If you are in sales or marketing, wouldn’t it be great to be able to carry a powerful Powerpoint style presentation along in your pocket or purse that you could show to a client at a moments notice?
If you have an Apple iTouch or iPhone you can do just that in just a few minutes using an Apple computer and Apple’s presentation software called Keynote. You just create the slide-show in Keynote, add your animations, transitions, and sounds and then export it to iTunes. It’s a simple click from there to import it into your iTouch or iPhone.
In the export screen in Keynote you can set your playback and build speed. The resulting slide-show is sharp, bright, and clear and the wonderful 3d animations that are available in Keynote come right over to the iTouch. Just click on the Video button on the iTouch and you’ll find your new presentation ready for use.
If you currently have an Apple computer and an iPhone or iTouch this is a great reason to buy the iWork08 suite from Apple. The Keynote application will create amazing presentations that will blow your audience away.
Keynote comes with beautiful templates and a host of 2d and 3d transitions and animations. It interfaces with iPhoto and iMovie for easy import of pictures and video along with an easy import of your best soundtrack from GarageBand.
The nice thing about Keynote is that it offers an easy import feature to bring your existing Powerpoint slide-shows into the program. With some quick modifications you’ll have an amazing presentation, ready to go out to the field in just minutes.
Instead of walking into your clients office with an intimidating laptop, now you can take your presentation along in a much more convenient, pocket sized format. If your client wants to see the presentation on a larger screen, just bring along a simple iTouch video cable and you can interface right in to their projector.
If you are new to Keynote, The Apple iWork Training Series Book will get you up and running in no time at all. Microsoft has also announced that its new Office 2008 suite for Mac offers similar iPod export features from the new version of Powerpoint. Have fun creating a killer sales presentation!