Non-linear presentation tools create an opportunity for millions of PowerPoint and Keynote users to up their game
Santa Clara, California (PRWEB) February 22, 2010 -- Today at Virtual Edge Summit 2010, SharpLogic CEO Ed Kaim unveiled SpeakFlow™, a suite of tools for creating, managing, and delivering non-linear presentations, immediately available at www.speakflow.com. SpeakFlow enables speakers to adapt their content at real-time to better meet the needs of their audience by allowing them to easily group related slides and jump between sections, features that differentiate non-linear presentations from their more traditional linear counterparts. Speakers can also embed content within their SpeakFlow presentations, such as videos, hyperlinks, etc. The suite includes a presentation viewer, an online designer, tools for managing presentation access, and an online converter for importing linear slide decks generated from tools like Microsoft PowerPoint, Apple Keynote, and OpenOffice.org Impress.
“Today, I’m proud to introduce SpeakFlow, the non-linear suite for personal and professional presentations,” said Ed Kaim, chief executive officer at SharpLogic. “SpeakFlow will enable the millions of people who use linear presentation tools on a daily basis to deliver their message more effectively, whether in a sales meeting, a technology lecture, or just for fun.”
Among SpeakFlow’s first customers is Microsoft, the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions. As an early adopter of SpeakFlow for non-linear presentations, Microsoft has been able to present some of its most complex topics with ease.
“We’ve been using SpeakFlow to educate customers on Visual Studio 2010, a very sophisticated software suite,” said Brian Keller, senior technical evangelist at Microsoft. “The flexibility of SpeakFlow enables to us adapt presentations in real-time to more effectively tailor the content to meet the needs of each audience.”
SharpLogic also announced that SpeakFlow Webcasts is available in Beta for all users. SpeakFlow Webcasts is an integrated extension to the SpeakFlow suite that enables users to present their non-linear presentations over the Internet to other users via their Web browser. Webcasts can be secured by access code for both presenters and attendees, and multiple presenters may share presentation responsibilities. SpeakFlow owners may also review webcast attendance records.
SpeakFlow is available at two subscription levels: Express and Professional. The Express edition is free and allows users to create and manage a non-linear presentation, which can be presented in person or over the Internet. The Professional edition is available at an introductory offer of $29.99/month and introduces many additional features, including:
- The ability to create and manage up to 10 presentations
- Removal of Express advertising
- Support for co-branding the presentation viewer
- The ability to download SpeakFlow presentations for delivery offline
- Round-trip support for iterative design using tools like PowerPoint
- Delegation support to share SpeakFlows with other Professional users
- Support for managing SpeakFlows delegated by other Professional users
In addition to the subscription levels, SharpLogic is offering a service to customize the SpeakFlow experience, including:
- Creating custom presentations, ranging from message consulting to creative design and layout
- Developing custom plug-ins for presentations, such as embedded pricing calculators
- Integrating an audio or video voiceover to create automated presentations for Web sites, kiosks, and DVDs
Virtual Edge Summit attendees can learn more about SpeakFlow at the SharpLogic Boost Virtual Events booth (#12).
Follow SpeakFlow on Twitter at http://twitter.com/SpeakFlow and Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/SpeakFlow/315510636250. More information can be found at www.speakflow.com.
SharpLogic is a software company that develops cutting-edge products that take advantage of the latest technologies, such as Boost Virtual Events (www.boostvirtualevents.com) and SpeakFlow (www.speakflow.com). SharpLogic also provides developer marketing services and an array of technology consulting services. SharpLogic’s corporate Web site is available at http://www.sharplogic.com. Follow us at http://twitter.com/sharplogic.
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