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Best way to share audio + text content for viewing on iPhone?

I want to create multi-page content consisting of text + spoken-word-audio, viewable on iPhone. Content consumption would work as follows: 1. Page displays text and plays audio (additional tap to launch audio would be okay) 2. User taps something to call up next page. My first thought was Powerpoint, but I haven't found an iPhone app that handles audio embedded in PPT. I'm limited to working on my Windows PC, so I think Keynote is out. Any thoughts on a format to use for the content, and app to use to consume it? [more inside]
posted by bigjoec on Jul 5, 2014 - 9 answers

Presenting with multiple screens but NOT for notes

I'll be giving a presentation in a month in a meeting room that has three projectors connected to a computer. I would like to maximize the use of this space by making my presentation encompass the entire area of the three screens. How would I go about this? My current ideas: [more inside]
posted by ajackson on May 11, 2014 - 2 answers

Apple Keynote or OpenOffice Impress for making Powerpoints?

I am in charge of developing a series of presentation slides for a facilitated train-the-trainer session, and the trainers (both levels) need to have the ability to use the slides afterwards. While I have access to Apple Keynote or OpenOffice Impress to make these slides, I can't assume that the trainers will have anything other than Microsoft Powerpoint. Which product should I use, and what "gotchas" do I need to watch out for in terms of feature incompatibility? [more inside]
posted by philosophygeek on Apr 3, 2014 - 19 answers

How to make the best videoconference presentation to a large audience?

I am delivering a PowerPoint presentation on my scientific research to undergraduates by videoconference. What special considerations should I make for the videoconference medium? Specifically, when should I switch between displaying the slides and video of my face? [more inside]
posted by grouse on Mar 5, 2014 - 10 answers

What is the best colour for a beamer in a not-sufficiently-darkened room

I'm preparing a presentation and I know that the projector available is quite bad, and the room where I will give this presentation doesn't have proper blinds so it's relatively bright. My slides are very simple, white background, black text, and a third colour for some highlights. I wonder: does the hive mind know what this colour should be in order to be really visible and actually highlight my stuff, given the aforementioned conditions?
posted by buck:fuller on Oct 13, 2013 - 5 answers

Basic PowerPoint question re: speaker's notes

How does the speaker's notes function work in PowerPoint? [more inside]
posted by sardonyx on Feb 28, 2013 - 8 answers

How can I export MS Powerpoint to a Word document?

How can I export MS Powerpoint to a Word document? [more inside]
posted by Jahaza on Dec 14, 2012 - 4 answers

Powerpoint - stick to 4:3 or go widescreen?

How far along are we in moving from 4:3 to widescreen LCD projectors for (e.g.) PowerPoint presentations. Is my current 4:3 default still sensible? [more inside]
posted by vogel on Nov 27, 2012 - 9 answers

List of Top Best Tips for the Making of Making a Point

What's your favorite list of Powerpoint/Keynote/presentation do's and don'ts? [more inside]
posted by humannaire on Sep 1, 2012 - 14 answers

Powerpoint, but only for five minutes, for better or worse.

Have you ever seen an Ignite presentation? What do you like and/or dislike about them? [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on Jun 8, 2012 - 15 answers

Prezi and its possible relatives?

To Prezi or not to Prezi, and a general question about such things. [more inside]
posted by Iosephus on May 15, 2012 - 12 answers

What's the deal with pecha kucha?

I'm curious about Pecha Kucha. Can one use it in business (not just in design-y businesses)? What are some stellar examples? What's the best software to use? Or is this just all for fun? [more inside]
posted by digitalprimate on Apr 24, 2012 - 2 answers

PowerPoint, why are you so difficult?

I have a few questions about using animation and slide transitions in PowerPoint. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Mar 13, 2012 - 14 answers

LibreOffice Impress question

Super n00b question for LibreOffice Impress. [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb on Jan 19, 2012 - 4 answers

How can I create a PowerPoint presentation that looks like it's from 1994?

