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Glue Audience To Your Presentation With ZoomIt

How do you carry out your message during presentation? How do you save your audience from boredom during 60 minutes of your speak? Great content helps, but is it all?

You must actively engage with your audience. Studies show you must make spikes every 7 minutes to seize your audience’s attention back. ZoomIt is effective tool to create such spikes.

by karynsig

ZoomIt is a free download and easy to use software. After you download and run it, it sits in your icon tray.

Using ZoomIt

  • To start using it press Ctrl + 1.
  • To use pen – just use your mouse and its left button.
  • To draw a line – press Shift and use your mouse left button.
  • To draw a rectangle  – press Ctrl and use your mouse left button.
  • To draw an arrow – press both Ctrl and Shift and mouse left button.

Watch this short video to see ZoomIt in action – the video briefly demonstrates how to use ZoomIt.

Music by Gabin – Doo Uap, Doo Uap, Doo Uap.

I am curious if they used ZoomIt for their video clip :).

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9 Comments on "Glue Audience To Your Presentation With ZoomIt"

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  1. blogrdoc says:

    This is pretty fancy. Looks easy to use. I might check it out. Free, too. Cool.

    What works for me is practicing the talk and going all the way through it a couple times.

    For graphic intensive presentations (charts, images), printing out the slides and numbering the main points on the printout I want to hit (in a particular order) helps me stream line the talk. (hard to describe this without picture) That way, each slide is as easy as 1-2-3.

  2. You know that with PowerPoint, if you hit ‘F1’ you get a heap of tools that allow you to draw on the screen etc.


    Darren Fleming
    Australia’s Public Speaking Coach

  3. alik levin says:

    Darren – thanks for sharing this!
    I liked B and W the most

  4. I’m putting the finishing touches on a presentation that I’m giving at a global conference in a few weeks. Thanks for the tips!

  5. alik levin says:

    Good luck w/your presentation. Happy to hear the tips are useful for you 😉

  6. coolwind says:

    Oh, and some folks asked me about the zooming tool I used to zoom in on the screen.  It is called Presentation Assistant. Here it is:

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