What is a Presentation?

A presentation is a great way for agencies, art directors, project managers and consultants to discretely share entries in your project with clients and others. If you choose to include this feature, participants can vote on their favorite entries and leave comments. Yuo can even control if the participants can see the results of the voting or if that information is only shared with you!

Choose your 12 favorite entries and display them in a custom-branded (you can upload your own logo), online gallery. The gallery is private, password protected, and you control who is permitted to view that gallery. You can even launch multiple presentation pages.

Presentations are unavailable in Silver projects, but are offered as an a la carte feature for Gold and Elite projects. Presentations are included in the cost of a Platinum project.

 

How is a Presentation different from a Focus Group?

Focus Groups are designed to to let you invite many people to vote on their favorite designs from your project. You can include people you know, and even people you don't know personally (such as Twitter followers or customers), to help you pick a design in your project. You'll have a public link to your focus group and people won't need to log-in to participate. Focus groups are hosted on crowdspring's website.

Presentations, on the other hand, are designed for you to share designs privately with your clients. There is no public link to a presentation and each person will be required to have a login and password in order to see your presentation mini-site. The mini-site is not visually affiliated with crowdspring in any way.

Below, we'll walk you through the steps of setting up a presentation site (it only take a few minutes).

At the moment, presentations are available only in design projects.

 

 

How to Create a Presentation


First, select the "Presentations" tab on the top left side of your screen.

presentation tab dashboard

This will take you to your Presentations page where you can click the pink "Create a Presentation" button to get started!

create presentation screen

Enter a name for your presentation. Only you, or any collaborators on your project, will be able to see this name.

name presentation field

Then, enter a message to your participants. This should be a short prompt to introduce the designs in your presentation. You'll be able to see how your message will look in the Preview section on the right side of the screen.

participant message with preview

Next, enter a customer subdomain for your presentation's url. This might be your client's agency name or project name. This is the link that your participants will use to access the presentation.

Then, enter a password for the presentation. Your presentation will be password-protected to keep curious eyes away. But, don't worry - we'll send the password to your presentation participants in their email invitation along with the url you've just created.

presentation sub-domain and password

You can allow your presentation participants to vote and provide comments on the entries. Now it's time to decide if you want your presentation participants to see the results of the voting. Simply click the circle next to either "Yes" or "No" depending on your preference.

Then click the pink "Next" button to move on to the next page.

presentation - share results

The next page is all about customizing your presentation. Use the circles on the top left side to choose if you're going to allow participants to score (vote) or provide comments. Then, add your logo file to customize the presentation with your business's branding. You'll see the changes you make on the left appear in the Preview section on the right.

presentation customization page 1

You can also customize your color scheme, if you choose. If you choose to customize your presentation's color, just select "Custom" and then click the "Pick Color" button. This will allow you to choose from a nearly endless variety of colors! 

Once your color scheme is chosen, click the pink "Next" button to continue.

customization page 2

Now it's time for the most important part - selecting the entries to include in your presentation. You can choose up to 12 entries simply by clicking the designs you want to include. You can use the filters on the right side of the screen to filter by star ratings to make it easier to find your favorites!

One you've finished selecting the entries you'd like to include, click the pink "Next" button on the bottom right side of the page to continue.

entry selection page

Only a few more details to take care of then you're all done!

You have the ability to weight votes in your presentation. Should the CEO and CMO's votes whould count for more than Joe-in-Accounting's vote? If so, choose "Yes, use weighted votes."

Then, let your presentation participants know who you are! Enter your first and last name in the specified fields as shown below.

weighting votes and client name

You're almost there! It's time to add your presentation participants. Enter email addresses in the "EMAIL" field. Then click the blue "Add" button below to add the participant to the presentation invitation list. (If you've chosen to weight votes, you can specify how you'd like the votes weighted by using the drop-down menu to the right of the participant's email address.)

 

Finally, enter a personal message to your participants. This will be included in the invitation they receive. You can preview the invitation by click "preview the invitation" in blue.

participants - custom message

Click the pink "Launch Presentation Site" button to send your invitations and launch your customized presentation site!

 

And, here's what your finished presentation will look like to your clients:

Presentation-mock-up

 

Your logo would appear in the top left corner.

Your custom message will appear at the top.

The client can scroll to see all of the included designs.

And, if you've enabled voting and comments the client can enter their name, click "Start Your Review" and start adding comments and votes right away. It's that easy!

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