Meetings. Reviews. Sales-Pitches and practically every conference room congregation revolves around presentations. Like me, if you have been to slide-fests often enough, you probably dislike presentations as much as I do. While a lot depends on the presenter, their ability to tell a story and their command on the subject. It is the tools that often let one down. Boring slides, insipid clip-art and charts that have been done to death.
For years I used PowerPoint as the only tool to make presentations. The familiarity with the tool ensured effectiveness but the story-telling was missing from it. It is this slide-fatigue that compelled me to look for alternatives. Presentation tools that helped me paint a picture & tell a story like never before. I am rounding up five tools here that will help you hit one out of the park without burning a hole in your pocket.
You take your cellphone with you everywhere, but do you really use it? With smartphones, you can do so much more than just make calls and send messages. Smartphones (and tablets) have become powerful enough to let you do almost everything your desktop computer can. They are also much easier to carry and handle.
If you own an Android device, you can use it like a personal assistant, secretary and personal computer all rolled in one, by using some of the great apps available for download in the Android market. I have made a list of the top 5 must-have productivity apps that will greatly boost your productivity in 2014, at work and elsewhere too. (more…)