5 Ways Mobile Presentations Can Help Your Business
October 20, 2014
With the rise of smartphones, we have just about everything at our fingertips at anytime. Of course that includes presentations. If you haven't checked out the SlideShare mobile app yet, take a look -- you can view presentations in full screen on your mobile device, and save your favorites to easily access anytime, even when you're offline.
Not taking advantage of mobile's latest capabilities to propel your business? You're missing out. Here are 5 ways you can use mobile presentations to be successful in business:
Tip: Want to see how your deck will look on mobile? Use SlideShare's Mobile Preview feature.
1. Conference Vendor Decks
Forget loading your conference booth with old-fashioned TVs playing the same clip on repeat. Break with tradition and make your booth much more interactive and engaging with touch-screen tablets. Your visitors will be pulled into your booth and can flip through your company presentation rather than staring blankly at your TVs as they walk by and forget the whole thing.
2. On-The-Go Sales Pitches
The classic elevator pitch can literally become an elevator pitch if you have your presentation available on your mobile device at all times. Don’t let prospective clients wait for you to email them materials or schedule follow-up meetings; do all of the work in real-time with any sales presentations you have on hand.
3. Educate Clients Off-Site
Meet your clients or prospective clients on their home turf with any training or educational materials you have in presentation form. Putting in the effort to meet their needs is not only great customer service, but it will make you look like you are prepared for just about anything.
4. Self-Guided Presentations
Let your presentation do the talking when you aren’t there to deliver it. Share a link to your mobile presentation and let clients or prospective clients flip through your materials from anywhere, without having to wade through your website to discover what you’re all about.
5. Paperless Meetings
Add a little something extra to the traditional boardroom meeting by sharing a digital deck with your entire audience. Your clients or colleagues can flip through the materials at their own pace, ensuring they didn’t miss anything along the way. They can also refer to the deck later for any questions, or simply to review after the talk. No more time and money wasted at the printer. No more stapling packets. No more trees sacrificed.
Mobile presentations are interactive, engaging, and will make your business look like they are ahead of the trend. Consider uploading all of your existing decks to SlideShare, and have them with you whenever the need strikes. You just never know when you’ll need a presentation on the go!
Author Bio: Scott Schwertly is the author of How to Be a Presentation God and CEO of Ethos3, a Nashville, TN-based presentation boutique providing professional presentation design and training for national and international clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to branded individuals like Guy Kawasaki. If Scott is not working with his team building presentations, you will find him in the pool, on the bike, or on a long run. Scott lives in Nashville, TN with his wife and three dogs. He has a B.A. and M.B.A. from Harding University. Find Scott on LinkedIn.