2013 is going to be an exciting year, it’s a year when those who tell elegant stories quickly and connectedly will make gains.
Consequently it’s going to be worthwhile to review the tools you have for telling great stories.
- Are they mobile?
- Do they have great production values?
- Do they have a rapid workflow?
- Can you effortlessly share across multiple channels?
If you’re saying no to these questions, it might be time to start thinking about some new tools.
One tool such tool I’ve been using for the last 3 months is Haiku Deck. It’s an iPad app with elegance and it’s been a real workhorse for me.
Here are 5 compelling reasons to check it out.
1. Haiku Deck Finds And Attributes Amazing Photos
We all know that finding great images is paramount to making a great presentation. So you have 3 alternatives;
- a) Shoot or create your own images.
- b) Buy stock images or commission someone to shoot or create images.
- c) Find creative commons images and attribute them correctly
Haiku Deck finds awesome images (I don’t know how they filter only the good stuff), all creative commons licensed, which means the creators have put them online for others to use provided you observe the conditions of the creative commons license. Creative commons are a wonderful source of images however the correct attribution of images
trips many people up. Haiku takes care of all that for you but attaching attribution to each slide.
2. Haiku’s Themes Make Your Presentation Pop
Let’s face creating a snappy slide deck is a design challenge. Haiku gives you limited design options i.e. “hard to stuff up”, yet the themes that ship with the app and the extras you can purchase in-app will make you look like a star.
3. Slide Layout Is Easy
A category of design is layout. Where to put text, what text, where to put the image, etc. Again Haiku to the rescue with 14 pre-designed layouts to choose from.
4. Sharing Is Easy
Publish to the Haiku Gallery, embed a presentation with html (like the one at the top of the page), email, tweet or share on Facebook. You can even grab a Powerpiont copy of your deck. That fast and easy workflow is vital in removing barriers to getting your story told.
5.Users Love It.
While it can’t be confirmed the above is actually his review, this post on the app’s page in iTunes appears to be the genuine article. Even if it’s not Garr, there are plenty of kind words for Haiku all over the net.
Haiku Deck is created by a couple guys who called their outfit Giant Thinkwell, it turns out they have quite a sense of humour.
iTunes link. Grab it today, while it’s free.