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Love it or hate it, presentation matters. To quote the poet William Carlos Williams, sometimes “It is not what you say that matters but the manner in which you say it.” Here are eight tech tools to help you communicate your ideas more effectively (and, dare I say, beautifully).
The tool of choice for non-designers who need to build process maps, mind maps, org charts, site wireframes, or even floor plans. Lucidchart is 100% browser-based, easy to use on any device, and collaborative, making it perfect for teams. You can use its built-in professional flowchart templates or design your own if you’re feeling more advanced.
Hone your pitch to perfection. Whether it’s an elevator pitch, job interview, or project proposal, Pitcherific will help you write and rehearse so that you can pitch with confidence. As you write your pitch, the software will give advice for how to construct it, give character limit suggestions, then predict how long you’ll be speaking for; from there, you can trim or add as necessary to hit that sweet spot. When you’re done, you can even film yourself and rehearse with or without a real-time audience.
This is a simple and straightforward tool to help you put together your presentation. Save time with premade templates, choose from a variety of attractive presentation themes, pick the perfect font, embed video or animations, and download the app to access and edit your work across devices. Google Slides is compatible with PowerPoint, fully collaborative, and a part of the G Suite, so it’s accessible to anyone with a Gmail account.
Struggling to find great images to use for your presentation? Look no further than Pexels. All the images on the site are licensed as Creative Commons Zero, meaning they are free to use for any project you might be working on. Plus, the photos that make it to the site are hand-selected (3,000 are added each month), so there are many attractive, professional-quality images to choose from without sifting through lackluster snapshots in the search results.
With this Chrome extension, you can take screenshots, annotate them, then save them for later or share them with ease. To keep you organized, this app allows you to save screenshots by project. Don’t use Chrome? No worries: other helpful screenshot tools include CloudApp (available for desktop download or on the Mac app store) and Skitch (Mac only).
Lucidpress is the design tool for the design-inept. With it, even the most artistically challenged can make great handouts, newsletters, digital images, and more. Once you’ve finished your project, you can order prints in the app, publish online, or share on social media. The results are phenomenal, and will take you from design zero to design hero.
On this Dribbble sister site, you can find tons of beautiful free designs and templates built by Dribbble users. From icon sets and UI kits to mockups and resume templates, you’ll be able to It’s the perfect low-effort way to take a presentation or pitch deck to the next level.
Infographics are attractive, easy to read, and ultra-shareable, and you can easily create your own with Venngage. Start with a professional template, then bring it alive with charts, text, images, and customized fonts and colors. Whether you’re making it for a company Powerpoint presentation or designing a viral-bound infographic for social media, this tool makes the process painless.