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The Best Presentation Tools for 2018 That Aren’t PowerPoint

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Whether it’s a TED talk or just a departmental meeting, you’re going to have to address a crowd in your professional life.

Don’t sweat it.

We’ve got five amazing tech tools to make your next presentation one to remember.


Compelling charts, infographics, and interactive tools can make your presentation pop. They can also be a nightmare to create. Visme promises to help you make engaging graphs in minutes via hundreds of professionally designed templates. The basic package is free; access to further features starts at $10 per month.

Haiku Deck

Much like the legendary poetic haiku, Haiku Deck strives to combine beauty and simplicity in one small package – that means you won’t find an overstuffed feature set here. Offering millions of royalty-free images and thousands of well-designed templates, the app grew out of Techstars’ grads need to build easy pitch decks. It’s available for the web and iOS, and after a free trial, prices begin at $8 per month.


If you, and your audience, are a sucker for animations, zooms, and other visual effects, give Prezi a try. The software focuses on making it easy to build interactive presentations that also feature a full-suite of analytic tools. After a free trial, a standard subscription will run $7 per month.


For the sales and marketing crowd, CustomShow is a must. In addition to a focus on highly customizable branding elements, the multi-platform app promises smooth HD video and integrates with Salesforce.


You won’t find any Comic Sans on Canva, where it’s all about creating high-design presentation slides and visual assets, even for graphic design noobs. Their basic drag-and-drop tool is free, but if you’d like to access their powerful suite of collaborative tools for your team, prices start at $13/user per month.