Integrate Twitter into PowerPoint

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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.


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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