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SketchDeck - a new slide presentation tool

SketchDeck - a new slide presentation tool | presentation skills | Scoop.it

Better slides, faster. 

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Another app with which to create slides. SketchDeck could be useful for those in engineering, IT etc where visually describing complex ideas makes them easier to comprehend - especially if the visual is schmick.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, November 12, 2013 4:06 PM

It looks as if SketchDeck may do wonders because you only need to draw whatever you want on your tablet and the tool will instantly turn it into a perfect slide. It is interesting that you can save your slides as a powerpoint presentation.

Mack James's curator insight, November 15, 2013 5:42 AM

chech out another cool presentation tool

Mike Keevers's curator insight, November 16, 2013 7:04 PM

Nice alternative

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Preso.tv - present on any device

Preso.tv - present on any device | presentation skills | Scoop.it

Preso.tv is the first and only hassle-free way for anyone to present their Powerpoint, PDF, and Word documents on smart devices and computers anywhere in the world, in real-time.

Currently in beta, Preso.tv is a free service that doesn’t require account registration. Users simply go to http://preso.tv, upload their file, and start the broadcast. Presenters can use an Android device or a PC or Mac, while viewers may use any brand of smart device or computer.


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Perhaps distributed presenting platforms like this are beginning to work in parallel with and support traditional video and/or telephone conferencing?

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tina bucci's curator insight, May 2, 2014 2:13 AM

Nice tool to use in the class. It also works well with Iphone .

Agora Abierta's curator insight, May 3, 2014 5:18 AM

Presentaciones online en tiempo real al instante. Sólo coge, arrastra y lo tienes.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, May 3, 2014 2:45 PM

Upload your PowerPoint, Word or PDF files to Preso.tv and use any device.

You don't need to create accounts, and it's completely free!!!!

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How to Harness the Power of the Pause

The most telling sign of an amateur speaker is their inability to pace themselves and speak slowly. If you can learn to get comfortable with silence and pauses,

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"..." we use it in language...we should use it in presentations and speeches too!

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, November 27, 2013 10:54 AM

Are you confident about using pauses while you are presenting? Why are they necessary? Learn the 5 ways to use pauses effectively.

Patrice McDonough's curator insight, November 27, 2013 2:03 PM

More good tips to remember for presentations and public speaking.

 

gustavo salazar's curator insight, December 3, 2013 8:05 AM

Como usar una presentación efectiva y no morir x power point

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SketchDeck - a new slide presentation tool

SketchDeck - a new slide presentation tool | presentation skills | Scoop.it

Better slides, faster. 

Sign up now. First 500 get 6 months free access.


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Gavin Keeble's insight:

Another app with which to create slides. SketchDeck could be useful for those in engineering, IT etc where visually describing complex ideas makes them easier to comprehend - especially if the visual is schmick.

more...
Baiba Svenca's curator insight, November 12, 2013 4:06 PM

It looks as if SketchDeck may do wonders because you only need to draw whatever you want on your tablet and the tool will instantly turn it into a perfect slide. It is interesting that you can save your slides as a powerpoint presentation.

Mack James's curator insight, November 15, 2013 5:42 AM

chech out another cool presentation tool

Mike Keevers's curator insight, November 16, 2013 7:04 PM

Nice alternative

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Add a Custom Voice-Over To Any Presentation with SlideSpeech

Add a Custom Voice-Over To Any Presentation with SlideSpeech | presentation skills | Scoop.it

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Quite an interesting additional tool to add voice to your PPT deck - how useful it might be, who knows - may be for some key decision-maker/influencer who couldn't attend your face-to-face presentation?

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, September 1, 2013 6:52 PM

Be sure to read Robin Good's insight below.

LucaVanin's curator insight, September 4, 2013 3:30 AM

Per aggiungere un commento audio alle slide di Powerpoint

Carol Sherriff's curator insight, November 15, 2013 10:34 AM

One of several such tools. A straightforward one to start with.

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Top 10 Best Presentation Software That Are Great Powerpoint Alternatives

Top 10 Best Presentation Software That Are Great Powerpoint Alternatives | presentation skills | Scoop.it
Top 10 Best Presentation Software That Are Great Powerpoint Alternatives-Ideally, when a person thinks of presentations, they think of Powerpoint.

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If you thought PowerPoint, or Keynote (if you're a Mac user), is the only way to create a presentation - or the slides for your presentation - there's now a number of alternatives, including these 10 software products...

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FutureITouch's curator insight, December 1, 2013 8:52 PM

www.iclothproducts.com

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, December 5, 2013 4:34 AM

There are many alternatives to PowerPoint, here are some of the better ones.

Professor Jill Jameson's curator insight, December 20, 2013 6:58 AM

Interesting alternatives to powerpoint, worth exploring, though of variable usefulness. 

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What is the best SlideRocket alternative?

