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Present-It.com: Sharing Your Knovio with the World

You’ve finished recording a brilliant Knovio presentation.  You’ve made great slides, figured out just the right way to articulate your idea.  You’ve given a brilliant, high-energy performance to your narration.  And you’ve pressed PUBLISH.

Now what?

If you’ve got a high-traffic website, or lots of Twitter or LinkedIn followers or a ton of Facebook friends, you’re on your way: you can use Knovio’s embed codes and social sharing options to get the word out.

But if you don’t have those channels (and even if you have), you’re a bit stuck.  Now, there’s an answer: Present-It.com.

Present-It-ScreenShot-May2016The idea for Present-It.com came to me when I was looking at a lot of the great presentations that are being created on Knovio that deserve a lot more attention than they’re being given.  Despite the fact that the internet is a very busy place, it’s not always easy for a brilliant idea to be spontaneously discovered.

So we decided to do something about it: Present-It.com was born, and we launched it just a few days ago.

Present-It.com is an online home for multimedia presentations — the kinds of audio- and video-narrated presentations that are made with Knovio and other KnowledgeVision tools like KVStudio.

Present-It.com is designed to be an interesting destination in its own right: you’ll find all kinds of intriguing presentations just by browsing the “Featured” section, where we select some of the most interesting content that’s recently been published.  But just as importantly, Present-It.com exposes Knovios instantly to all the major internet search engines, making them more easily discoverable in web search results.  It also makes it easier to share presentations that you’ve discovered, and to show appreciation by giving high ratings to the best content.

Just in its infancy at this writing, Present-It.com will continue to grow and evolve as a medium.  I hope that every Knovio user will consider publishing their best content into Present-It.com, and that they’ll continue contributing to a robust and energetic community of ideas.

Simple Questions for Presenters to Consider

“If all you want to do is create a file of facts and figures, then cancel the meeting and send in a report.”
-Seth Godin, author, entrepreneur, marketer, and public speaker

When preparing, then reviewing, a presentation, pitch, or even an online tutorial, there are some questions you should ask yourself.

  1. How passionate do I feel about this topic?
    If you’re tasked with putting together a presentation at work about something you’re not super enthused about…fake it. Passion is contagious and it will get your audience to perk up and pay closer attention. It works.
  2. What am I offering?
    If it isn’t immediately evident, inspect your topic and ask what your position is on it: are you offering a different vantage point, or a unique insight? Try to pull out an angle that will elicit an “aha!” moment from your audience.
  3. How big is my audience? How big is the room?
    If you’re delivering a pitch from across the country, you may not have the advantage of knowing this beforehand. It’s an aspect of creating presentations that isn’t often considered. Take a look at the spacing and size of your visuals – pictures, graphs, animation, and font. If it’s too busy or small, you’re going to lose your audience’s attention.
  4. Is my delivery all that it can be?
    By itself, PowerPoint® is one-dimensional and linear. The beauty of online, multi-media presentation tools like Knovio Web, Knovio Pro, Knovio Campus and Knovio Mobile is that they truly turn what would otherwise be a rather static experience into on pitch with personality. By adding voice and audio commentary to your slides, you also add texture and life.

Exactly what IS an Online Presentation?

Ask ten business professionals what an online presentation is, and you may well get ten different answers. That’s because online presentations have exploding into the online world with an exciting variety of tools and techniques, one of which is Knovio.

An online presentation is a type of content that brings the traditional business presentation (typically Microsoft PowerPoint, Keynote, or PDF deck) to an anytime, anywhere environment online. Online presentations can take several different forms. In many online presentations, slides are just the start. You can add audio or video, web pages, photos or images, video clips, forms, links, documents, transcripts, and social media feeds into a single interactive presentation viewer. Read more