The New SlideRocket: Tap Into the Senses of Your Audience

It’s true; a picture is worth a thousand words. That’s the reason there are so many screenshots in AppStorm articles AppStorm and across the Tuts+ network. To keep your audience engaged, your presentation has to be visually appealing. Once you grab the audience with a striking visual, you can connect with them on an emotional level.

These days I get questions from people who want to move from Microsoft PowerPoint just because it doesn’t do justice to the content on their slides. One of my recommendations to them is SlideRocket. Today SlideRocket has introduced a few new tools to its already well stacked visual arsenal.

Overview

Overview

Overview

SlideRocket is a pioneer in the online presentation domain and is an able alternative to Microsoft PowerPoint. The SlideRocket team is always listening to its users and adding features at breakneck speed, keeping them far ahead of the competition. We’ve reviewed the app comprehensively from time to time. In its newest upgrade, launched today, SlideRocket has focused on making the presentations visually engaging.

What’s New?

In an earlier review, I suggested that more themes could give SlideRocket an edge and its users variety. Like always, they listened and have today unveiled a content gallery and a bunch of new themes. The content gallery is comprised of inspirational presentations created by renowned speakers and sales experts. Ready-to-use presentations for customization are available for users as well. With SlideRocket, there’s no need to start a presentation from scratch; simply download a ready-to-use presentation outline or theme, customize it and go.

Inspiration Gallery

Inspiration Gallery

In all, ten new themes have been added to SlideRocket. These new themes are designed keeping in mind the needs of sales and marketing professionals, helping them close the deal. The new gallery not only sparks inspiration, but also enables the creation of compelling presentations quickly and easily.

Copy for Customization

Copy for Customization

To ensure that the new themes and re-usable presentations are not only visually stunning but also effective, SlideRocket has worked closely with a team of business and psychology experts to integrate design elements that appeal to the human brain and engage and influence audiences.

Connecting Emotionally

Presentations created on SlideRocket offer a unique way to express data through customized info-graphics, images and charts. Professionals can now tap into the inspirational presentations in the content gallery for ideas from of the most successful sales experts in the country. They can also utilize the new themes provided to generate creative ways to express data.

New Themes

New Themes

Audio and visual components offer better information retention (nearly double with images versus plain text). With the new, ready-to-use presentations in the content gallery, users can easily integrate audio and visual components.

Getting Your Audience to Focus

When they are part of the show, the audience is automatically engaged. With SlideRocket, presentations become compelling interactive conversations; with colleagues, prospects, customers and partners by allowing viewers to provide comments anywhere in the slide deck through virtual sticky notes. Comments are delivered to the presentation author in real time and consolidated in one place.

Themes in Action

Themes in Action

Scientific Research says that the brain pays close attention to patterns. If someone recognizes something they’ve seen many times before, they are more likely to remember it. That does not mean repeating slides at regular intervals! With the new, animated themes added to SlideRocket, presenters can easily create repetitive rhythms and patterns to capture an audience’s attention and increase retention.

Share Your Thoughts!

Are you still using Microsoft PowerPoint? If so, what is preventing you from switching to a cloud based presentation solution?