10 ways to learn how to use Prezi

Starting your first prezi is exciting—the blank canvas contains so much potential, creating any presentation can be a bit daunting at first. That’s why we’ve created a wide variety of resources to help you quickly learn how to take advantage of all the features Prezi has to offer. Check out our list of learning materials below and pick the option that suits you best.

Plus, we’re giving away ten free copies of The Ultimate Prezi Guide, the latest book from Hedwyg van Groenendaal of Prezi University—find out how you can win your copy at the end of this post!

1.) Prezi Learn & Support.

With a dedicated “Getting Started” article, the Learn & Support page is the best way to get step-by-step guidance for creating your first prezi. If you feel like exploring deeper, the keyword-based search has you covered. You can look up nearly any topic and find prezis or video tutorials to spice up the experience.

2.) The Ultimate First Prezi

“The best way to learn a new language is to speak it”—the same is true for Prezi! Our team has put together an interactive prezi that takes you through all the basic features by allowing you experience and use them in your Ultimate First Prezi. Click here to create your copy!

2.) The Prezi Community Forum.

The Prezi Community Forum is an excellent place to turn for advice from other people who love Prezi. In the forum you can get peer-to-peer support from your fellow Prezenters as well as from our Support Specialists. You can also share ideas for future Prezi features, give praise to fellow community members, and even report problems or bugs (if we have any).

3.) The Prezi YouTube Channel.

Sometimes, it’s nice to just sit back, relax, and watch a video tutorial. Enter, the Prezi YouTube channel—the one-stop spot for all of your video tutorial needs. Our Official Tutorial playlist will guide you through using all of Prezi’s key features and show you how to create stunning presentations. Plus, most of our tutorials are less than two minutes long, so you’ll be making awesome prezis in no time!

4.) Prezi tutorials.

What could be better than learning how to use Prezi while clicking through a nice prezi? Learn to master zooming and rotating with our Transitions Tutorial, or find out how to prezify your existing PowerPoint presentations with our PowerPoint Import Tutorial. Our prezi-based tutorials will guide you through the subtler points of using the editor—take your presentations to the next level by checking them out here.

5.) Live online training sessions.

Our Support Team offers regular, free, live online training sessions that cover getting started with Prezi through to more advanced tips. During the online training sessions, a Support Specialist will walk you through the various features of the Prezi editor and give you a chance to ask questions. Take a look at the online training schedule to find out when the next session will be held:

6.) On demand online training programs.

Several online training services offer courses on how to use Prezi, including lynda.com and Grovo. Learn the Prezi basics from experts in these high-quality video tutorials—these courses will teach you how to create a new prezi, work with the editor interface, import graphics, add videos, and more.

7.) Blog Posts.

From a post about mastering transitions written by one of our top in-house presentation designers to a quick guide on embedding prezis across the web, our blog is full of articles about how to use Prezi. Just search with the keywords “Prezi how-to” to find all the pieces we’ve published related to learning Prezi.

8.) Prezi for Professionals.

If you are seeking feedback from professionals and designers who are passionate about Prezi, the Prezi for Professionals LinkedIn Group is the place to turn. Start your own discussion to ask a question, or jump into a discussion that is already taking place to offer your own insight and perspective.

9.) Our independent Expert network.

Sometimes, you want a little bit more hands-on help—maybe you want someone to build a custom Prezi template for your company, or maybe you need a design consultation for a prezi you will be presenting at a big conference. Our international network of independent Prezi Experts offers a wide range of services, from online Prezi training modules to complete presentation design. They will be happy to help you develop your ideas and make your next project an even greater success.

10.) The book.

The Ultimate Prezi Guide is more than just a book about how to use Prezi; it is, as the title promises, an in-depth guide to everything Prezi, from the origins of the zooming canvas to the diverse applications of Prezi beyond presentations. Written by Hedwyg van Groenendaal, founder of Prezi University and author of The Quick Prezi Guide, The Ultimate Prezi Guide is a great resource for anyone wanting to take a thorough, print-based approach to learning how to use Prezi.

 

So tell us, what’s your favorite way to learn how to use Prezi?