The presentations are a visual way to display the information, data, and knowledge about a company, product, project, or any other item that needs to be represented or explained. Well-made presentations allow you to convey the full information to the audience and effectively reveal the key features of the presented object in a convenient and visual form, they cause an emotional response from the audience, and so are easy for understanding and memorizing. The presentations are incredibly popular in a field of marketing, advertising, PR, and provide the tangible assistance in business development and project management. Today, the presentations become a key component of your company’s organizational process when you can use available project information at your meetings, tuned to the requirements of the defined audience, and also use the data from a single source to communicate with different audiences.
The PM Presentations solution extends the power of the ConceptDraw suite products — ConceptDraw MINDMAP, ConceptDraw PRO and ConceptDraw PROJECT, improving their efficiency at many stages of the project management process by using the same source data to construct the targeted presentation for your audience and clearly communicating the appropriate information to different audiences from a single source. The main purpose of this solution is to give an ability to the project managers and other team participants to create and to deliver to all stakeholders the capacious presentations representing the data and knowledge of a specific project, and views of the project steps, with the help of including visual dashboards, Gantt charts, resource views, maps, timelines, calendars, project diagrams and reports of varied types. Having the possibility to edit collaboratively in a Full-Screen Mode, the teams can rapidly plan a project as well as execute the tasks of revising and making changes to it.
Now, the ConceptDraw users can utilize ConceptDraw MINDMAP to collect the information, ConceptDraw PROJECT to generate the slide illustrations on a project status and project diagrams to describe the project details and status from ConceptDraw PRO. Due to the PM Presentations solution, you can easily assemble this information into one presentation using the ConceptDraw PRO or ConceptDraw MINDMAP software. You can also use many different ways, presentation tools or web presentation formats to present desired information and data depending on the amount of time you have to prepare. Thus, with ConceptDraw MINDMAP you can professionally present with zero preparation time.
Collaboratively edit your maps in ConceptDraw MINDMAP using the Full-Screen Mode which lets you view either the full map or any section of the map using One Click Navigation feature set allowing to zoom the needed map's section. To switch to a Full-Screen Mode, press Shift+F5 combination from the keyboard. This mode lets you edit your map without toolbars, on the right side your map is represented and the Page Navigator to switch between the map's pages is available on the left one. To zoom into any section of your map, select it by holding down the left mouse button. By releasing the left mouse button or clicking Escape key, you will return to the previous map's view. To stay in a zoomed view, click on the right mouse button.
Create and demonstrate presentation of a mind map
Create and demonstrate with one click the presentation of a Mind Map designed in the ConceptDraw MINDMAP software. Use Create Default Presentation button from the Presentation tab to make automatically the slides based on your map's content. The set of slides will be created and so appear in a Slide Navigator at the bottom part of your screen. By default, it includes the slides representing the whole map and the main idea, and the slides for the first level topics with the corresponding subtopics. Now, to demonstrate the presentation using ConceptDraw MINDMAP, click the Start Presentation button from the Presentation tab or press F5 key on a keyboard. Click the mouse or use Space button to move from slide to slide in a Presentation Mode. The Escape key lets one exit the Presentation Mode at any moment.
Demonstrate project diagrams as a presentation on a large screen.
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM provides a perfect ability to demonstrate any project diagrams, graphical documents, graphics or schematics as a presentation on a full screen, secondary monitor or large screen with the help of a projector. To switch to the Presentation Mode, simply click the F5 key on the keyboard or use the Presentation button from the Share tab in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM's interface and then use the Play option in a pop-up Presentation side panel. The presentation will be created automatically from the pages of your document and opened in a Presentation mode allowing you to navigate the slides by clicking the mouse or using the Arrow keys on a keyboard or in the right bottom corner of the screen. To exit the Full-Screen Mode, press Esc button.
Generate slides from any ConceptDraw application and incorporate slides in a master slide presentation
Make the Microsoft PowerPoint presentations automatically from the slides generated by the ConceptDraw Office suite applications, among which there are your mind maps, project views, technical schemes, charts and diagrams of different kinds. Use ConceptDraw Office export capabilities to generate slides that can be incorporated into your PowerPoint presentations. To make the slides for PowerPoint presentation from your map data in ConceptDraw MINDMAP, use the Menu File → Export → MS PowerPoint command. To create the slides from graphs, diagrams, schemes or infographics in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM, use the Menu File → Export → Microsoft PowerPoint (PPT) command. The project views' slides created in ConceptDraw PROJECT can be transformed into a PowerPoint presentation by simply clicking on the MS PowerPoint button on the Share tab.
Make the illustrative presentation
Capture the slides of your project views in ConceptDraw PROJECT to make the illustrative presentation. You can capture the Gantt Chart, Multiproject Dashboard, Resource Sheet or Resource Usage View opening it in a program and applying the Capture Slide button on the Share tab, at this you can choose from the drop-down list what area will be captured - only visible area or a whole view. The captured slides will appear in a Slide Preview panel. Now, making a presentation will take just a second – right click in the Slide Preview panel, choose Create Presentation From command in the context menu and then the corresponding option from the appeared pop-up menu depending on your wishes to make the presentation including all slides or the selected ones.