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What is a Canva Integration? 

An integration is the connection of data, applications, and tools across your organization to help your teams be more efficient, productive, and agile. You can use Canva integrations to connect the design tools of Canva to other types of tools, such social media or presentation delivery platforms. 

Your organization is probably already using quite a few different digital tools and software, and integrations are how you can minimize having to switch back and forth between tools, or endless copying and pasting and data entry admin. Or even automate certain repetitive tasks. All without a programmer.

The Benefits of Canva Apps and Integrations

Canva integrations are an excellent way to streamline your processes for graphic design, presentation design, and social media graphics. 

They’ve got connects apps for accessing content libraries, adding image effects, and sharing designs through publishing apps. 

Canva apps and integrations can help you:

Skip the importing and exporting between platforms: Once you create a design in Canva, you can download the file (in a variety of formats) and then upload it to whatever platform you plan to use it on. The only problem is that the process of having to import and export designs is both a hassle and can incidentally break your designs if they get automatically converted.

Share designs in new ways: Use Canva’s integrations to tools like Slidecast to do even more with the designs you create, whether it’s pushing them to a presentation, worksheet, or a marketing email campaign (more on this point in a moment)

Create more sophisticated designs: Use Canva’s integrations with content libraries to incorporate more design assets, templates, stock photos into your assets. Use Canva’s integrations with specialized design tools to add an extra layer to your design capabilities, whether it’s a new way to edit the images you add, or creating new effects.

Post and publish faster: Canva integrates with several apps to help you directly share, post, and publish your new designs directly through Canva. This both simplifies and streamlines the process dramatically.

Reduce human error: Human error in sales can be quite costly, so it’s always worth exploring ways to avoid having your teams do everything manually. When it comes time to use your designs from Canva, you can use app integrations to directly push your designs to the other platform, instead of needing to convert files or copy over designs, which reduces the circumstances where an error could occur.

What’s the #1 Canva Integration for Sales Presentations?

Introducing…The Canva-Slidecast Integration

If you are looking for a better way to deliver and track the presentations you’ve designed in Canva…there is one integration that stands above the rest, called Slidecast. With this integration, it’s basically the world’s best graphic design tool meeting the world’s best presentation sales enablement tool.

Slidecast’s integration with Canva allows you to design beautiful presentation slides (or any other elements). with Canva’s powerful design tools, then push them to your Slidecast presentation in a few clicks.

Slidecast is designed to help you streamline and scale your business presentations, pitches, and product demos. Efficiently deliver presentations, track presentation engagement, and send follow-ups to their Canva contacts.

More than 250,000 presentations have been delivered through the platform, with 41,000 hours worth of attention from prospects on user presentations. 

Using Slidecast for presentations designed with Canva gives you…

A powerful sales enablement for any slide-based pitch, presentation, or product demo

For many businesses, the pitch deck or product demo is the clincher in their sales process. Slidecast is the easiest way to create genuinely impressive audiovisual presentations. Pitch with Slidecast to keep them focused on your presentation, with you in the lead. With this integration you can create, send, and track impactful pitches, presentations, and product demos to your Canva contacts so you can close more deals.

Create beautiful, professional presentations in minutes, not hours

Slidecast is the easiest way to create genuinely impressive audiovisual presentations. Effortlessly create high-converting presentations, even if you’re not a graphic designer. Use built-in templates, import a PowerPoint, or use Canva’s design tools to build beautiful professional slides with dynamic elements.

Deliver a pitch or presentation to their Canva contacts, from any device, to any device, with a single click and no software

Send presentations to your Canva contacts in one seamless flow, with the recipient able to follow along in real-time simply by clicking a link in their email or text message. Your presentations are mobile-responsive, interactive, trackable, and upgraded with dynamic content like GIFs, video, and fillable forms…with zero downloads or installs required. This allows users to skip many of the technical headaches that can come up in sales presentations. A powerful sales enablement tool that lets you deliver a pitch or presentation from any device, to any device, with a click.

Low-friction remote selling – deliver more pitches and close more deals with Self-Guided presentations

Slidecast has a unique feature that lets you create and deliver ‘Self-Guided’ Slidecasts, which is a presentation where audio clips guide the prospect through your pitch. This empowers sales professionals to, for example, deliver more sales presentations to prospects who missed the meeting, or those who needed to view it again because they circled back after 3 months. 

Understand your presentation’s performance with presentation analytics, synced to Canva

View real-time analytics on your presentations, and use powerful engagement data to send more targeted and strategic followups. Monitor presentation metrics like completion rate, time spent on each slide, when (or whether) a lead has viewed the presentation, whether they made it to your pricing slide, etc. Automatically sync contact info and engagement analytics from your presentations to Canva. Trigger workflows that automate time-consuming tasks related to any sales process that involves showing a slide deck. 

Create post-pitch touchpoints with text messages and voice calls 

Send and receive marketing communications through Slidecast and Canva. Send text messages and make phone calls. Discuss slides in real-time as your client scrolls through your presentation. Keep track of all of your communications, including calls and texts, in your Canva activity.

