At Prezi, we are constantly creating new tools because we want to help you give the best presentations out there. We’ve simplified our transformation tool to make resizing and rotating images easier, and we redesigned our top menu to make for faster and simpler editing of prezis. Our design team has been hard at work, and we’re ready to unveil our latest efforts... Meet the Prezi Symbol Sidebar. You can now search for the specific symbol you want to use with just a keyword, and we’ve taken the time to organize symbols by style so that you get the look you want with less browsing.
Editor’s note: Steve Wishman is a presentation designer at Prezi. Known for creating rich cinematic presentations for TED presenters and Silicon Valley leaders, engineers, startups, and more, Steve comes to Prezi with a lofty but simple goal: to create breathtaking visual stories that help change the world.
The foundation of every great presentation is a compelling story. You can simply pile a bunch of images onto the canvas and zoom around them, but thinking cinematically means thoughtful use of camera moves and a focus on the emotional impact of each scene. Beautiful images and stunning animations alone can grab an audience's attention, but it's the story that will inspire them to take action or reduce them to tears.
Mother’s Day is a chance to remind our mothers how much we love them. It’s a day to reflect on our favorite memories of Mom and to share our appreciation with our families. Anyone who’s been far from home on Mother’s Day knows that it can be hard. Usually, you’re reduced to sending a card in the mail or calling home to let her know you care. Well, a few Prezi users came up with new ways to express their thanks to their mothers on this special day. Check out these heart-warming examples or scroll down to create your special prezi for Mother's Day -- in only five minutes!
What makes a great presentation? Is it the content, or the way it's packaged?
For most, it's getting the right combination. The medium you choose should be tailored to the intended level of interaction and desired response from the audience. Sharing a story with entrepreneurs at a conference versus presenting data to a small team of engineers are two scenarios that require different types of presentations. The first would benefit from using spatial relationships to tell his story, and the latter might prefer something that's more of a simple information display. Choosing the right method to share ideas starts with knowing the audience.
Kids just love technology! Young people are often among the earliest adopters of the latest tech innovations, from video games to smartphones. A study by the Internet security company AVG found that more children between the ages of two and five can play with a smartphone app (19%) than can tie their shoes (9%). At Prezi, we have definitely noticed that our visual platform appeals even to very young audiences—the children of the digital age.
You know what's fun? When you show your class a Prezi and kids say, 'I wanna learn how to do that.'— Michael S Weller (@MWeller77) May 2, 2013