This post originally appeared on techsoup.org's blog and was written by Patrick Duggan, Marketing & Technology Writer.
SlideRocket is a cloud-based tool for creating, managing, and
sharing visual presentations. Similar to a beefed-up PowerPoint, SlideRocket
lets you build multimedia slideshows. Presentations
can be shown in person, presented live to up to 25 viewers on SlideRocket's
website, or embeded into your own site so anyone can watch and interact with them
Putting your presentation online makes
it available to a wider audience and frees it from the same-old model of a
speaker in front of a projector. A compelling story from your organization,
told right on your website, is a great way to attract new donors. Plus, a visual
tour of an upcoming event that anyone can access can help to build interest
from the local community.
You can customize your slides with
text and image, but also embed flash animation, audio and narration, Flickr
streams, Google and YouTube video, and even your Twitter feed and Facebook
wall. Sharing a video of a recent success or showing the real-time activity on
your Twitter feed is a powerful visual for reaching out to patrons, donors, and
Want to get a better idea of what
separates SlideRocket from programs like PowerPoint and KeyNote? Take a free,
interactive tour of SlideRocket on their website. And, check out a ton of online
presentations from last year's SXSW Accelerator.
Some of SlideRocket's other features
- A drag-and-drop interface allows users of all skill
levels to create presentations within any web browser.
- Embed polls into your presentation, to get immediate
feedback and hold votes.
- Archive your presentations and embed them on your
website or blog for easy sharing or use as training and educational
- SlideRocket stores your presentations on its secure
servers, saving space on your hard drive.
- One presentation can be edited by several users
simultaneously (note that the donated version available through TechSoup Canada only
comes with one or two user licenses; the discounted version offers an
unlimited amount of licenses).
I also recommend this free webinar from SlideRocket's Guy Kawasaki
, delivering a talk on how to make a great
presentation. Plus, visit TechSoup's Learning Center to learn what not to do