A few bullet points of black text on a white background just doesn’t cut it anymore.
As we spend more and more of our lives in meetings, more and more of our lives giving and receiving information, presentations are more important than ever. It’s not just about keeping your audience awake – if you want to rise above the rest, it’s important to make sure your presentations are engaging and exciting – that is, in addition to being organized and informative.
Thankfully, you don’t have to do everything yourself. There are several tools out there which can help you supercharge your presentations. Below we’ve chosen our top five.
One of the most popular presentation tools available, Prezi makes it easy to create visually stunning presentations. Prezi ditches the traditional slide-based presentation model altogether, instead giving the illusion of ‘zooming’ through an interconnected web of content and data. Best of all, Prezi is cloud based and compatible with a wide range of devices. (https://prezi.com/)
This cloud-based, Apple-focused solution helps you create sleek presentations in minutes. With its focus on modernist design, minimal text, integration with content sources such as Instagram, Flickr, Dropbox, Google+ Photos, and built-in graphical data display tools, Haiku Deck can help you get your message across without wasting space and effort. Note that Haiku Deck is not compatible with Android devices. (https://www.haikudeck.com/)
With an interface that is simple and intuitive yet packed with useful features, Slides.com is another formidable cloud-based presentation solution making it quick and easy to create sleek, informative presentations. Designed with collaboration in mind, features such as Slides for Teams allow you to keep your company’s visual assets organized and in one place, making branded presentations easier than ever. What’s more, Live Present lets the presenter use their mobile device to control the presentation and display speaker notes. (https://slides.com/)
With the cloud-based Google Docs suite rapidly gaining a foothold in the business world, Google Slides offers an excellent alternative to traditional offline presentation solutions. Though not as avant-garde as Prezi or as feature-packed as PowerPoint, Google Slides is compatible with a wide range of devices, making it easy to collaborate and create presentations in real time. (https://www.google.com/slides/about/)
Though it may seem counter-intuitive to include the reigning king of presentation software on a list of innovative presentation tools, it really isn’t. PowerPoint isn’t the boring business software it once was. With a wide range of attractive templates and tasteful animations and effects, the latest versions of PowerPoint make it quicker and easier than ever to create engaging presentations. Though multimedia integration still isn’t the best, PowerPoint has a lot to offer any presentation.
With the right tools, a little know-how, and a healthy dose of common sense, anyone can create impressive, informative presentations that grab the audience’s attention and get the message across. When combined with modern wireless collaboration solutions such as Vivitek’s NovoConnect family of solutions, productivity is boosted and meetings take on a whole new dimension.
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