost your audience engagement, lighten the mood, or test how attentive your listeners are, quizzes are a great way to do so! Making a quick question layout is very easy, however, it can be tedious to get the design to look good.
Quizzes give you a list of advantages like:

1. Delivering key information efficiently
2. Giving your audience a voice and stimulating discussion
3.Getting feedback and gathering opinions
4. Reinforcing content, test understanding, and engaging the audience

Zoom’s Interactive Features

Since we are quite often presenting in virtual mode Zoom has some creative features to keep your audience engaged. If you’re using Zoom, you surely know of its built-in engagement features such as ‘Raise hand’, emoji reactions, or the chat. Maybe your audience knows of them too, but they’re probably not going to use them heavily unless you encourage them to do so. You can encourage your audience to use emoji reactions. This might give you some sense of people’s emotions.
Use emoji reactions for fast feedback: ask people to press thumbs up as an indication that they understand or agree, or to express that they like something with a clapping emoji or the heart symbol.


Actively involving your audience in your content is key if you want to make your presentation more interactive and engaging. Using polls, quizzes, and collecting questions from your audience is one of the easiest ways to create more interaction during your talk. Create your appealing presentation in a few minutes with DeckRobot and spice things up with some gamification tricks to make your audience engaged. Good luck, and have fun!