Online Presentation Tools

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July 3, 2012 — 1,079 views  
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Whether you work in medical sales or marketing development, you will likely present or attend an online meeting at some point in your career. Technology makes it possible for employees and clients to meet long-distance and therefore decrease costs and time it would take to travel. Online presentations can be just as professional and engaging as face-to-face meetings with the right presentation tools.

Consider this list of online presentation tools that are making their way into online meetings in just about every industry.

1. Google Docs - If you thought Google Docs was just for writing memos and web-based documents, think again. You can also create spreadsheets and presentations with animations, themes and drawings. Pros: Embedding capabilities, the ability to share directly with team members in presentation and it's free. Cons: Some find Excel and Microsoft programs easier to use, and security issues are still a problem.

2. SlideShare - With SlideShare you can upload and share Word documents, PowerPoint presentations and Adobe PDF Portfolios. You can also publicly share webinars and videos. Pros: There are free versions and paid plans that start at just $19 per month. Cons: The free plans have advertisements, and you must have a paid plan to upload video.

3. Author Stream - Create custom slides with Author Stream by converting PowerPoint slides to videos. Share these videos in an online presentation and allow your audience to rate and comment. Pros: There are free and paid plans, and the free plan allows you to upload unlimited presentations. Cons: The paid plan provides more advanced features including ad-free browsing.

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