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BREAKING NEWS: PREZI BUSINESS GOES LIVE

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 by Matt<

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News broke today in the presentation technology world of a brand new version of Prezi – called Prezi Business… Could this be the PowerPoint alternative everyone’s been waiting for?

This new version of the platform that’s been around for 7 years includes several interesting new features over and above the standard Prezi Membership Licenses …

Collaboration
“Build your Prezis together in real time, even when you’re continents apart.”

Those of you that read our review of PowerPoint 2016 will know this is a sore subject after the quite frankly abject let down of Office 2016’s extremely poor collaboration offering. The difference here though is that whilst desktop creation of Prezi’s is possible, for most end users it will always be a cloud based platform, so in theory this could be a bit of game changer.

Present Anywhere
“Any time, on any device. Send a link to share your prezi in crisp HD with anyone in the world—no third-party screen-sharing software needed.”

A nice feature and a much needed move to keep up with PowerPoint which has had features such as Present Online, convert to Video and Tablet Apps all for quite some time. One word of warning, a presentation is an aid for a presenter, if an audience gets the full story from the presentation alone you might want to review how much text is on each slide/frame! Make sure you take advantage of Prezi’s ability to add voiceover clips to your presentation.

Analytics
“Know who views your prezi, which parts of it, and for how long. Then target your message to the right people at the right time. Track your team’s performance in real time. Use the competitive sales data to fire up productivity and motivation.”

Again another nice feature that plays to Prezi’s strength of being an online presentation tool. With other web based communication platforms entering the scene such as Turtl, adding analytics is an essential move.

If the platform really does tell you who has viewed your Prezi then this is some extremely powerful information in the hands of the sales presenter and it’s something that PowerPoint can’t achieve at present. One for the Office development team at Microsoft to pick up on, we think…

Interactivity
“Prezi Business lets you adapt your pitch on the fly to address what matters to each customer. Skip forward, explore a side topic, or jump back to review—all without flipping through slides.”

Now this is really something, this is essentially custom shows for Prezi. But first, Prezi’s navigation has always been something of a myth…

The truth about Prezi…

Ok, this isn’t some big bad reveal, but if you think Prezi is anything massively different to PowerPoint that’s simply not the case…

Prezi is canvas based and gives you free reign to roam around…

This is very true, but with content essentially being able to be hidden in a microdot, it would take some serious practice and time for a presenter to learn and remember where exactly to zoom into to find the content. It might well end up not being exactly the slickest and smoothest experience.

This rather unstructured approach leads to most people putting content into frames, which are essentially slides. The frames are numbered (like slides) and each time you click forward you travel to the next frame – sound familiar?

Prezi Business doesn’t change this. But with the addition of interactivity it really does improve the experience, as just like in PowerPoint’s custom shows, you can now click into further detail if you want to… thus avoiding frames that you might decide not to show during the presentation.

The fact is though PowerPoint has had interactivity and the option to navigate around slides like a website for over 10 years. So whilst this is most definitely an improvement it was badly needed to just to keep up…

To summarise…

It’s important to remember that Eyeful are not simply a Prezi or PowerPoint presentation design company, we are the presentation experts…

We believe effective, result winning presentations start with proper planning, and strong and effective messages in place.

Whether it be Prezi, PowerPoint, Keynote or whatever tool you use to create and deliver in, these tools aren’t going to help you create a great presentation on their own.

It’s good to see Prezi evolving, most of the business features added are to keep up with programs such as PowerPoint, a couple of which now set Prezi slightly ahead (in a couple of areas) of Microsoft’s flagship program…

But with the Business License coming in at a reported $50 per month, you’re certainly paying for them – whether it’s worth it or not, is up to you…

If you have an important presentation on the horizon and would like to make sure it gets you the result you need (and using whatever technology is most appropriate), please do just get in touch.

IS THIS THE BEST FREE PRESENTATION APP EVER?

Friday, April 1st, 2016 by Matt<

Eyeful Presentations are proud to announce the greatest presentation innovation the world has ever seen…

Our brand new PowerPoint plug-in, PIMP MY SLIDE© gives presenters a quick and easy one click solution that turns plain bullet points into expertly designed , visually powerful slides that resonate with audiences…

That’s right. No longer do audiences need to suffer in bored silence… and presenters can put their feet up as creating amazingly effective slides takes just one-click…

All you need to do is write inane and confusing content onto a blank slide, open up the app and hit ‘Let’s Go’ and your dreary bullet points text will be analysed and automatically turned into perfectly designed icon based content, using our patented new ‘keyword recognition’ programming algorithm.

So put your feet up and relax, PIMP MY SLIDE is the free presentation plug-in that’s going to make presentation hard work a thing of the past…

Try it now free…

THE STORY ABOUT HOW BAD PRESENTATIONS HAVE BECOME THE NORM

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 by Matt<

Bad presentations are everywhere. In auditoriums, boardrooms, meetings rooms and offices across the world, bad presentations have become the norm, despite our best efforts…

What constitutes a bad presentation?
Generally; they are bullet point ridden messes.  With countless slides overloaded with content, they have a lack of structure, focus obsessively on the presenter and their company whilst completely disregarding the audience and often lack the most obvious element; a call to action.

