Making Life Easier / Web 2.0

Prezi

Last week I had an opportunity to try out a new presentation tool – Prezi http://prezi.com – it’s akin to PowerPoint, but different. I created a Prezi on improving your search engine ranking:
http://prezi.com/fl4ydtu2etnt/top-10-tips-for-seo/

Prezi is free. You use it online. You can post your presentation online and/or download it to access later. Here are some of the things I liked about it:

  • It’s different from PowerPoint (not that there’s anything wrong with PowerPoint, it’s just a nice change)
  • It’s easy to set up
  • You can access it online (no more flash drives)

I did find it a little tricky to use once on front of a group – but that’s because the computer was about 10 feet away from where I was talking so there was a lot of walking back and forth. That probably would have been as true with PPT, but because I was new to the tool I was sensitive to any hiccups.

Prezi does a very nice job of walking you through the tool when you first sign up so I won’t try to replicate that here – but I will say it’s worth a shot. My presentation was brief (25 minutes); it took me 90 minutes to create the presentation – half of that was probably learning to use the tool. So the learning curve – at least for a quick presentation – was quick to overcome.

Definitely worth a test if you’re going to be creating a presentation soon.

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