72.6% of respondents were using MindManager, a software program that we've referenced earlier on this blog. Also of interest to PPT readers is that when asked "What applications are you currently using mind mappping software for", respondents replied with the following:
58% - responded preparing presentations (one of the higher categories)
45% - writing
31% - training/education
When asked the single biggest benefit they had experienced from using mind mapping software, relevant responses included:
8% - visualize information relationships
9% - get better organized
43% - clarity of thinking
The survey results found that on average mind mapping software increases executive productivity by 20%. It also found that the reason respondents found that mind mapping was lagging in adoption was that people didn't know about it.
In an earlier posting, I referenced Steve Rubel's (MicroPersuasion) review of ZappTek's iPresentIT, a tool for use with your iPod. Techworld author Mike Elgan has an article "PowerPoint from the Gadget in Your Pocket" that discusses PowerPoint delivery via your iPod, Blackberry or Treo. He states that the three key factors to consider and address to be successful in using these tools for mobile presentations are:
conversion of PowerPoint slides
displaying the converted slides
connecting the gadget to a projector
He provides a listing of software and tools for each of these devices. For the iPod he references the following software to convert and display your sides:
Take a look at my post on the Web Chef's e-Bytes about photo sharing siteYouREP including links to comparison tables on different photo sharing services. These services could be of use to presenters looking to inventory their images.
Given the difficulties I've had with photo uploading, movie and vlog viewing on my relatively new 20GB iPod, I'm not ready to eliminate my laptop and/or a back-up flash drive for my presentations on the road.
Has anyone had experience using an iPod for delivering their presentations?
A special thanks to Hobie Swan at MindJet for his earlier comments on PPT about mind mapping for presentations and for providing me with a copy of their software, MindManager Pro 6. I'll be testing the software out over the next few weeks and reporting on how it works for creating presentations. My initial impressions are very positive in that the software appears to be very easy and intuitive to use and provides a way to structure and easily re-structure your presentation in an organized fashion.
It is only fitting to remember the horrors of 9/11 today with a striking image of the twin towers at the 9/11 Memorial in downtown Green Bay, WI. Take a moment in your busy days to remember the deaths, destruction and continuing turmoil that has resulted from this horrendous event.