November 26, 2015

Microsoft Sway

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Microsoft has recently rolled out a new application for the purposes of Digital story telling known as Sway. Sway is basically an extremely easy platform for the creation of presentations, info-graphics or any kind of stories; whether it is for children's school works of professionals work assignments.

I know the first thing that pops in to your head is that Sway is a newer version of PowerPoint, but that is not really the case. I personally think that PowerPoint is a great tool for creating formal presentations for an audience; while Sway is more useful if you want to convey some particular concepts in a quickly, easy and clear fashion.

How Does Sway Work?

So now that we have the basic functionality out of the way; let’s talk about the structure and some of the features Sway has to offer its users. The interface is such that you add relevant information into a series of cards. All you need to do is to fill out these cards and the application does the rest; it forms your very own digital story that is both creative as well as interactive to hold audience's interest.

Admittedly, there have been other applications that have been created around similar ideas such as Animoto, Bubblr and Cartoonist, but the flexibility Sway has to offer is much better. Regardless of whether you are a Student or a Sales Executive, Sway allows you to quickly chuck the content in a format that automatically creates a coherent story to show and explain to the intended audience in as few as three minutes. Moreover, formatting is not really worrisome, the text designs are easily transformable via the built-in design engine Sway has. On top of this, the designs are easily customizable as per your needs.

How to Build a Presentation in Sway

Need to give an engaging, modern presentation? This video shows you how to make a great presentation in Sway, a free app from Microsoft Office. Sway lets you create and share interactive reports, slides, personal stories, newsletters, vacation memories, school and work projects, and more.

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Another likable aspect of the Sway is that it is backed up on the Cloud, which allows users to share and embed their stories on their Website, Facebook , Twitter or LinkedIn. This makes sharing with your friends, family and colleagues really easy without even going through the hassle of signing up or downloading any additional software.

There is no doubt that Sway is a very interesting product. But one has to use it to become familiar with it. The software is available in the form of an application for Windows, iPhone, and iPad; and as part of Office 365. I am extremely in fascination by it and the prospective usage it will allow me as a sales person. I think it is definitely worth a try and if there is any help you might need, please feel free to Contact us.

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