Hot Tech Trends are Changing the Face of Presentations

Presentations are among the most effective, attention-grabbing methods when it comes to showcasing data, overviews or selling a product or service. With the continuous development of technology, we’ve witnessed great improvements in presentation techniques. With this in mind, here’s an overview of the presentation techniques we’ve been using lately, as well as those that are going to come in use before you know it.

Current presentations trends

HTML5 presentations

PowerPoint is one of the most popular programs for presentations is, as we all know. Even though there are other pieces of software more which might be able to share the same popularity, their usage is slowly dropping. The main reason behind this is the increased popularity of HTML5 presentations. It is true to say that this option is quite cheaper compared to a paid software like PowerPoint, but you should know that making HTML5 presentations requires a certain level of coding knowledge. Whoever opts for this type of presentation, might want to look up the frameworks called Reveal.js and Deck.js.

Improved engagement

Just like you can “measure” the kids’ average attention span, it’s not too hard to realize that adults have it, as well. Sitting in a not-too-comfortable chair for 2 hours and just listening to someone doesn’t exactly represent the time of your life. Bearing this in mind, presenters realized that they have to do more than just talk, so they employ different interactive tools to boost audience engagement. Whether they are going to ask questions from time to time or use videos and quizzes, that presentation should be great.

Product demos

According to a current course in the creative process in product design, professionals in this field should bear in mind the user and their surroundings, ergonomics, social value, technology and the materials needed to create a “good design”. We all remember times when the camera used to record a person doing something and we were thinking “What is it exactly that they are doing?” Thankfully, low quality and bad ideas are definitely out of the way. With the development of streaming services and devices, one is now able to demonstrate the actual usage of a product while everyone has the chance to see everything up-close. And what’s a better way to promote a product than to show the demo in real-time action?

Animations, graphics and cinemagraphs

Humans are visual beings and therefore they will be way more focused and interested if you provide any appealing graphic content, especially if it’s cinemagraphs (GIF). Not paying attention to visuals and details in your presentation is almost the same as not paying attention to how and what you’re going to say during the presentation. If you want to lure and keep a viewer’s eye on your presentation, make sure to put a couple of quality pictures that will in any way seem appealing to the viewer. Definitely don’t forget about the typography and fonts.

Immersive technology and simulations

The development of VR and AR is definitely a huge leap forward, one that has turned market tables everywhere around the globe. Allowing people to interact with the presentation in a way that they have never imagined is definitely a game-changer. Immersive technology makes it possible for us to simply sit at home or anywhere else while experiencing something unimaginable such as a virtual walk down the ship. These simulations can now help us see and understand things that otherwise we would not be able to. Just imagine the excitement you can create by simulating something so huge and unusual.

Real-time on-demand interpreting

Using an on-demand interpreting app, you can now connect to a remote phone interpreter instantly. These interpreters are vetted using the highest standards. The pros involved excel in their fields of interpretation and offer the most reliable phone interpreting services you can find, so you can rest assured that your presentation will overcome language barriers and help you reach the widest possible audience.

What the future of presentations holds

Augmented reality

For many of us, augmented reality seemed and seems like something that we won’t be getting in touch with any time soon. Still, the market has once again done its job, making competitors lower the price over and over again until it finally became available to most of us. With the use of augmented reality, we’ll be able to show your viewers how something actually works in reality, rather than using words, screenshots and statistics.

Virtual reality

Gamers were among the first people who got the chance to test virtual reality. Once the world heard about this interesting technology, people started investing in it, which now allows us to see VR in all sorts of places, and presentations are no exception. Even though it’s still considerably cheaper than augmented reality, VR can still provide a great experience that will soon be widely used to deliver a truly authentic presentation experience. Professionals are supposed to maintain communication between different disciplines by using technologies to their advantage.

Embedding 3D models

3D models somehow always manage to grab our attention, regardless of our age. When it comes to presenting how a product is going to be designed, there is hardly a better way to do so than using a 3D model. PowerPoint’s 3D functionality offers improved accessibility that allows presenters to demonstrate all the possible perspectives of a particular product to be designed. This is certainly an important development, not only for CAD (Computer-Aided Design) teams but to designers in general.

Remote interaction

Right now, most of the presentations still consist of the audience who is present in the same room as the presenter. As we go further in the future, we’ll be encountering situations where an increasing number of people will simply stay at home, which will reduce fuel and time waste, watching your presentation that you could be hosting in your own home. That’s an important aspect that’s yet to be worked on.

Taking professional to a whole new level

It’s one thing to make your presentation look and sound professional and appealing, but it’s a whole other thing to make the audience feel and understand everything, realizing the highlights of what’s been said and shown. Presenters realized that their body language isn’t the only “weapon” they can use, so now they also use transitions between slides, zoom-ins and zoom-outs, as a great weapon for making their presentation look stunningly professional.

New tech trends are changing many aspects of our life, so it’s not much of a shock that presentations are being affected, as well. We’ve already had a chance to witness some exciting breakthroughs in recent years, and one has every right to expect that the best has yet to come.

Presentations are among the most effective, attention-grabbing methods when it comes to showcasing data, overviews or selling a product or service. With the continuous development of technology, we’ve witnessed great improvements in presentation techniques. With this in mind, here’s an overview of the presentation techniques we’ve been using lately, as well as those that are…

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