by Geetesh Bajaj, June 12th 2012
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Online Presentations

Geetesh BajajWelcome to this week's issue of Indezine News -- while last week we looked at the hot topic of iPad presenting, this time we will look at online presentations, an area that is getting increasingly crowded and full featured at the same time. One of our interviews this week is with Harman Singh of authorSTREAM, an online presentation site that has made spectacular improvements in their PowerPoint to video engine. Amazingly, authorSTREAM's basic membership continues to be free.
authorSTREAM's biggest competitor is SlideShare, who own more of the online presentation area than anyone else. SlideShare was recently acquired by LinkedIn -- and that is a development that will have far reaching implications in this area. Look for an interview in the coming days with the folks from SlideShare who discuss this acquisition.
Meanwhile, we already spoke about SlideShark last week when discussing iPad presenting solutions -- SlideShark is from Brainshark, a company (and site) that has an impressive toe-hold in the area of online presentations. Clearly, as these online presentation sites get more capable, you will find more and more options to share your PowerPoint presentations.
Beyond this topic, we have an impressive giveaway this time from Ppted -- a collection of beautiful PowerPoint templates. Also we have the names of the winners from last month's FILEminimizer Suite 7.0 giveaway -- Shannon Reese, John Thompson, Deborah Mason, Janis Royal-Collins, Jefferson Cruz, Mertens Stephan, Steve Vice, Allan Greenberg, Brenda Collins, and Bob Steele. Thanks to Valentin Zemp of Balesio for arranging these prizes.
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Conversations and Guest Posts

Beyond Bullet Points 101 Online Course: Conversation with Cliff Atkinson
Cliff AtkinsonCliff Atkinson is an acclaimed writer, popular keynote speaker, and an independent consultant to leading attorneys and Fortune 500 companies. He designed the presentations that helped persuade a jury to award a $253 million verdict to the plaintiff in the nation's first Vioxx trial in 2005, which Fortune magazine called "frighteningly powerful." Cliff's bestselling book Beyond Bullet Points (now in its 3rd edition) was named a Best Book of 2007 by the editors of, and it expands on a communications approach he has taught at many of the country's top law firms, government agencies, business schools and corporations. In this interview, Cliff discusses the Beyond Bullet Points 101 Online Course, a natural evolution to the book. Read this conversation with Cliff Atkinson.
Presentation Process Creative Diagram Contest: Conversation with Arte Ranganathan
Arte Ranganathan

Arte Ranganathan owns the website Presentation-Process, along with her husband Ramgopal. Their mission is to help business presenters create more visual and creative presentations. The duo won the Presentation Horror Story Contest on SlideShare in 2010.

In this conversation, Arte discusses their Creative Diagram Contest. Read this conversation about the Creative Diagram Contest.
authorSTREAM Video Improvements: Conversation with Harman Singh
Harman Singh
Harman Singh is the Founder and CEO of two Internet platforms - authorSTREAM and WiZiQ. authorSTREAM is a PowerPoint sharing platform striving to make your presentations sharable on the Web -- whether they are viewed from desktops, mobile phones or tablets like the iPad. authorSTREAM's PowerPoint to video engine has been extensively upgraded recently, resulting in several improvements -- Harman discusses these improvements in this conversation. Read this conversation with Harman Singh of authorSTREAM.

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Creative Diagram Contest 2012 Creative Diagram ContestPresentation-Process announces the Creative Diagram Contest 2012. All you need to do is create a graphic representing a business idea in PowerPoint -- read more about this contest at their web site.
Also, Arte Ranganathan of Presentation-Process discusses this contest in an exclusive Indezine interview -- read here.

Beyond Bullet Points 101 Online Course
Cliff Atkinson's course will take you step-by-step through the process of creating an example presentation beyond bullet points -- and help you to build your own personal presentation along the way.
Special Offer for Indezine Readers:

Enter the coupon code INDEZINE0612 when you enroll in the Beyond Bullet Points 101 online course, and you receive a two-thirds discount off the regular price of $299.95 -- that's almost $200 off the regular price! Coupon expires on June 30th 2012.

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