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Presentation Skills & Software: Software


Microsoft PowerPoint
PowerPoint is the widely used slide-based presentation program produced by Microsoft. Because it has such a large number of users, there are many free templates for presenters accessible through an online search. Available on University Library computers and Android, iOS, and Windows mobile devices.


Prezi is a web-based presentation software with a zoomable canvas. Free and paid pricing plans offered. Available for PC or Mac and a new app is available for iOS download.

  • Prezi Training
    (Online video tutorial) offers a tutorial to get you up and running with Prezi, a cutting-edge tool for creating dynamic presentations and interactive stories.

  • Popular Prezis 
    Prezi staff curated a list of spectacular Prezis they think you should see.


Apple's presentation software especially for Macs, iPads, and iPhones. Create slides and display them (an adaptor may be necessary to connect your Apple device to a PC or projector). Many professionals prefer Keynote's fonts and templates to PowerPoint themes. Available in the University Library's Digital Media Studio (2nd floor, east side) or iOS download.

  • Keynote Training
    (Online video tutorial) offers several Keynote tutorials which will teach you to make a slide presentation that will wow your audience. Learn how to use this popular presentation software to create slides that hold an audience's attention, add transitions, and incorporate built-in themes.

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Kimberly Vardeman
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