Prezi.com: Service That Turns Your Ideas into Fabulous Presentations
In the age of social networks and the revolution they made in communication styles among people, the “idea” became a substantial driving force. Thus the need has increased for simple means for displaying and conveying ideas to people. Websites like Youtube and Facebook provide you with the necessary means to display and publish your ideas; but they don’t help you execute them. If you are not a director or designer with experience in different graphic software, you will certainly need one. Another option that most of us usually use to make presentations is a program like Power Point. Yet its effects have become much boring because of being overused. Here I present you a website that helps you execute great presentations for your ideas.
Prezi.com gives you the advantage of making your own presentation, using simple tools and amazing features, to share them with your friends or use them in work.
Let’s get to know Prezi.com
The idea for this website belongs to Adam Somlai-Fischer, an internationally renowned architect and visual artist fromBudapest, Hungaria. He has been working with zooming presentations since 2001. He doesn’t just display the idea but uses the zoom-in feature to reveal more detail supporting the presentation. Because zooming presentation editors were not yet available for users, people admired Adam’s work and approached him to discover what presentation software he used.
Finally, professor Peter Halacsy of Budapest University of Technology convinced Adam to develop a software and share it on Prezi.com so that users around the world could make zooming presentations.
When you log in the website you find a simple interface that quickly and easily guides you on how to use it to make your own presentation
Starting with the tab entitled “Learn”, there are 3 videos explaining in turn how to make a presentation. The first video shows how easy and flexible the tools are. You can adjust the sizes, places and angles of the writing. You can also add pictures and videos and adjust them with the same tools. After finishing these, the second video will show you how to design your presentation as a whole by arranging the pictures and videos using the “Path” tool. Finally you can adjust the “Zoom” feature of your presentation making it appear as you wish.
The third video shows how you can share your presentation on Facebook or Twitter, send them via email or upload it to your website or blog. You can choose either to keep the publishing rights to yourself or to allow others to share, copy and change your presentation. You may invite others who have a Prezi account to edit your work.
Another important feature on Prezi is the ability to insert Power Point slides and adjust them using the previously mentioned tools as the next video shows:
Prezi provide these features for free with a limit of 100 MB only for all presentations. If you want more space and features, you can choose from a number of annual subscriptions. For 59 $ a year you get 500 MB with the ability to add your own logo on your presentations and 24/7 technical support. For 159 $ a year you get 2 GB besides getting the Prezi software to use offline. There is a special discount for using the program for educational purposes.
I loved the idea of this website. It saves time and effort giving you a remarkable way to present your ideas without much technical experience. It is most beneficial to lecturers and professors as they can take their teaching methods to a higher level.
You can check some Prezi presentations via the “Explore” tab.