Presentation tools and software

Interactive PowerPoint, the best remote presentation tool

Are you tired of banal presentations? Discover interactive presentations worthy of a website!

March 28, 2024

In the wonderful world of presentation (Prez (for intimate people), we obviously find the “classical presentation” which takes place from a Slide A to one Slide Z fluidly, like a story being told, each Slide needing to be addressed and displayed. The process is planned in advance and the arguments are linear.

That's how the majority of people present themselves. However, over the last few years, we have seen a lot of changes. Since Covid-19, which kept us cloistered in our homes, the world of work has had to change. We have been forced to modernize the way we present to better transmit our messages, in a changing world. That's why today, we're talking about interactive presentations that, we're sure, will change the way you see prez.

Interactive PowerPoint, definition

We have chosen to talk to you mainly about PowerPoint (PPT for those in the know), but the following definition also lends itself to Keynote and Google Slides. According to Microsoft, the publisher of PowerPoint software, an interactive presentation is a type of presentation that integrates features that allow active audience participation. This can include things like live quizzes, polls, real-time feedback, feedback, or even direct interactions with presentation content. Behind the deployment of such functionalities, a simple objective is to keep the audience engaged and encourage interaction, even at a distance.

Enhance your remote presentations simply thanks to interactivity

Interactivity, a necessity in a fast-paced world

As we can all see, our society is changing. The advent of digital technology and digital transformations have allowed the creation of new tools, whether creative or communication. The Covid-19 crisis has also made us review all our beliefs and habits. Forced to stay at home, we had to communicate differently and review all of our salary routines. Remote working has shaken up our perspectives, and many businesses have adopted it, even though the pandemic was over. Today, it is estimated that, according to a study published by JLL France in 2022, 56% of the French population works from home at least one day a week. In addition, teleworking is becoming a recruitment criterion, and more and more people are looking for jobs in Full-remote, that is to say 100% teleworking.

Businesses must therefore adapt and prepare new tools for new uses. The adoption of Teams meetings, for example, has changed the game when it comes to presentations, as you now have to learn to present remotely, without being able to use your physical presence to capture the attention of your audience.

We also invite you to consult our dedicated articles on the subject of remote presentation. : or

Interactive slideshows allow you to be more efficient

What are the advantages of an interactive presentation medium?

Improving audience engagement

By integrating questions, polls, videos, and mini-brainstorming workshops during your presentation, you allow your audience to be more involved in your presentation. The audience is no longer just a receiver, but an active contributor to your speech.

Retention and understanding of information

By encouraging the active involvement of the public during the presentation, the latter better retains the information presented, unlike passive listening. By encouraging active listening and audience participation, you avoid moments of inattention and create an atmosphere where the audience is engaged and receptive.

Flexibility in the use of the presentation medium

The interactive presentation allows you to adapt the presentation according to your interlocutor, the context or its use. To put it simply: an “interactive” presentation reacts like a website, allowing you to navigate and discover the information it contains via multiple paths, through “interactive buttons”. This interactive document can be presented online (via video, webinar, etc.) and offline (appointment, meeting, attachment) and therefore allows an ideal presentation path in all cases.

It promotes the dynamism and non-linearity of your presentation, making your interventions surprising and memorable. Few people know this way of presenting and, in general, the “wow” effect is guaranteed!

Professional fields of application of an interactive PPT

Thanks to the interactive presentation, one prez is now equivalent to 1000 scenarios!

Thus, armed with a well-thought-out interactive presentation, a salesperson will have a communication tool that will adapt from one customer to another during his appointments. A strategic report will be ideally presentable thanks to a “clickable” menu directly on the PowerPoint, allowing the audience or even a reader to quickly request and obtain information within an organized document. Likewise, if you do a Webinar, the interactive presentation is very useful when it comes to questions and answers so as not to panic and quickly find information on a Slide.

You can stuff your slides with specific graphics or visuals for an informed audience, or, on the contrary, stick to simple information and slides if your audience is new to the subject. The interactive presentation therefore allows you to effectively optimize all your speeches, since you can respond to any problem and adapt all your speeches.

Prez multi-tasking

The big advantage of an interactive presentation is that it no longer has to balance details and simplicity. You can put one and the other, and then understand when, or in what situation, you may or may not go deep into a subject. However, you will always have to challenge the content of your slides and make it as clear as possible so that your interlocutors can easily follow your words.

Moreover, it is in the very DNA of interactive presentations to be sent by email, downstream, or in parallel with an appointment, in order to be able to deliver a second reading and a good memory of the information delivered. The advantage of these interactive presentations/websites is that they can live alone, without you presenting them, and thus serve as excellent supports to transmit to your audience. Your customers, students or partners will thus be able to consult them freely asynchronously and, for example, deepen the subject according to their questions and desires.

Finally, we are talking here about a type of presentation that works like an app or a website! It is a dynamic support, involving media, personalized for your interlocutor, and therefore very rewarding. All accessible for a lower budget compared to a site or an app, and can be sent by email. You therefore have the opportunity to present in a modern way, without having to publish confidential information on the Internet with the risks that this involves for your company.

The difference between an interactive PowerPoint and a website

That's right, just like a website, the functioning of an interactive presentation is also based on the use of clickable hypertext links. Let's quickly get back to how an interactive PowerPoint presentation works.

How do I create interactive PowerPoint presentations?

Any shape, button, or image in PPT can be made interactive. In the video below, we show you how to create an interactive slideshow with PowerPoint using hyperlinks.

With all this, maybe there are still grey areas between Powerpoint and web applications. Let us clear up some things.

The advantages of interactive presentation compared to a website:

  • An interactive presentation is a medium that is easy to transport and send, whether by USB stick, by We Transfer or by email.
  • An interactive presentation does not pose a confidentiality problem for certain sensitive or ephemeral information.
  • An interactive presentation is much faster and easier to design than a website. Our designers are there to create effective slideshows quickly, especially thanks to our presence in three time zones!
  • No need for SEO, responsive sites, digital strategies, digital strategies, domain names or the use of a web agency to add interactivity to your speeches; interactive Powerpoints have compiled the advantages of websites... without their drawbacks!

In short, we take over your visual identity, the goal you are pursuing with this format, and we create for you the right support for each of your desires.

/In addition, if you need a website, we can help you enhance your digital presence thanks to our web expertise. /

Let's conclude

As you will have understood, interactive presentation is for us the star of the moment among the different types of presentation and we therefore highly recommend it for the reasons mentioned above, especially in this new economic and societal context.

Nota bene : While all versions of PowerPoint since 2010 - i.e. the vast majority of software versions installed today by our customers - can read an interactive presentation, only versions published after Office 2016 may be able to create or modify them.

If you want to know more about interactive PowerPoint presentations, do not hesitate to contact us! Mprez is a team of experts and creatives who design stunning presentations since 2016. We are there for anyone who wants to tell inspiring stories or optimize the results of their presentations. 😉

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Ce qu'il faut retenir

What you need to remember:

  • One presentation, a thousand uses.
  • The flexibility and pace of a website, without the cost!
  • A great support to send at the end of the presentation, so that he can live and revive, even without you!

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