We could all use some practice on upping our presentation skills. In today’s current climate — solid presentation skills (particularly online and remotely) are going to be the key to building business relationships moving forward.
I recently came across a statistic that said that 70% of people believe that solid presentation skills are critical to success. I’m definitely one of these people, as I can plainly see how one’s ability to give a clear and engaging presentation correlates to their professional success rate.
In today’s age of technology, digital presentations give us so much to work with. However, just because there are a plethora of tools available does not necessarily mean that they’re all being optimized. It doesn’t matter if you’re using the best tech on the market if you’re not using it well, so it’s a good idea to re-strategize your presentation approach.
Jumpstart your career by enhancing your presentation capacity with these 4 awesome presentation generators.
While a little advanced for the average computer-user, anyone familiar with Adobe products should give InDesign a whirl.
InDesign is much like Photoshop or Illustrator in that users get to start with a blank canvas and create anything they want. InDesign is specifically programmed for making gorgeous and professional spreads, books, and presentations.
InDesign is great if you want to put a heavy focus on image quality. InDesign gives you a lot of freedom regarding sizing and dimensions, so you can pack files full of HD images and graphics.
Save your work as a PDF and impress your audience with a presentation so good, they’ll think you hired a professional!
If you’re looking for the same excellent quality as something like InDesign, but need an easier and more affordable process, check out Canva. Canva keeps up with the big-names in presentation production with their simple-to-use and difficult to mess up slide creation tool.
Besides the auto-save function, Canva’s best feature is undoubtedly the free graphics and pre-loaded layouts. You don’t even have to think about it too much. Just put in your content, spice it up, and you’ve got a killer presentation.
Looking to go back to basics? PowerPoint is still here for you. PowerPoint is a classic industry-leader in digital presentation creation. This provider has managed to keep up with the times by adapting to new graphic preferences in consumers.
PowerPoint is easy, quick, and effective. Plus, users can upload their speaking notes onto a hidden side panel for your eyes only. You’ll look like you have it all memorized and you won’t risk boring your audience with text-filled presentations. It’s a win-win!
Get interactive with Prezi Business. Prezi presentations are anything but stagnant. These dynamic presentations are full of motion without becoming too difficult to produce. Prezi gives users tons of opportunities to customize their work and make it engaging. Give Prezi a try and start catching eyes.
I’m more than happy to share my list of go-to presentation boosters, but I’m eager to hear about your strategies, too. What tech solutions do you use for preparing, delivering, and closing a presentation? Let’s get a conversation brewing around professional presentations and help each other hone our skills.