What’s in a name? Prezi

What’s in a name? Well, there’s certainly not much in the name but there’s certainly quite a bit in the functionality of Prezi. Prezi is an online presentation software far more advanced than the desktop software programs that I have used in the past.

Prezi presentations play like a Flash movie that a presenter can control with the click and roll of a mouse. A few basic templates are available in the free account and images can be uploaded to the presentation.   I am impressed by the design and user interface. There are some basic instructions found at http://prezi.com/learn/getting-started :

01 Double click anywhere to write

02 Zoom in to develop your ideas

03 Use the zebra for structure and size

04 Add images from the Insert menu

05 Create your storyline

06 Click ‘Show’ to present!

So it seems pretty simple to use—I wrote “seems” because I am just getting started and I haven’t explored the extent of the program’s capability. I have completed steps 01 and 02 of a sample presentation that I will present to a potential client on 10/18. I will of course create a web PowerPoint just in case the presentation will not play on my client’s computer. I will update this blog, if necessary, to report any roadblocks!

Try it out! Prezi is free to use! Go to http://prezi.com. Important note: if you sign up for the free account status, then the presentations that you create will be visible to the general public. There is a very affordable subscription plan as well.

Let me know what you think about this software and how you’re using it. Let’s share ideas!

Published by Be better.

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