Presentation tools and trends 2021 – (Part 2)
The year 2020… what a year! The pandemic has made us realize even more how important staying in touch with each other really is. In fact, we can hardly do without physical contact. Unfortunately, we can’t see each other much in real life and, therefore, can’t plan offline meetings anymore. In fact, a whole new digital world has emerged. Communicating and presenting online is a trend. Fortunately, various presentation tools have been designed to make online contact more fun and above all easier. Last year, we wrote a blog about the tools and trends for 2020. In this blog we give you a dose of useful presentation tools and trends for 2021 to help you move forward in the creative direction. The tools have been reviewed and tested on usability, features and innovation. We have listed them for you below. We’ve already shared the first part of the blog with you, so let’s dig into part two!
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With many more people working from home, online presentation programs like Zoom are very important. But, of course, presenting via Zoom is very different from presenting in person. Due to the lack of physical contact, engaging and inspiring your audience can be more difficult. With Visme, you can not only get more involvement from your audience, you can also draw their attention immediately by choosing from many beautiful templates. With this tool, it doesn’t matter if you have experience with designing, it makes designing possible for everyone.
Visme is very easy to use and this tool is so popular that you can get information from anywhere. Visme is also completely free of charge and you can log in quickly and easily with your Google or Facebook account. The templates are easy to find and you can quickly navigate on the website.
When you are logged in, you can immediately choose from different themes. You can get started on a presentation, infographic, web graphic, social graphic, a document and other printed matters right away. You can choose from many different templates, which helps you gain a lot of new inspiration.
There are lots of similar tools that offer the same as Visme, but Visme does really differentiate by giving you the opportunity to really work on your own business. Again, it is possible to upgrade your account, but with Visme, the free version allows you more options than other tools do.
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Slidebean is a useful tool that creates templates for any business. They make templates for beginners, marketing organizations, corporates, sales organizations and educational institutions. Slidebean works with ‘Pitch Decks’. This means you can create a draft for a powerful pitch for your idea or business. On the website, there are several examples of large companies that have chosen Slidebean and it is also very interesting to have a look at their examples.
The website contains a lot of examples and you can also easily call in an expert. The website is clearly structured, and it is clear what Slidebean can facilitate. Registration is free and you can easily link your Google or Facebook account. Once logged in, you immediately get the opportunity to watch a video about how Slidebean works, which is very nice and useful.
Slidebean makes it easy to get in touch with experts. For example, you can schedule a call through the website, both for aid in designing your presentation and other questions. Once logged in, you have the choice to choose a template created by Slidebean, start from scratch or redesign your presentation. If you choose to use a template, you can choose from many different templates. Take a good look at which theme suits your idea or company best and before you know it, you will have created a powerful pitch deck.
I find this tool incredibly innovative. This is because I haven’t come across another tool that focuses on pitch decks. Usually, tools focus on creating effective and creative presentations, but this tool makes working with pitch decks very clean and clear.
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Slides is a modern presentation tool available right from your browser. You do not have to download anything in order to use this program. With Slides, you mainly create and share presentations online. During a meeting, conversation or presentation, you determine what your audience sees. You can even use your phone as a remote control. With Slides, you have full control over your own design.
On the website, you are given the choice of getting started right away or learning more about Slides. As you scroll down the page, you will learn more and more about how to get started on Slides. Each topic is clearly explained and displayed. It is possible to use this tool for free, but this limits the possibilities enormously. Unfortunately, your design will contain advertising whilst using the free version and can be found and viewed by everyone.
It is possible to share the design with your team and work on it together. You can clearly see who has changed what, and it’s also possible to post comments. You can use these reactions to give each other feedback or to compliment each other. This way your whole team stays involved, while you are working on the same project online. Slides has many different kinds of tools that allow you to make your presentation stand out even more.
Slides gives a twist to designing because Slide uses boxes. These boxes allow you to design even more precisely and neatly. It also provides a clear representation of your design, which can be very helpful and nice.
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Zapier is the right tool for you when you are quite busy. This tool connects the different apps you use every day. You get a notification when you receive messages, such as an email or a Facebook message. Zapier provides convenience and saves you time. You can automate your entire messaging process through this tool.
