As a Web Analyst, I’m constantly looking for new ways to present information in an interesting and digestible way. That might mean creating infographics, dashboards, or more often good old Powerpoint presentations! At the end of the day I am trying to persuade human beings to be data driven. Often it’s counter intuitive. It’s critical that you can get
information across in the right way.
I recently used a new tool to present an internal company communication at Kaplan International and I wanted to share my thoughts on that. Why? Because it’s awesome and it blew me away. It’s called prezi.
What is Prezi?
Prezi is a cloud based presentation software that allows users to really bring presentations to life. Users have a large canvas with depth to populate with images, text, video and other media. You can embed these items within other items, group them in frames, and easily present them in really fun and visually interesting ways.
So instead of traversing from one slide to another, you can zoom, swoosh and segue from one idea to the next, presented as text, image, video or a combination. The best Prezis are those that go furthest from the traditional slide based approach and really try to have fun and play with the possibilities prezi presents.
Is that it?
No! Prezi has great tools for collaboration, you can jointly edit a prezi with a colleague or friend. You can invite people to watch your prezi remotely via a link, and present to them over the intertubes! Prezi is fully functional on iPads and integrated with social media, so you can easily share your creations. Best of all, Prezi is completely free, as long as you don’t mind sharing your prezis with other users.
If you are in any way interested in presenting information you should check it out.
Check out my first Prezi about QR Codes, I’d really love to hear your feedback.