Online presentations are considered as one of the effective marketing and communication tools. Publishing value-added content on variety of presentation websites can help you in keeping your clients informed, updated, and aware of information that is important to them. It also provides a platform to reach out to your target audience by increasing brand loyalty and customer satisfaction..
With more long-distance meetings going on due to increasing travel costs and decreasing expense accounts, you need to be able to show your work to clients and co-workers so they can easily see your point. Everyone loves online presentations. They offer easily digestible snippets of content that break down communication problems and understanding. when done right, they can provide an extra level of excitement and interactivity to a talk, or clarity to a concept. In this post I have gathered top notch online presentation tools for you to use. Besides using the tools below you may consider building a site using WordPress for presenting stuff online. Make sure you have a great theme. WordPress gallery themes are great for photographers and designers showcasing their creations in an online portfolio. However a wordpress magazine theme is excellent if you have a log of content and many categories you want to showcase on the front page.
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VCASMO will let you upload all of the usual variety of file formats that you need to create your presentations and allows you to add such things as subtitles, links to web sites within the presentation itself, skip to parts of a video even before it is done loading and many more user-friendly features.
2. 280 Slides
280 Slides is a free tool with a clean user interface. You can upload existing files or create your presentations right from 280 Slides. The built in media search allows you to easily include photos and movies from services like Flickr and YouTube in your presentations
Spresent allows you to create Flash-based presentations with the ability to import content from Flickr and YouTube, publish to the Web, provide links to the presentation, embed into blogs and more. They also offer a desktop application for $29.95 so you can work on your presentations at any time.
Presio is a tool for creating rich media web presentations. You can record audio or video alongside PowerPoint slides and images. Presentations can be published as HTML pages with embedded media in a variety of formats. Standard and Professional versions can be purchased for $89 or $199 respectively.
You can create as many presentations as you like with PreZentit; your only limitation is 250 MB of image storage. You can download your completed presentations to show any time you want even without an Internet connection. The presentations are created as Web pages, so you can also edit them by hand if the need should ever arise.
SlideRocket allows you to create presentations or upload your existing PowerPoint files. You can collaborate with teamworks to work on presentations, and each presentation can be shared by a URL or embedded in websites and blogs. SlideRocket includes detailed reporting that allows you to see who viewed your presentation, where, how long the were on each slide, and how they interacted with the slides. SlideRocket costs $24 per user per month with a 14-day free trial available.
Empressr bills itself as making rich media presentations. You can upload your own content such as video, images and audio to make your presentations, use content from sites such as Photobucket and Flickr and then share the links to your creations or embed them into blogs and social media websites. If you want to use the service for business presentations, they also include tools for charts and tables.
8. Google Docs
With Google Docs you can upload your own images and video, add text, and create presentations quickly. You can allow anyone to view or edit your presentation. Existing PowerPoint files can also be uploaded for sharing. Google Docs is free.
It is a high quality and easy-to-use online presentation sharing service. SlideBoom supports PowerPoint presentations, PPTX and slideshows (PPS, PPSX). It allows you to share and search presentations in 100+ different languages and across 30+ categories. It also provides a platform to discuss your presentations, create or join an interest group and embed presentations into your blog or website.
10. Zoho Show
This online tool helps in making powerful presentations to promote your product and business. You can create, edit and share your presentations from anywhere and anytime. Zoho Show’s pre-built themes, clipart and shapes coupled with features like drag-and-drop makes it an easy application to use. The chat feature is a great tool to complement your remote presentation, if you wish to have a private conversation with your client, just click on their names to bring up a private chat window. You can make presentation public by embedding them in your blog, website etc.
Prezi is an online presentation tool with both free and paid plans. With any plan you can easily create your own presentations and share them online or download them for offline viewing. With paid plans (starting at $59 per year) you get additional features like making presentations private and the ability to work offline.
SlideShare is another online presentation tool that has both free and paid options. With the free plan your presentations will include ads, but you will get unlimited uploads. Paid plans start at $19 per month and offer additional features like no ads, private uploads, analytics, and buzz tracking to see who is sharing your content on sites like Twitter and Facebook.
With Knoodle you can create dual panel presentations and synch PowerPoint presentations to video. Presentations can be shared via a custom-branded webpage or embedded in websites and blogs. Plans start at $14.99 per month with a 30-day free trial available.
Very easy to add audio by mP3 upload or even by phone. Very well suited to business professionals. and its free
Slidebank is a “presentation management solution for companies with thousands of PowerPoint slides that nobody can find.” It includes a lot of features for sharing presentations as well as storing and searching. With SlideBank you can also create new presentations in addition to just working with existing ones.
Another website for online slideshow presentations. Myplick.com is a free service that users can use to create slide shows with previously existing files, improve them using its resources, and easily share them with their network. You can upload files in PowerPoint, Pdf, Openoffice, odp etc. You can also sync audio files to your slides and share them publically or privately to with your group. They also provide you stats on slide navigations, popular slides and which slides were people most likely to leave from, etc. They have variety of categories to choose from including hot plicks, featured plicks and recent plicks.
Mindflash is geared towards training materials and working with your existing presentations and training files (PowerPoint, video, Word, or PDFs). Mindflash converts them into an online course that you can share with anyone that you are training.
This online tool enables you to easily share, discover and view PowerPoint presentations online. It allows you to add special effects in your presentations like narration & continuous audio, video, animations & transitions and hyperlinks. Its “Presentation of the Week” section is included for additional reference purposes. The presentations that have received the best ratings and the ones that have been viewed the most are equally highlighted. You can share presentations publically and privately and you can also add them on your social media profiles.
authorSTREAM allows you to upload PowerPoint presentations and share them with others online. The presentations can be shared via a URL, email, or they can be embedded. Presentations can be downloaded as a video and shared on YouTube.
BrinkPad is a Java-based presentation creator that allows you to save your finished work to the Web, save to disk, save as JPGs and more. The interface is a bit simplistic looking, but quite robust in the number of tools it offers.
Upload PPT, ODP, PPS and PDF files to create your online presentations and then share them on sites such as Facebook, Orkut, Blogger, Hi5 and more.
The Google Docs suite of office products includes a presentation tool that will allow you to collaborate with others just as you do with any of its other products. When completed, you can download the finished projects as PDFs, PowerPoint or text documents.
Dustin Betonio is a Translation Management graduate at University of Mindanao. His earlier career was devoted on customer service outside the information highway. Currently studying Law in the same University.