We’ve come a long way from designing and delivering presentations and speeches on acetates and projectors. Thanks to the continuing evolution of technology, we have access to sophisticated tools for creating more interactive, innovative and entertaining speeches and presentations.
You only have to look at the recent trends in phones and tablets to see that hardware has become more lightweight and sophisticated. We’ve reached an age where we can access all media via one medium. Therefore, let’s look closely at how these emerging trends are having an impact on the way we are delivering speeches and presentations.
iPads and iPods are a game changer for delivering presentations. These devices are great tools for viewing or delivering presentations and can also be used as virtual mice. The introduction of iCloud further enhances this trend. It provides instant access to information via the cloud, making it easier for users to access their data remotely. Furthermore, the devices are so lightweight that the entire presentation process is much easier and more convenient.
87% of people in the world own their own mobile phone, equating to 5.9 billion people. Therefore you cannot ignore the importance of phones for giving speeches. They can be vehicles to store your presentation, and there are also apps which can enhance or help facilitate your presentation, such as timing or speaker note apps.
In addition to this, ‘Twitterfalls’ are an increasing trend which encourages audience members to participate in live interaction with the conference which they are attending, paving the way for instant feedback on presentations.
Kinect is an absolute game changer when it comes to delivering presentations. Microsoft has already spoken of their plans to extend Kinect’s useage from being only for video games. In February of this year, they launched Kinect for Windows. Although the company’s examples of how the device can be used for business focused on the service industry, we doubt it’ll be long until the system is fully utilised for giving breath-taking, interactive and perfectly timed presentations.
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Katie Nunnington is a content writer based in the UK. She is mad about technology and travel. More examples of her work can be found at http://barcelona.venuehunter.co.uk