Tackle the “tomorrow problem”: Turn your last-minute presentation into a winning momentum

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“I have a presentation tomorrow and I haven’t started. I have a presentation in an hour and I’m nervous.” 

Do these situations sound familiar to you? If so, you’re not alone. 

A financial analyst who needs to present a budget forecast at the end of the week; a teacher who needs to create an interactive lesson plan for tomorrow’s class; a sales representative who only has an hour to put together a pitch deck to impress a new client – all of these people are facing a problem that asks for an immediate solution. 

At Prezi, we know everything there is to know about the pressure of creating an engaging presentation in a matter of a few days, hours, or even minutes. And we truly understand the challenge people face when they need to create a last-minute presentation FAST. To help tackle this challenge for our users, we define these pressing situations as the “tomorrow problem“, which describes an immediate need or approaching deadline for a presentation.

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In this article, we’re going to delve into the meaning of the tomorrow problem and how you can solve it efficiently. 

Now, if you’re ready to not only tackle but excel in your last-minute presentations – keep on reading.

What’s the “tomorrow problem”?

The “tomorrow problem” describes the sense of urgency people feel as a presentation deadline approaches. It demands swift action or resolution within a tight timeframe, often within the next day, week, or even hour.

The tomorrow problem stresses situations where you must quickly create a presentation often with limited time for detailed planning or consideration. This term also underscores the importance of efficient problem-solving and decision-making to meet imminent deadlines and fulfill responsibilities despite time constraints.

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Notably, we, at Prezi, aim to address this specific challenge by offering an efficient solution for creating dynamic and impactful presentations under tight time pressures to face the tomorrow problem with ease.

Enter the best AI presentation makerPrezi AI.

Tomorrow’s problem, meet today’s solution

At school or work, deadlines are looming around every corner. Whether it’s a last-minute presentation for a class project or an urgent pitch to potential investors, the pressure to deliver impactful content quickly is challenging. But here’s a solution that bridges the gap between the “tomorrow problem” and today’s need – Prezi.

We don’t consider Prezi to be just another tool in the arsenal of presenters; it’s a timesaver. With our set of AI-powered features, we empower you to create visually stunning presentations in no time, ensuring that the message is not only delivered but also remembered.

Moreover, Prezi AI offers numerous ways to optimize the presentation’s layout and content. The AI-powered features allow you to save time typically spent on manual adjustments and ensure that your presentations are polished, professional, and engaging. Using Prezi AI, we offer you a swift, intuitive journey from an idea to an attention-grabbing presentation. 

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Prezi AI: Your last-minute presentation whiz

Here’s how Prezi tackles the challenge of the tomorrow problem with today’s solution:

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Grab their attention by making your presentation more interactive

At the heart of Prezi’s efficiency is its AI presentation creator. This feature uses the power of artificial intelligence to streamline the presentation creation process. 

Prezi AI: How it works. Perfect for creating a last-minute presentation and tackling the "tomorrow problem".

All you need to do is start the process of creating your presentation by clicking on the “Create with AI” button, and Prezi AI will take you through the process seamlessly. Simply input a few ideas, keywords, or an outline, and Prezi AI will help you arrange it into a visually impactful narrative that captivates your audience. There’s no need to spend hours perfecting your presentation layouts; Prezi AI does it for you, allowing you to focus on what’s important – sharing your ideas.

AI text editing features

When it comes to sharing your ideas, you might end up spending a lot of time perfecting your message. That’s where Prezi AI text editing features come into play to save you more time in the content creation process. 

Need to make your text longer to elaborate on a key point? Want to simplify complex language to ensure clarity? Prezi AI has you covered. With the ability to adjust text length, simplify language, and even shorten content without losing its essence, Prezi’s AI text editing features will empower you to refine your message quickly and effectively.

Prezi text editing AI feature demonstration – perfect for creating a last-minute presentation.

Create visual lists and animated slides

Transforming text-heavy content into engaging visuals is essential for keeping your audience engaged. And while we don’t like to brag – Prezi is the master of engaging presentations. With Prezi, you can effortlessly create visual lists and animated slides from text, turning mundane bullet points into dynamic displays that command attention. Whether it’s highlighting key points with eye-catching graphics or animating text to emphasize important details, Prezi’s visual capabilities ensure that your message resonates with your audience long after the presentation ends.

“The beauty of this AI technology in Prezi is that it brilliantly partners with you when it comes to designing your content, saving you time and energy. “

With all of these features combined, Prezi empowers users to create highly engaging last-minute presentations and conquer deadlines with confidence. Khadijah Shahzad, a digital coach and Prezi Certified Educator Trainer, used Prezi AI for her presentation and felt that the tool was easy to use and allowed her to focus more on her content. 

“I just tried working on my next presentation, and based on AI help, it was so easy,” Khadijah confidently states. “First I chose a template of my choice, and then Prezi AI recommended several other templates with reasons why those should be chosen based on my topic. At first, I thought maybe it would prepare the content for me, which by the way I never wanted …. because then what am I for? The beauty of this AI technology in Prezi is that it brilliantly partners with you when it comes to designing your content, saving you time and energy. Previously, I would take a day or two just to select templates and colors, etc. but here it just worked out in a jiffy for me and now I can better concentrate on my content more!”

How to create a successful last-minute presentation

Preparing for a last-minute presentation can be challenging, but with a strategic approach, you can still deliver a compelling performance. Here’s how to quickly create your last-minute presentation with Prezi in 10 simple steps:

  1. Clarify your main message and key points. Focus on the most essential information to convey. 

  2. Outline your presentation structure, identifying the introduction, main body, and conclusion. 

  3. Sign up or log into Prezi.

  4. Select the “Create with AI” option to open the AI presentation creator.

  5. Give your presentation a title and description. 

  6. Get inspired by AI suggestions and customize the color scheme, design, and background before moving into the content editing phase. 

  7. Use the AI text editing capabilities and refine your message efficiently. 

  8. Practice your presentation aloud to familiarize yourself with the content and ensure smooth delivery. 

  9. Prioritize confidence and clarity over perfection. Remember to engage your audience by maintaining eye contact and speaking with enthusiasm. 

  10. Finally, take a moment to breathe and center yourself before stepping into the spotlight. 

With these steps, along with the assistance of Prezi AI, you can effectively prepare for a winning presentation even at the last minute. 

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Turning a problem into a win

Today’s fast-paced environment demands quicker replies, more efficient workflows, and dynamic adaptation to various situations like creating a last-minute presentation. Instead of chasing these demands or viewing them as roadblocks, we offer a different approach. At Prezi, we view them as opportunities for growth and innovation, leading to Prezi AI.

Prezi AI offers to scale your creative efforts with improved efficiency, personalization, and optimization. So when you only have a week to create a comprehensive budget forecast deck, a day to create a highly engaging class presentation, or an hour to put together a winning sales pitch, you can solely focus on the message. Prezi AI supports you with the rest. There’s no need to stress about the perfect color scheme or layout or brainstorm design ideas to amplify your key points. You can open Prezi AI and turn your “tomorrow problem” into a win. 

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