sliderocket_audio.swf (166 KB)
SlideRocket is fast becoming my favorite tool of 2009 - and has enabled me to change the way I handle presentations. The more I simplify what I put on a slide and use of more visual queues - this app caters to my approach. Now I can directly record audio into my slides - saving me a step of recording the audio elsewhere. In my case - I have the correct gear for recording quality audio and video on hand. However, it is not much of a stretch for any regular presenter to pick themselves up, at minimum, a high quality USB microphone to accommodate this new capability. A frequent option I recommend is the Blue USB microphones.
You can continue to embed previously produced audio and video into the slides - however - for cases where you think narration or some other audio-based content would be valuable - this is made quite user-friendly with the new interface add-on. Equally as important were the thought put into syncing the slide content and transitions (both in slide builds and slide to slide builds) to the new audio option. Thus you can visually organize how your slide builds occur in conjunction with newly recorded audio.
Kudos SlideRocket to a very cool new feature. Now I only hope to see Keynote import join the already great functionality for importing PowerPoint presentations! Keep it up!