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Transcript of Prezi 101
Biggest: Zoom function
Free to start and web based
Images can be inserted at any angle
Zooming can be a bit overwhelming
Prezi is not as widely used
Offline access costs money
May seem "gimmicky"
Printouts not configurable
Pre-made templates readily available
Integrated with Microsoft Office
Linear slide format makes presentation boring
What is Prezi?
Instead of slides, Prezi makes use of one large canvas that allows you to pan and zoom to various parts of the canvas and emphasize the ideas presented in each.
Prezi has "frames" instead of slides
Frames are zoomable
Web based or desktop based, depending on licensing
Should You Use Prezi?
My order of preference:
1) Combination of PowerPoint and PowerPoint Online
2) Google Slides
3) Then Prezi
Prezi is not as intuitive as I would like.
Prezi is not as fully featured as I would like.
Prezi can feel slow on a slow computer.
Spell check does not work (probably because of my computer settings); no thesaurus.
Prezi's online platform makes it easy to share, but the handout limitations reduce its appeal.
When To Use Which?
Information that requires graphs and charts
Audience who wants handouts
Non business presentations
Children or in classrooms
Stories that need visual persuasion (sales)
To work offline, you need the Pro license, which costs $13.25/mo.
You can create an account for free. With a public account, your prezis will be publicly viewable, searchable, and reusable.
Ways To Learn Prezi
Prezi Support -- http://prezi.com/support
Prezi YouTube Channel -- https://www.youtube.com/user/PreziVideoChannel
For educators -- Oregon State University 's site at
Prezi is free to try, so I recommend you give it a try.
Use Prezi's Support to learn about ways Prezi works. They are different from how PowerPoint operates.
If you are looking for something new or refreshing, Prezi is the way to go!