Slide Transitions Could Be a Game-Changer

July 12, 2012 | By | 3 Comments

One of PowerPoint’s worst weaknesses is how there are few smooth ways to transition from one slide to the next. Each slide transition is an abrupt jump from one idea to another idea.

If Prezi has one advantage over PowerPoint, it’s the ability to transition smoothly from a big idea to its parts. This can be critical for some business, sales and instructional presentations.

I was intrigued when I stumbled across this site with a cool feature. As you scroll down the page, one image moves with you linking one scene to the scene below it. Visit the site, or watch the video below to see this cool effect.

Transitions is really one of the foundations of storytelling, linking one scene to the following scene. Microsoft, are you listening? Can you make it possible to have an element on one slide move and maintain continuity to the next slide? This could be a game-changer.

About the author: Bruce Gabrielle is author of Speaking PowerPoint: the New Language of Business, showing a 12-step method for creating clearer and more persuasive PowerPoint slides for boardroom presentations. Subscribe to this blog or join my LinkedIn group to get new posts sent to your inbox.

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Comments (3)

  1. Wow! That is really neat and would definitely be a nice addition to PowerPoint.

  2. Love that! Any idea how they did that?

    • Hi Cathy – Welcome to the Speaking PowerPoint community. I imagine it was built using Articulate or some other flash-development application. I’ve never seen anything like it and thought it was very cool.

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