PowerPoint is still the most popular presentation tool among consultants. Productivity add-ins are now filling the demand for more advanced features and customized solutions in the industry. Below we outline the main reasons consultants use add-ins for PowerPoint.
While Microsoft improves existing tools and functions every three years with their new releases of the Office Suite, it is rare to see new tools. PowerPoint is not evolving fast enough to keep up with the demand for advanced features.
Add-ins like SlideProof offer advanced checking tools that detect and fix inconspicuous errors. Thirty revisions become one. As one consultant puts it, “It has saved our consulting teams several hours which frees us up to focus more on the content of our slides.” Often, the smallest mistakes can have the biggest negative impact on the impression of the whole presentation.
We all know that consistency in color, font and text placement is very important. Deviations from the company-prescribed branding can be a serious error. Add-ins make checking the deck easy, and the best ensure this consistency is maintained company-wide with master templates and sharing.
Becoming proficient in PowerPoint takes longer than many would believe. Add-ins makes reduces the manual labor and produces great results faster for people with less experience. The leading add-ins are so intuitive that you learn as you work, as opposed to spending a whole day taking a PowerPoint course.
Creates instant structure in your presentations and makes it possible to customize your own agenda designs (more)
Checks content, layout and formatting for over 80 rules including double spaces, alignment and colour scheme (more)
Creates a company, team or personal knowledge base and makes it easy to publish, find and insert content (more)
Consists of a wide range of useful tools that makes creating, unifying and sharing content effortless (more)