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Weary of PowerPoint? Fire your imagination with Prezi

31 May

Sure, there are great templates for PowerPoint. But quite frankly I do better when explaining myself on the back of a napkin –with a little help from the book by the same name.

But this week I’ve started teaching myself a great new application for presentations, called Prezi.

Naturally my first one is for Public RadiusTake a first look

Here’s why I love Prezi:

  1. It lets you control the focal points and flow of the presentation -by tilting words, zooming in on words and images etc.
  2. Once you figure out how the striped control icon (the ‘transformation zebra’) works, you could add elements and move them around as you would when brainstorming on a scratch pad
  3. Because you can move laterally or diagonally, you could adjust your story line on the fly as new ideas emerge.
  4. It’s easy to embed other digital content –video, audio etc –something I will get to in the next phase
  5. The best part is your presentation on this platform is designed to be connected to other social media venues. Which is exactly what Public Radius is all about–connecting the dots!
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2 responses to “Weary of PowerPoint? Fire your imagination with Prezi

  1. David Guzman

    May 31, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    I couldn’t agree with you any more on the strong points of Prezi! It’s so nice to finally have a tool that doen’t force the audience into a mode of purely linear thinking. Great first presentation!

     
    • Angelo

      June 6, 2010 at 8:46 pm

      Thanks David for the comment. Have you been using Prezi? You’ve got a great blog, btw.

       

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