9 Ways to Make Your Presentation Interactive

Jake Reni
VP of Revenue at Tiled
September 17, 2020
October 12, 2021

No one wants to sit through a lengthy, boring, or predictable presentation, even if the subject matter is interesting. You might be thinking that no one wants to read about presentations either!

That’s why today is the day we up our game—change how presenters, content marketers and storytellers use the best tools to engage, retain, and excite their audiences. Let’s make even the mundane topics enjoyable and memorable!

How to Make Virtual Presentations and Content Interactive

Making virtual presentations interactive and engaging is much easier when you have the right tools. Want to include videos, audio, animation, quizzes, and more? With Tiled, you can explore new ways to transform your presentations into engaging content experiences. Separate yourself from the crowd and create experiences that stand out from the rest.

1. Allow Your Audience To Choose Their Next Step

Incorporate an interactive menu that allows the audience to choose the order and flow in which they consume the information presented. This is easily accomplished using hotspots, or links, throughout the content experience to enable users to move about as they choose.

For example, if you are presenting about the benefits of solar panels, including a list of types of panels, installation options, and corresponding benefits or customer testimonials allows your audience to inform themselves through the format that best suits their needs.

2. Videos Say A Thousand Words

Videos are another great way to make a presentation interactive and engaging. You can virtually transport your audience into a desired scenario without compromising the transfer of critical information. A great example of this would be real estate presentations that include video tours of properties or communities.

3. Add Audio

Some topics are more easily understood and retained if there are real examples that highlight the point or objective. Incorporate audio into your content to bring a variety of subjects to life. For example, you could use audio to share customer testimonials, instructions, or directions.

4. Use Dynamic Charts and Graphs

When you’re using charts and graphs to visually share information, dynamic elements can go a long way to help your audience dive into critical data. Selecting a slice of a pie chart to display additional detail, highlight trends, or simply provide more context is an effective way to engage your audience with details that matter. Don’t just present content—tell a story about the data.

5. Incorporate Zoom and Scroll Options

You can also give users the ability to zoom and scroll on individual slides. For example, retail companies can create fully interactive product catalogs where users can zoom into features, and scroll through text descriptions (the way SkullCandy does). During the self-guided presentation, in-store customers can zoom in on an image of the headphones to highlight specific features.

6. Make Transitions Functional

Thanks to the widespread use of touch-enabled smart devices, the instinct to interact with content through tactical means has become the norm. Scrolling to new content or swiping to view more requires more deliberate thought to the content flow. Take advantage of this instinct and enable thoughtful, smooth transitions from one idea or concept to the next.

7. Include a Quiz or Survey

Many presentations are created with the intent to train employees on new processes or procedures. Including a quiz at the end of the presentation (or after each section) is a great way to find out how well employees are understanding the information. In a Tiled microapp, you can incorporate a quiz right in the sales playbook and gather data on how well employees retain the information.

8. Inspire Action

Make it easy to take the next step by concluding your presentation with a call to action for the user. Invite them to place an order, join a mailing list, or submit contact information. Take advantage of this feature in a variety of situations, such as gathering information for contacting potential customers at a trade show or expo.

9. Include a Feedback Form

No need to wait for feedback from your employees or audience members. Quickly and easily determine how well the presentation went and discover new ways to improve in the future. This is simple to accomplish when you include a form to receive feedback once users engage with the microapp.

Improve Interaction With Tiled

Learn how to make virtual presentations interactive with presentation software and easy-to-use templates from Tiled. Simply insert your content into the placeholder spots on the template to end up with impressive and interactive slides every time.

Discover even more creative ways to make a presentation interactive with hotspots and other innovative tools, then share your final product with your whole team. Contact us to request a demo today!

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Jake Reni
VP of Revenue at Tiled