How should I go about preparing a historically accurate / vintage PowerPoint presentation? I would like to conform to the abilities and (potentially nightmarish) limitations of, say, PowerPoint 4.0 (1994). [more inside]
posted by sixswitch on Jan 3, 2012 - 10 answers

How to turn audio and slides into a video

I have an audio recording of a presentation and a PDF with the slides. What's the best way to post these online so people can watch it as a video, or at least look at the slides while listening to the audio? [more inside]
posted by modernserf on Nov 21, 2011 - 2 answers

Dim lights, power on display, launch powerpoint at same time.

Need to dim the lights, turn on display and launch a video or PowerPoint with a remote control. Possible? [more inside]
posted by Jackie_Treehorn on Jun 24, 2011 - 4 answers

Black or white background for presentation slides

I'm speaking at a technical conference in about 2 weeks and my slides (in openoffice) are using black as its background color. But recently in a podcast, several people commented that for conferences, it is mandatory that slides use white for the background to enhance the legibility. On this previous question, the commented used white text on an almost black background. Should I reformat my slides to use a white background ?
posted by lahersedor on May 27, 2011 - 21 answers

How do I find the sweet spot at the intersection of speedy and spiffy?

I would really appreciate any assistance in establishing a workflow for scanning images from the books I have piled on my desk as I prepare a series of "slide lectures" for an art history class I will be teaching from April. I'm sure there are AskMefites out there who are experienced enough to be doing this kind of thing in their sleep; I'd love to hear from you! Any help is appreciated! [more inside]
posted by segatakai on Jan 6, 2011 - 8 answers

Why keynote?

I often hear people say that Keynote is a superior product to Powerpoint, but I don't know why. Hive mind, can you help me understand what Keynote allows you to do that you can't do, or can't do as easily, in Powerpoint? [more inside]
posted by philosophygeek on Oct 10, 2010 - 21 answers

The best presentation you ever saw.

I'm looking for examples of great presentations, including visuals (PowerPoint or otherwise). I've been browsing TED.com and keep finding inspiring speeches but not necessarily examples of great supplemental visuals. I'm sure there are examples there and elsewhere. YouTube links or otherwise would be great. [more inside]
posted by pithy comment on Aug 26, 2010 - 15 answers

Clicky McClickerson

How can I use my BlackBerry 8330 as a "clicker" for a presentation? [more inside]
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints on Apr 21, 2010 - 6 answers

Swoopy-Zoomy Preso

Whoa. What presentation software is this presenter using? [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep on Apr 6, 2010 - 6 answers

Looking to up my presentation skills in NYC

I'm looking for a job doing presentation graphics (in law firms, possibly financial firms); this is about 30% of my current job at a law firm. I'm one of very few "experts" at my firm which isn't very technologically advanced in this area, so I'm afraid that my skills won't cut it in the outside world. I need advice on how to upgrade my skills. [more inside]
posted by kenzi23 on Sep 30, 2009 - 2 answers

I'm the Keynote!

Apple Keynote '09 Lazyweb: I want to hide slides but be able to refer to them. What's the easiest way to do this? [more inside]
posted by SpecialK on Sep 7, 2009 - 2 answers

How do i set up a standard business plan?

How do i set up a standard business plan? [more inside]
posted by freddymetz on Jun 10, 2009 - 3 answers

Help me create a great online presentation.

