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Attribution

Graphics, information and citation examples on this guide were taken from the Art Research guide of the University of California Irvine and are used with permission.

Presentation Best Practices Tip Sheet 

Presentation Authoring Software 

PowerPoint - Microsoft Office software for creating and sharing presentations.

KeyNote- Apple iWork software for creating and sharing presentations.  Available for Macintosh and iPad only.

Impress- Open-source software available in several versions (Open Office, NeoOffice, etc.) for creating and sharing presentations.

ARTstor Offline Image Viewer (OIV)- ARTstor-optimized software for creating and sharing presentations. 

    Overview of Presentation Tools 

    The following document provides an extensive overview of presentation tools including a descriptions of who can use each tool, and why you might want to use them, the document also includes the pros and cons for each for each tool.

    General Tutorials and Tips 

    Online Presentation Sharing Sites 

    • Slideshare- Free web-based service that allows uploading and sharing of presentation slides and audio.  Includes tool to sync audio with individual slides.  Has also social features allowing users to follow and comment on favorite presenters, topics, etc.
       
    • Authorstream- Free web-based service that allows uploading and sharing of presentation slides and audio.  Includes PresentLive feature that lets viewers follow and chat about your live presentations on their own computer.
       
    • SlideBoom - Free web-based service that allows uploading and sharing of presentation slides and audio.
       
    • SlideServe - Upload and share PowerPoint presentations publicly or privately.
       
    • SlideSix - Mulitmedia online presentation creation and sharing. Edit, and share your PowerPoint (PPT), OpenOffice (ODP), and Keynote presentations.
       

    Online Presentation Authoring Tools 

    • Prezi- Unique online presentation creation and sharing system with easy image and video handling.  Instead of slides, Prezi presentations resemble posters which you can navigate both automatically and manually. Basic features and public sharing are free

    • Pachyderm- Uses forms and templates to create interactive presentations with minimal work.  Allows viewer to explore information according to interest.  Intended for institutional use; requires local server and configuration support.

    • 280Slides (beta)- Free, basic web-based presentation authoring and sharing tool.

    • Google Presentations- Free online presentation authoring and sharing tool.  As part of Google Docs, it allows for easy collaboration and sharing.

    • Zoho Show- Free online presentation authoring and sharing tool.  Features powerful shapes-based graphic creation tools.  Allows remote presentations.

    • SlideRocket - Online presentation authoring and sharing tool optimized for high resolution images.  Basic features are free.

    • Empressr - Web-based application that lets you create, share and store presentations online. Incorporate rich media like streaming video and animation.