EIM intern Adrianna explains the benefits, for students and professionals alike, of presentation software Prezi. Read up to see how you can use it to stand out.
The business world revolves around creativity and originality. One new way to stand out is by upgrading your presentation out of the usual PowerPoint, and into a Prezi. Prezi is an online cloud-based presentation software that allows the presenter to capture the audience’s attention in a non-linear way.
As a student, I have used Prezi to create my professional portfolio. With the features of Prezi, my portfolio will stand out and leave a lasting impression, just as it will do for a presentation, lesson plan, or wherever your imagination takes you.
Prezi has a wide variety of features to help enhance your audience’s presentation experience. There are twelve different drawing options available—including an org chart, process chart, a number of diagrams, timeline, pyramid, and compare table. In my portfolio, I used the timeline to show off important professional milestones, the pyramid to illustrate my values, the balance diagram to show evidence of my multitasking abilities, and clouds to highlight recognition from colleagues. Finally, I used the perspective chart to explain why I am a good match for the job I’m applying for. These drawings can be compared to “smart art” in PowerPoint, but these drawings allow for more flexibility and are more presentation friendly.
One great feature is the zoom tool, which highlights important parts of your presentation. With this tool, you can create your presentation to zoom into different parts of the drawings. For instance, my timeline is long, so I have the zoom tool set to focus on the more important dates. I was able to select where and when to zoom by creating a path, which guides the audience through the presentation, similar to slides in a PowerPoint.