6 tools to captivate your audience with slick presentationsMunira Rangwala
Whether you own a company or work for one, you need to know how to create captivating presentations. A great presentation can help you convince your boss to support your new initiative, or it can help you persuade a prospect to close a deal. Whatever your requirement may be, learn to craft a presentation that won't put people to sleep.
The simplest way to create killer presentations is to make use of the right tools. Apart from PowerPoint, here a few tools you can use to make fabulous presentations:
A zooming presentation tool, Prezi lets you create and present your ideas on a large virtual canvas. Use this tool to easily place images and videos in a presentation format and arrange them in a natural flow to tell your story. This tool works on desktop, Cloud, and even on the iPad and iPhone.
If you feel like you are design-challenged, Canva is the tool you should use to make your PowerPoint presentations. The platform gives you a bunch of presentation templates to use and it's very easy to customize them as per your goals and objectives. In addition, Canva has a new iPad app which makes it easy for you to make presentations on the go.
Vuvox offers its users three main features – Collage, Studio and Express – to make multimedia presentations with links, feeds, audios, music, and videos. If you want to create documentary-style slideshows, this is the perfect tool for you. You can also make use of this platform to create multimedia collage presentations that require the use of rich media elements.
Apple's Keynote is extremely flexible in its use. It allows users to work between their iOS and Mac devices, as well as with people who use Microsoft PowerPoint. Interactive charts, easy-to-use visual tools, and the 'drag and drop' functionality have made Keynote a popular choice among marketing and sales professionals.
If charts are an important part of all your presentations, Oomfo should be your go-to presentation tool. The platform helps you design interactive charts like Waterfall, Pareto, Marimekko, Funnel, and Pyramid. It also allows you to connect your chart data from your Cloud application or multiple Excel files.
Available for the web and on the iPad, Haiku Deck has become a favorite for marketing and sales professionals. With this platform, marketers can quickly create presentations that can be projected, shared, posted, and embedded on a website or blog, or viewed on any web-enabled device. It is much like any other tool that lets you create presentations from scratch, but it's easier to use, and this sets it apart from the rest.
Your presentations have the power to make or break your pitch, so select your presentation tool wisely. If PowerPoint is not cutting it for you anymore, use the above-mentioned fine replacements to create presentations that will win over the crowd.
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