In the beginning, you have to apply and add a few things on Zapier, but, after that, everything is always updated automatically. All kinds of apps can be set up and linked to Zapier. You can easily navigate around the website and can easily find all the apps, as well. You just type in the name of the app you’re looking for and start linking right away. Some apps cannot be linked, those require a premium version of Zapier.
You don’t see a tool like Zapier come along very often. It is certainly very innovative and focuses on convenience and accessibility. The target group they want to address consists of people who are busy and, therefore, don’t always have the opportunity to check everything. Zapier wants to give these people a hand. It is a smart tool and definitely something you can easily apply to your daily life.
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A whole new world has arisen, and we can sense it with absolutely everything. Technology is getting better and better and it seems like all ideas and visions are becoming reality. Fectar is a very special program and is a very good example of the new world. AR (Augmented Reality) and VR (Virtual Reality) are becoming more and more popular and Fectar now makes it possible for everyone to use them on a daily basis.
Fectar is easy to use and extensive explanations can quickly be found on the website. Each topic is clearly displayed and explained. Once you open the app, a step-by-step guide pops up automatically. The positioning of your camera becomes clear and, in this way, you can quickly and easily take a look into the virtual world.
With Fectar, a lot is possible. Are you looking for certain shoes or clothes and do you need a little more certainty before your purchase? With Fectar, you can use your camera to find exactly those shoes and create a clearer picture of the product. This can influence your purchasing process either positively or negatively. You can also walk through the store with your camera and do some eye-shopping, without actually being in the store. It is even possible to use AR and VR to start your own business through Fectar. Create your own channel and personalize it to fit your own taste.
This tool is incredibly innovative and, as I said earlier, really a prelude of a new world. People are getting smarter with technology and are accomplishing more and more. This tool provides a whole new experience, so it is definitely something fun to try out sometime!
Before, we discussed the presentation tool ‘Fectar’. Fectar is the right example for a new and hip presentation tool. This gives us some insights into a new, digital world, in which much more is possible and in which we can expand our senses. We refer to Augmented Reality, but, in this case, mostly Virtual Reality. This quite extraordinary trend is right up that alley: Beemup. Beemup makes it possible to design your live event in 3D.
Why do people visit certain events? Beemup believes that it is about the unique moments that people are looking for when they participate in an event. With the event industry completely shut down as of March, many companies, organizations and artists are making the choice to go digital with their events. But is it possible at all to inspire and create a connection through a digital event? Is this how you get the full attention of the participants? Beemup offers an innovative solution.
Through Beemup, you get a lot of support in developing your own VR world. You draw up a plan together with the team. A team of specialists and designers provides the clients with the maximum bonding and wow-factor with their (online) audience. With the use of certain designs and techniques, Beemup helps companies, performers and speakers to tell their story in 3D. In approximately 14 days, everything is set up for you to share your 3D story.
With Beemup, companies can record and live stream stories and experiences in 3D. They use Virtual Reality for this and let the participants experience their event in a virtual world in which anything is possible. You change location, moment of the day, whatever you want. Beemup is thus building a future other and more innovative than webcams and windows to create both a way of bonding and experience remotely. Not only now, but also beyond the corona crisis.
This trend is incredibly innovative. Because many things are limited by the pandemic, people are always looking for solutions to make certain things possible again. Of course, real physical contact can never be completely replaced, but Beemup offers a very good alternative to get as close to that as possible. It is a very new experience and certainly something that will become indispensable in the future.
We rated the (presentation) tools we chose and tested on three aspects: usability, capabilities and innovation. In this second part of the blog, the tools with the highest rating are ‘Fectar’ and ‘Beemup’. This is because these two tools are the most innovative and new compared to the other tools. Technology offers us more and more nowadays and, with these tools, you really get introduced to a new world. With these useful programs, amongst others, we try to help our customers by creating beautiful presentations and other visuals. Would you like help with this or would you like some tips? Then get in touch with us through the contact form. We will schedule an informal (Zoom) appointment. Subscribe to our newsletter and keep an eye on the website for more interesting blogs!