Spiff Up Your Presentations with Haiku Deck

By on Sep 26, 2013

It may be time to review and update the quality of your client and prospect presentations. The days of simply printing out an insurance proposal from your agency management system are rapidly waning.

One option you can explore is Haiku Deck – a free iPad app – that makes it very easy to illustrate the main points of your presentation. Visually appealing slides are one of the best ways to communicate your main benefits and engage with people.

I recently was invited to talk with the Agency Automation Forum of a national insurance company. The group was comprised of senior level executives from various departments. I didn’t want to use the same old boring PowerPoint slides so I decided to experiment using Haiku Deck.

Haiku Deck is all about simple, beautiful, and fun. Just type a few words onto your slide and the program will search for matching (free) Creative Commons licensed photos. You then select the photo you feel best communicates your message and stylish formatting is applied with just a couple of taps. The app pulls in photo attribution automatically, which is a huge time saver.

You can also import your own images from Instagram, Flickr, Facebook, and other services. Premium pictures are also available for purchase.

Haiku Deck has been embraced by many authors and presenters including Seth Godin. His “Most People” Haiku Deck embedded on his website is one of the most-viewed Haiku Decks of all time.

Haiku Deck is easy to use and allows you to quickly create a visually appealing presentation. Every deck you create can be easily tweeted, posted, and shared across social networks, and the best ones often rack up thousands of views.

Check out the slides I used in my “Trends in Agency Technology” presentation.

If you have an iPad, you should explore how you might be able to upgrade your presentations using Haiku Deck. Have you used Haiku Deck or another presentation software? Tell me your experiences.


  1. Thanks for the info on this. I will definitely check it out and give it a shot. I looks simple and useful!

  2. I have used SlideShark app and website for iPad powerpoint viewing and sharing of powerpoint presentations. I’m really excited to try Haiku as it is so hard and time consuming to come up with relevant photos especially related to insurance.

    Love your TechTips and have used many and put into practice. Thanks for your contributions.

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