Congratulations, you’ve made the decision to jump into the world of digital signage for your business. You’ve just opened a wealth of possibilities for signs, menus, announcements and more. Of course, setting your digital signage software up is half the battle (and with Screenfluence, it’s an easy half).
The other half of the battle is figuring out what to put there and more importantly, how to do it. The decision to go with digital signage for your business is a relatively easy one.
It’s sleek, modern, attention-grabbing, and offers a high degree of flexibility.
What holds many businesses back is the other half of the battle. Now that you have your digital signage software, what do you put up there? More importantly, how do you do it? This last part often presents challenges for business owners who are under the impression that digital signage must require complex programming or specialized software.
However, the solution may be more familiar than you think.
It turns out the Microsoft Office presentation tool is all you need to create bold, powerful digital signage. The application is easy to use and works perfectly to create signage of all types. Here’s a few reasons why PowerPoint is your ideal digital signage solution.
PowerPoint comes pre-loaded on several business computers as part of a Microsoft Office package. If you don’t currently own Microsoft Office, the complete suite of tools can be had for less than $100 per year. Compared with Adobe’s Creative Cloud collection which may range up to $70 per month, PowerPoint is a smarter choice.
PowerPoint is not just for business presentations and Microsoft knows it. When you go with PowerPoint, you’re granted access to hundreds of pre-made, often customizable templates.
Choose anything from menus and signs to announcements and diagrams. Whatever variety of digital signage you’re attempting to create, odds are there is a template already waiting for you.
While Microsoft makes plenty of approved templates available, there are literally thousands of user-created templates available for free on the web. You can even create your own and use it for multiple inceptions of the same project. This is helpful for items like menus or a list of services where you want to maintain the look of the signage and only change the content.
Easy Learning Curve
PowerPoint is a user-friendly program that doesn’t require specialized training, graphic design skills, or learning a complex programming language.
PowerPoint relies heavily on drag and drop text and image blocks that make creating effective digital signage easy.
It’s simple to create effective transitions, customize templates, add images, and more. No need to take a lengthy course on graphic design or even photoshop.
An important factor to consider is the size of the screen you’re displaying your digital signage on. The good thing about both PowerPoint and Screenfluence is that they can adapt to most any sized screen or monitor.
Don’t be. PowerPoint is easy to learn and is an effective method of creating quality digital signage content for your business.
What’s more, the program is probably sitting right there on your computer collecting cyber dust!
Of course, there is a learning curve and if you’ve never used PowerPoint, or use it only sparingly; it can be intimidating. That’s why we here at Screenfluence are here to help you out. PowerPoint works well with Screenfluence’s proprietary software. Visit our website or call us at any time for help. 1-844-7SCREEN or www.screenfluence.com
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