News: June 2012
Sharing presentations online
Creating and delivering effective presentations to colleagues and clients is hard enough without having to worry about I.T. issues. Thankfully, a growing number of software programmes and online applications allow you to collaborate and share slideshows with ease. The following services not only make file storage and transfer much simpler, they also provide an effective way to spread the word about your presentation.
Compatible with both Google Docs and PowerPoint, SlideRocket also provides the ability to build presentations from scratch. Designs can go beyond charts, tables, videos and Flash animations to include Flickr images, YouTube videos and live Twitter feeds through the integration of social media plug-ins. Once synchronized online, slideshows can be embedded into your website or shared through email invitations. They also incorporate full back-end metrics, revealing those which resonate most with viewers; this allows you to use the service as an effective marketing tool.
This service lets you post presentations online for public or private viewing. You can create branded channels, view analytics and store PDF files, documents or videos (including YouTube clips embedded within presentations). The biggest advantage, however, is that sharing content is simple. Once archived, you can easily embed presentations into corporate blogs or websites and pass them on through Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. You can even connect digital audio to slides to create your own webinars.
As more and more business professionals utilise the iPad as a presentation tool, new software applications have been developed to take advantage of the iPad’s functionality. SlideShark provides a relatively simple method of displaying multimedia-rich PowerPoint presentations on an iPad. Compatible with desktop creations, the service converts uploaded files into a tablet-ready format while preserving complex animations, graphics, and fonts. Touchscreen controls allow presenters to tap or swipe the presentation instead of using a keyboard or remote control. You can also connect recent iPad models to a projector or TV for group viewing – perfect for your next big pitch.