46Last Thursday night, around midnight, I was putting the finishing touches on a PowerPoint presentation that I was to deliver at a Solon Chamber of Commerce seminar series, the next morning. I loaded the PowerPoint file onto my laptop, and breathed a sigh of relief that I was ready to go. The next morning, a half hour before I had to leave, my laptop wouldn’t boot-up!
I quickly decided to try a free app called SlideShark that claimed to run PowerPoint slides on an iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch the way they were meant to be seen-accurately and professionally every time-with animations, fonts, graphics, hyperlinks and videos intact. Wow – it not only saved the day, but is now my preferred way to deliver presentations.
It took 2 minutes to locate SlideShark in the App Store on my iPad, to download it, and to create a free account. I then emailed myself a copy of the PowerPoint slides, pressed on the attachment from my iPad, and opened it up in SlideShark. I even watched the 2 minute online how-to video and learned how to draw on slides during the presentation. I then downloaded SlideShark again, this time onto my iPhone, turned on Bluetooth, and was able to use my phone as a remote device to change slides and to act as a laser pointer!
So if you’re looking for the easiest, most portable way to deliver presentations, all you need is an iPad, an iPhone, and a $29 cable that connects the iPad to the projector, and of course SlideShark. This is absolutely amazing technology for any business.