Shawn Toh (pictured to the left) started creating PowerPoint presentations since secondary school and his interest in PowerPoint animations kept growing. Shawn loves to do advanced animation tricks using PowerPoint.
In this conversation, Shawn discusses animation in PowerPoint and his PowerPoint Heaven site.
Geetesh: Tell us more about yourself and PowerPoint Heaven.
Shawn: I have graduated from the Singapore Polytechnic with a diploma in Business Information Technology with merit and has enrolled into the National University of Singapore. During my free time, I work as a freelance presentation consultant where I do project consultations, conduct workshops, trainings and speaking engagements with companies and schools.
I have been actively participating in the Microsoft Office Discussion Group for PowerPoint (under the alias “tohlz”) and has been working closely with Korea’s PowerPoint Expert Club.
Geetesh: PowerPoint Heaven is distinctly different from other PowerPoint sites since it looks more at drawing and animation in PowerPoint – what made you choose this direction?
Shawn: PowerPoint Heaven is both an entertainment and educational site that offers you with advanced animations and PowerPoint works. You will be able to find works such as PowerPoint games, artworks, anime, and even web-comics. On this site, the goal is to show users that PowerPoint is not simply a presentation tool, but is also capable on leveraging into other areas such as creating games, artworks and animations comparable to those created in Adobe Flash and Photoshop.
The aim of this site is to create the WOW factor and go beyond the capability of PowerPoint, where visitors entering PowerPoint Heaven will get amazed by the works featured on the site. And through this site, users can get to learn how these advanced works are done by accessing the tutorials section.
PowerPoint Heaven started off as a personal site, where I published my tutorials and works. Being more animation and entertainment focused, PowerPoint Heaven started off with showing works that are unique from other PowerPoint sites and has greatly shown the differences. Thus, the site began receiving more exposure, and has attracted people who are interested in contributing to PowerPoint Heaven.