What is the best SlideRocket alternative? | presentation skills | Scoop.it
EWC Presenter is a great SlideRocket Alternative. Slide Rocket is retiring most accounts by end of 2013 and removing projects.

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Sliderocket is about to be retired. Presenter could be a very good replacement (as long as you don't mind learning yet another tool)!

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, November 26, 2013 1:33 PM

Presenter by Easy Web Content will be a great SlideRocket replacement, says the article. It compares the two tools and lets you see the advantages of using EWC Presenter.

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Swipe Launches To Save You From Death By PowerPoint

Swipe Launches To Save You From Death By PowerPoint | presentation skills | Scoop.it
Swipe launches out of private Beta today with a cloud-based tool for creating and consuming slide deck-style presentations. So far, so Prezi, you might say...

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Swipe enables your audience to follow your slide deck in real time via their own device (phone, tablet, laptop - that some of your audience may be looking at anyway!), rather than looking at the main projector screen.

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Michael MacNeil's curator insight, November 23, 2013 3:00 PM

This may be of interest to those who produce powerpoints and are looking for a multiplatform, cloud based program.

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, November 24, 2013 11:52 AM

Love the thought of being able to actively engage the audience on their devices --and collect data to see how they are interacting. Article doesn't mention if it is free or not.

 

FutureITouch's curator insight, December 1, 2013 12:57 PM

www.iclothproducts.com

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To Persuade People, Tell Them a Story

To Persuade People, Tell Them a Story | presentation skills | Scoop.it

"Paul Smith had 20 minutes to sell the CEO of Procter & Gamble, and his team of managers, on new market-research techniques for which Mr. Smith's department wanted funding. As associate director of P&G's PG -0.39% market research, Mr. Smith had spent three weeks assembling a concise pitch with more than 30 PowerPoint slides.

 

On the day of the meeting, CEO A.G. Lafley entered the room, greeted everybody and turned his back to the screen. He then stared intently at Mr. Smith throughout the entire presentation, not once turning to look at a slide.

 

"I felt like maybe I hadn't done a very good job because he wasn't looking at my slides like everyone else," says Mr. Smith, who also noticed that the other managers didn't seem very engaged. "It didn't occur to me until later that he did that because he was more interested in what I had to say than in what my slides looked like."


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At best, your PPT slides can only SUPPORT your message. The more refined or rarified your audiences get, the more refined or rarified your slide deck needs to get. They're 'paying' for your professional advice/opinion, not your PPT ability.

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Brooke Foederer's curator insight, November 14, 2013 10:18 AM

For some time now students and most business professionals prepare for professional presentations by creating a PowerPoint. The PowerPoint is used as a visual aid throughout the presentation and guide for the presenter. PowerPoint’s can be creative and do create a visual. But, is this really the best way to get your message across? Paul Smith, the associate director of Procter & Gamble's market research, had 20 minutes to persuade the CEO and his managers on new marketing research techniques. To do so, Smith created a large PowerPoint presentation with more than 30 slides. He filled the presentation with all of the correct information and visuals. But, on the morning of the presentation, Smith became concerned when the CEO did not look at the PowerPoint screen once. Smith had started to think the CEO was uninterested in his pitch. He soon realized that the CEO was just more interested in what he had to say, rather than follow the PowerPoint slides like the rest of the group. Smith came to the conclusion that the CEO had more interest in what he really wanted to hear him and not see what his slides looked like. Although there are many different types of social media tools available today, it can sometimes be hard to get your message across through a PowerPoint or Prezi. In the article, author Dennis Nishi stated, "That's why companies such as FedEx, Kimberly-Clark and Microsoft are teaching executives to tell relatable stories as a way to improve workplace communication." According to experts, story telling is a tool that is much more useful than PowerPoint presentations. "Storytelling can also be used on a day-to-day basis to sell ideas to one person or a hundred. But being an effective storyteller requires preparation." There are many who think that discussing information numbers may understand means that everyone else will understand too. For example, speaking to a group of individuals from many different sections of a company. By telling a story related to what you are trying to sell and putting into terms that everyone could understand, this will make things much easier for you in the long run. In our book Adventures in Public Relations: Case Studies and Critical Thinking, chapter 10 revolves around cross-cultural and international relations. The way a message is sent and received when two different cultures come together is crucial. Using storytelling when communicating information in international relations can be a lifesaver. By researching the international culture, international stories and values related to those you are trying to sell to, your idea could be much better understood. In the end, I would like to conclude this review with a quote that I think serves great purpose to story telling and intercultural relations. “The way people communicate varies widely between, and even within, cultures.” (Guth & Marsh, 218)

 

Richard Baxter's curator insight, November 15, 2013 4:21 AM

Less is more........engaging!

Bad Spoon's curator insight, November 18, 2013 12:57 AM

Un excellent exemple de l'impact du storytelling dans les présentations business