In my career I’ve given a lot of presentations (and watched many more)… I tend to use PowerPoint and Keynote…
I’ve tried to make them as visually appealing as I can, I add animations, graphs, charts – you name it. But I think I’ve pushed the medium as far as it will go. And we’ve been using it for over ten years so its gotta be time for a change.
So inspired by Don McMillan I’ve been looking for an alternative for a while now.
The last presentation I did was at an industry conference this month in Kraków Poland and being almost last on the agenda make me speed up my search.
One of the best ways I found to explain or discuss a topic is when two or more of us get around a white board. We can all interact and we can exchange ideas and thoughts in a productive environment. With this in mind I started to look for alternatives.
And I think I found the perfect solution :).
Prezi is a new sort of presentation platform. Its different from the others as it replicates the feeling of using a whiteboard surprisingly well.
Here are some of things I like about it.
- Online access (so if you forget your memory stick its ok)
- Work online with other people
- Its free
- No software and therefore runs on both PC and Mac (not sure about iPad)
- Its very easy to use, after an hour you’ll have created something really cool
Prezi.com – here you can download prezi desktop, use it online and have a look at what other people have produced.
Prezi’s Education Exchange – Where you can share ideas with people in the same field as you.
Online review of Prezi by techcrunch
And there is a bunch of youtube videos… one of which is here