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Which tool do you use for making a presentation?

maulik profile image Maulik ・1 min read

Being in this field or any other field, presenting the ideas, strategy, and goals effectively are really necessary for us, and for that, we need an effective presentation that attracts the audience and helps us to deliver it the way we want it to be delivered.

Some people say that the slides should be too simple and animation free and other stuff. But I think that is too boring. According to me, for an effective presentation, we need an effective theme, visual aids, charts that show statistics, and also smooth animations for the transition.

Google slides, LibreOffice Impress and Microsoft PowerPoint are very nice tools to create a presentation, But I found a nicer tool with very rich functionalities that I like very much and that tool is Prezi.

See a few samples in the following videos

I am using Prezi for more than 7 years. It also provides a very cool feature which is the Prezi video. It also has many video themes with the presentation props as shown in the following gif.
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This way, you can effectively record your session and then can share it with anyone.

I got appreciation many times from the audience for my presentation and they also have asked what I have used to create such an effective and beautiful presentation!

So, Which tool you use for the presentation?

Happy presenting!

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E. Choroba

I usually use slidy from W3C. It's HTML with CSS (plus some JavaScript you don't need to touch), so you can use git to store the slides and styles to track your progress. Over the years, I've written several tools to include code and the code's output to the slides, to syntax-highlight code, etc.

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Maulik Author

Just checked it out, it's great. Thanks

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mike

Sorry if I'm late to the show. I'm a big fan of Notion and recently used Notion + Wunderpresentation to create interactive slides, using markup in the Notion. It was the fastest ever way to get it done and if I needed to edit them.

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Jason C. McDonald

I usually just use LibreOffice Impress. My public speaking professor in college taught us the "six by six" rule: no more than six bullet points per slide, and no more than six words per bullet point. (And PLEASE do NOT read the darned thing aloud!) I've never had a problem with slide decks as a result.

The last talk I gave, though, I just used Visual Studio Code, with the few quotes or outline points I needed written in Python source code files. It was pretty well received.


Bonus: This past July, I watched Naomi Ceder give a presentation at EuroPython where she used greenscreen Zoom background photos for all of her "slides". It was quite impressive!

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Kostas Bariotis • Edited

I was tired of having to manually edit all my presentations so I made presentador.dev to have it making my presentations for me! :)

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Maulik Author

Great Kostas, I like that programmers create own solutions when they face any issues. It's creative.

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Jon Randy

I'm not sure I agree at all that making presentations in our field is necessary. I've never made a presentation in 25 years as a developer

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Trushil Patel

Seems pretty impressive, I'll definitely try it.

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Maulik Author

Glad you liked it!

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I want to practice as fast as possible
So I just use simple paper post-its with one sentence on each
Easiest way to reorder slides

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Guilherme Rodrigues

I usually use Prezi, very interactive and useful!

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DonicLudmila

Woo, I like this tool, for sure I will use it.

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Maulik Author

Glad you liked it!

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derek • Edited

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☝🏽 so far the most fun and dev friendly

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Maulik Author

Thank you for the suggestion derek. I checked it out. it's pretty cool.