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Seven ways new technology is rapidly changing the way we deliver presentations

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Anyone familiar with the world of presentation design will understand that audience engagement is the name of the game these days. Having said this, it’s not a secret that the world is rapidly advancing in terms of technology. And nowhere has the technological development had a more significant impact than in the domain of media and communication.

We have smart mobile devices, high-tech TVs, at-home personal digital assistants like Alexa and Siri, not to mention everyone’s laptop or personal computer. Don’t you think your audience would have an affinity for tech at your presentation? Of course, they would!

So, how can you deliver that wow factor and make your presentation memorable to your audience? What are the upcoming technology trends that are sure to change the way we deliver presentations? Most important of all, what are some of the best ways to use newly evolving technologies for the greater good?

The answers to these questions and much more have been presented in this article. It goes over some of the latest trends and advancements we’ve identified in the world of presentation design. So, look no further, and read on!

Based on the latest industry insights and the recent advancements in the field of technology, here are some of the best ways we believe technology will change the way we deliver presentations in times to come.

Using AR and VR during the presentation

If you are familiar with Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR), you perhaps already know that they are not just fancy technologies, but they can, in fact, make your presentations stand out. Also, who needs presentation training when the audience themselves can train you with sharing their responses automatically?

Did you know it’s now possible to use AR for showcasing interactive charts, graphs and other forms of content? In fact, you can now convert a 2D presentation into 3D and then bring it to life in your audience’s eyes as if it was actually a part of their reality. Can you see how much attention and audience engagement you can gain while using VR/AR for delivering your sales pitch or investment pitch?

Analysing the emotional responses of your audience using big-data

Did you know, nowadays, it’s quite possible to record and subsequently analyse the emotional responses (like heart rates, for example) of your audience, in real-time? In fact, industry experts believe this advancement alone has enough potential to radically transform the way we do presentations in the future!

Simultaneous translation of the content

It’s normal to have your attendees watch your presentations from global offices or perhaps you have an audience online. How about using simultaneous translation with your presentation to make it more useful for audiences who don’t have the same native language?

Simultaneous translation or interpretation is a highly reliable option if you want remote parties to join you when giving a presentation. You may provide native-language message translation through headsets that enable every member of your audience to fully participate in your presentation and leave no attendee behind.

Sharing a live video stream of the presentation

Most presenters can arrange for an onsite video-editing team and subsequent streaming of the live stream. You can use it for distribution via social media, or perhaps to share with the online audience using a dedicated live stream setup that allows them to log in at their comfort and watch the presentation from their homes or offices.

Utilising live audience response service

It’s no more a challenge to ask your London audience questions or get their responses in real-time. In fact, this would make your presentation much more engaging to them. It makes your audience members feel as if their voices are being heard. What could be better than this?

Gathering popular opinion while in the midst of a presentation can always help you deliver nothing but only the best presentation. It can also help you gauge how engaged your audience is, and also whether or not further explanation of a particular subject matter or topic will be helpful to them. This is where technology delivers the best results and opportunities to innovate are not worthy to be missed.

Working on presentation design with the help of advanced software

No longer do you need to learn PowerPoint design. When it comes to modern presentations, nothing works better than digital interactive software. With the help of this, you can create much colourful, lively, animated, and most importantly – interactive presentations without having to write a single line of code.

Some of the best and most advanced software solutions for designing presentations make use of HTML5, and not PowerPoint.  This not only makes the presentation more versatile, allowing you to present the message from any chosen presentation platform (on any screen type or size), but also it makes your presentation future-proof.

Pro Tip: Presenting your content well is mostly about minimising the external factors that affect your presentation. Try not to rely on such factors if you want to make your presentation truly successful.

For example, it’s not a great idea to always rely on:

  • ideally placed projectors
  • ideally placed screens
  • compatible and reliable internet connections

Of course, you can rely on most of these factors if you have presentation experts working with you, but that’s not the point here. This post has been all about guiding you and making your presentations stand out in the future.

Final thoughts

In our modern world, the effective use of technology in presentations is certainly necessary. By implementing the suggestions mentioned above, you can lay a good foundation for making your presentation a success.

However, often, technology can become more of a distraction rather than an enhancement. Also, no amount of technology use can compensate for a lack of adequate planning. So, try to find the right balance and try not to go overboard with technology.

If you want more expert advice in this regard or need guidance for delivering presentations in London, reach out to us at (02038598660).

Author: Holly Faulkner, Director at Presentation Experts London

Holly Faulkner is the co-founder and director of the Purple Patch Group, a business that started life as a London events agency over 10 years ago. Through years of live events experience on both sides of the fence, managing them, and sitting front row, Holly and Paul launched the Presentation Experts. A specialist design agency focussing on creating outstanding presentations for live events, speakers, and other events visuals.




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