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How utterly cool is Prezi? 22 January, 2009

Posted by Jay Ball in Uncategorized.
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It’s not too often I get completely wowed by a new piece of technology but Prezi has completely bowled me over.

In a nutshell, Prezi is a Flash-based presentation system that allows users to create incredibly dynamic presentations. Presentations where you can zoom in and out across a large area (no slides), create motion paths, embed images and video and do things that previously needed a pretty competent Flash developer and a whole chunk of time. It kicks traditional slideware way into touch.

And it is very, very easy.

Here’s a quick snapshot:

Prezi is currently in private beta but I got to spend a bit of time this afternoon playing with it. I took my recent writing academy deck (which you can see on Slideshare here) and put it into Prezi. You can see the result here (as long as I’ve got the sharing right) – simply click on the right arrow at the bottom right of the screen to move through the presentation).

While I’ve gone a bit zoom-tastic, consider this took just a couple of hours and required that I only had to watch a few 1 minute videos to work out how to do it. And I can download a final version of the presentation as a standalone file.

There are limitations in terms of fonts and colours at the moment (which the developers are working on) but even as it stands, it is very cool.

So there you go, zero to fanboy in a single afternoon.

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1. Amit Shah - 30 January, 2009

Have you seen this youtube video?
I’m in the private beta too. And I want this (green) version. It seems to have a lot more options!

2. Amit Shah - 30 January, 2009

Here’s the link!

3. Amit Shah - 30 January, 2009

4. Jay Ball - 1 February, 2009

Hi Amit

Not sure I have, could you post the link please.

Thanks

Jay

5. Amit Shah - 15 February, 2009

About 45 seconds into the video, there it is!

6. nowchangeyourlife - 1 May, 2009

from never heard of it to 24 hours later. http://prezi.com/51221/ special interest : Japan, I have a lot to learn!

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