Historically speaking, presentations aren’t an office favorite. For teams whose workflows live in PowerPoint, or other outdated software, presentations can be a drag. Creating a presentation with no direction or design inspiration can be a tedious task.
Thankfully, newer presentation design software like Beautiful.ai make the process simpler— and maybe even enjoyable. Once you remove the frustrations of the presentation design process, they aren’t so bad. In fact, from non-profit decks to startup pitch decks, presentations actually do a lot of good.
Here are 10 reasons we’re thankful for presentations this year.
1. Presentations keep you connected
An obvious benefit of presentations is communication. Whether you’re using it to present updates to a board, or run all-hands meetings with your team, presentations help keep you connected. Coming together to review a deck ensures everyone is on the same page, and eliminates any miscommunication or disconnects.
2. Presentations help businesses grow
One of the most common use cases of a presentation is a pitch deck. This can be beneficial to new, smaller businesses pitching their ideas to investors for funding, or bigger sales teams pitching their product or service to new prospects. Either way, presentations help get businesses in front of new eyeballs for opportunities to grow.
3. Presentations allow teams to be remote and at home with their families
The digital workplace relies on technology to fill the void of in-office communication and collaboration. Things like presentations, video calls, and chat softwares allow teams to work together when they’re apart. Being able to send and share virtual presentations makes working from home, and spending time with family, more feasible.
4. Presentations help you excel in your career
Both public speaking and presentations are a preferred skill in many careers. In fact, you may be asked to prepare a presentation in an interview to share more about yourself and the ideas you’d bring to the role. Utilizing presentations can help you excel in your career by landing new opportunities, giving you more experiences, and introducing you to new networks.
5. Presentation softwares can make you look more professional
Presentation softwares, like Beautiful.ai, can help you look more professional to peers and superiors. Having a professional and polished presentation will impress your audience, and put you in a favorable light. Beautiful.ai’s Smart Slides handle the granular details with the best principles of design in mind so that even the most amateur designers can create something brilliant and on-brand.
6. Presentations unlock collaboration
Being able to work on presentations with teammates at the same time unlocks a more effective way to collaborate. Presentations give teams a chance to collaborate on internal and external projects or reports, which can influence new business ideas or strategies.
7. Presentations help build confidence
Nearly 75% of the population would agree that the fear of public speaking can be crippling. Some people even fear it more than death itself. But with enough practice presentations can help build confidence— both personally and professionally.
8. Presentations keep you organized
Presentations extend far beyond meetings, and can actually act as a resource long after the fact. Teams can use old presentations to track growth, reference past metrics or information, and save important brand assets. Think of presentations as another form of archived files that you can organize by category or job.
9. Presentations encourage you to fine-tune your story
Newer presentation software like Beautiful.ai limits the amount of text you can include on each slide, forcing you to be more intentional. This encourages presenters to really fine-tune their stories and nail down a more meaningful message. Defining a stronger story is important for brands, new businesses or entrepreneurs, and education.
10. Presentations improve efficiencies
If you do presentations right, you can create beautiful decks in half the time. Presentation tools help improve efficiencies for teams and individuals. We all know that time is money, and softwares that handles the burden of design and allows you to work in the cloud gives you time back to focus on other projects.
At the end of the day, we’re thankful for presentations. But more importantly, we’re thankful for you and your team. Your success is our success, and it influences the tool that you know and love. Thank you, from our team to yours.