Information Technology Updates – Jan-2014

Online presentation tools like SlideShare and more …

Can you believe it? It’s been more than 25 years since the launch of PowerPoint. In that time, people have both loved and hated it. However you feel about it, most business people need some way to deliver a presentation. The good news is that you’re no longer lilted to PowerPoint for this purpose.

There are dozens of online tools that either work with PowerPoint files or let you start from scratch to create and deliver presentations that will wow your audience.

  • SlideShare: SlideShare has recently gained attention as one of the best business presentation sites around. To use it, you import a source file from PowerPoint, Word, PDF or other formats (and you can also import video with the paid pro version).

  • Google Presentations: Part of Google Drive, Google presentations gives you a tool that mimic PowerPoint, but it has the advantage of being online. You can import an existing PowerPoint presentation for editing, or start from scratch with Google’s own templates. And there are 450+ fonts you can use too.

  • SlideRocket: SlideRocket is one of the best known solutions for online presentations, but that isn’t the limit of its Capabilities. You can upload your PowerPoint Work, download finished presentations so you can show them anywhere, collaborate with team members, measure effectiveness, integrate dynamic data and a lot more.

  • Prezi: Prezi is a one of the most exciting presentation tools in this round up. Although you can import PowerPoint, the best way to experience it is to create a Prezi from scratch. You can start with a canvas, some transformation tools and some whizzy templates with exciting transitions. Group ideas in frames and symbols, shapes and diagrams. A screenshot does not do justice to a finished presentation so it’s a good idea to check out some of the examples on the site. Though using the tools can be challenging, if you stick with it, the result will be like no presentation you have ever seen.

  • HelloSlide: HelloSlide creates automatic audio for your presentation from your typed text and can translate it with the click of a button, giving your content even greater reach.

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