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Presentation Tips and Resources – SlideRocket Monthly Newsletter

By John Rode on April 6, 2012

March 2012

Orbit is your source for presentation tips and resources. From amazing presentations, to insightful webinars, to inspiring presentation tips, Orbit is your resource for the latest content from SlideRocket.


Webinar: The Future of Sales

Customers learn far more about what they want to purchase by searching the web. This webinar will help you understand which sales tools can help you better reach, engage with, and win your prospects’ business.  April 25 @ 11 AM (Pacific)

Register Now. (more…)

Presentation Images – The Exploded Flowers Collection

By John Rode on March 21, 2012

"Exploded Flowers" by Chi Wei, curated on Pinterest

Visuals are of course a critical component of your presentations, along with storyline, audio, and delivery. And while visuals can include things like fonts, videos, animations, effects and transitions, presentation images are the most dramatic and commonly used visuals.

While browsing Pinterest looking for “stunning images” I came across Chi Wei’s “Exploded Flowers” collection. And it was soon obvious it deserved a dedicated Amazing Flower Images board. (more…)

How to Record a Webinar – 7 Reasons Online Presentations Rock

By John Rode on March 20, 2012

We often make recording a webinar more complex than it needs to be, particularly when recording on-demand webinars. Sure, you can use webinar platforms like GoToWebinar or Webex, but you may find they’re overkill and introduce unwanted complexity. Screencast tools like Camtasia are a better option for recording an on-demand webinar if you’re doing a demo or jumping between applications or windows. But for straight slides, which the majority of webinars are, online presentations are the way to go. (more…)

Geek’s Guide to Building Your SXSW Schedule

By John Rode on March 5, 2012

Geek's Guide to the SXSW Schedule

The SXSW schedule is packed with sessions for the Geek in all of us. From apps to lasers, hackers to green energy, we’ve culled the sessions to make it easier to build your SXSW schedule.

Are you a marketer and a geek? God bless you! Check out the SXSW Session Guide For Marketers as well.

After your sessions, stop by the SlideRocket booth right next to the SXsaloon and geek out with a nice cold one. (more…)

Viral Marketing Examples – 7 Inspiring Facts and 5 Tips

By John Rode on February 29, 2012

This viral presentation receives 2,000 to 5,000 views per day.

We’re always excited to share viral marketing examples, of the presentation kind of course! This presentation is currently going viral based purely on the quality of the presentation and a few well-considered tactics.

So, here are 7 inspiring nuggets about this presentation that may just convince you to also launch a viral presentation campaign: (more…)

Make an Impact – How Roger Doiron Got Us to “Eat the View”

In this guest post, Roger Doiron shares how he turned his vision for healthy, sustainable foods into a grassroots movement that reached all the way to the White House. Roger is founder of Kitchen Gardeners International (KGI), a nonprofit network of over 20,000 individuals from 100 countries who are taking a (dirty) hands-on approach to relocalizing the food supply.

Back in January of 2008, I had a big idea. An idea so big it would need White House approval. The non-profit group I’d founded, Kitchen Gardeners, had just been selected for an Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy fellowship.  The goal was to get healthy and sustainable foods in the news and on America’s plate. (more…)

Click to Tweet Helps Presentations Go Viral

By John Rode on February 16, 2012

There are many channels that can help your online presentation to go viral. Twitter of course should be on your shortlist.

To boost the juice that you get from Twitter be sure to pepper your presentation with Twitter calls to action (at appropriate points in your presentation of course). Click to Tweet is a tool that can help you do this quickly and effectively by enabling you to customize the Tweet that will appear when people click the Twitter bird, or other icon or text you choose to have trigger the Tweet. (more…)

Valentines Day Cards SlideRocket Style

By John Rode on February 13, 2012

Leave it to SlideRocket to create Valentines Day cards called the “Unvalentine” and the “Singletine”. Each celebrates Valentines Day in its own special way. With a touch of irreverence and plenty of style, these presentations are worth a view and a share.

The Unvalentine

True, this Valentines Day card is a bit snarky. But look under the sarcastic exterior and you see a hopeful message of finding happiness within yourself.

The Singletine

Valentines Day doesn’t have to be dominated by smoochy couples and lovebirds. Celebrate your independence by sharing this presentation with the single people in your life, and maybe even a few married people too.

SlideRocket Non-profit Presentation Competition Gets a Boost

By John Rode on February 8, 2012

SlideRocket is thrilled to announce the availability of an additional $10,000 in donation prizes for our 2012 “Make an Impact” Non-profit Presentation Contest. This brings the total donations that will be awarded* to an eye-popping $30,000! Additionally, our panel of five distinguished presentation judges has just been selected.

On-demand Webinar: How to Bring Your Big Ideas to Life

By John Rode on January 19, 2012

Ideas are powerful, but as you seek to bring them to life and make an impact, how do you tackle the inevitable roadblocks that will arise? How do you surmount the moments of uncertainty and doubt that can derail your goals?

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