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Alternatives to PowerPoint?

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HashtagTired Sat 11-Jan-20 20:22:55

It's a 5 minute presentation on something like 'what will you achieve in 6 months and how will you measure success?'

I'm after some alternatives to a PowerPoint. I'm wondering if I need anything at all?

But I'd like to have something, perhaps a handout, because whilst the presentation is 5 minutes, I'm sure there will be extensive discussion afterwards and it would be good to refer to something. But PowerPoint just seems a bit obvious! confused

Any thoughts?

QuestionableMouse Sat 11-Jan-20 20:27:15

What group are you presenting to? It'll be different for a peer group at uni and a group of senior managers in a corporate environment.

Coldfeetinsummer Sat 11-Jan-20 20:31:36

Where are you presenting? Use whatever is compatible with the tech there

HashtagTired Sun 12-Jan-20 08:58:15

It's an interview to senior managers in a corporate environment.

CosmoK Sun 12-Jan-20 09:17:41

Just stick with PowerPoint but make it look professional.
Whenever one seen people use something else it's just looked gimicky. Also, at least you know PowerPoint works whereas you run the risk of something new not being compatible.

The presentation should not be the main focus anyway - what you say and how you say it is the most important thing.

CosmoK Sun 12-Jan-20 09:19:05

*I've seen

weaselwords Sun 12-Jan-20 09:19:09

I’ve used Prezi in the past. Some people hate all the swooping about but I like it.

CosmoK Sun 12-Jan-20 09:19:52

Prezi gives me migraines

weaselwords Sun 12-Jan-20 09:20:35

prezi.com

weaselwords Sun 12-Jan-20 09:21:33

Yeah, my colleague said it gave her motion sickness grin

Mumteedum Sun 12-Jan-20 09:22:40

I used to like prezi and still do for some stuff but it has major accessibility issues so in education now its a no no.

I dislike PowerPoint do I've switched to using Microsoft sway. It's quick and easy but takes a but of getting used to.

CosmoK Sun 12-Jan-20 09:30:07

I work at a university and prezi was THE big thing years ago but I don't know anyone who uses it now.... accessibility is a big issue.

As a career guidance professional my advice would be to stick to what you know in an interview. Don't make it more stressful by using technology you aren't familiar with!

impostersyndrome Sun 12-Jan-20 16:36:24

Use Powerpoint, but as sophisticatedly as you can: e.g. automated transitions/ full page images with a single line of text, something graphically powerful that still conveys the message, but without dreaded bullets.

PiafPilaf Sun 12-Jan-20 16:40:23

Sway? Haven’t used it myself yet but it’s in office 365 and looks good

Mumteedum Sun 12-Jan-20 17:36:16

Yeah sway is weird. It's somewhere between a website and a presentation app.

Follow the template for presentations and it's quite nice and fast. You can do other things like online portfolios or newsletters etc too.

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