Here are the Top Tools for Online Presentations

Turn your next presentation into digital dynamite.

In this era of Zoom conferences and Microsoft Team Meetings, it’s important to know your options for presenting powerful and effective online presentations.

Microsoft PowerPoint is the industry leader and has been for a long time. But alternatives like Beautiful.ai, Zoho Show and Prezi offer features and enhancements to turn your next presentation into digital dynamite.

“The best business presentation tools offer customizable pre-built templates and let you download your slides in different formats,” according to the US Chamber of Commerce website CO. “Some apps allow teams to collaborate during the creation process, publish the slide show to a web page, and present without leaving the platform. Others integrate with your favorite video conferencing tools, and you can broadcast your slides to a television screen.”

Below are six presentation platforms to consider.

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6 Online Presentation Tools for Lawyers

The following is courtesy of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce CO and business writer Jessica Elliott, from her article 6 Business Presentation Tools:

Option #1: Microsoft PowerPoint. “Microsoft 365 business subscriptions come with PowerPoint, and the presentation software offers dozens of slide templates,” writes Elliott. “You can track changes and improve your speech with help from the Presenter Coach. The Microsoft platform supports on-demand and live events and has speech-to-text transcriptions and high-definition (HD) video. It works equally well for face-to-face presentations.”

Option #2: Canva. This free PowerPoint alternative is known for its graphic design and editing functions, but it also has presentation features. “Hundreds of templates for pitch decks, keynotes, conferences, and other business-related categories. It works well on mobile and desktop devices. Plus, you can download slides as PDF or PowerPoint files. Alternatively, Canva will publish your slides to a web page and give you a shareable link.”

Option #3: Prezi. “You can appear next to your content on the screen during presentations, making Prezi an excellent option for remote meetings. Prezi integrates with Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, and more. The cloud-based platform works on Mac, Windows, and Chrome devices.”

Option #4: Beautiful.ai. “A good choice for people without design experience and can help you give a great presentation. But, it lacks advanced presentation features and integrates with fewer programs than Prezi. Like Canva, Beautiful.ai works best for sharing a presentation online, not presenting live.”

Option #5: Zoho Show. “It offers more than 100 templates, and you can import and export files in multiple formats, including PDF and PowerPoint. During your presentation, you can let another user take control of the slide deck and interact with attendees through a chat panel.”

Option #6: Google Slides. This platform is free to use and available with Google Workspace subscriptions. “The presenter view offers live captions and speaker notes, or you can present to Google Meet without leaving the Slides program. Like PowerPoint, you can track changes and use video, images, and charts.”

Source: 6 Business Presentation Tools for Small Businesses (uschamber.com)

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