Think I’m being harsh? Since offering our free Presentation Healthcheck service, we’ve seen a worryingly high number of presentations that suffer from either all or some of the problems mentioned above.

What’s the impact of bad presentations?
In general, missed opportunities. Every time a presenter stands up in front of an audience, a lot of time, money and energy has been spent to generate that opportunity. A presenter turning up with a ‘bad’ presentation usually means the audience won’t follow the call to action (if there is one).

Worse than that, reputation can be irreparably damaged, both for the company presenting to the audience and back at base for the presenter and their boss.

It bad news all round.

How do bad presentations happen?
We have a theory (and please excuse the use of Comic Sans font – it’s supposed to be ironic)…

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Are people really staying up all hours, tinkering with their presentations at the last minute to try and make them better?

Sadly, yes.

It’s happening every day in the real world. It’s so widespread and well known that the world’s largest fast food chain has hooked into it in their latest TV advertising campaign…

Stuart is not a hero – he’s a pillock for leaving his presentation to the last minute. Working on your presentation late at night when you’re tired, leads to two things – an annoyed family and a bad presentation.

Someone should tell Stuart, “there is another way” and advise him to bookmark this URL.

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You see Microsoft, the people that brought you the world’s most popular presentation tool, have teamed up with Eyeful, the people who quite literally, wrote the book on the formula behind powerful presentations, The Presentation Lab

We’ve taken our years of experience and the expert thinking that underpins our modular presentation training and mixed them together.  The end result is a platform for a month long series of videos, Sways and thought provoking content to spur presenters on to Thinking, Acting and Delivering their presentations differently.

All to make sure that presenters like Stuart (and possibly you?) don’t fall into the trap of poor presentations impacting your next opportunity…or career…or family harmony.

Both you and your audience deserve better…

Which Presentations Are Created The Most?

Monday, January 11th, 2016 by Matt<

The results are finally here! Yes, we’ve counted, assessed and reviewed all of your feedback from our first business presentation survey aimed at people who actually create presentations.

The first bit of insight that has come out of this survey is the type of presentations that people are mostly making…

Why not spend a minute or so and surprise yourself with the results in our infographic video… I know I was surprised…

It’s not surprising to see Conference Presentations so high, but I would have expected them to be top, not to mention the fact that Internal Presentations are being made in equal measures as Conference Presentations with a joint score of 56%.

There will be more interesting insight to come in the following coming weeks. If you happen to have a spare 60 seconds and you would like to contribute to our next survey ‘the Art of Delivery’ you can do so right here.

 

 

Reason #24 to work with Eyeful Presentations:

Friday, December 4th, 2015 by Matt<

Eyeful’s People Rock!

And I’m genuinely proud to say it…

There are lots of reasons to work with Eyeful and one of the biggest and best is the people who work tirelessly everyday making sure people’s presentation opportunities are successful.

We’re lucky enough to have a team of expert presentation consultants who know how to create you a presentation story that really connects with your audience…

Our project managers will bend over backwards to get the job done in your time frames…

And we’ve got a whole bunch of truly talented presentation designers who can turn a bullet point laden mess into something rather spectacular, yet professional.

Just ask our clients…

To get the full story of what our customers think about us, just check out our Turtl…

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It won’t just confirm what a lovely bunch we are to work with, but you’ll also find two great (and completely free) ways to ensure your presentations are on target

Eyeful’s MD To Speak At Major Marketing Event This Week

Monday, November 2nd, 2015 by Matt<

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Eyeful’s MD Simon Morton is speaking at yet another event this week, hot on the heels of delivering for the likes of Citrix, RIBA and at the Leicestershire Business Event 2015 last week, 2015 is proving to be a very busy year for Simon.

This Wednesday, Simon is speaking at the prestigious Customer Champion B2B event.

The day, which kicks off at 08.30 and ends at 18.30, at The British Library, Euston, promises to be an exciting and interesting event for all types of marketers…

This year’s B2B Marketing Conference will give practitioners the insight and practical guidance that they need to become a Customer Champion and transform their marketing, in one inspirational day.

Key topics include:

Customer psychology – understanding the mindset of your buyer
Customer engagement – how to create resonant interactions
Customer service – how to manage customer expectations in 2015
Customer forecasting – how to predict future demand levels.
Customer loyalty – how to drive repeat purchase, renewal and upsell
Customer advocacy – how leverage the power of your network
Customer intimacy – how to get close to your customers and become a trusted partner.

The event is billed as,

An essential one-day forum featuring compelling, authoritative and inspirational speakers from across the B2B sector. An in-depth examination and exploration of the significant challenges in terms of how to understand, engage, nurture, convert, service and delight your customers.

