Create impressive Business Presentations for CD, DVD and USB Stick
Presentations for companies, products, projects, services, speeches, essays, dissertations and other scientific works are today mostly published in electronic form and distributed on portable media devices such as CDs, DVDs and USB sticks (USB flash drive).
Presentation is taken to mean the showing or demonstrating of information in front of an audience during a speech, lecture, demonstration, promotion or exhibition. In the computer world presentations usually involve multi-media elements and often displayed with the help of a projector (beamer) or large screen.
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Business presentations are used for promoting companies, products or services and are copied and distributed on CD ROM, DVD ROM or USB Stick (USB Flash Drive)
A Business Presentation has to be impressive
It goes without saying, of course, that the success of the business presentation will depend on how much impact your presentation makes. As well as making it attractive and professional, it is also essential to remember the old adage that first impressions count. When your customers insert the CD or DVD into their drives, you want them to be presented with a clear introduction frontend menu giving them all the options available. You certainly don't want to be making them search through all the files in the hope of finding your presentation. Getting off to a good start is essential, after all you don't want to annoy your users before you have even gotten started. A smooth and well presented introduction enables your presentation to shine through.
You want to solve the following:
- How do you get the interest of users after they have inserted the CD, DVD or USB?
- How can you quickly show the user the contents and what is available?
- How can you get this important information to be displayed as soon as the data-carrier is inserted?
- How can you structure the CD so that the user does not have to search for information?
The fatal mistakes you should not make.
The solution: Create a Frontend Menu for your portable media.
- Leave your users unsure about what to do or what to expect after they have inserted the CD, USB, etc.
- Make your users search for documents themselves
- Lose the interest of your CD, DVD and USB users
What is a Frontend Menu ?
A Frontend Menu
is a user interface to control a software or device component. Typical software applications are CD Menus, Autorun Menus for DVD, CD, USB Stick (USB Flash Drive) or other portable media.
The Frontend Menu
What features should the Frontend Menu have?
- Fast to load
the menu should load as quickly as possible so that the user receives a fast response after inserting the data storage media into the drive.
- Fast to inform
the user should be provided with information about who created the media and what it contains.
- Clear navigation
Leave it up to your users to decide which presentation they want to watch and in which order. You can also give your users the option to watch a presentation again or to skip it.
Business presentations distributed on CD ROM, DVD ROM or USB Stick (USB Flash Drive)
The Frontend Menu starts automatically by using a CD or DVD.
CDMenuPro - the Frontend Menu
The solution: CDMenuPro the Frontend Menu Creator Software
CDMenuPro allows people without any programming skills to create professional Frontend Menus
for USB Stick or Autorun CD Menu applications for CD and DVD, enabling presentations, programs and documents to be started dependably from these media.
No programming skills required
A host of project aids, templates and ancillary software modules enable anyone to achieve professional results in no time at all. Using drag-&-drop operations, you can easily transfer the documents and menu objects to be linked into the menu window.
Impress your users
CDMenuPro imposes no limits on creativity. With the help of background images and graphic buttons, you as the menu designer have complete control over the user interface's look & feel.
Frontend Menu Creator recommendation
Use CDMenuPro to start your Business Presentation professionally and impressive.
More information on the CDMenuPro website:
PowerPoint is a Microsoft Office product. It is used to create interactive PC presentations for training, demonstration, product, service and company presentation purposes. CD, DVD and USB stick (Flash Drive) are used to distribute PowerPoint presentations. These components make it possible to achieve inexpensive and convincing marketing presentations for products, services and company profiles.
What should be taken into account when creating a PowerPoint presentation?
- You need to save your presentation as a "Screen Presentation (*.pps)".
- Sound and video files will not be embedded, this files must be saved separately with the presentation on the portable media.
- Split up longer presentations into several smaller ones. Always bear in mind that the transfer rate from a CD or DVD to the PC is between 5 and 10 MB/sec. This means that a 500MB presentation will take between 50 and 100 seconds to load! High load times can give users the impression that the program (or CD) has crashed.
Disadvantage of MS PowerPoint
An installed MS PowerPoint Software or an installed PowerPoint Viewer is required on the viewers PC. Otherwise, the presentation is not playable.
Alternatives to PowerPoint
To create business presentations you can use any software program which is able to play sequentially or interaktive digital graphics and images (slides).
The following article presents three software programs that are well matched and well suited for creating excellent business presentations.
Frontend Menu Creator CDMenuPro
CDMenuPro, IntroCreator and PicturePlayer have been designed to enable you to create an impressive and powerful multimedia business presentation of the very highest standard The business presentation can be distributed on CD DVD or USB stick.
