There’s no denying infographics are great to communicate data in an engaging, easy to understand way. It’s also clear that many marketers are translating the lure of infographics into big time customer engagement. But at the same time the need to find innovative ways to boost your content above the growing crowd of infographics is growing.
In that spirit we’ve found that infographics and presentations are a match made in heaven. Why? Because they have so much more depth and, dare I say, “sizzle” than a typical flat infographic canvass.
Check out the interactive infographic below. It was created by enterprise social networking company Socialcast. They originally created it as an interactive infographic based on Flash. We simply took the design files and animated them with SlideRocket. Check out their cool use of animations and hyperlinks, not to mention their engaging narrative.
Creating an interactive infographic with a presentation only really requires a slight change in how you view your design space. Simply break your infographic design into sections. Most infographics generally follow this style already so it shouldn’t be a stretch for you or your designer. And you just load your design elements into SlideRocket and arrange how you like. And don’t forget these 3 tricks to add sizzle to your infographic:
- Animations – Build animations to draw attention to key aspects of your presentation.
- Transitions – Set your presentation transitions to slide up or sideways (or both) to give a vertical or horizontal infographic look.
- Hyperlinks – Place hyperlinks on shapes or text and link to other slides to allow your viewers to interact with your infographic.
In the coming weeks look for more infograph presentations built in SlideRocket. And just maybe we’ll start rolling out infographic templates you can use to quickly pull together an infographic – no design skills required!