If you are a manager, you will gather with your team to discuss what the slide deck should contain and how you would like to look like. You communicate this on paper, drawing sketches that sometimes might lead to different interpretations and additional loops of reviews.
If your team is a virtual one, meaning spread in different regions, the number of reviews and the clarity of the guidance will make the difference in terms of time and results.
You can use Draft+ and your iPad to build the structure you want, the notes, the descriptions, the formatting and then share them via email.
With Draft+ you can give a flavour of what you need in a very effective way:
– Build a storyboard that tells the story you want to tell.
– Send projects to be reviewed.
– Keep tracks of the changes.
– Add notes on snapshots of the pages to comment additional changes.
Let’s have a look to it in more details…
Use case: Present an update about sales in your regions.
The idea is to present two charts and a main message to introduce the story of the deck
You can paste on the page some images from your iPad’s gallery, if you have them or you can add 2 chart place holder stickers, like in this case.
We flip the page and also add a description of what the slide shall present, a more descriptive text, giving additional information about when the first draft should be ready.
Once the slide is ready, you can decide to share it in different formats, depending if your are reviewing a project or you are sending your guidelines for the deck to an editor.
Publishing Slide deck in PDF
The whole slide deck can be exported as a series of images of the pages you included.
The pages are reproduced as you see them, so if you want to added some pictures from the gallery, they also will be rendered.
If you choose (in the project settings) to publish the pdf with a cover page, your pdf file will have an additional page at the beginning presenting the title of the project and the project description.
An additional option is also to include the page notes. If this options is set, the pdf file will have an additional text page added after each original slide.
Publishing Slide deck Outline
This format allows you to communicate easily the layout of the pages and the description of the content at once. The information is available on one page and it is exported as
html file. If you have a presentation with many slides, you are using a low band internet connection and you want to send quickly the document, you can use this format.