Thing 17: In-depth try at Prezi (aka, I am in love…)
September 19, 2011
I LOVE PREZI! What an awesome tool. Check out what I created today in just a couple of hours (http://prezi.com/wymklw5dwcdi/maria-bagshaw-online-resume/). Keep in mind, this is a very brief introduction, but the possibilities are endless.
For the most part, this was very simple to learn. You have to play around a bit to get it to look just right, but I love how it is SO NOT PowerPoint! I can imagine using this for unboring presentations for patrons–it allows for so much more interactivity. You can easily zoom in/out, and emphasize key points and concepts. It forces you to look more at the relationships between concepts and express them in a much less static way. Which, I think, makes your topic more manageable for your audience.
I am a bit familiar with SlideShare, although I don’t have any slide presentations on there myself. I really liked the several online resumes (which is where I got my idea for the Prezi I did above). I will keep SlideShare in mind, but right now, I consider it more of a “lady-in-waiting” to my love for Prezi at this point.
I cannot wait to get a new job and get to apply all these fun tools! Learning and knowledge were never so accessible and enjoyable!