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Death By PowerPoint – An Infographic

By John Rode on December 5, 2012

PowerPoint hasn’t been the “in” thing since Reagan was in the White House. In fact, a recent survey found some surprising facts regarding people using PowerPoint. More people would actually want to endure pain than face PowerPoint. What’s your pain of choice? Would you rather forgo sex tonight? Check out our animated infographic to see how you stack up (there’s music too!):


Presenting to Executives Like Your Career Depends On It

By John Rode on November 28, 2012

Good executive presentation skills are critical to business success. As your career expands, you’ll have opportunities to inform upper management – chances to showcase your ability to think and act strategically.

You can instill confidence or entirely blow it. Use this guide to help you think strategically about your next executive level presentation, and take your career to the next level.


A Presentation Design Guidebook for Rockstars

By John Rode on October 31, 2012

Your presentation is almost complete with interesting animations, concise recorded demos and attention-grabbing graphs. But why stop there? If you want to make your presentation really special, engage your audience and make an impact, take it up to 11 with this “Presentation Guidebook for Rockstars”.

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From JFK to Jobs: The Case for Simplicity in Presentations

By Maggie Summers on October 23, 2012

John F. Kennedy famously said,

“The only reason to give a speech is to change the world.”

We like to ascribe that aphorism to presentations, too. Why give a presentation if it’s not meant to change something, however small or large? Why spend time delivering a presentation that’s not meant to incite action?

In order to motivate change with our presentations, we must deliver our message as clear as possible to the audience. And that means boiling down the complicated until it turns simple. Simplicity is key in presentations, and with the help of a few quotes from celebrated gentlemen, here’s why. (more…)

10 Tips For Delivering a Memorable Presentation – Beyond the Basics

By John Rode on October 18, 2012

Anyone can give a presentation. But giving an effective presentation requires a little bit of preparation and skill. Whether your goal is to be memorable, entertaining, convincing or simply clear, the tips below can help you improve upon your basic presentation skills and bring your presentation to the next level.


A Presentation Design Guide for the Adventurous

By John Rode on October 11, 2012

Once you’ve got your word count under control, bullets to a minimum and decent colors and images (see Beginner’s Guide to Presentation Design) you’re on your way to a solid presentation. But a righteous presentation design requires a bit more consideration, so here are 10 ways to take it to the next level:

Intermediate Presentation Design


Instagram Your Presentation Stock Photos!

By John Rode on October 3, 2012

Instagram helps you to put a twist on the ordinary by applying filters to your photos. The filters can make them appear to come from a different era, evoke a new emotion or just add an interesting flare to your photos.

The good news is you can also apply the “Instagram effect” to your presentation stock photos with just a few clicks.

1977, Brannan, Kelvin, Hefe and Inkwell are just a few of the fun Instagram filters you can easily replicate.

In SlideRocket simply move the Brightness, Saturation, Contrast and Hue sliders until you achieve the desired effect, it’s really easy. The presentation below provides quick tips for recreating five of the popular Instragram filters, all set within a fun “Country” presentation theme with rock’in tunes.

SlideRocket Gets More Likeable With New Facebook Integration

By John Rode on September 27, 2012

Right on the heels of our Twitter Integration we’re pleased to announce that SlideRocket presentations now play within Facebook updates. All you have to do is paste the presentation link into your update and you’re good to go.

It’s no secret that images and video are a huge hit on Facebook, and SlideRocket presentations give you both. All of SlideRocket’s interactive features work within Facebook updates including hyperlinks, embedded videos, music, polls, animations, comments and slide transitions.

As an individual or company, the new SlideRocket Facebook integration will help you get the word out about your big ideas, products and fun presentations you have created. You can also now better leverage SlideRocket presentations as part of your Facebook advertising efforts and to keep your community of followers engaged.

Have fun with the new features we’ve just rolled out. We have a bunch of others we’re getting ready to introduce, so hold on tight!

How Not To Overdose On Presentation Animations

By John Rode on September 26, 2012

Presentation animations are a subtle, yet powerful way to ease the transition between your ideas and slides. Whether you Fade In, Materialize, or even FlyZoomSpin, the key to success in using animations and builds is to think of them as a garnish for your presentation, rather than the main course. (more…)

SlideRocket Unveils Snazzy Twitter Integration

By John Rode on September 18, 2012

Today we’re thrilled to announce a new, beautiful way to show off your amazing SlideRocket presentations on Twitter. It’s always been a snap to share a SlideRocket presentation on social media, and now your presentation will play right in your Tweet!

SlideRocket users already garner millions of presentation views each month, with views from social media growing exponentially.

SlideRocket’s new Twitter integration enables users to provide followers with more of the dramatic, visual content they’re craving.

SlideRocket presentations are ideal content for Twitter because they help tell your story with bold visuals, pleasing colors, killer music, videos and even live Twitter feeds.

Whoa, a live Twitter feed inside a live Twitter feed? Yah, totally. (more…)

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