Getting Started with Prezi, a PowerPoint Alternative for Presentations

Learn how to create dynamic presentations with Prezi. This course will teach you the essential basics for creating dynamic presentations that can be used as alternatives to traditional slide making programs.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jun 15, 2017
Duration
2h 32m
Table of contents
Introduction to Prezi
Getting Familiar with Prezi Editing Tools
Creating Your First Prezi and Adding Content
Arranging and Grouping
Inserting Media and Animating
Using Real-time Sharing and Advanced Features
Publishing and Presenting Your Prezi
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jun 15, 2017
Duration
2h 32m
Description

Looking for an alternative program for creating dynamic presentations? In this course, Getting Started with Prezi, a PowerPoint Alternative for Presentations, you'll be introduced to the basics of Prezi, a cutting-edge tool for creating dynamic presentations that can be used as an alternative to traditional slide making programs, such as PowerPoint and Keynote. Instead of slides, Prezi uses one large canvas and allows you to add layers of meaning to static presentations with multimedia, spatial relationships, and movement. First, you'll explore how to create a new Prezi, along with the basic features and benefits of an effective Prezi presentation. Next, you'll dive into learning how to navigate the user interface. Finally, you'll discover how to create, animate, share, and publish a Prezi presentation. Advanced topics include presenting your Prezi to a remote audience, via a web browser, your desktop, or even your mobile device. By the end of this course, you'll have the fundamental knowledge to navigate Prezi and create dynamic presentations of your own.

About the author
About the author

Lisa is a consultant, teacher, and speaker with a passion for empowering people with knowledge, and supporting them in making their goals and aspirations a reality. Whether it's a technology startup, a major corporation, or an entrepreneur with a dream, she lights up the path to success.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction to Prezi
Hi, I'm Lisa Larson-Kelley, a developer, consultant, and trainer. Welcome to Getting Started with Prezi, an alternative to PowerPoint for presentations. In this course, I'll introduce you to this dynamic and immersive tool that can help bring your presentations to life. I was first introduced to Prezi a few years ago, believe it or not, by my nephew Nolan. He was working on a presentation in his after school robotics club in junior high, and they had to present their final project using Prezi. After he showed me what it could do and how it really helped to tell a story, I've tried to use it wherever I can ever since. As a frequent conference speaker, I've admittedly given my share of boring slide presentations, but now I use Prezi whenever I need to show the arc of a story, a timeline, or even to walk through code examples. I've fallen in love with Prezi, and I think you will too. In this course, I'll walk you through the basics from creating a new prezi, to getting familiar with the interface, adding images and video, and sharing your prezi with the world. You'll walk away with everything you need to build your first prezi along with some best practices to help you create solid presentations that keep your audience engaged. I'm excited to introduce you to Prezi and help you hit the ground running with rich, immersive presentations, and interactive stories. Let's dive in.

Getting Familiar with Prezi Editing Tools
Now let's get familiar with the editing tools in Prezi. We'll look at the cloud and desktop versions of Prezi and the pros and cons of each. You'll then see how to create either a free or a paid account, and we'll explore the unique tools you'll use to add and edit content in the Prezi interface. This module will get you all set up and well prepared to build our course project prezi.

Creating Your First Prezi and Adding Content
In this module, we'll dig into the basic elements required to build a full featured prezi. We'll start by editing the overall theme, the look and feel of your prezi, then we'll dive into 3D backgrounds and importing existing assets from PowerPoint presentations. Next, we'll see how to add text, create frames, draw shapes, use prebuilt layouts for zoomable diagrams, and learn how to add clickable web links to your prezi. Okay. Let's dig right in.

Arranging and Grouping
Now that we've added some content to Prezi in the last module, we can now see how to position it. How to rotate a line, layer, and group elements. By the end of this short module, you'll be able to move and manipulate your content on the Prezi canvas more efficiently.

Inserting Media and Animating
Now that we've added more content and started getting the hang of rotating, aligning, and layering elements, let's take a look at how we can really enrich our prezi content. In this module, I'll show you how to add images, video, and sound to your presentation. Then we'll start animating and rearranging content on our path, refining the flow of your prezi. By the end of this module, you'll have an understanding of what types of content you can add to Prezi and how to take control of your zoom path.

Using Real-time Sharing and Advanced Features
In this module, we'll explore the more advanced features of Prezi including autoplaying your presentation, adding frame animations, and how to collaborate and present remotely in real-time.

Publishing and Presenting Your Prezi
Now that we've added content to Prezi and experimented with some of the collaboration and real-time sharing features, it's time to show your prezi to the world. We'll look at the various methods to publish your prezi either on the Prezi website, embedding into your own website, or downloading a portable prezi. We'll configure the privacy settings to control who sees your prezi, and then explore approaches to presenting; whether you're advancing through a preplanned animation path or using Smart Zoom to present in a more free-form way. By the end of this module, you'll be able to confidently present your prezi to the world.