If you’re not able to be there in person, the next best thing is to present virtually in a video presentation. Fortunately, Prezi Video is the online video presentation tool that puts you and your content side-by-side on screen, helping you stand out and grab your audience’s attention without losing the human connection. Read on to learn how to make a video presentation with Prezi Video.
1. Prepare ahead of time
You need to prepare for your presentation before you can nail it. Try creating a mind map to outline your thoughts around a single idea. Then, compose your main message by using storytelling principles to keep your message focused and interesting for your audience. Get more advice about preparing for a video presentation with the how to present on video series from Jessica Chen, the founder of Soulcast Media.
2. Turn an existing presentation into a video
You can easily create a video from a presentation with Prezi Video. Use an existing Prezi presentation, or create a new presentation in the Prezi Present editor and press “create video” when you’re ready to record. You can also turn your PowerPoint presentation into a video by uploading your slides and editing them in the Prezi Video editor.
3. Set up a home studio
You don’t have to buy the most expensive equipment to make a good video presentation, but you can take a few steps to look and sound your best on camera. Clean up and declutter the space around you that’ll appear on camera and situate yourself in front of a window or light. Find more tips about lighting, backgrounds, and audio quality in our article about home studio setups.
4. Use presenter notes
It’s helpful to have notes next to you while you’re presenting for reminders and cues. Take advantage of presenter notes in Prezi Video – add notes to your presentation before recording to highlight key information and talking points. These are super useful for practicing before you record, and you’ll be the only person who sees them when you’re presenting.
Now comes the fun part – recording your presentation! This is easy to do in Prezi Video. After you’re done adding and editing your content, press “next step” and then press the red button at the bottom of the screen. You can always pause the recording to collect your thoughts and trim the video once you’re done. Don’t like what you see? No problem — you can discard the draft and record again.
6. Share your video presentation
Once you’ve wrapped up recording, it’s time to save your video and share it. You have plenty of options here: share a link, embed your video, or download the video file and share it on social. Learn more about sharing and live streaming with Prezi Video in our article about sharing your video.
With remote work and online learning being so prevalent these days, it’s a great time to start honing your online presentation skills and creating video presentations that make a big impact. Start today by creating your first video presentation with Prezi Video.