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AudioMicro Brings Music & Effects To The SlideRocket Marketplace

By Nat Robinson on June 11, 2009

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” – Bob Marley (1945-1981)

AudioMicro brings music and sound fx to the SlideRocket Marketplace

AudioMicro brings music and sound effects to the SlideRocket Marketplace

This week we added music and sound effects to the SlideRocket Marketplace via our newest content partner AudioMicro. AudioMicro provides an extensive library of user-generated micro stock music, sound effects, production music, production elements and music cues for incredibly low prices and we’re very happy to offer this content, tightly integrated into SlideRocket, to help you make great presentations.

As with any communication media, presentations (especially ones delivered sans presenter) are greatly enhanced with the addition of appropriate audio. Music can help determine the mood or character of your presentation and compliment or accentuate your message, while effects can be used to grab attention or create highlights. More importantly audio can create an emotional reaction to your presentation communications which makes them far more memorable for viewers. The combination of these is perhaps why presentations with audio are on average watched 2 to 3 times longer than those without. To see AudioMicro’s library of audio just login to SlideRocket and click on the Marketplace button at the top of the screen. You can search across genres, preview tracks and then click to buy and add your selected audio files to your library, it’s that simple.

“SlideRocket’s beautiful design and powerful communication capabilities made a natural fit for the AudioMicro music and sound effects library”, said Ryan Born, chief executive officer, AudioMicro. “50% of the entertainment value of visual media comes from the audio.  With over 125,000 tracks to choose from, SlideRocket users are now able to create more compelling, attention grabbing presentations, using AudioMicro music and effects to engage their audience.”

At SlideRocket we’re embracing the use of audio in our own corporate communications. Here’s an example of a presentation news release we created that uses an ambient music bed to a produce a futuristic, upbeat mood for telling our SlideRocket Marketplace story. This presentation auto-runs for 82 seconds but has an average viewing time of 4m 52s, roughly 4 times longer than the programmed length. In addition our SlideRocket presentation metrics tells us that viewers stayed on the last slide for an average of 2m 46s just to listen to the remainder of the audio track. Impressive. If you have SlideRocket presentations that use audio, we’d love to see er… hear them. Please send your published presentation link to community at sliderocket dot com.

Music and effects adds another element to our vision of a complete content and services marketplace for you to use as you build your multimedia communications but we’re not stopping here. Stay tuned for more marketplace updates and if you have either content or services you’d like to offer via the SlideRocket Marketplace please send an email to marketplace at sliderocket dot com and let us know how you’d like to get involved.

Printing Just Got Easier!

By Nat Robinson on November 22, 2008

Imagine this scenario, you’re presenting at an executive meeting in Atlanta. You want to leave a copy of your presentation with the attendees so you go down to your local copy center with your thumb drive, print and bind 50 copies of your slides, (hopefully) pack them in your suitcase, go to your meeting and then hand them out (slightly creased) to your attendees. Kind of a pain.

We have great news, printing just got easier. This week we launched a great new way to print presentations using a service provided by one of our SlideRocket Marketplace partners. Mimeo let’s you print and deliver your presentations anywhere in the country overnight. They digitally print then bind your presentations with the paper and binding of your choice giving you crisp clean print outs with a professional look. Then they ship them to anywhere in North America (soon to include Europe) so they arrive the next day, in great shape, anywhere you want, like the bell desk of the hotel you’ll be staying at. No more schlepping boxes of collateral through airport security.

To see Mimeo in action just open your presentation in SlideRocket, Select Print from the File menu then select Mimeo from your print options.

Printing just got better with SlideRocket and Mimeo.

Printing just got easier with SlideRocket and Mimeo.

Follow the on screen instructions to choose your print options, then click ok to complete your order and expect your beautifully printed presentations on your doorstep tomorrow.

This is just one of the many SlideRocket Marketplace content and service offerings we’ll be integrating to help you streamline your workflows and make great presentations. Stay tuned for more Marketplace partners, coming soon…

SlideRocket – Open for Business

By Nat Robinson on October 28, 2008

Today we’re announcing the general availability of SlideRocket which means we’re open for business! You can read the press release for all the juicy details but here’s the readers digest version:

  • SlideRocket is now available in three tiers, Free, Individual, Business
  • Everyone can take advantage of a 30 day trial and we have introductory pricing for a limited time.
  • We have new collaboration features that will help you make great presentations as a team
  • The SlideRocket Marketplace is launching with 3 charter partners, Fotolia (a huge library of stock photography), Mimeo (print and delivery services) and PresentationPro (icons, graphics, themes). There are many more waiting to be announced so watch this space…

If you’re already a beta user the good news is that you’ll automatically be converted to a 30 day trial the next time you log in. At the end of 30 days you can decide if you want to continue with a Free account or use the advanced features of the Individual or Business accounts.

We’re extremely grateful to everyone who contributed to the beta program and we’re excited to enter the next phase of our business. Although we’re evolving as a company our mission remains the same:

SlideRocket is committed to providing the best presentation experience to individuals and businesses around the world through innovative and compelling software-as-a-service.

We’re looking forward to helping you make great presentations.

The SlideRocket Team