Published 12 months ago
These days it has become the norm for people to sit for hours on end in front of their screens, struggling to make beautiful, eye-catching presentations that can attract attention. They use so much of their time fiddling with controls on PowerPoint and other tools in an effort to design slides that can convey their intended message. The problem is that it takes a lot of time to do this!
The problem might be that free images are not available for you to make use of. This is mostly the case for most of these applications. No worries though! This guide has just the solution you’ve been yearning for.
There are very few presentation making applications out there that are truly user friendly and can produce high quality content. The learning curve for most of them is too long and at times they become too clunky and cumbersome to use. Even when you do learn how to use them, creating a simple slide can be a hassle and this is a major inconvenience.
Some of the slides you see nowadays from PowerPoint, Keynote and other tools have become too generic. Often the template styles are dull and repetitive. All of this can be confusing and disheartening at times.
While some of these modern presentation making tools may work for some people, they are often quite pricey. This can be a huge bummer especially if all you’re looking to do is just create a simple presentation.
What if I told you that there is actually a simpler and much more efficient tool for making your slides?
Introducing Haiku Deck. It is one of the fastest and easiest way of creating professional-looking and memorable presentations on the web. It takes a radically simple approach and has very few features. It lets you upload background images after which you can write a sentence or two of text over the image and that’s it. It’s extremely simple but the good thing about it is that it’s good for audiences everywhere.
Haiku Deck helps users to avoid cramming their presentation with too much information. It forces users to make their slides clean and simple.
All the presentations are hosted online. It allows easy recording of audio narration, the ability to save presentations as videos, or export to PowerPoint/Keynote for offline viewing and editing.
Haiku Deck’s sparse word use, visual impact, and slide focus on main ideas make it an ideal tool for creating eye catching and engaging presentations.
The free version only allows you to create 1 deck/presentation.
How to create slides with Haiku Deck using free images
Go to www.haikudeck.com. Once you’re there click on the Try Zuru option to create a free presentation.
You will be redirected to a page where you then click on New Deck.
This will take you to a page where you click on Get New Account and then proceed to fill in your log in details to sign up.
Click on the slide type icon on the left side of your screen and pick a slide type that is ideal for your purposes. Each of the available formats have different layouts so choose wisely.
Click on the slide layout option and proceed to pick an appropriate layout. Notice that each of these layouts has different text and image positioning.
For free images go to imagesload.net and search for an ideal image. Copy the URL of the image and go back to Haiku Deck. Click on the Images and Design icon on the left of your screen. A dialog box will appear. Choose the My Pictures option.
This opens a dialog box. Click on Link (URL) option and proceed to paste the URL you copied from imagesload.net.
Search for the image and proceed to add it to your slide. Here’s how mine looked like: (https://imagesload.net/view/beautiful-orange-flower-transparent-background-png/xqOTH ) .
Proceed to add text to your slide.
You can also edit the fill of your text box.
You can then proceed to add elements such as graphs and charts to your slide.
After this you’re done making your slide. You can add more slides by clicking on the + sign on the bottom right of your screen.
To share your presentation click on the Share icon.
As you can see making a slide using Haiku Deck is easy and seamless. It doesn’t take much time and the controls are easy to familiarize oneself with.