Category Archives: Professional Presentations
Great presentations have features that resemble great ads. It’s all one big package that hit hard and strong!
The success of our work in non-profit marketing lies in capturing the hearts of our audiences and while this excellent slidedeck relates to improving your presentation skills, many of its tips regarding visually presenting your story can be adapted for your social media marketing too.
I have been to quite a few presentations recently where the presenters used Prezi (see Prezi for Professional Presentations) to illustrate their talk. I have seen it used to great effect and not so good effect.
Do I see Prezi taking over from PowerPoint?
I don’t see that happening right now – for one thing, it is not the right tool for a professional looking business presentation – but what I do see is a great audience interest in Prezi as a refreshing alternative to the tired old PowerPoint format, (particularly with PowerPoint in the hands of most presenters being a badly used tool).
So don’t give up on your PowerPoint presentations just yet, but do brush up on your PPT skills. Take a look at the video “Life After Death by PowerPoint” from Don McMillan – although it is part of a comedy stand-up routine, he makes the point better than any instruction manual you will read!
Prezi, a web-based presentation application and storytelling tool, is the new way of presenting information, in a rich and engaging fashion. Text, images, videos and other presentation objects are placed on an infinite canvas and grouped together in frames. The canvas allows users to create non-linear presentations, where users can zoom in and out of a visual map. A path through different objects and frames can be defined, representing the order of the information to be presented. The presentation can be developed in a browser window, then downloaded so that an Internet connection is not needed when showing the presentation.
Prezi uses the freemium model. Customers who use the free Prezi Public license must publish their work on the Prezi site. Customers who pay for a Prezi Enjoy or Prezi Pro license can create and share private Prezis. Prezi also offers a special education license for students and educators.
Check it out at http://prezi.com