Sway is a free presentation program or “digital storytelling app” allowing users who have a Microsoft account to combine text and media to to convey concepts quickly and easily.

Sway makes it easy to create presentations with videos, interactive reports, personal stories and more. The concept is based around a storyline, into which users add a series of cards.

Add files from your OneDrive account and turn content such as photos, presentations, press releases, official announcements and surveys into a “Sway”, using the design engine to trial different themes and take your creation from blah to beautiful. You can then share online and control access without anyone needing to sign up or download software.

Helps with

Sharing content – take your lacklustre sales pitch and impress your audience with an engaging, polished presentation that will present well on any device.

Invite a colleague to collaborate by clicking a button, or share on Facebook, Twitter or via embedded links.

Beware of

Sway is largely intended to present on screen rather than to a live audience.

After you have chosen a theme, the design engine chooses how your Sway will look and users have minimal control over formatting so it can be difficult to stay within brand guidelines.

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