SOURCE: SlideRocket


February 03, 2011 11:00 ET

SlideRocket Selected as Official Presentation Platform for SXSW Interactive

SlideRocket Offers Free Accounts to All Presenters; Partners With Guy Kawasaki for Webinar Series to Make Every SXSW Presentation Sizzle

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - February 3, 2011) - SlideRocket today announced that it has been selected as the official presentation platform for the upcoming SXSW Interactive Conference March 11 - 15, 2011 in Austin, Texas. SlideRocket is offering SXSW speakers free Pro accounts for their presentations and launching a series of free public webinars to help conference speakers and attendees create stunning presentations with features like HTML5 player for iPhone and iPad, HD video, cinematic transitions, live twitter feeds and interactive surveys. At SXSW, SlideRocket will host a book signing and giveaway with best-selling author Guy Kawasaki and power the SXSW Accelerator program.

SlideRocket's 'Make Your Presentation Sizzle for SXSW' webinar series will help speakers and attendees deliver high impact presentations. The webinars will provide inspiration and hands-on presentation coaching from business luminaries such as Guy Kawasaki (click here for full webinar schedule). Webinar attendees will learn how to:

  • Create stunning presentations and engage audiences - Features like real-time twitter feeds, polls, surveys and comments embedded directly into slides drive meaningful audience interaction. Visually compelling features like HD video, exciting transitions and builds drive audience engagement.
  • Present flawlessly in any setting - Present without worrying about connectivity or hardware compatibility issues. With the ability to download presentations directly to thumbdrives for easy offline use and SlideRocket's HTML5 Mobile Media Player, SXSW-goers can be ready to present in any situation -- whether on stage or on an iPad at the bar.
  • Continue making an impact, post-session - Sharing presentations is simple with SlideRocket and SXSW presenters can be sure that any viewer of their presentation will always see up-to-date and accurate messages. Additionally, SlideRocket's unique analytic capabilities help presenters learn what their audience is looking at and which slides are having the most impact.

SlideRocket and Guy Kawasaki Book Signing

SXSW is a launching pad for young companies, and every big idea takes flight with a great presentation. SlideRocket is partnering with Guy Kawasaki, best-selling author, former Chief Evangelist of Apple and presentation guru to offer a book signing with free copies of his latest book for people and companies with big ideas, "Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions." The book signing is offered exclusively to SXSW attendees who visit the SlideRocket booth on the exhibit hall floor March 14th from 11am to 1pm.

SlideRocket Supports SXSW Accelerator

SlideRocket will be powering the SXSW Accelerator Program, sponsored by Microsoft Bizspark, to help some of today's hottest start-ups in the fields of social media, mobile applications and web entertainment to showcase their products to a live audience and panel of expert judges, including Facebook Co-Founder Chris Hughes, Craigslist Founder Craig Newmark and influential technology blogger Robert Scoble. SlideRocket will be offering two special presentation coaching sessions for finalists between February 17-28 that provide expert advice on how to construct their presentation and craft their pitch for maximum impact.

SlideRocket Resources to Power Great Presentations

Hundreds of SXSW speakers have already signed up for their free SlideRocket Pro account. If you are presenting at SXSW, click here to get yours. Every presenter needs a strong toolkit of resources, here's SlideRocket's presenter resource kit:

"SXSW is the most social, interactive and surprising conference of the year. SlideRocket helps capture the spirit of the show with presentations that inspire -- whether the presentation venue is a 500-seat auditorium or on an iPhone over margaritas. From the content development to the delivery, SlideRocket gives presenters everything they need to stand out."

  • Chuck Dietrich, SlideRocket CEO

"SlideRocket is the go-to source for conference presenters and attendees, offering both the interactive platform and invaluable coaching that creates high impact presentations that grab an audience's attention and add to the vibrant, evolving conversation at SXSW."

  • Chris Valentine, SXSW Accelerator Director


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About SlideRocket
SlideRocket reinvents presentations by bringing big ideas to life, engaging audiences and driving business. The platform promotes influential story telling through interactive capabilities like audio, rich media and instant feedback that elevate meetings, regardless of time or location. In addition, the measurement analytics provide dynamic sales tools and unmatched customer insight. With SlideRocket you can quickly and easily create and deliver stunning presentations with quantifiable results. For more information, please visit

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