Presentations are a great way to spread a message to your audience. For visual thinkers and learners especially, presentations are a great way to convey ideas. Many of us are probably familiar with the Microsoft heavyweight, PowerPoint. However, there are some other great resources out that can help your presentation stand out. From cloud-based apps to websites that reinvent the slideshow, here are some great tools that will make your presentation stand out.
Keynote is the most powerful presentation app ever designed for a mobile device. Built from the ground up for your computer, iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, it makes creating a world-class presentation — complete with animated charts and transitions — as simple as touching and tapping. Highlight your data with stunning 3D bar, line, area, and pie charts, animated with new 3D chart builds such as Crane, Grow, Radial, and Rotate. Use full-screen view to present right on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Or use video mirroring to present on an HDTV, and preview your slides and notes on your device using the Presenter Display. The Retina display on the new iPad makes everything you do in Keynote even more brilliant. Keynote works with iCloud, so your presentations stay up to date on all your devices.
Presentations have not evolved much in the 50 years since the slide was invented, but Prezi is changing that. Prezi lets you bring your ideas into one space and see how they relate, helping you and your audience connect. Zoom out to see the big picture and zoom in to see details — a bit like web-based maps that have changed how we navigate through map books.
Cloud-based Google Presentations is essentially an easier-to-use version of PowerPoint — so if you’ve grown accustomed to Microsoft’s platform, you won’t have a difficult time transitioning. Like Google Docs, Google Presentations are the easiest, most efficient way to collaborate in real-time on a project with other minds, no matter how far away.
Haiku Deck is the simple and fun new way to create stunning presentations – whether you’re pitching an idea, teaching a lesson, telling a story, or igniting a movement. Featured on the iTunes “New and Noteworthy” and “What’s Hot” lists, Haiku Deck makes it fast and fun to create beautifully designed slideshows you’ll be proud to share. Whether you are pitching an idea, teaching a lesson, delivering a keynote, or igniting a movement, Haiku Deck makes presentations simple, beautiful, and fun.
With Projeqt, your presentations never remain static. Grab your old dusty presentations, or create one from scratch with our user-friendly dashboard, and let your stories free. By pulling live tweets or blog feeds, inserting an interactive map, adding audio notes or simply streaming videos that you’ve found on the web – they can all live in real-time and be shared for everyone to see. Projeqt lets your presentations be as dynamic as you are.