At the day job, I am sometimes tasked with presenting a strategy to my stakeholders. Instead of using a presentation software like Power Point to create my presentation deck – I prefer to use Adobe InDesign. The reason I like to use InDesign is that I can use it to create an Interactive PDF that can double as both my presentation platform and be sent to my stakeholders as a PDF document – which also happens to print well.
It is simplest to explain via video tutorial. So I’ve recorded my basic workflow, while creating a strategy presentation template and then demonstrating how your stakeholders can interact with it as a PDF afterwards.
I have found that stakeholders are often appreciative of having an item then can take back with them, whether a printed handout, or you can use it as an opportunity to engage with the stakeholder afterwards, follow up by email with a copy of the presentation as an interactive PDF. This also gives them the opportunity to review your content at their own convenience, and present you with questions about it that they might not have thought of immediately following your presentation during the question period.
I hope that you will try using In Design to create your next Presentation Deck / Interactive PDF strategy document. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave them here on my blog, or in the comments section on YouTube. If you found this workflow helpful please give this video a thumbs up on YouTube and feel free to share this tutorial with you friends on Facebook & Twitter.
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