Deliver Presentations They Will Never Forget – Hypersay

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INTERVIEWER 1: So Brian welcome to our presentation. It’s good to have you here.
BRIAN: Thank you very much.

INTERVIEWER 1: Thank you for coming in. I can tell you’ve got an American accent —

BRIAN: Despite, being here for thirty years I still have an American accent.

INTERVIEWER 1: So Brian, you are here from Hyper Say can you tell us a bit more about – and then would you like to say how your company was?

BRIAN: So Hyper Say is a start-up based here in London and we are concentrating on turning a power point presentation into interactive dialogs. Now I say power point presentation but we have to include Google Slides because I see a lot of people are migrating to that.

So we currently support both Google Slides and Power Point Presentations and what we basically do is take the presentation as it stands we convert it and then we allow after the conversion the presenter to introduce interactivity to each slide. So under each slide they can ask a question that would be an open ended question so that the participants then can give an open ended answer. They can take a poll yes/no or how many ten, twenty, thirty? So they could take a poll.


BRIAN: The presenter can introduce a video if he wants to, add text and images. So it basically adds a level of testosterone to a power point presentation which is served the world tremendously for the last actually I think it’s thirty years ago — it was last year I think thirty years power point it’s been alive but we add that little extra to make it just a little bit much more engaged.

INTERVIEWER 2: Okay. Especially, relevant in the world of sitting and looking at a firewall someone speaking right?

BRIAN: That’s exactly right and so we are hoping to modernize what Microsoft then what Google sites have presented to the business world into the education world. This laptop our mobile phones they’re actually become a little bit barriers to communication as opposed to aides.

And Hyper Say once you convert your power point presentation allows you to seamlessly drop your presentation into the laptop or the mobile phone of your target audience and that is not me we don’t require any password. We require any log in. Literally with this session code you have my presentation sitting in your mobile device.

INTERVIEWER 2: And what kind of industries and what kind of customers are being successful so far?

BRIAN: Okay. We as a company and this is back to 2011 have been in education. Okay, so the Genesis of our previous existence was about digitalizing text books and that was a bad idea because that was like trying to apple, trying to talk to the record industry that the album that they’re selling for ten quid we can sell it for fifty pence and so that was a bad idea.

So what we did is we took the software and the engagement tools we had about taking a text book turning it into a digital format bringing the classroom alive and we said hey let’s apply that to power point because power point also suffers from the same thing about board. So we took that and now we’ve applied it to power point but what we found is our contacts from our previous companies which was all in education we’re using much more power point in their university in particular university lecture hall, some secondary schools but mainly in university lecturer halls because as you just pointed out this didn’t exist really five years ago but now you can’t find a student in a university lecture hall without one.


BRIAN: And it became a barrier and it’s a recent barrier to the professor giving a lecture to the students that is the student looking at the cricket score more than the meeting. And now Hyper Say allows them without any education or new software or training to say ladies and gentleman just type in can one and my first presentation for today is sitting in their laptop and obviously Big Brother is a little bit present in that we allow the professor and the — and the students to know who’s logged in and who’s not.


BRIAN: So you log in but if your icon goes red you’re checking the check cricket score, if it’s green you’re with the professor.

INTERVIEWER 2: And what is the natural expansion reach out of education and into other markets you think?

BRIAN: That’s really good because — good question because education we feel is our bed for the product for the next decade and what I mean by that? Well, we think that the students said experience Hyper Say over the next three four years in education environment, when they get to Alcatel when they get to Fizzer when they get to Fuzhou they’re going to say oh, we’re making a presentation to this client and why are we using Hyper Say?


BRIAN: And so we are now working focused on the corporate market because we believe that the same dynamics of a stale and static message exist with the presence of a power point when a company is selling a product, selling a service meets a client with a power point presentation you’re starting already from yesterday but if you convert that power point presentation into Hyper Say format we believe that the sales person well, let’s say a little bit differently what we believe is that the customer has an equal footing to the presentation because they have a voice.


BRIAN: They can ask questions. There is a question vault to ask questions about my product. There are feedback forms about my product. I can ask you a question do you like white shirts with pink shirts and now I know that my follow up to you is to sell pink shirts because you’ve answered the question inside my dynamic power point presentation not the paper ones that I left on your desk.

INTERVIEWER 2: Two way dialogue.

BRIAN: Very much so.

INTERVIEWER 1: Brian, just thank you for coming in. Thank you for talking today it’s been really interesting see how are we trending a passive power point or paper slide presentation into an interactive engagement and we look forward to hear more.

BRIAN: Thank you very much.