Survey Reveals Users Spend Too Much Time Recreating Content and Looking for Previously Created Slides When it Comes to Presentation Creation
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Shufflrr, the leader in presentation management, today announced the results of a survey it conducted of 1,000 professionals throughout the country and across multiple industries to understand presentation habits. The findings, which focus on the creation, storage and performance of presentations, highlight how much professionals rely on PowerPoint and how there are many inefficiencies in the process, as well as how there is room for improvement.
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Share presentations easily
Shufflrr allows you to manage PowerPoint presentations and files with your marketing, training and sales teams quickly and easily. Quickly search and find the exact slide, video or deck you need and get them to who needs them without file loss and time-consuming emails. Know where everything is and get it to who needs it quickly and easily. Now that makes presentation management easy.
Kudos to Microsoft for finally adding an interactive feature to PowerPoint through the Zoom plugin. Zoom lets presenters jump around their presentation, rather than lock them into a rigid, linear slide show. Prezi has built quite a following with their interactive presentations. And Shufflrr’s broadcast mode allows presenters to share content from all over their slide library, not just the one PowerPoint. I’ve been a big proponent of “Going Interactive” for years. Here’s why.
Presentation Management is more of a strategy than a service to buy. The idea is to create efficiencies. Teh strategy is to gain efficiencies thought the use, re-use, updating, sharing, broadcasting, tracking and analyzing presentations. Imagine your files created for a single purpose are being leveraged across your entire organization, and always with the correct images and content. How much time, money and frustration would that save? There are some presentation management platforms that can automate the process for you. But you can still achieve some benefits from increased productivity without the investment. Here are five things you can do today:
It's happening right now as you read this. Sharepoint is dropping support for its widely critized Slide Library feature. With whaning usership and a host of systemic storage issues the product will finally ri de off into the sunset.
Beginning with SharePoint 2013 the feature was no longer included due to design limitations in working with SharePoint's other new or updated features. With the feature all but retired, further support quickly followed suit.
In today’s business world, if something is important, it’s in a PowerPoint deck.
PowerPoint is the default program for business communications. Unfortunately, these decks are created in a haphazard manner -- one presentation at a time, with little thought given to the long-term value of the content within them, and the risks associated with mismanaging that content. Managing your company’s presentation content will unleash the valuable information hidden within all of these decks, while instituting controls to ensure message compliance. In so doing, it will improve the quality of presentations for everyone in your enterprise.
Can you help me put this presentation together? My meeting’s in an hour. I can’t find the slide.That’s the wrong slide. $#!* That’s the wrong deck.
Sound familiar? Then you are NOT using an effective presentation management strategy. And, as a result, you are losing time, resources and, above all, business. Presentation management ensures that the right message is communicated at the most critical juncture – when a sales person is talking with a customer. What does, or does not, transpire during that meeting directly affects the bottom line. It is win or lose.