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Best alternatives to PowerPoint

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PowerPoint isn’t the only game in town. Our favorite alternatives to PowerPoint:

1.  SlideRocket (Free for Lite version; $24 per user/per month for Pro version): You’ll get a sharp-looking slide online presentation with this tool, along with some cool functionality.

For example, you can embed real-time web content, such as a live Twitter feed. You can add a poll that asks viewers to weigh in, and then track their responses in SlideRocket’s analytics section, where you’ll also see which slides viewers looked at and for how long.

2.  Google Docs (Free): The benefit to Google’s presentation tool is that it’s easy to jump in and use. Optional animations, slide transitions and collaborative editing give this tool some appeal, even if you won’t find all the perks of PowerPoint.

3.  Prezi (Free for up to 100 MB; $59 per year for a Prezi Enjoy account; $159 per year for a Pro account): Prezi is unlike other presentations in the way it allows viewers to “zoom” across the screen from one piece of information to the next. If you’ve never seen a Prezi, you can check out a demo on its website.

For many, these online presentations are more dynamic and a breed apart. The tool is worth a look.

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