In this section we will look at making your presentations (especially PowerPoint slides) ready for web viewing. We will look at four different tools:
Slideshare.net allows you to upload completed PowerPoint presentations where they will be converted to flash for easy viewing on the web. You can embed the Slideshare show in most kinds of web pages. It is now also possible to upload an mp3 file that you can synchronize to the timing of the changing slides in your show. More info available here.
Splashcast.net is a site that allows very flexible media broadcasts. What they are about: “The SplashCast service enables anyone to create streaming media ‘channels’ that mix together video, music, photos, narration, text, as well as RSS feeds, PowerPoint presentations and PDF documents. These user-generated channels can be played and easily syndicated on any web site, blog, or social network page. When channel owners modify their channel, their content is automatically updated across all the web pages ‘tuned’ to that channel.”
Slide.com was used to make the photo slideshow shown below. What is slide.com? According to them: “Slide lets you use photos and other digital content to publish and discover the people and things that matter to you. With a super easy set-up, clean interface and multiple transition and theme options, Slide is among the most popular tools for self expression available on the web today. Slide can be embedded onto any website, viewed on your desktop or shared with your friends or fans.”
Animoto is a very new and interesting tool. It allows you to make 30-second music videos for free or longer full-length music videos for $3.00 each. Unfortunately, the html code is not compatible with this WordPress blog. Click here to see an embedded Animoto video in my Blogger blog.