Louise Stansfield our resident communications expert and lecturer has been showing students an alternative to PowerPoint presentations called Prezi.
“Prezi is an entirely Flash-based app that lets you break away from the slide-by-slide approach of most presentations. Instead, it allows you to create non-linear presentations where you can zoom in and out of a visual map containing words, links, images, videos, etc.” Tech Crunch
Here is a video on Prezi to see how it works, it would be unfair not to make a comparison to the standard PowerPoint’s so below is a PowerPoint presentation from a previous MarketingTalks seminar placed in Slideshare, a presentation website.
Prezi has a free option for use but with limited options while it also has a student/teacher license which has many of the extra option except for the work offline option and 500mb free space. The Edu pro price is $59 a year.
Metropolia Business School could look at the option of buying a single license for students and staff if it was the case that Prezi would be used. However is it a good presentation tool? What do you think?
John Greene Marketing Lecturer had this to say: “Anything that moves presentation away from too much text and bullet points is a good thing. Prezi works nicely when zooming in and out of documents and images, however I am not fully convinced that Prezi offers a logical layout that is easy to follow for the audience particularly if they miss the presentation and see only the Prezi presentation on the topic.”
A number of students have been trying out Prezi and we hope to include their opinions here.
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