I think we have all been in a presentation where we are struggling to keep focused and the only thing we can think of is where to go for our next holiday. Each slide is busier than the front cover of a newspaper, images and colors have been abused, and the presenter, even though 58 years old, has still not outgrown his fear of public speaking.

 

When organizing a meeting or event, the way the content and messages are conveyed, as well as the presentation techniques, are key to the project’s success. The tools used, as well as the presenters aptitude should be your focal areas.

Aren’t you tired of seeing the same carbon copy power point presentations? Take a look at some snazzy online presentation tools we recommend to make you stand out from the rest!

Prezi

Prezi is an online presentation software and storytelling tool. It takes the concept of the traditional whiteboard and turns it into a virtual canvas. The presenter can tell his own story, enabling people to see, understand and remember ideas in a more engaging way. Utilize a wide variety of templates and create non-linear presentations by zooming into your content instead of using traditional transitional slides.

Projeqt

Projeqt, is a non-linear online presentation software . Like Prezi, it aims to address the post-powerpoint world with greater freedom, style, and portability. Projeqt draws more heavily from the slide model, but allows users to create tangents and alternate paths in their presentations. Give your presentations a more dynamic feel, by pulling live tweets or blog feeds, inserting an interactive map, adding audio notes or simply streaming videos that you’ve found on the web

Animoto

Predictable power point transitions and out of place animations could have been forgiven in your university public speaking course, but now with the array of technology out there, they are just out of the question. If you are looking for some rich multimedia to give your presentation a different flare, try Animoto! Animoto is a video creation service (online and mobile) that makes it easy and fun for anyone to create and share extraordinary videos using their own pictures, video clips, words and music.

Knovio

Knovio is an innovative tool for turning PowerPoint slides into rich video presentations with just a web browser and webcam. With Knovio, you can take static PowerPoint slides to a new level with video and audio presentations that can be accessed anytime on-demand and shared with others through email and social media.

Zoho Docs

Organize and present your ideas more effectively. Engage your audience with visually appealing presentations. Use dynamic shapes, enhanced slide transition, animation effects and more!
Stay tuned for the next post that will focus on how to select your next keynote speaker!

(Sources http://edlab.tc.columbia.edu/index.php?q=node/6961)