I am looking for recommendations for methodologies for the creation of simple, clean, somewhat multimedia online presentations as an alternative to PowerPoint. [more inside]
posted by Roach on Apr 15, 2009 - 12 answers

Presentation tips and advice

What are the best ways to encourage audience participation and reception of potentially boring presentations? I have two presentations late November / early December and want to keep people alert and do a memorable presentation. What tricks did the best / most memorable presentations you have seen use? [more inside]
posted by philsi on Oct 28, 2008 - 15 answers

OpenOffice Impress newbie question

OpenOffice Impress (PowerPoint alternative) - an emergency time-sensitive basic NEWB question... [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb on Oct 24, 2008 - 2 answers

bluetooth headset as PC presenter remote?

bluetooth headset as PC presenter remote? requirements: inexpensive; two input buttons; work with some free software [more inside]
posted by nolnar on Aug 22, 2008 - 4 answers

Remotely controlled presentation?

I need to make an oral presentation with slides (preferably PowerPoint) to a small audience (about 15) in a room in a neighboring country. What is the best way to achieve this requiring minimum effort on their end? [more inside]
posted by zaebiz on Mar 13, 2008 - 11 answers

help.ppt

How can I create an animated powerpoint w/ audiotrack...all embedded in one file? [more inside]
posted by pilibeen on Feb 27, 2008 - 4 answers

Can you recommend examples of presentations using Keynote?

Can you recommend examples of presentations using Keynote? [more inside]
posted by jouke on Jan 13, 2008 - 10 answers

How do I output three different images on three different projectors simultaneously using as few computers as possible?

I'm looking for a way to output three different images on three different projectors simultaneously using as few computers connected to them as possible. [more inside]
posted by Becko on Jan 3, 2008 - 10 answers

How do I make LaTeX PDF presentations that don't look like cheap PowerPoint?

How do I make LaTeX PDF presentations that don't look like cheap PowerPoint? [more inside]
posted by Anything on Dec 20, 2007 - 8 answers

Need some music for an awards presentation

Looking for suggestions for music to be played during a powerpoint awards presentation. [more inside]
posted by eightball on Nov 2, 2007 - 16 answers

Why do my videos always look so shoddy in PowerPoint?

What video formats work well in presentations? Advice on codecs, presentation software and general tips and tricks sought. Linux and/or WIndows. [more inside]
posted by handee on Jul 12, 2007 - 4 answers

A better PowerPoint?

What is the best presentation software out there? I use PowerPoint on a weekly basis right now and I would like to "up" my game with better video and sound clips. Can anyone recommend an alternative.
posted by jestonb on Oct 17, 2006 - 20 answers

In-browser, off-line mp3 player?

I'd like to play .mp3 files on .html pages in a browser without opening the files in a media player (off-line, too.) Is this possible? [more inside]
posted by imposster on Aug 22, 2006 - 14 answers

Presentation software help

Looking for software that can deliver very high quality, professional, attractive multimedia presentations that can be burned to a CD, sent to a customer, and "walk" the customer through the presentation in the absence of a speaker/presenter. [more inside]
posted by aebaxter on Jul 21, 2006 - 9 answers

How to mix video and PowerPoint seemlessly?

I'm working on a competition presentation for my student organization. The presentation is in the form of a video (made in Adobe AfterEffects) but we may also want to include PowerPoint slides. What's a good way to mix video and PowerPoint without fear of hiccups? [more inside]
posted by yevge on Mar 30, 2006 - 4 answers

Group presentation tips

I'm in business school and am getting sick of my classmates boring group presentations. Building upon this question, what are the best tips for giving a group powerpoint presentation? [more inside]
posted by pithy comment on Mar 22, 2006 - 22 answers

Mac slideshow software + Hacking a USB footpedal "clicker".

I need to find Mac slideshow software with the ability to play specific slideshows via assigned hotkeys. I'd also like to make a simple USB footpedal to advance the images. [more inside]
posted by Jack Karaoke on Feb 6, 2006 - 7 answers

Presentation tips for the clueless

Help me give good slide? [more inside]
posted by bystander on Aug 2, 2005 - 7 answers

Mac presentation software, not PowerPoint or Keynote?

Are there any decent Mac "presentation software" programs for out there that are not PowerPoint or Keynote?
posted by stefnet on Nov 23, 2004 - 7 answers

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