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Getting Started with Prezi

Overview of setting up a Prezi account and creating your first prezi
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Helen Dixon

on 23 May 2016

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Transcript of Getting Started with Prezi

What is Prezi?
Tips and tricks!
Creating your first prezi
Getting started!
Instead of individual slides, your content is all part of one big canvas, allowing you to use
SIZE
and
distance
to add context
You can create a new prezi using a template or you can start with a blank canvas
Point 2
Point 3
Point 1
You can
ZOOM IN
to emphasise
DETAIL
Unlike a typical slideshow presentation, a prezi is
not linear

allowing you to
interconnect

ideas

and to be

unpredictable

when telling your story
Getting Started with Prezi
AGENDA
What is Prezi?
The power of zooming
What makes a great prezi?
Getting started
Creating your first prezi
Tips and tricks

Dr Helen Dixon
Queen's University Belfast
Rethinking presentations
What makes a good prezi?
Prezi is a web-based presentation application that uses a single canvas and zooming to display your content. It can incorporate text, images, links and videos.
The
bigger
picture

Is not too lengthy
is very visual
Prezi will work well if your presentation

Explores a concept
Avoid Prezi
if your presentation
Is text heavy
blah
blah
blah
Discusses complicated theories
Contains a lot of data or charts
May need to be printed as handouts
Is intended for an online audience
You could use Prezi to explain anatomy
Or discuss architecture
You can take your audience on a journey
Or illustrate how things grow
You can create a timeline
BE CREATIVE!
Create an account at
prezi.com

Public
accounts are free
Use your
University
email address
to upgrade to
an
Education

account for free
or
zoom out
to
reveal
and dynamic
PREZI
It's not great when it comes to
accessibility issues
And doesn't work with screen readers
Or just talk about the weather!
https://prezi.com/support/
Plan
your prezi
Use zooming

to create a meaningful
structure
Keep transitions
simple
and follow a logical path
Zoom out regularly to add
context
Concentrate on
images
rather than text
Tell a
story
!
The power of zooming
Now try it out!
It's a great way to
Related items can be
grouped together in frames.
There's even a Prezi viewer mobile app!
Is a team effort
https://prezi.com/support/manual/collaboration-tutorial/
Check out the Prezi collaboration tutorial for more information
Your prezis are stored online and can be shared via an
email link
or
social media
or embedded in a
website
or
blog
Or you can download a prezi to present it without an internet connection
Each frame is like a 'slide' in your presentation
With the free account, your prezis will be publicly available online
You can decide how to tell your story by arranging the frames along a 'path'
It's easy to embed videos from YouTube - just copy and paste the link into your prezi!
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