m62 visualcommunications, the global leader in presentation effectiveness, has released the second half of its review on the Beta version of PowerPoint 2010. The final part of this review focuses on the usability of the latest edition of the software, and how much time it can save for the user.
The review centres around three distinct areas of improvement in usability: menu functions; editing options; and time saving. The new gradient slider, animation menu and preset colour schemes received favourable comment. The ability to convert presentations directly into video files was regarded as the most useful by those testing the new software.
With over 30 million PowerPoint presentations delivered each day, many presenters are keen to make the design process easier. Carefully implemented presentation design can be used to more than double audience recall rates, thus greatly increasing the effectiveness of a presentation.
Nicholas Oulton, Founder of m62, commented: “It is important for PowerPoint designers to keep up to date with the latest technology, but no significant changes should be made in any system until the advantages of updating it are certain. In our initial testing of the latest edition of PowerPoint, we feel that we have found considerable benefits.
“In the past, our designers have sometimes had to use plug-ins for Microsoft PowerPoint to achieve the desired effect. The new options in PowerPoint 2010 have negated this need in the majority of situations, making the process much easier and quicker for the user.”
m62 has produced almost 10,000 presentations for clients worldwide, including blue-chip brands such as Siemens and Microsoft. m62 operates from offices in the UK, US and Singapore, and offers a variety of solutions for its clients, from presentation skills training to free downloadable PowerPoint templates.
For more information about m62 visualcommunications, call +44 (0)151 259 6262 or visit m62.net.