Integrate Twitter into PowerPoint

Want to create a truly dynamic presentation? Then how about adding Twitter right into your next PowerPoint slideshow? No, I don’t mean adding screenshots of tweets – I mean adding live updating, real-time streams of tweets. Thanks to SAP’s Web 2.0 blog, there’s now a way to do this.

Using the company’s SAP BusinessObjects Xcelsius technology, they’ve created a presentation template which contains three different types of embedded Twitter tools and the corresponding instructions. The included tools are:

  • A PowerPoint Twitter ticker bar
  • A PowerPoint Twitter feedback slide
  • A PowerPoint Twitter voting slide

The ticker bar sits at the bottom of each slide and displays the last ten tweets based on a particular search string or hashtag. The feedback slide displays live questions from your audience and the voting slide lets people cast their votes on a topic by sending a tweet. This slide supports up to 6 choices and up to 100 votes.

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You can download the .PPT files with the embedded tools here. However, please be aware these are only prototypes so you are doing so at your own risk.

(via CloudAve)

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