Now build yourself the following applications without any programming knowledge:
- Business Presentation
- Product Presentation
- Project Presentation
- CD Business-Cards
- CD Photo Slide Shows
- CD Tutorial
- CD Documentation
CDMenuPro - Create a Frontend Menu for your Business Presentation
CDMenuPro has been designed to let you create your very own Frontend Menu for USB stick or Autorun CD Menu applications for CD ROM or DVD ROM. Menu buttons can be used to start presentations, documents or programs. Internal viewers are also available for viewing Rtf, Txt, Html, Avi and image files.
CDMenuPro has been designed to set your imagination and creativity free. With the help of self-created background and self-made button images, it is left to you as the designer to determine just how the graphic design of your interface will look.
You can also enhance your CD with a autorun multimedia presentation and/or text and sound features for even more image presentation impact.
IntroCreator - Create Multimedia Business Presentations
IntroCreator makes it incredibly easy to create a multimedia presentation of your products, company or business activities from sound, image and text elements.
A presentation created using IntroCreator can be used as an intro (introduction / trailer) together with the CDMenuPro program. Once the CD has been inserted into the drive, the intro presentation starts as a trailer. The CD menu application is launched once this trailer has finished.
The Player application does not need to be installed and be started from the CD. It can also be used on a royalty-free basis on CD, DVD and USB.
You will find more detailed information here:
PicturePlayer - create your own Photo Slide Show or Image Presentation
PicturePlayer has been specially designed to enable you to create photo or image presentations for use on CD, DVD or USB Stick and comes with sound support, individual images set to music and a comments feature. Use it to create photo slide shows, catalogs, brochures, e-books and product and business presentations.
You can add your own sound file and/or text comments to each and every picture when you use PicturePlayer.
Player complete with corporate identity The Skin Compiler, which was introduced with the PicturePlayer 3 full registered version, makes it possible for you to create your own individual user interface for PicturePlayer. Given that you can design your own Player background and control elements, you are free to create any design you want for your Player. Use the Compiler to create a corporate image for your player including your own logo, slogan and company name in your own font and colors.
The Player application does not need to be installed and be started from the media. It can also be used on a royalty-free basis on CD and DVD or USB.
You will find more detailed information here:
CDMenuPro, IntroCreator and PicturePlayer make the perfect team
CDMenuPro supports the IntroCreator and the PicturePlayer. All the programs are compatible and have been optimized for use on CD and DVD. These three software applications make it possible to create impressive and powerful autorun CD presentations designed to cater for every need.
Purchase CDMenuPro, IntroCreator and PicturePlayer as a bundle
IntroCreator and PicturePlayer are independent stand-alone programs and are not included in the CDMenuPro software package. You can purchase all three programs, however, at a reduced bundle price.
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Autostart, autorun and autoplay are all terms used to describe the same function, namely the automatic starting of a program as soon as a CD or other data-carrying device is inserted into a Windows computer. This function is often used for multi-media presentations. If the CD or DVD contains a number of documents or files, it makes a great deal of sense to start a CD Menu first so that users can easily navigate. Users can then select the file they want to see using the buttons on the user interface.
see: CD Menu
CD Menu is the name give to programs that self-start when a CD is inserted into the computer drive. Documents, presentations, files and programs can be linked to buttons contained in the user interface that appears when a CD is started. The term "CD Menu" dates back to the days when CDs were the only data-carrying mediums. Today "CD Menus" can be created for all data-carrying devices such as DVD and USB sticks.
Portable Document Format. A platform-independent file format for creating, presenting and printing text and graphic documents.
USB flash drive is the correct name for a USB stick. A USB stick is a portable data-carrier device located in a compact case. The data is saved on the flash memory electronically.
The term multimedia presentation is used to describe the content and works created from the following digital media formats: Text, photographic images, graphics, animations, audio and video.
Presentation is used to describe the act of presenting information in a public setting - exhibition, speech, lecture, report, explanation or promotion. In the world of computing most multimedia presentations are computer presentations on a monitor, or projector-based presentations (beamer).
Multimedia presentations are often used for promoting companies, products or projects and are copied and distributed on CD ROM or DVD ROM.
CD ROM is the abbreviation for Compact Disc Read Only Memory. A CD-ROM is used to permanently store data. After audio CDs, it is the next most common application of the compact disc.
A DVD is a digital form of storing data that looks very similar to a CD, but which can store substantially more data and can be used for more purposes. It belongs to the optical disk memory family.
A Frontend Menu is a user interface to control a software or device component. Typical software applications are CD Menus, Autorun Menus for DVD, CD, USB Stick (USB Flash Drive) or other portable media.
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