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Tutus Kusuma is a professional engineering trainer based in Indonesia. As assistant head of the internal recruiting department of a large public research university, Tutus was in need of an online presentation tool that would allow him to present research results and case studies to IT experts and the board of directors.
After researching several other options, he decided to try Visme and was pleased with the way it allowed him to create professional-looking animated presentations in no time. We had a chance to interview Tutus and find out a bit more about his experience with Visme. Here is what he had to say in his own words.
My name is Tutus Kusuma. I am a professional engineering trainer at Frasta Education Training Center (FETC) and Assistant Head of the Talent Solutions Department at the Engineering Career Center of the University of Gadjah Mada (ECC UGM).
ECC UGM is a leading IT-based institute in career information, personal development and recruitment services. We provide solutions for personal and career development, especially for college students and fresh graduate job seekers. We also provide recruitment services for companies that demand high-performing talent.
Established in 2007, ECC UGM is a pioneering career center institution in Indonesia, with more than 200,000 members and 1,400 clients. ECC UGM is also the forerunner of Indonesia Career Center Network, a forum for career center institutions in Indonesia.
I joined ECC UGM two months ago as Assistant Head of the Talent Solutions Department. My desire is to get involved in the development of Indonesian human resources and set our sights on bravely engaging in the highly competitive talent races that will ensue after the launch of the ASEAN Economic Community this year.
As a talent solutions department leader, I often conduct research and case studies related to ideal talent models and human capital management. After completing each project, I always need to present the results of the research and give suggestions for future strategic decisions. This is why I was in need of a stable yet intuitive presentation-creation tool that would provide a lot of options through a simple configuration.
ECC UGM is not just a career center. Our vision is to become a people development center. Therefore, we are undertaking huge efforts to help college students develop their personal and career profiles early on and also providing various solutions for fresh graduates to enhance their competencies in order to meet company requirements.
My company provides complete solutions for recruitment needs and gives clear research-based career development suggestions to our valuable members. Members can assess their level of competencies and get recommendations for further development to meet company requirements.
My experience with Visme started 10 days ago, when I had to prepare three presentations in just two days. All of the presentations were important and would be presented to very different types of audiences: IT experts, career center institution leaders and the board of directors. I already had some main concepts in mind, but I did not think I had enough time to create each presentation as I had envisioned, with animations and transition effects. That's when I did some research online and found Visme.
I signed up for a free account and was able to create three different presentations at the same time using many different interesting templates, tools and creative animations with simple configurations. This was exactly what I was looking for. After dragging and dropping some objects and a few clicks here and there, my presentation was ready.
Unlike other online applications that often disconnect from the network and leave you in an annoying unable-to-save mode, Visme offered both stability and simplicity.
One important slide deck I created with Visme was presented at the pre-Career Center Summit meeting on January 21st, 2016. You can view it here. I used the Simplistique template and made small changes to the background and fonts and completed it with some images.
The forum was held to plan for the Career Center Summit 2016, a conference for career center institutions in Indonesia. We used this presentation to persuade audiences--lecturers, directors and deans--on the importance of an online forum website to allow for a live discussion on career and people development problems in Indonesia.
The website was approved, and you can see the pre-launching prototype here.
The most useful features for professionals on-the-go are the rich templates, basic shapes and text and infographic widgets.
With Visme, all kinds of professionals can present their ideas clearly and intuitively. Even without any design skills, they may be seen as creative professionals.
I would say improve the configuration of the timing of the animations. You can set the animation time but cannot set the "start on a click" option for every animation. After the slide transition, the animation flows continuously. This could be a problem for some people who like to talk a lot since the animation might end before the explanation is given.
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