Trends and Technologies: Use Prezi To Spice Up a Bland Presentation

prezi logoTired of using PowerPoint for presentations? Try Prezi, an interactive alternative to presenting information.

Prezi is a free, cloud-based application. You can access and present prezis with or without an internet connection. Prezi is easy to set up and use. For step-by-step guidance, take a look at various tutorials like this one. If you are on the go, you can create and share prezis from your iPad or iPhone (download the free app in the AppStore).

Working in a group? Try Prezi Collaborate (an online collaboration feature that allows up to ten people (co-located or geographically separated) to co-edit and show their presentations in real time.)

PowerPoint can be beneficial and helpful, but we all know how easy it is to bore an otherwise captive audience with monotonous PowerPoint slides that are full of white space and lines of text. (PowerPoint can be done right!) Rather than flipping or transitioning from slide to slide, take your audience on a joy ride in a fun-filled, enlightening fashion. Use Prezi to create a highly-visual presentation that is both informative and pleasing to the eye.

For inspiration and creative direction, take a look at what other people have created. You can even start out by using premade, reusable prezis. If you know your professors, classmates, and colleagues’ usernames, you can view their Prezi profile and see what they have created.

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One thought on “Trends and Technologies: Use Prezi To Spice Up a Bland Presentation

  1. bgibson135 says:

    I like Prezi. However, using it on the iPad, dumbs the presentation down because the iPad can’t display Flash items.

    You might be able to create a nice “review” tool using a Prezi presentation. You could create the major points, and then add additional info that a viewer could stop and review for a better understanding of your major item.

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