Haiku Deck, Presentation Poetry

Haiku Deck presentation softward

One of the discussions that I’ve had with clients on a regular basis, is to take advantage of SlideShare. The power of SlideShare is in the visuals, how easy it is to share your ideas with others. The presentations can be shared via your social channels or embed into your blog efforts.  The concern most frequently expressed by clients, was the time it would take to find suitable images, build the presentation in PowerPoint and then upload it to SlideShare. In reality, it doesn’t take that long, but if you’re not familiar with the software, it can seem daunting. I’m excited to say that now, it’s even easier to build great looking presentations that you can share with your audiences and extend the life of your content, thanks to Haiku Deck and it’s partnership with SlideShare.

Not long ago I received an invite from SlideShare to take advantage of a new partnership they’d entered into with Haiku Deck. Curious I popped over and took a look. I built my first deck within SlideShare using Haiku Deck (the example is below). There are some really useful demonstrations and tips to help you navigate through the build. There are some limitations as well, such as, the number of images (you can upload your own), fonts and colour selections. But I enjoyed the process and have subsequently shared it with others.

One of the things I learned quickly was that once built and uploaded in SlideShare, you can not edit the presentation (I wanted to add a final slide with contact information). This is not a problem in the Haiku Deck sight itself, only if you’ve uploaded it to SlideShare. The other at the moment is that the mobile version of Haiku Deck is only available for the iPhone and as an Android user, currently not available to me. I understand that this will be corrected, but have not heard when. However, you can create your presentations on a laptop or desktop with ease.

Recently, I’ve read a lot of blog posts noting that to be successful with our online efforts going forward, we’ll need better visuals in our content and marketing efforts. Haiku Deck certainly gives you the tools to help you achieve that end. For the general user; as Canva has done for graphic design, Haiku Deck will do for presentations. It truly is the art of building poems with images.

Currently the site is free to use, but will eventually have a paid portion (premium design elements).

Haiku Deck Resources and Demonstrations:

My first foray with Haiku Deck:

Marketing Plan Template – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

10 Tips to Transform your Presentations by Haiku Staff:

A Stunningly Simple Path to Creative Business Presentations by Mark Schaefer {Grow} blog December 5, 2014

Note: this blog was revised after Mark Schaefer’s post came out. Mark does an excellent job of highlighting the pros and cons in his post (above) and I saw no need to duplicate them here.

Interacting with Slides by Jerry Weissman from Duarte.com Blog 2009

Gordon Diver

Gordon Diver is father to Spence, partner to Joan, engaged in community and a marketer interested in social business and in delivering exceptional service.

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