That probably seems like the silliest thing you’ve read all day, but don’t stop reading just yet. Once you’ve read our three points, it will seem like the smartest.here are reasons that how PowerPoint beats anything in your agency.

Anyone can edit PowerPoint

PowerPoint, 3 Reasons PowerPoint Beats Anything in Your Agency

Picture this: You’ve spent weeks working on a piece of print for a client. A huge annual report for an enormous accounting firm. Your top designer pulled an all nighter to get it looking good. She’s lost count of how many layers she laid down in Illustrator, and can’t remember the last time she slept. It doesn’t matter. It’s done.

You send it off to the accountants at the eleventh hour, and their initial impressions are excellent. You breathe a sigh of relief and start working on the next big job. Then you get a call from the client. The accountants aren’t sounding too happy now. They’ve found a spelling error on page 6, and a poorly sized logo on page 17. You shake your designer awake and ask for a fix. She says it’ll take time she doesn’t have, but they need it now!

You race through the office looking for someone who knows Illustrator, but everyone who does is busy. You ask the intern to make the adjustments, but they tell you they’re not that adept at Illustrator. You swallow your pride, pick up your phone, and ask the accountants for an extension. They say the only thing they’ll extend is their business to another agency. How can you ever account for the loss of the accountant account to your accountant?

Imagine if instead, you’d made the report in a program people learn in primary school. Your intern could have made those changes. Your kid could’ve. The account would still be yours. When you focus your efforts on PowerPoint, you won’t have to silo your talent across expensive, intricate programs like Illustrator. Once you break down those silos, you’ll find that…

PowerPoint was designed for collaboration

PowerPoint, 3 Reasons PowerPoint Beats Anything in Your Agency

Because of its ease of use, PowerPoint is a powerful tool for teams working together. As well as being easy to use, PowerPoint lets multiple people work on the same project at the same time. Sure the Adobe Cloud has collaborative tools, but they’re limited to those with expertise (and expensive subscriptions).

With PowerPoint’s collaborative online tools, you don’t even need a copy of the program to join in on an active document. As long as someone invites you by email, you can access the document in real-time through Office Online.

Let’s say you only want to give an occasional piece of input. In a shared PowerPoint, you can chat with designers in the side-bar in real-time. You can also easily add comments to specific elements of the document. All of this helps give PowerPoint it’s most powerful advantage:

 

PowerPoint has an incredibly quick turnaround

PowerPoint, 3 Reasons PowerPoint Beats Anything in Your Agency

Because anyone can use it to work collaboratively across platforms, documents are designed quicker than almost anything in the Adobe Suite. From setting up your first slide to sending the first draft, PowerPoint’s intuitive tools and easy interface enable expedient design. You can create almost anything as quickly as you can read this last point.

As you can see, PowerPoint would be a useful addition to your agency. Know what else would be useful? Collaborating with Sydney’s premier PowerPoint experts. Read our posts on using PowerPoint to create great content, or contact us today.

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5 Comments

  • Don’t forget that PowerPoint is VBA programming capable. You can use VBA to add a lot of capability to PowerPoint. I recently built a PowerPoint VBA Utility for a training company that easily allows them to copy slides from one presentation into another presentation so they can build customized presentations from their existing treasure trove of slides. They just view and click on the source slides they want and move/reorder them into their new custom slide presentation!

    • Tom Howell says:

      Mark – you’re absolutely right! We’ll be writing a lot more on the integration of VBA into PowerPoint over the coming months.

      Stay tuned!

  • Kathy Howe says:

    Love Powerpoint! It’s just that some people use it poorly. It should be the background and the emphasis… not the presentation.

  • PowerPoint is a – Great – tool! As capable, flexible and versatile as the “hands/brains” of who use it!
    Stonemasons use hammers and chisels to make holes or break down walls:
    With them Michelangelo gave to the World… La Pietá!

  • Peter says:

    Hi great article, I think I may have to look into this a bit more cheers

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