Avoiding death by PowerPoint
It might be the most prominent presentation software on the market, but it’s also one of the oldest and most traditional. In short, there’s more to delivering a keynote than images and slides, which can easily send entire rooms to sleep. Here are few:
The major rival to PowerPoint, Prezi looks cleaner, doesn’t ‘appear’ to be defined by linear slides in the same way, and is easy to learn how to use. Sadly, though, it remains largely trapped in a world of pre-defined templates.
Haiku Deck, another presentation software brand that loves templates, and as such means you are restricted in terms of creating bespoke work. That said, there are 35 templates and 35million stock images pre-loaded, so there’s plenty of choice and they look beautiful. Note the lack of offline mode, though, which could be a problem.
The first in this list that is truly customisable, the worst thing about SlideDog is that you can’t actually create a presentation using it. The best thing about SlideDog is that you can upload any file type- from a Prezi to a video- organise them into any order and then run a ‘presentation play list’ that seamlessly combines everything you want to showcase.
‘DIY presentation animation software’ is a bit of a mouthful, hence the simple name- Powtoon. As you may have guessed, this programme allows you to make fully customisable cartoon presentations that can then be played back to delegates. A breath of fresh air in many ways.
Next generation presentation tool KnowledgeVision, combined in one expansive package, the main problem here is just how much there is to learn. Nevertheless, by utilising video, live webcasting, analytics, and a number of other production areas there’s nothing that cannot be achieved here.
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