Leverage web-based presentations and skip the technical headaches

Slidecast presentations are web-based, meaning your presentations are mobile-responsive, interactive, trackable, and upgraded with dynamic content like GIFs, video, and fillable forms…with zero downloads or installs required.

Who uses Canva’s Slidecast integration?

Two of the most popular use-cases for using Canva’s Slidecast integration (although there are others):

Small Business (SMBs): Virtual presentations are a daily occurrence for most organizations, whether it’s a set of slides for training teams, pitching investors, showcasing case studies, onboarding a client, or a general marketing presentation. Small business owners are using Slidecast + Canva to create more, and better, presentations to train better, pitch better, onboard better, and market better.

Marketing and Sales Teams: sales pitches, product demos, and other slide-based presentations are the bread and butter for marketing and sales teams, with remote selling being the standard sales environment these days. Sales and marketing teams are getting fantastic results from having Canva to empower the designs for their presentations, and Slidecast for the presentation analytics, engagement tools, and delivery mechanisms. Slidecast + Canva allows them to create more, and better, presentations that they use to close more deals.

How to use the Slidecast – Canva Integration 

First, make sure you’ve signed up for a Free Slidecast Account

How to add Canva designs to Slidecast

Open Canva and go to Discover Apps and search for “Slidecast”

Click use in new design

You can copy elements from Slidecast to Canva as well

Design your slides in Canva however you’d like

Once you’re done, click Share, select Slidecast, and then push your new designs to whichever presentation you plan to use it in

What are other common Canva integrations?

There are over 100 apps that integrate with Canva via their app marketplace, including… Shadows Add a shadow around your images. Take a 2-D image and give it a 3-D effect to help it stand out in your design. Smart mock ups Transform any image into a product markup. Color mix Apply quirky color combinations. Look at the world with rainbow colored lenses. These fun color palettes will brighten up any photo in a totally unique way. Google photos Add images from Google photos to your designs. Access all your photos from google photos to capture your favorite personal moments in your designs. Screen Apply screen effects to your image. Whether you’re after an analog Lino cut look for a Lofi computer monitor feel, screen is your go to affect for anything retro. Vision simulator Apply eight different color blind filters to an image. Canva Share images with Canva social, email, ads, and CMS. Drop files from Canva right into your canvas designs. Published a file manager in Canva to share on social media, liven up your emails, or broadcast beautifully with ads. Sizzle Publisher designs to sizzle to track engagement. Design with Canva and publisher designs directly to your sizzle workspace. Turn Canva presentations into living documents. Panda dock Publish your designs into panda dock documents. Inspire creativity and build confidence in sharing beautifully designed documents easily integrate your Canva designs, images and fonts into proposals, contracts“ layered with enhanced panda dock features like e-signature‘s and payments.

FAQS About Canva Integrations

Does Canva have integrations? Yes – Canva has many integrations via their App Marketplace   Can I integrate Canva into my website? Yes – you can create a Canva design and get an embed code to copy it directly onto your site. Then any changes you make to the design via Canva automatically show on the embedded version.    Is there any fee to integrate the Canva Button? No – using the Canva Button to let your customers create designs is completely free   Does Canva have an open API? Yes – Canva’s app development platform lets anyone create apps that add features to Canva. Apps can import content into Canva, export content out of Canva, apply effects to images, and more.   Can you automate Canva? While there are certain things you can automate to a certain extent with Canva, it’s not the full kind of automation that something like Zapier allows. You could use their open API to program a custom automation, or you could use the apps in their marketplace to automate certain steps in your design process.    How do I get Canva API? Canva has excellent developer documentation here – Canva App Development Docs   Or if you are looking for the Canva Button to let your customers make designs, that can be found here – Canva Button    How do I forward my domain to Canva? Canva makes it easy to connect your domain – simply connect your Domain to Canva, point your domain to Canva’s servers, publish your site, and then wrap up by verifying your DNS settings.   Full documentation of steps can be found here – Canva Full Documentation    How do I embed a Canva newsletter in an email? You can send newsletters you’ve created in Canva (they have tons of templates for this too) through their integration with email marketing platforms (Mailchimp, Constant Contact, etc). Or, directly send the newsletter as an email from Canva (Open the design that you want to share. Above the editor, click Share, and then enter the email addresses you’d like to send your design to.    How do I get rid of Canva watermark hack? The best option is simply to sign up for Canva Pro, and unlock all of their excellent design tools, design assets, and templates. This also removes the watermarks.  There are some tools you could use to try to remove the watermarks, such as iMyFone MarkGo, although not recommended because this potentially breaks the terms of service of using Canva.    How do I get Canva Pro for free? Canva Pro is free for students and certain teachers / educational professionals with a .edu email address. Applicable people can create their account here – Canva Edu Signup    Is Canva better than Photoshop? Whether you prefer Canva or Photoshop comes down to your skill-level, your needs, and your subjective preferences. If you’re looking for a design tool that is fast and easy to use, with a small learning curve, or if you have no design skills, Canva is probably right for you. If you want to create completely customized designs that you control every aspect of, and tailor to a T, Photoshop might be better for your needs.

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