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The Prezi Founders' Excellent Adventure

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Meaghan Hendricks

on 16 April 2014

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Transcript of The Prezi Founders' Excellent Adventure

first stop
(and a date with his Hero, Socrates.)

Wondering how far back
they could go, Peter set the phone booth on a course for the



Image by Tom Mooring
Abraham Lincoln
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."
The Gettysburg Address
Nov 19,1863

I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal, which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.

We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of Now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy.
Susan B. Anthony
Women's Right to the Suffrage

...and if I say again that daily to discourse about virtue, and of those other things about which you hear me examining myself and others, is the greatest good of man, and that the unexamined life is not worth living, you are still less likely to believe me.
It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union. And we formed it, not to give the blessings of liberty, but to secure them; not to the half of ourselves and the half of our posterity, but to the whole people — women as well as men."
to find history's greatest speakers

Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
through time and space.
Before Prezi, in a world where there was an extreme lack of visual storytelling, there were three men destined to challenge the way we think of presentation creation today,
they just didn’t know it yet.
Their revelation came in the form of a strange man named
and a time machine in the form of
He looked like a trustworthy enough dude, so they jumped in and soon began their journey

The future of visual and engaging presentations relies on the three of you, but first you must truly understand great presenters by going back in time to meet some of the greatest speakers throughout history.
a most excellent phone booth.

But it is my conviction that inasmuch as these struggles were fought with the weapon of violence they failed to realize the democratic ideal. In the democracy which I have envisaged, a democracy established by non-violence, there will be equal freedom for all. Everybody will be his own master.

399 B.C.
Socrates now gone, Adam starts to get bored and feels experimental. He pushes a button and all of a sudden the trio find themselves in the
Steve Jobs
to witness one of the most inspiring commencement speeches of all time.
Ready for his chance to dial, HP decides its time to go back the
How to Live Before You Die
June 12, 2005
Nelson Mandela
An Ideal for Which I am Prepared to Die
April 20, 1964
Martin Luther King, Jr
I Have a Dream

Aug 28, 1963
Quit India
Aug 8, 1942

Mahatma Gandhi
At the time they never quite understood the point of the adventure, other than that it was
most excellent.
But the day of their company's
magic phone booth
they knew that they would have never gotten to where they are without the help of Rufus and and his
5th birthday
two young men climbed out
Their meeting with Socrates was suddenly interrupted when a phone booth not unlike the one they were traveling in appeared and

Sorry dudes, but we need to steal So-Crates for our history report. But listen to that guy Rufus, he really knows what he's talking about.
Party on dudes!
where they meet three men taking a stand for
freedom and equality
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