The next big idea will happen at the most inopportune moment and the idea you share will no doubt get immediate resistance. This leads to arguments and potentially the need for pursuasion and selling. (which is time you could be using to take action on your idea).
The most creative ideas can quickly die a quiet death when "I have a million dollar idea!" turns into squiggles, chicken scratches and unintelligible dribble that only the author can understand.
PowerPoint and other powerful tools can become an arsenal to confuse instead of creating clarity.
With a primary goal of "speed to market and personalization", learning sophisticated software does not always empower an innovator to start NOW.
If you have a plan to make an impact, conquer the world or change the community, you will recruit others to join you in your mission: investors, staff, peers, advocates, potential customers, cheer squads, advisory board members, and more. They will appreciate your enthusiasm but will need more than a lame squiggle to get it done.
With PowerPoint experience and 200+ tools in my toolchest, it is more difficult to get my attention with new free or low-cost software. If you can show me a way to help people make more impact by taking action on their ideas without a steep learning curve, you get my attention.
PRESENTATIONS • INFOGRAPHICS & OTHER ENGAGING CONTENT
Here five options:
www.slidemodel.com - made for powerpoints but can easily be for infograhics
www.slideteam.net - with an option for customized slides
These software tools can help you bring stories and data to life. In addition, they make it easy to add almost any type of content: shapes, images, icons, videos, charts, graphs and audio and 3rd party content.
We are in a world of new software tools where you can take action on your next big idea.