Have you ever made a Powerpoint but it didn’t really look or feel like your best work? Well thats probably because its not. Adding Youtube videos directly into your presentation will make it much more appeling to your viewers! Now to do this, first:

  1. Open Microsoft PowerPoint
  2. Go to View > Toolbars. From the Toolbars menu, choose “Control Toolbox”
  3. Choose the box that looks like two tools crossing each other. (it should be that last box)
  4. Scroll down until you find “Shockwave Flash Object”;  select it.   Then on your slide, click and drag to make a box. The box should have a black X in the middle.
  5. Open up your favorite internet browser and go to the video you want to put in your presentation.
  6. Copy the URL which will look something like: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGPjB4qzUy8
  7. Take the “watch?v=FGPjB4qzUy8″ and simply change it to “watch/v/FGPjB4qzUy8″.  (All I did was change the ? and = to a /)
  8. The final URL should look like: http://www.youtube.com/watch/v/FGPjB4qzUy8
  9. Copy the new URL and go back to your PowerPoint.   Right click on the box you made earlier and select properties.
  10. Then find “movie” and click on the box across from that.   Paste the new URL into that spot. Click the X to close that window.
  11. Finally, play your Powerpoint and the Youtube video will appear like magic!

*If you are wondering what all the other options around “movie” are for, leave a comment below and I will be sure to answer you!

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