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5 Chrome extensions that will help you create rockstar presentations

Whether you’re a realtor needing to give a listing presentation, a startup company about to present a pitch, or a small business owner wanting to create the perfect sales presentation, having the right presentation software can make all the difference. While many presentation software options come with a hefty price tag, there is an easier, cheaper option—a simple Chrome extension. Here are five Chrome extensions that are completely free and will give you the tools you need to create rockstar presentations and pitches.

1. Prezi

Prezi – Since slides were first used to create professional presentations and pitches, they have been nothing but linear: one slide after another after another. But Prezi changes all of that. Prezi allows you to create a presentation “canvas.” This means that you can create non-linear presentations by grouping videos, pictures, and slides together or separately. As you may know, having a presentation move forward perfectly according to your original plan is difficult and also limiting. With Prezi, you can talk about what you want when you want, depending on questions from the viewers or if you need to cut your presentation short. You finally have the power and control to make a fantastic, visually-appealing presentation.

2. SlideRocket

SlideRocket – Presentations or pitches you create with SlideRocket can be accessed from anywhere, sent to others through a simple link, viewable on iPads and iPhones, and can be shared in web meetings in real time. SlideRocket even gives you a collaboration option so you can create presentations with the help of your peers. One unique feature of SlideRocket is you can enable presentation analytics to track the views of your presentation, which could be great for small businesses that send sales pitches to potential investors.

3. SlideGo

SlideGo – If you’re looking for an extension that allows you to include drawings and text animations, SlideGo is a great option to consider. Just like some of the other presentation extensions listed above, you can access your presentation online through any computer. You can also download it to use offline, which makes SlideGo very convenient for the on-the-go business professional. While it’s great for creating presentations, it can also be used to make interactive content, including quizzes and crossword puzzles.

4. SlidePoint

SlidePoint – The SlidePoint extension uses HTML5, so it doesn’t require Flash. You can upload previously created presentations or create something new. You can share your presentation through an easy link or you can even embed it into your blog or website, making it accessible to an even larger audience—not to mention that SlidePoint presentations work on mobile devices and you can add audio narrations to each of your slides.

5. Zoho Show

Zoho Show – When it comes to slide transitions, Zoho Show offers over thirty different styles. And if you’re looking for an extension with precision, ZohoShow uses grids and guides to place objects and even allows you to zoom in or out on the grids, making for perfect placement every time. ZohoShow also gives you the option to import Picassa or Flickr pictures straight to your presentation.

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The perfect presentation or pitch can mean hooking the big investor, presenting the perfect home or real estate purchase to your client, or making a difference within your company. Whatever your end goal, these five Chrome extensions can make that happen. Now all you have to do is find the right extension. And because they’re free, there’s no harm in test driving a few until you’re satisfied.

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The American Genius Staff Writer: Charlene Jimenez earned her Master's Degree in Arts and Culture with a Creative Writing concentration from the University of Denver after earning her Bachelor's Degree in English from Brigham Young University in Idaho. Jimenez's column is dedicated to business and technology tips, trends and best practices for entrepreneurs and small business professionals.

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