Tools for Delivering Online Presentations

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  • 0:03 The Pressure's On
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Instructor: Tonya Brewer

Tonya has a Master of Science degree in Accounting.

In this lesson, we'll be learning about the tools you need for delivering online presentations. Your presentation is your chance to shine, and you'll need the right tools to make that happen.

The Pressure's On

Your boss has chosen you to give a presentation to the other managers in your company. This is a great privilege but also can be nerve-wracking if you are not fully prepared. When it comes time to pick the tools you will use for this presentation, you want something that is easy to use and will keep your managers engaged. Good presenting is about engagement as well as conveying information. After all, a presentation is useless if everyone was too bored to remember any of it!

Online Presentation Tools

Now that you are ready to start preparing your presentations, you must decide which tool you will use. Some commonly used tools available are PowerPoint, Slideshare, Prezi, Vcasmo, and Google Drive. Let's go over these in more detail.


You've probably heard of Microsoft's PowerPoint program. While it is easy to use and can be presented in many different ways, it's limited in how the information can be presented. Complex subjects usually are reduced to a set of bullet items, the color schemes are generally considered obnoxious, and most people search for alternatives. Let's explore a few tools that can be used instead that will have you sweating a little less while you are preparing for your presentation.


Slideshare was founded in 2006 in the hope of making knowledge sharing easy. It's now a part of LinkedIn's services, has 40 content categories, and is widely used in the business world. Slideshare is a free website where you can upload your video, PDFs, or slide presentations and share them among employees and the world. Slideshare has the advantage of being a free program; you just have to start an account by following some steps or sign in using your LinkedIn or Facebook accounts.

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