You can add music to your PowerPoint presentations. If you have done this right, your audience will thank you. Of course, it can not replace good content, but strategically placed tunes can keep your audience's attention and help get your point home.
How to Add Music to Your PowerPoint Presentations
First, you must decide when you want music to be played: through all the slides in the slideshow; on request (usually for an interactive presentation); or triggered by an event that only occurs on certain slides.
For background music throughout the slideshow
1. Open your slideshow
2. Select Insert> Audio> Audio on my PC
. 3. PowerPoint opens the Insert Audio dialog box and displays the default folders Libraries> Music . If your music files are in a different folder, navigate to this folder now.
. 4 Scroll through your music library and select the music file you'd like to accompany with this slideshow.
NOTE: Check the length of the melody to make sure it's long enough for the entire presentation. If this is not the case, you can use a music editing program like Audacity (free) or Ocenaudio (also free) to make the melody longer or shorter, or you can use special effects like Phaser, Echo, Fade In / Add. Out, Reverb and more. You can also use some of the PowerPoint editing options, such as: For example, the loop function repeats the melody until the slideshow ends (or stops). Trim (which shortens a melody); plus Show / Hide and more.
5. Click the Insert button and PowerPoint inserts a speaker button with playback music controls in the center of the screen. Click the button and drag it to the desired location.
. 6 When the audio / speaker button is selected / active, the ribbon changes and displays the options under the Audio Tools> Playback tab. Select the button Play In Background .