This week’s blog post is written by second-year Bachelor of Commerce student Tighe Loch.
Have you ever been in class half trying to pay attention to someone’s presentation? Have you ever been so distracted – so bored – that you give that little “head nod” but still have no idea what they’re saying? Well, if you’re like me and want a new alternative to PowerPoint, I’ve found the solution… Emaze. Here’s why:
What is Emaze?
Emaze is the newest online presentation platform that functions on all computers without installing any software. It takes the fundamentals of PowerPoint and 3D/modern aspects of Prezi, and combines them into one user-friendly package. Instead of having to use two or three different presentation platforms, you can rely on just Emaze.
Did you know that over 30 million presentations are delivered every single day? Now, think about all the presentations you’ve ever experienced. Boring and “Why am I here?” must have come to your mind. All the old templates and graphics leave you wanting something new, something exciting.
Those presentations (yawn) weren’t made with Emaze. Emaze features many cool tools that not only enhance your viewers’ experience, but yours as well:
- 3D, HD, and video templates
- zooming transitions
- special effects to graphics
- import PowerPoint slides
- sharing and collaboration
- new templates each month
- based on HTML5 system
- simple and fast to use
Engage your audience. Make them want to pay attention to what you have to say with an alternative presentation platform like Emaze. You have the ability to make creative, modern presentations that are professional and informing.
As business students, you can take advantage of Emaze and really catch your peers and professors’ attention and be the stand out on your semester project (get the A!). It will be a breath of fresh air for everyone involved when you put up your presentation. Who’s not excited to see something so different?
Is it free?
Emaze does have a free account option and an education plan for students that is about $35 per year. I created a free account and found it useful and easy to navigate. It contains some great options for graphics and different eye-catching details to entertain your audience.
The Design is Done for You
Another cool feature to Emaze, is that it preselects fonts and colors for its templates. This is to make your presentation the most professional looking. Some may find this feature a bit annoying because they can’t customize it, but Emaze has chosen the preset method in their user’s best interest. Plus, they have several templates for different categories including:
With templates placed into categories and their preset color and font schemes you just have to focus on the content. This is perfect for your busy Commerce schedule. All you have to do is pick a template, place your content and ta-da! You have a finished project that looks appealing and gets your message across.
Since Emaze is an online platform, you can access your presentation from anywhere with Wi-Fi, which now-a-days isn’t hard to find.
This is great for students because you can take your presentation with you from smart phones to tablets and laptops. This is super useful because you don’t have to keep emailing yourself the newest version. You can simply login to your account and there it is.
I know it won’t be for everyone, but it is definitely a good resource to take advantage of. Engage and emaze your audience when you step up to present. No one wants to think “someone was sleeping during my presentation”.
Your peers will ask you how you created such an appealing presentation. Try Emaze.