Whether you’re presenting insights to your team, your stakeholders, or audience members at a conference, making the message memorable and impactful is essential to success. However, creating an effective and impactful presentation can be a challenging task.
Being aware of the latest tools available can help you make the most of these presentations, making the overall experience more interactive, engaging, and fun for everyone.
We’ve all been there, it’s easy to lose interest and tune out if you’re watching a boring and disorganised presentation. However, keeping the attention of even the most distracted listeners should be easy by using some tools that make your talk more engaging.
Here are a few tools that can help make your next research presentation more interactive:
Ideal for: tutorials, lectures, workshops, or other types of educational content as well as research presentations
Miro is an online tool that allows you to create interactive presentations quickly and easily. It supports both videos and slideshows, has a variety of customizable templates, and offers in-depth analytics. The tool allows you to share a link with your audience so they can interact with your board/presentation, add their input, or explore content on their own time.
Added bonus: Miro is great for co-creation, and working with your audience to build something together is a sure way to ensure engagement.
Ideal for: Q&A sessions or surveys about audience interests or preferences.
Mentimeter is a web-based tool that lets you create surveys, quizzes, and polls for your audience and allows users to vote on questions asked by presenters during an event or meeting so that they can give feedback in real time. It makes it easy to collect data on multiple topics without having to worry about creating different forms for each one.
Added bonus: You can also use Mentimeter to create custom reports based on the data you collect through the surveys or quizzes that you run with it.
Ideal for: data visualisation, charts and graphics
Canva is a graphic design tool that makes it easy to create a variety of images, graphics and visuals. Use it in your research presentation to create graphs and charts from data sets if you don’t have access to graphic design software. Canva can also help you make infographics quickly and easily, either from scratch or using templates.
Added bonus: You can also find images online that are free for commercial use (meaning they don’t require attribution).
Being aware of the latest tools available can help you make the most of these presentations, making the overall experience more interactive, engaging, and fun for everyone. Take some time to check out these tools and start taking your presentations up a notch.
If you’re ready to woo your audience but are still looking for a methodology for your next online research project, have a look at our Remote Research Decision Tree to help you.