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Kick the Year Off With These 3 Productivity-Boosting Presentation Features

Jordan Turner
January 20, 2023
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Kick the Year Off With These 3 Productivity-Boosting Presentation FeaturesKick the Year Off With These 3 Productivity-Boosting Presentation Features
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If there’s a time and place for new workplace habits, it’s the beginning of the new year. Nothing screams fresh start more than the beginning of a new month, quarter, and year. And as people start to lose interest in their personal resolutions, we’re here to remind them that being more productive in the workplace isn’t as daunting as it may seem. It’s 2023, which means we have countless technology at our disposal and it’s our biggest asset. There are productivity softwares—like— tools, and apps available for every job, task, and workflow. 

We’re here to help you put your best foot forward. Kick off the new year with these 3 simple, but insanely helpful, productivity-boosting presentation features. 

Templates to get you started

You may know what content you want to include, but don’t know how to structure the story or choose the right slides to get your point across. Presentation and Smart Slide templates help guide you through the narrative of your story in a way that makes sense. 

Presentation templates

Pre-built presentation templates can help you with the design layout for specific decks or topics. For example, if you’re creating a marketing plan presentation, but don’t know how to organize the slides, a pre-built template can help inspire your own ideas.’s robust library of presentation templates is curated by industry experts with the principles of good design in mind so that there’s something for everyone, every team, and every story. Each template is fully customizable, giving teams a jumping off point for their own content. 

Smart Slide templates

Not everyone is a designer by trade, and getting hung up on the granular deck design options can be an efficiency killer if you’re not careful. wants you to work smarter, not harder, which is why we put design guardrails in place to ensure professional and clean slides. Our Smart Slides templates act as your personal designer helping you align text boxes, resize images, and condense text in a fraction of the time. 

AI-powered presentations for when you’re stuck

The biggest burden of presentation design is having to start from scratch and not knowing where to dive in. Structuring your story from beginning to end, choosing the right slides, and arranging your content can be a drag. Using a presentation software— like— gives non-designers the tools they need to eliminate some of the more tedious presentation design elements. But what if you truly don’t know where to start? 

Our new DesignerBot uses generative AI to handle the presentation design from beginning to end. It expedites the brainstorming process and takes you from a topic or idea to a full presentation deck draft in seconds. Simply enter a prompt to generate a fully built, totally customized presentation draft populated with appropriate text, layouts, photos, icons and design. For businesses, this generative approach makes the presentation design process more personalized and efficient— giving them back valuable time to focus on other projects.

Work in the cloud for quick edits

Revisions and approvals can be repetitive: make edits to your deck, export the new version, email it to your team for feedback, rinse and repeat. Waiting for a response and final sign-off on your presentation can take days and delay the project. That’s why working in the cloud is a major productivity-booster. When your work lives in the cloud you can make edits on the fly and it will automatically be pushed out to every live version of the deck, no matter who has a link and where they are. This is great for last minute metrics, personalizing pitches to specific clients, and correcting typos or misinformation on the way to a meeting. 

Collaborating made easy

There are instances where you may need input or information from a colleague to get your deck over the line. Collaborating in the cloud is a game changer. Now each team member can work in the same deck, at the same time, and collaborate on slides. In you can add comments or call-outs to slides in real-time and your colleague is notified so that they can make any necessary edits. Not only does this save hours of time, it unlocks a new way to communicate and a better way to collaborate.

Jordan Turner

Jordan Turner

Jordan is a Bay Area writer, social media manager, and content strategist.