Now I need to present (& work) online! 5 tips & tools
All social gatherings have been cancelled, speakers are sitting at home, and everyone in the industry is considering their options and trying to think in opportunities. How intense this is! Your thoughts are racing, going from being sad, to anger and back to thinking in opportunities. Are there any solutions? And how are we handling this ourselves?
The event branche was hit by the consequences of the corona virus first. Event organisers already cancelled events before the government took their first measures. We also got cancellations right away; as a presentation design company that mainly designs presentations that are used on events we are right in the middle of it. Handling this is hard, but we remain positive! In quiet periods like these we take the time to carry out tasks we have been postponing for a while, such as cleaning our computer folders and writing this blog ;). And of course we all work from home!
A lot of companies and people are willing to help in times of change. We also want to contribute with the knowledge and experience we have. And thus, for you some inspiration, tips and tools to express yourself online even better. The best of luck during this period!
Also some good news
We have a new company: The Next Level Speaker. The Next Level Speaker isn’t just a speakers agency; this speakers agency connect knowledge, network, experience and profession. Experienced speakers with 100+ talks per year coach (story) designers/speakers in presentation content, design, and delivery. Whether you’re a (professional) speaker – or want to be one – or you have an inspiring leadership role, together we’ll make you and/or your story grow. We’ll convert potential into professional.
We also have some customers who still want their events to take place, and came with creative solutions; a webinar or even a virtual reality event! A webinar is a composition of the words ‘web’ and ‘seminar’. People can only attend webinars online. There’s no chance to get infected here. There are various tools to organise webinars, such as www.webinar.nl.
1. Prezi Video
There are various options to spice up your online presentation. In a previous blog, in which we discussed popular trends and tools for 2020, we have mentioned Prezi Video before. This is a video creation tool which enables you to display both yourself and your visuals (your presentation) on screen simultaneously. You can display it live, but you can also record a video. On the left you can see an example of on of our Prezi Videos.
2. Visme for presentation templates
There are way more tools to design your online presentation with. Visme is a tool that helps you make visualisations as presentations, infographics or other visual content. Visme anticipates to the trend of making beautiful content fast. Visme has a lot to offer to make presentations with: templates, graphic elements, photography, and so on.
3. Canva supports your online presentations
Canva is a tool that’s developing strongly, they even offer the option of making videos now! It is easy to use, beautiful design wise, and it has an enormous collection of templates, icons, images and more. Designing slides has never been easier (and faster). This tool offers creative solutions and adapts to different formats quickly on your screen. It’s a great tool especially for non-designers.
4. Visual brainstorming with Miro
With Miro’s infinite zoomable canvas/web-whiteboard you can work exactly the way you want to. It reminds us of Prezi in 2010 a little bit. You can work simultaneously with your colleagues from home in this application. Unleash your creativity together, plan projects and create centralised information hubs to keep everyone in the loop. During this time, this tool is really useful for brainstorming and capturing ideas online. In the video on the right you can see what Miro is.
5. Virtual reality events? Meet Xplane©!
Since the end of 2019 Present Savvy is part of the Advisory Board of Xplane©. With Xplane© you can organise virtual reality (VR) events with (famous) speakers as avatars. This is a sustainable way of organising events. In the video on the left you can see exactly what this concept entails. Organising VR events certainly is a creative solution to keep your event from being cancelled!
Do you feel inspired by this blog and want advice on or help with designing your online presentation? Contact us!