Acrobat Labs: Presentations
There is a lot of competition in this space from delivery vehicles like Slideshare to what I believe is a better implementation of online presentation creation than what Adobe is offering in this beta release, 280Slides.
The issue I have with all of the offerings on Acrobat.com is this: I want to use the functionality (especially embedding) but I do NOT want Adobe’s branding all over the container I embed on my site(s), blogs, etc.
As the economy tanked and free, branded offerings morphed in to paid, put-your-brand-on-it ones, these deliverables finally got to the point where they should’ve been all along. I want generic looking containers and just about everyone else I know does too. 280Slides understands this and you can see their non-branded container below.
The other thing I find intriguing is how much effort is put behind online slideshows and how a bunch of slides doesn’t tell the story anymore. When more people are adhering to the PresentationZen philosophy of not packing slides with tons of bullet points, without the presenter telling the story, these embedded slideshows have minimal value.
About Steve Borsch
Connecting the Dots Podcast
Podcasting hit the mainstream in July of 2005 when Apple added podcast show support within iTunes. I'd seen this coming so started podcasting in May of 2005 and kept going until August of 2007. Unfortunately was never 'discovered' by national broadcasters, but made a delightfully large number of connections with people all over the world because of these shows. Click here to view the archive of my podcast posts.