Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

The American GeniusThe American Genius

Tech News

3 powerful tools to make your presentations more engaging

Creating presentations are an essential part of doing business in a technology-driven world, but we all need help making them better. These tools will help.

presentation

Get your presentation on point

Creating presentations can raise anxiety levels faster than realizing you forgot a deadline. Gathering, organizing and presenting information in a concise, engaging manner, is time-consuming to say the least, but we’ve all been there. Here are a few new tools that can taking your presentations from humdrum to noteworthy.

bar


recordit

The power of video:

Have you ever tried to walk someone through the process of using a new app or tool? Using images can be helpful, but video is even better. Most people respond better to be shown the actual steps and one of the most common ways to do this is the screencast. Think of it as a screenshot in motion. It’s basically a way to capture whatever you’re doing on your own computer, so you can share it with others. Recordit is a much faster way to create screencasts, plus it offers support for GIFs and Twitter. To use it, just head to the site and download the program. When you’re ready to start recording, you’ll set the area on the screen you want to record and press the “record” icon. It’s really that simple.

gifgrabber

Engaging animations:

Another great tool to make your presentations more engaging: GifGrabber. GifGrabber is a free Mac app that helps you make animated GIFs; no complicated animation knowledge necessary. To use, simply move the “capture” square over the video you’d like to capture, starting and stopping it any where you want. This allows you to make crops/splices without a separate program and when you you’re done, save it to your computer, or upload it with one click. Simple.


presentation

Creative templates:

The last tool that can keep your audience engaged, is Slides Carnival. Slides Carnival is a comprehensive template resource for Google Slide Shows. From playful, colorful, backgrounds to mind maps, scorecards, and key performance templates, Slides Carnival has it all. If you use PowerPoint instead, you can download your Google presentation as a PowerPoint file and continue working on your computer. You can also export your slides to other formats: PDF, JPG, PNG, and more. This allows you to use these fun, engaging templates, regardless of what your preferred presentation platform.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

#Presentations

Jennifer Walpole is a Senior Staff Writer at The American Genius and holds a Master's degree in English from the University of Oklahoma. She is a science fiction fanatic and enjoys writing way more than she should. She dreams of being a screenwriter and seeing her work on the big screen in Hollywood one day.

1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. Amber Esparza

    August 5, 2015 at 11:20 am

    Love the article! I plan to try some of these tips right away! Thank you!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

The
American Genius
news neatly in your inbox

Subscribe to our mailing list for news sent straight to your email inbox.

Advertisement

KEEP READING!

Business News

How this new software lets you beautifully design your next slides presentation without being an artist, but will make you look like one.

Tech News

(TECHNOLOGY) You're a living, breathing human, so you've heard of Marie Kondo by now, but did you know her method applies to more than...

Business Entrepreneur

(ENTREPRENEUR) Whether your project is an app or an art installation, there are innumerable speed bumps you can either hit or avoid - let's...

Opinion Editorials

(OPINION EDITORIAL) As we get older all sorts of things start to change but does that change include lessening creativity? It's possible.

The American Genius is a strong news voice in the entrepreneur and tech world, offering meaningful, concise insight into emerging technologies, the digital economy, best practices, and a shifting business culture. We refuse to publish fluff, and our readers rely on us for inspiring action. Copyright © 2005-2022, The American Genius, LLC.