PowerPoint 2010 makes creation of content with rich visual experience very easy. Microsoft describes the product as being able to create and share dynamic presentations.
Here are the top 3 PowerPoint 2010 features that you as a consultant will definitely love
Easy blending with videos
Apart from the most noted benefit of being able to save and share presentations in video formats, PowerPoint 2010 also offers many interesting ways to include video in presentations. Some very appealing video features in PowerPoint that consultants must definitely try are:
- Embed videos files (most common file formats like MP4, Flash and QuickTime are supported, other than the default Windows WMV format)
- Include videos from online sites like YouTube.
- Display videos in unusual boundaries in graphics within the presentations.
- Use the ‘video tools’ tab to easily format the embedded videos
Team work made easier
This is one PowerPoint feature that everyone has been waiting for. Co-authoring features allow multiple authors to collaborate and create presentations in harmony.
PowerPoint 2010 even offers the ability to communicate with other team members from within PowerPoint. You can choose either SharePoint or Windows Live based co-authoring features based on the size of the teams working on PowerPoint. Microsoft offers a wide range of co-authoring solutions for various scenarios.
Global Virtual presentations
PowerPoint 2010 comes with companions for online and mobile presentation.
Microsoft PowerPoint Web App features presentation sharing through web browsers. For a consultant this means that an internet or network connection is sufficient for making the presentation anytime, anywhere.
The PowerPoint Mobile application allows you to view and edit presentations on your mobile phone. This is very useful if you ever need to do the the ‘elevator sales pitch’
If you work extensively with presentations, it is a good idea to recreate them to adopt the PowerPoint 2010 effects. If time is a concern, consider outsourcing to reliable PPT service providers for the conversion.