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Setting up a webcast or webinar presentation takes planning and may seem over-whelming. Formatting color design and getting your video right so you can achieve that dynamic result.
So here is a brief insight to some presentation creation tools that you could use to create the impact necessary to communicate your message during your live webcast or webinar. We all know these guys “Microsoft”. Microsoft’s Power-point can seem to be the only choice when one is setting up a webinar presentation to educate people about a topic. But Power-point’s got a whole lot of competition: Google Presentation, Prezi, Slideshare, and its strongest rival, Keynote.
Power-point has great theme designs, transition effects and is user friendly. And when combined with the countless graphics that can be found is a powerful tool. Keynote however has superior multimedia functions. Unfortunately with Keynote it’s not compatible on a PC while Power-point will work on a Mac.
Google Docs is known for its sharing and collaboration capabilities, which include simultaneous editing by up to 10 people and sharing with as many as 200 people. You can publish presentations to a unique URL or embed them in your Website. You can’t however edit the presentations on a smartphone,( but who would really need to) but you can view them on a mobile OS operating systems that supports HTML. So that’s a bonus.
Prezi, presentation tool has a number of features that makes it a great option. Unlike other presentation packages, Prezi doesn’t use a slide-based approach. It’s presentations are built on one large whiteboard-like workspace.
This allows the presenter to give a visual representation of how the ideas in a presentation relate to each other. The presenter can set an order in which sections of the presentation are shown, using pathways between different sections, or you can simply pan around and zoom in and out as needed. And yes you can add video from a file or Youtube into Prezi as well. Prezi is cloud-based and is available as a downloadable application for Windows, Mac, iPhone and iPad, as well as being accessible on the Web via a browser. This is handy as well because this means that a user saves their presentations to the cloud and can continue to work on them from anywhere on different devices. Users need not be online to deliver presentations and Pro users can even create and edit presentations while offline.
Again you can share presentations and collaborate with other people when creating them. Multiple users can work on Prezi at the same time and can present with multiple people. You also have the ability to switch between presenters regardless of where they are located. Nice!
So there’s some tools to get your slides looking the part. Now engagement and delivery! Statistics show that human interaction keeps persons focused on the topic. The top marketers are using Live Video webinars or as some call them Webcasts why not give it a try. Create your slides in any of the presentation software’s we discussed then go live. Let us show you how you can educate and train your audience better than ever before combining the power of slides with your live stream. This is how companies build rapport with the viewer as well as keep them focused on the message.
As they say in the culinary arts “presentation is everything”. Why not adapt this in your webinar/ webcast presentations. Check all of this software out and use what feels comfortable for you. Or you can outsource. There’s somebody out there who can set up your presentation for you at a fair price.