I came across a new platform for presentations called Prezi. Basically this is a Flashed-based program that can be used off-line or on-line to create a kind of storyboard for your presentations. The idea is that you put down all your thoughts for your speech on a single page then link the titles, text and images and when you click “forward” the text slides to the center of the screen then off again once you click forward again.
The beauty of this program is that it gets you away from the PowerPoint/Keynote stack of cards concept and gives you a huge amount of freedom. Visually it is very impressive, though I have not actually delivered a presentation using the software. But I have had a lot of fun playing around with the various tools and have half-created a couple of talks which I will give using Prezi.
There’s an online version and a standalone version. The pricing is a little complex but seems reasonable. I would like an extended demo of the standalone version so I can use it and maybe write about it in my next book. Perhaps the Prezi team will let me have an extension to the 30-day trial (strong hint).
Why not give the free online version a go and see if you like it more than Powerpoint. Let me know how you get on.
I have provided a still shot and a movie of a Prezi show below.
great presentation thank you slides