It’s not uncommon to dread presentations— both creating and presenting them. Various studies have shown that most people would rather get a root canal than have to present to an audience. In fact, some even fear presentations more than death. Crazy, right? Sure, most of that uneasiness comes from stage fright, but designing a presentation from scratch can be a nightmare, too.
We get it, everything about the presentation process sucks— until now. We’re here to tell you that you can actually learn to love presentations (and make it a virtually pain-free experience, unlike that root canal). Don’t believe us? Try these seven time-saving tips the next time you sit down to design your deck.
Work Smarter with Smart Slides
It’s almost 2020, which means professionals worldwide are adopting the idea of working smarter, not harder. That’s not to say they’re lazy, instead it’s about capitalizing on productivity. Jump start your presentation with over 60 Smart Slide templates like text boxes, tables, graphs, and charts. The Beautiful.ai Smart Slides use design best practices to adjust and align your content as you add it in. This lets you focus on what’s important— your numbers and information— while we handle the rest. Now you can create professional looking slides in a fraction of the time, without a degree in graphic design.
Seamless Collaboration with Teams
The best outcomes are a result of teamwork, but who has time for lengthy email chains filled with presentation suggestions and revisions? The Teams function allows you to collaborate more efficiently and effectively with colleagues. The top Team features include better organization, centralized billing so you can upgrade (or downgrade) team members at any time, and quick sharing so everyone on the team can access the presentation in one spot.
Export to PowerPoint
PowerPoint is a total time-suck, but now it doesn’t have to be. You can export your Beautiful.ai presentation to an editable PowerPoint file. So basically, you can still cut down presentation design time by using Beautiful.ai, while making edits and presenting directly in PowerPoint. It’s the best of both worlds for those of you who are required to submit a PPT version of your deck.
Get Started with Customizable Presentation Templates
If you truly don’t know where to start, we have a library of pre-built customizable presentation templates to help spark some inspiration. From Pitch Decks to Marketing Plans, we’ve got you covered with pre-made presentations ready to be filled in. Select one of the free Beautiful.ai templates and plug and play to customize it and make it your own.
Find Quality Images Quickly
Quickly match images to your ideas with our photo library. You can easily search our free library of over 15 million images and modern icons, without ever leaving the Beautiful.ai website. True, this will save you time, but it will also save you from using stale stock photography. We’ll chalk that up as a win.
Create a Custom Company Brand Theme
If you’re constantly creating and updating company presentations, this is for you. Make a preset Company Brand Theme with custom colors, fonts, and logos, so your presentations are always cohesive and on brand. Do this once, and save the theme to your account, so you can quickly apply it to every presentation moving forward without having to search for your brand’s colors or fonts.
Use Insights and Analytics
With analytics you can track what is most effective so that you can perfect your presentations. Our analytics offer insights such as view history, unique visits, total view time, and completion rate. This feature can help you understand which slides are most engaging, and what’s resonating well with your audience, so you can adjust accordingly without spending hours on revisions.