Make your presentations pop with Haiku Deck

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Cendrine Marrouat

Social Media Slant Founder Cendrine Marrouat is a social media journalist, blogger, coach, curator, and author living in Canada. In 2012, she released The Little Big eBook on Blogging: 40 Traffic Generation Tips, a comprehensive resource that provides bloggers of all levels with essential information and precise guidance to attract quality traffic to their blogs. She is currently working on an eBook on social media strategies.
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 Haiku Deck

A few months ago, after a discussion with a friend, I came to the realization that my presentations needed to be a little more visually appealing. Microsoft PowerPoint is a great tool, but it can be a little difficult to figure out and use.

My research led me to try Haiku Deck. And let me tell you this: I will never look back!

Haiku Deck lets you work from your desktop and smartphone. And you don’t need to worry about finding pictures, as the service hosts millions of them that are available for free use.

To get started, sign up for an account. Then, click the “New Deck” button in the menu section at the top and you are set. There are six free themes available, and everything is customizable.

Haiku Deck demo

Features include the ability to:

- Add public and private notes to enrich your content. Public notes will appear next to your decks.

- Choose the visibility of your slides with three privacy setting options (public, restricted, and private).

- Embed presentations on a website or blog, and share them on social networks or by email.

- Download the content in the PDF and PowerPoint formats, and export it to SlideShare.

Want some examples of what you can achieve? Below are two presentations that I recently created.

1) My résumé

Created with Haiku Deck, the free presentation app

2) A short presentation on blogging tips

Created with Haiku Deck, the free presentation app

The only thing I don’t like is the character limit for slides. With that said, this limit will force you to tap into your creative side to deliver your message in a more efficient way.

For more information on Haiku Deck, visit

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  1. Catherine Carr

    Wow — beautiful write-up and beautiful Haiku Decks, Cendrine! And thanks for your patience — we will be adding a few layouts with more text options to the Web App soon. Here’s a preview of what you’ll be able to create:
    Cheers, Catherine Carr, VP Marketing & Chief Inspiration Officer, Haiku Deck

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