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The ultimate guide to Prezi

The ultimate guide to Prezi
Update: the Prezi itself, below, was updated in May 2013 with some more tips, examples, FAQs, and also to cover the new Prezi interface. I’ve been meaning to do this for ages, so here we go: a complete guide to the presentation software Prezi, from what it is and why to use it right up to advanced techniques for making your presentation absolutely killer. Works best on full-screen, as ever. I created this for a workshop next week in the library, so I was going to launch it then – but Prezi themselves have started promoting it via their Facebook presence and on their Explore page. (You should really check out the Explore page, some of the Prezis on there are amazing!) I created a hand-out for the workshop, which features screen-grabs of the nuts-and-bolts instructions on how to use Prezi, plus this basic overview for those completely new to it: The basics The basic principle of Prezi is to put objects on the canvas and link them together with a ‘path’.

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Breathe New Life Into Your PowerPoint Slides With Dozens Of Exciting Free Tools & Resources A wealth of free resources that can help you jazz up those tired old (or new) lesson slides and presentations. Thanks to a preponderance of boring content, PowerPoint has earned an undeserved bad name. It has become an all-too-easy target for bashing in today’s web media. At the same time, we’ve all seen PowerPoint presentations that made us stop and think, “wow – that’s pretty cool, how’d they do that?” Following are a number of ideas and free resources that can help you add fun and pizzazz to your PowerPoint slide presentations by incorporating engaging visual and audio elements. {*style:<b>Add Animations </b>*}PowerPoint includes easy tools that make it a snap to add exciting visual elements to your slides using automated animations. This tutorial from Online Tech Tips explains how to create slide transition automations using easy pre-configured tools in PowerPoint. You can really kick it up a notch by creating your own custom animations, which is easier than you might think.

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