Harbinger Knowledge Products Inc.
Harbinger Knowledge Products Inc.

Harbinger Knowledge Products Upgrades Its Popular YawnBuster Presentation Software in New Release

Redmond, WA, October 22, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Harbinger Knowledge Products, a global leader in interactive eLearning, presentation and website software, announced today that it has updated its popular presentation software, YawnBuster®, adding a number of new interactive features for presenters, trainers and speakers.

YawnBuster software enables any presenter to easily create group activities such as icebreakers, activators, closers etc., to PowerPoint® presentations. In the new version 2.5, the company has taken the software to a new level by adding important enhancements, such as the ability to insert rich media to questions presented to the audience.

Users of the presentation software will now be able to add supplemental information in the form of custom media, like audio, video, image, or text, or link to a question, hint and feedback in an activity. This is an excellent way for presenters to increase interactions with their audience and engage their viewers with more dynamic information.

Another major enhancement is Unicode support for YawnBuster Connect, YawnBuster’s recently launched web-based audience response system. This enhancement will enable use of the software in multiple languages and scripts so that presenters around the world will now be able to use the product in their own language.

“YawnBuster’s newest release complements and enhances Microsoft PowerPoint features by enabling presenters to really interact with their audience with interesting group activities,” said Vikas Joshi, chairman and managing director of Harbinger Group, Harbinger Knowledge Products’ parent company. “Our goal is to infuse and capture dynamic elements for presenters so that they can truly engage their audience as never before.”

YawnBuster generates real-time reports by capturing the group dynamics from the various activities during a presenter’s session. These reports have been extended and greatly enhanced in this release. The live feedback from the audience is crucial for the presenter, not only to capture the audience opinions but also to analyze it for future use.

The new 2.5 version of the software also streamlines many aspects of creating and managing YawnBuster Connect sessions. Among other things, the update it much easier for audiences like students and others to receive participation details beforehand to join the session, much the same way as they would get an invitation to join a web conferencing session.

“The newest release of YawnBuster takes a valuable presentation tool and makes it all that much more indispensable for presenters, whether they are teachers, trainers or corporate speakers,” said Seema Chaudhary, president of Harbinger Knowledge Products. “Between added interactivity, the ability to use custom media, Unicode support and multi-language features, there is a lot new in this release for presenters the world over.”

To learn more about YawnBuster and YawnBuster Connect, please visit http://www.yawnbuster.com.

About YawnBuster®
YawnBuster is the path-breaking software for adding high-impact group activities to PowerPoint. YawnBuster brings alive your PowerPoint slides with Group Activities such as audience polls, games, group exercises and competitions. Now you can get your audience to think, enjoy, participate and even identify key takeaways quickly and easily.

With YawnBuster, you always have undivided attention of your audience: after all, they aren't just watching PowerPoint slides any more - they are interacting with you. YawnBuster Connect allows presenters to capture audience responses in ‘face-to-face’ as well as 'virtual meetings' without the need for any hardware or software installation for the audience. Presenters and facilitators can connect, collect, view and share audience responses for all group activities in real time. For more information, visit http://www.yawnbuster.com

About Harbinger Knowledge Products
Harbinger Knowledge Products is recognized as a global leader in interactivity solutions for knowledge-sharing applications including learning, presentation and web development. Harbinger Knowledge Products is a part of Harbinger Group, which serves customers in over 57 countries through its offices in Pune (India), Redmond (WA, USA), Pleasanton (CA, USA), London (UK) and through its partner network worldwide. For three consecutive years, Deloitte has named Harbinger Knowledge Products among the fastest growing technology companies in its Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific and Technology Fast 50 India programs. Red Herring named Harbinger amongst world's top 100 private technology companies. Harbinger’s patented technology and sound thought leadership have resulted in groundbreaking products, including market-leading Raptivity and Raptivity Presenter, innovative YawnBuster, and cutting-edge SiteJazzer and TeemingPod. For more information, visit www.harbingerknowledge.com.

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Poonam Agarwal