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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.

The Future: Selling With Social Media

By John Rode on April 25, 2012

The role of sales has fundamentally changed because customers find much of the information they need to make purchase decisions on the web. To adapt, forward-thinking sales teams are employing a cadre of sales tools to engage with, and win the trust of, prospective customers.

In this webinar, Jacco van der Kooij and Dan Adams discuss this new selling paradigm and share their perspectives on key sales tools and techniques you should consider employing to help you sell more effectively.

The following is the Q&A transcript from the webinar:

Sales Presentations – When and How to Effectively Use Video

By Jacco VanderKooij on April 19, 2012

This is a guest blog post by Jacco VanderKooij, an entrepreneurial sales executive with a 10+ years proven sales track record. Jacco brings rigorous discipline and boundless energy to sales organizations. On Apr 25, Jacco will present the webinar The Future of Sales, Selling With Social Media. Join us!

Over the past 10 years I have delivered close to 1,000 sales presentations. In that time, my use of video during in-person sales meetings has had perhaps the biggest, most surprising impact on my ability to deliver an exceptional presentation.

At first, I was reluctant to try video during an in-person sales presentation. My fear was the video would distract my audience, (more…)

Introducing the 5 Winners of the SlideRocket Non-profit Presentation Contest

By John Rode on April 11, 2012

Congratulations to the five winners of the SlideRocket Non-profit Presentation Contest! Well Done! Please take a few moments to view and share the winning presentations below. And a big congratulations to all the presentation contest participants. It really was a close race!

The first place winner will receive a $10,000 donation from SlideRocket, and each of the other four winners will receive a $5,000 donation. To process your donation, we will contact you directly via the email you used to register for SlideRocket. If you are one of the winners and have any questions or concerns please email

The judges made their selections of the best presentations based on unique views, best storyline, composition and compelling cause. So, without further ado, here are the winning presentations! (more…)

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…)

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…)

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.

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?

11 Unsung Heroes to Inspire Your 2012

By Heidi Jackman on January 5, 2012

With the New Year comes reflection and resolutions. Looking back on 2011, a year with natural disasters to political upheavals, I wanted to find inspiration for 2012 in uplifting stories. The ones that engaged and truly inspired me were the ones touched with realism, that took place during the course of the every day lives of “real people”.

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