5 Powerful Presentation Tools

Did you ever feel disconnected or bored at a meeting? You felt disconnected from the speaker despite having many ideas. However, the presentation was not deep and engaging.
I’ve been to many meetings and speaking sessions such as these and it is a shame that great ideas are discarded without anyone noticing. You also lose the chance to impact your audience and incite them to action.
It’s possible to do it. Imagine presenting a proposal to your stakeholders. They are extremely busy and have a limited attention span. You only have two minutes to make a good first impression and sell your ideas. Your ideas must stick. You want their eyes to light up and they to say, “I get it!”
What if your presentation is sloppy and so-so? It’s far from the truth.
Your ideas can be powerfully communicated to your stakeholders at meetings or at major presentations.
Let’s take a look in this post at 5 tools that can be used to create powerful and meaningful presentations.
1. Keynote for OS X and Microsoft Powerpoint
These presentation tools can be used on any computer, Mac or Windows. These tools are already built into your computer and include all the features you need for a great presentation.
You can improve the presentation quality by using custom templates and themes. These templates are more appealing than the default ones because they have better design and typography. You can find many templates and themes that you can customize for free, or you can purchase them from well-known sellers.
2. Haiku Deck
Haiku Deck is a browser-based presentation tool that’s free to use. It has one mission: To be able tell each person’s story in a fun, compelling way and to create a memorable experience which rallies support for a great concept.
It is hard to believe that such a powerful tool could be free for everyone. The Popular and Featured galleries provide a quick overview of the many options available for creating stunning and eye-catching presentations on almost any topic or purpose.
3. Evernote’s Presentation Mode
Are you an Evernote user You can present your valuable notes to your team by using the Presentation Mode feature if you subscribe to their Premium or Business service plans.
Presentation Mode was founded on the idea that presentations shouldn’t be boring or painful for everyone. Presentation Mode is designed for small group presentations and team meetings. It allows you to present and display your notes to your audience without the need to translate them or transfer them to presentation software.
Presentation Mode includes many useful tools, including keyboard shortcuts, a laser-pointer to keep the audience’s focus, the ability to switch notes and more. Presentation Mode is free for 30 days.
4. Prezi
Prezi is another web-based online presentation tool that takes technology to a new level. Prezi presentations are interactive, customizable and animated. They are designed to grab and hold your attention from the beginning to the end.
Its most distinctive features include the ability to zoom in and navigate to different aspects of your story. You can insert images or videos to illustrate your ideas. Your presentations are always accessible wherever you need them.
5. TeamGantt
Yes, even beautiful gantt charts software can present ideas in an efficient way!
TeamGantt is a visually appealing and comprehensive tool that allows you to show your team and stakeholders the progress of your projects. You can easily see which tasks are due, in progress, and the availability of each team member. You can also hide completed tasks so you don’t have to.