Proclaim – Church Presentation with Awesomesauce
If you are like me you have a love-hate relationship with Microsoft PowerPoint.
It’s gotten to good place in the last two iterations and it does a good job of presenting slides in a linear fashion.
However the rage has built against this product because of how hopelessly inept it is as church presentation software. Now, I can’t really blame PowerPoint, it isn’t designed to do what churches want it to do. You want your slides to be somewhere accessible in little slide packs for each song and then as you need them you place them into PowerPoint and off you go. The problem with this is that it is so messy and prone to mistakes.
Enter Proclaim church presentation software from Logos.
Proclaim takes presentations to the cloud, allowing groups of people to collaborate without emailing the files around and trying to keep everyone on the latest version.
I strongly recommend you try it out, particularly as it is free through January. That said, it is not free after that point. I don’t really understand why church presentation software has to cost a lot more than PowerPoint but Proclaim is quite competitive with the other products in this space.
UPDATE:I forgot to mention one of the coolest features – integration with CCLI’s SongSelect. So your lyrics can be pulled down from SongSelect, no more manual entry!!!!
Check out the video below and head over to proclaimonline.com for a free trial.
This from the vendor:
- Proclaim is super simple. It’s the centralized solution to all your presentation needs. Proclaim lets you arrange lyrics, outlines, and images from anywhere, anytime. When you’re ready to present, just click “On Air.”
- Proclaim is collaborative. Proclaim lets you and your service team add to and edit your presentation throughout the week from any computer. Pastors can upload outlines, images, and Scriptures at any time, and the band can easily see what songs are slotted for upcoming weeks.
- Proclaim is smart. It preps itself. No need to copy and paste lyrics anymore—Proclaim interfaces with your CCLI SongSelect account and your Graceway Media membership. Proclaim also connects to Logos Bible Software, allowing pastors to send sermon notes directly to their presentations with a simple click.
Proclaim is free—for now.
- Proclaim is free through January 31, 2012 for everyone, and with the simple Facebook post outlined below, you can get it free through February as well.
See What Others Are Saying
CCLI is proud to partner with Proclaim. Now that your SongSelect account is connected in the Proclaim church presentation software, preparing service slides and presenting them on‒screen is simple. Search the SongSelect database, and with Proclaim, lyrics are automatically formatted correctly across your slides. SongSelect’s connection with Proclaim is one of several exciting improvements we are working on to keep SongSelect as a valuable worship product.” —Howard Rachinski, CCLI President/CEO
It’s the new, simple way to put presentations together. Just register an account, download the app, and discover how effortless presentations can—and should—be.