Today I'm going to go through a number of non-powerpoint tools that will help you either create a presentation or augment one.
Term for presentation programs.
There is more I am sure but the two main competitors to powerpoint on the desktop are OpenOffice Impress & Apple's Keynote. They have mostly the same feature set as Powerpoint. OOo is open source & free and works on most OSs. Keynote comes as part the Mac office software.
These are all &quot;cloud based&quot; presentation software. Ability to create, store & run presentation from browser or any machine/OS. Can &quot;publish&quot; slides to obtain public url & chat (Zoho Show & Gdocs) during presentation. Gives you ebeddable code for a a webpage.
Prezi In its own class. A zoomable non-linear animated canvas. Create motion paths No slides. Tilt/zoom, drag insert images, video flash based
Google Docs Presentation & Zoho Show both allow sharing & collaborating on slide. If you are working with a group or team, simply invite collaborators to slides & they can edit or add slides. No more sending back & forth files over email.
Slideshare is where you can host your presentation & share them with other. It has social features, so people can favorite or comment on your slides. It also links up with other services like facebook & linkedin. Similarly, Google Preso & Zoho you can make &quot;publish&quot; your presentation with a publicly available URL.
Hashtag is a keyword prefixed with the pound sign used in twitter. It allows you to filter twitter tweets. create a hash tag for your preso (#sdcpub) Ask people in audience to tweet a question or comment to the hashtag in twitter monitor during Q&A or have a friend monitor during presentation CAVEAT - be careful of projecting the twitter backchannel on stage!
A service where you can create a simple txt based poll. Respondents txt a question or response with a number or keyword to SMS 22333 and the results are presented on a webpage. Has free & pay model. This poll is live & you can txt a question that I will montior.
Screen capture is where you make a video of your screen movements over time. This is ideal for when you want to make a video of a tutorial or demo a new product or tool. Captivate & Camtasia are cost, but are full featured. Jing is free desktop client with nice 'upload & share features. Screen Toaster is fully web based - no download required, starts from the browser. All support audio.
If you have any questions, hopefully we will have time during the panel session. I'll look at the hashtag #sdcpub on my cell for questions & comments.
Beyond power point
Beyond PowerPoint Tim Dennis Slides: http://goo.gl/m7fV