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5 Free Presentation Tools to Impress Your Audience

5 Free Presentation Tools to Impress Your Audience
on October, 20 2016

When you are pitching a presentation to your boss or an important client, you want your graphics to look slick and professional. You want the complex concepts, ideas, and information you are communicating to be conveyed in a simplified manner that impresses your audience. The key to pulling this off is finding and using free presentation tools or an internet app that will offer you simplicity and a variety of features that are free and easy-to-use. Here we've distilled a list of five of the best apps you can find on the web that will help you create a presentation that blows your boss and clients away.

1. Zoho Show

The web-based tool known as Zoho Show comes fully equipped with highly attractive presentation templates that are fairly easy-to-use. Available in both free and paid versions, you can upload your own Powerpoint presentation and edit it online or otherwise opt to use any one of their pre-designed templates. Zoho Show allows for a wide range of presentation formats, including PDF, HTML, and PowerPoint.

2. Prezi

As a web-based presentation creation tool, Prezi has quite a few bells and whistles that make it worthwhile for you to use this app. It allows you to upload videos, images, objects and to create simple text that can all be animated using a wide variety of effects. Prezi presentations run on all the mainstream desktop and mobile platforms and can be run as executable files as well. It is also available in different languages, English, Spanish, Italian, and many more. Great job Localizing your website Prezi!

Once completed, Prezi's presentations can be shared directly with your followers on all the major social networks. Accessible as a free and paid service, Prezi's free version comes with most of the features you'll need to create a polished presentation. 

3. Google Drive

Not exactly beautiful looking, Google Drive still manages to be one of the most detailed and complete free presentation tools available on the Internet. Whether you are looking to import an existing presentation or create a new one from scratch, Google Drive has tools and features that will expertly help you do so in both situations. 

You can upload your multimedia files to the platform or add data illustration tools like charts and graphs to enhance the feel and look of your presentation. You may also publically share your presentations or grant access to a small number of audience members.

4. Empressr

Online presentation app Empressr is a powerful tool that allows you to create slick and beautiful presentations via the use of its multiple options and features. You can select from its wide range of predesigned presentation templates or import picture media or audio and video clips from sites like YouTube and Flickr to add more rich media to your presentation slides.

Ideal for corporate use, Empressr presentations can be embedded into any blog or website and can be shared on any social media network for enhanced engagement.

5. iPresent

A premium online rich media and interactive presentation tool, iPresent is both flexible in terms of presentation editing and designing and easy to use. The online tool is not free but grants users one month of free service and 500MB of space for your meeting presentations. You can add images, audio and video files to your iPresent presentations and share the final file with all the mainstream social media platforms. 

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Denise Recalde

Denise Recalde is a Senior Content Writer at Day Translations. A seasoned writer and editor with eleven years of experience under her belt, she is a bonafide wordsmith who loves playing with the written word creatively and always takes care to lend a certain hue of snap and color to her drafts. Always one to rise up to challenges, she has traveled to 14 countries and has worked on a smorgasbord of writing projects that spanned several industries, from finance to health to beauty and fashion.

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