If you are going to the event, Simon is in Breakout 1 at 13.50 – 14.20, in Session C: The Final Hurdle in the customer Intimacy Journey

Simon’s presentation is NOT about PowerPoint or Death by PowerPoint. It is about rebooting and challenging the way people think about presentations. The seminar will equip its audience with a number of new techniques and tools to apply when preparing their next presentation.

It all starts with a new appreciation of audiences…

The Presentation Lab Book - CompressedBy using tools like ‘Audience Heatmapping’ and concepts such as ‘The Presentation Landscape’ and ‘Blended Presenting’, Simon will share insights into how to build documents and presentations with the audience and their needs at their core. These concepts, along with a series of real life examples of them at work, feature in his acclaimed book, The Presentation Lab, which is quickly becoming a defining text in this fast moving sector.

If you would like to attend, you can book tickets for Customer Champion B2B here

Or you can find Simon speaking at two further major events before the turn of the year, in the form of:

Microsoft Future Decoded, in the ExCel, London, 10th – 11th November
Microsoft Convergance 2015 EMEA, Barcelona, Spain, 30th November – 2nd December

If you would like to let your audience in on the secrets of creating the very best presentations and have Simon speak at your own company event, then check out his bio and simply drop us a line to check his diary…

DO YOU DELIVER PRESENTATIONS?

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 by Matt<

Ah, so you are the brave ones! Hats off to you, standing up in front of an audience of few or many takes a special kind of person with a unique skillset.

I used to present on the radio to thousands of people and I found that easy, yesterday I presented some technical demo’s on Slidebank and Turtl to our Eyeful consultants and I was a bag of nerves! Despite knowing the tech inside out!

So when I say hats off to people who present, I really do mean it.

In today’s world of presentations there are so many ways to present information, it’s simply astonishing.

Presenters are moving to new technology in the form or Prezi. New programs and apps such as Sway and Turtl are entering the fold.

Some presenters are learning to adapt to different environments, from the large formal seminar type presentations to the more interactive conversations that small meetings offer.rsz_3the_presentation_survey_graphic_for_blog_-_alt_v2

At least, this is what we think is going on…

We would like to ask for your help to paint a firm picture on what life is like for you as a presenter in 2015…

By kindly taking our 60 second Eyeful survey for “People Who Present” you would be helping us to help everyone!

This will enable us to report back on what’s going on in the real world and offer our thoughts, insight and advice as Europe’s leading team of presentation experts.

Worry not, we don’t want your name or email address, because this survey is about making your presentation life easier, not adding to your inbox!

There are only 10 short, very straightforward multiple choice questions, meaning we can hand on heart say you’ll be done inside the next 60 seconds!

So please do, take the survey here

Eyeful’s MD Simon Morton Reveals Some Of The Secrets Behind Great Presentations

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 by Matt<

Hold everything and enter the following in your Outlook reminder…

Wednesday 26th August 2015 – 3pm GMT

Eyeful’s MD Simon Morton is getting grilled live on the internet as the next guest in iSpring’s Leadership Series. iSpring are a very well respected software company who create E-Learning and PowerPoint conversion software (we should know – we use it all the time).

It’s an inspiring series and if you want to create or deliver the best possible presentations, then this interview is for you.

Heat Map - CompressedSimon will be discussing some of the topics from his acclaimed book, The Presentation Lab which contains lots of concepts and ideas to help presenters get the best results from their presentations.

One such concept is the Audience Heatmap, which is used at the planning stage to make sure the presentation will connect and resonate with its audience. But what is an Audience Heatmap and how can you use it? Simon will explain all.

The most important element of a successful presentation is the design, right? Wrong. Simon will explain what is, so that you know where exactly to focus your efforts.

There will be lots of other practical examples of presentation do’s and don’ts as well as some of Simon’s favourite presentation innovations too.

All there to give you inspiration, ideas and help you create better presentations.

It would be a real shame for any serious presenters to miss out, so sign up here and enjoy the interview on anything from your PC to your iPad.

Look forward to seeing you there…

8 Awesome Innovation Designs

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 by Matt<

It’s that time of year again, where the Eyeful design team proudly unleash their innovation projects to the world!

Over the past couple of months, every ounce of downtime they’ve had, has seen them get their heads down and work on their individual pieces ready for this moment.

The brief was to take a piece of audio from a movie, book, story or a poem and to create a visual version.

And boy have they delivered… prepare to be wowed and amazed at what can only be described as ‘visual masterpieces’.

All 8 are packaged up below for you to peruse, share and save for future inspiration.

Enjoy and don’t forget to vote for your favourite…

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Breaking News!!!

Friday, August 14th, 2015 by Matt<

Eyeful Presentations has an important announcement to make…

And to deliver this information to you, we thought we’d do what we do best, create an engaging story and apply the highest level of design quality.

Unfortunately this file got accidentally deleted (nice one Simon!) and we quickly cobbled this together…

Thanks for your understanding and patience.