Entries in contest (3)
A few weeks ago we introduced a contest. We asked our community to look for a secretly implemented new feature in the editor and offered a Pro account and blog introduction to the one who sends in the right description first. The winner is Tijmen Bak, a Dutch high-tech company consultant, and the feature to find was "hidden frame" which allows you to group elements in Edit mode and make those brackets invisible in Show mode.
Tijmen uses Prezi whenever he can for live presentations, on websites and internal reports for more than a year. In his company each employee has a Prezi account. We asked him how they use Prezi as a tool of business.
Congratulations for winning the contest! Was it hard or easy to find hidden frames?
The menu gives a good overview and has little secrets, so I went through the complete menu and after trying some options I found the hidden frame feature! I noticed it was new, but I wasn't completely sure this was really the new feature added for the contest. But anyway, I quickly used the feature and I liked it immediately! Everybody used frames before cause it was impossible to make a specific view without setting a clear frame. That's history now!
Where are you from and what do you do for a living?
I live in Dordrecht and work as a consultant at Alares in The Hague (Netherlands). Alares is a Dutch high-tech consultancy firm and advises organisations on issues of strategy, organization, technology and innovation. Our clients are both public and private knowledge-intensive organisations. Alares exists for five years now and has over twenty employees. Each employee has a Prezi account and uses it frequently for presentations. We as individuals and as a company are constantly aware of the power of Prezi and you can say it's part of our daily toolkit.
How often do you use Prezi, and what for?
Whenever possible! We use it for presentations, integration in websites, in reports we use screenshots of our presentations and we make tag clouds. We even use it as a 'mapping' tool for analyzing new market opportunities and sectors. The software is very easy to use and editable, so everybody uses it!
How did you first found the tool?
Over a year ago I saw a top ten of promising online services which also listed Prezi. While discovering Prezi my colleague Ralph Boeije also noticed Prezi and found it immediately very promising! So we made an account and used the service. I had a laugh when I recently opened my first Prezi presentation. A lot of twisting and turning! Nowadays when I make a Prezi, I begin with the outline or a quick sketch on paper before creating the Prezi in detail. The new features of copying from Prezi to Prezi makes it even more simple to create graphically really sweet Prezi's!
How does Prezi help you to create better presentations?
Apart from the aw's and the wow's, which attendants have at first, Prezi can easily combine the graphical souplesse with more substantial information. Prezi adds by providing a good overview, graphically advanced movements and finalizes the presentation with flashy objects, contrary to presentations with just bullets and nice pictures. The presentations are always online and can be embedded and linked to anytime and anywhere on the web! Furthermore, Prezi gives you the freedom of zooming and flying around your presentation, very cool!
Now I am going wild in the Offline Presentation Maker, cause that was the prize after all :D
We're ready to release a new feature in the Prezi editor this week, and we want you to name it.
Oh…and for the sake of excitement, you have to find the new feature by exploring the online Prezi editor. We'll give you a hint: it's not a spectacular something, still it will be very important in the future.
To enter the contest, add the following experimental extension to any prezi URL: http://prezi.com/************/edit/experimental/guess-what
Every contest needs a reward, right? So, the first Prezi author to send an email to email@example.com with a screenshot, name for the feature and a short feature description will win a 1-year Prezi Pro upgrade!
The contest starts now. It lasts for one week only, so start zooming! We accept submissions between 00:00 Monday March 15. PST and 00:00 Monday March 22. PST.
The winner will be introduced in the next Prezi newsletter at the end of the month, and also here on the blog. We'll post hints to our Twitter account @prezi two times during the contest, so keep your eyes open!