We’ve had a number of projects this year where we design and develop a rich PowerPoint presentation and then process it into an interactive and menu driven Flash presentation.
When producing comprehensive Sales Tools for distribution the advantages to this process are numerous. Doing the actual content in PPT enables us to work easier with the Client on edits and revisions. Files are quickly transferred back and forth and review sessions are efficient b/c both parties can view the same exact file while discussing via conference calls. Edits can be made right on the fly. Also the PPT stage enables the Client to internally edit content with their internal team.
After the screen by screen content is complete we then move it into Flash to “hook up” external linking items like Cost-In-Use calculators, Flash video files, PDFs, docs, and external website links. This is where the Flash advantage comes in. Doing this in PPT would produce a painfully clunky and unreliable button linking monster. Not to mention an unnecessarily oversized file.
That leads us to the other Flash advantage of being able to hook up a main Menu Title screen, hidden Forward / Backward buttons, and roll over sub menus. All these give the presenter the option to customize the presentation based on the audience.
The last but not least advantage is budget. Using the PPT on the front end for customized design, content and review sessions saves time and production resources and thus makes the overall project price lower than if it was all being produced in Flash.
The final result is a fully interactive presentation with menus, video content, links and more that can be distributed on CD or on little jump drives. It is the perfect presentation tool and leave behind item for any B2B sales and marketing department.
To find out how Going Interactive can help your company with an interactive sales tool contact us today.
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