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Mastering Prezi for Business Presentations - Second Edition

Book Description

Engage your audience visually with stunning Prezi presentation designs and be the envy of your colleagues who use PowerPoint with this book and ebook

In Detail

Prezi is a tool for delivering presentations in a linear or non-linear format. This cloud-based software enables users to structure presentations on an infinite canvas in a way that is more engaging and visually stimulating to the audience.

This book covers all of the technical elements of the software, whilst also looking at the practicalities of using Prezi in a business environment. It teaches the reader how to think for Prezi, and approach their design in the best way. This is an essential resource for people who want to use Prezi seriously. Apart from covering best practices for inserting images, sound, and video, this book also covers topics for business users such as collaborating and sharing Prezis online, using Prezi at a meeting to brainstorm with overseas colleagues, and how to “Prezify” PowerPoint or Keynote slides. This book will escalate you from Prezi user to Prezi master with ease.

What You Will Learn

  • Insert sounds into your Prezis for narration or for use in online delivery

  • Differentiate between Raster and Vector imagery to optimize your Prezi design

  • Develop consistent branding in your Prezi

  • Design Prezis for use online without a presenter guiding the audience

  • Collaborate with colleagues overseas using Prezi

  • Turn company slides into non-linear Prezi presentations

  • Create custom menus for embedded Prezis

  • Downloading the example code for this book. You can download the example code files for all Packt books you have purchased from your account at http://www.PacktPub.com. If you purchased this book elsewhere, you can visit http://www.PacktPub.com/support and register to have the files e-mailed directly to you.

    Table of Contents

    1. Mastering Prezi for Business Presentations Second Edition
      1. Table of Contents
      2. Mastering Prezi for Business Presentations Second Edition
      3. Credits
      4. About the Authors
      5. About the Reviewers
      6. www.PacktPub.com
        1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers, and more
          1. Why subscribe?
          2. Free access for Packt account holders
      7. Preface
        1. What this book covers
        2. What you need for this book
        3. Who this book is for
        4. Conventions
        5. Reader feedback
        6. Customer support
          1. Errata
          2. Piracy
          3. Questions
      8. 1. Understanding the Prezi Frame of Mind
        1. Thinking about nonlinear presentations
          1. Linear presentations
          2. Nonlinear presentations
          3. The best of both worlds
          4. Think for Prezi
        2. Planning your Prezi
          1. The three Prezi design steps
            1. Step 1 – planning your Prezi
              1. Things you need to know
            2. Step 2 – getting the style right
              1. Zooming
              2. Frames
            3. Step 3 – building in layers
              1. A piece of cake
              2. The bottom layer of sponge
              3. Cream and jam
              4. The top layer of sponge
          2. The steps, again
        3. Mind Mapping
          1. Writing a list
          2. Starting with the tool
          3. Working efficiently with Prezi
          4. Map your journey
        4. Deciding the BIG picture
          1. The science behind it
          2. Neural networks in action
          3. How to find your BIG picture
        5. Common Prezi mistakes
          1. Motion sickness
          2. The blank canvas challenge
          3. Going too big
        6. Summary
      9. 2. Hands-on with Prezi Mechanics
        1. Templates
          1. Using templates
          2. Getting the most from templates
        2. Paths
          1. Creating motion
          2. Adding, removing, and editing
        3. Shapes
          1. Get creative
          2. Editing shapes
          3. Editing lines
          4. Styled symbols
          5. Highlighter
        4. Grouping
        5. Prezi text editor
          1. Spell checker
          2. The text drag-apart feature
          3. Font colors
          4. Bullet points and indents
        6. Animations
        7. 3D backgrounds
          1. A single 3D background
          2. Multiple 3D backgrounds
        8. The Present button
        9. Summary
      10. 3. Consistent Branding for Business
        1. Color schemes
        2. Customizing Prezi graphics through CSS
          1. Editing fonts
          2. Editing a frame
        3. My Content
        4. Custom logos
        5. Summary
      11. 4. Importing Slides into Prezi
        1. The importance of slides
          1. Slide-based software and businesses
          2. Converting colleagues to Prezi
        2. Importing slides into Prezi
          1. The Insert PPT function
          2. Prezify your slides
            1. Checking the import
            2. Positioning content
            3. Missing content
            4. Placing slides on to a Prezi canvas
            5. Zooming in and out on slides
          3. No time to Prezify
            1. Importing your slides as PDF files
        3. Potential problems
          1. Low-resolution imagery
          2. Pixilation
          3. Text
          4. Spell check
          5. Animations
          6. An alternative solution
        4. Summary
      12. 5. Best Practices with Imagery
        1. Raster and vector images
          1. What are raster images?
            1. Raster file formats
          2. What are vector images?
            1. Vector file formats
        2. Benefits of Prezi
        3. Finding great imagery
          1. Direct upload
          2. Prezi insert
            1. Limitations of the Insert from web function
          3. Using Google image search outside of Prezi
            1. Advanced image search
            2. Standard search
            3. Google image search limitations
          4. Other online sources for imagery
            1. Deciding on the best image source
            2. The big advantage
          5. Time versus quality
        4. Vectorising your imagery
          1. Using software to vectorize
          2. The quick way to create a vector image
        5. Creating your vector images
          1. Hand-drawn images
          2. Working with images – quick tips
        6. Prezi effects and animations
          1. Effects
          2. Fade-in animations
        7. Summary
      13. 6. Using Audio
        1. Why use sound in Prezi?
        2. How to find sound files
        3. Creating your own sounds
        4. Adding audio in Prezi
          1. Background music
          2. Voice-over
          3. Using the audio during presentation
        5. Common problems
          1. Uneven volume levels
          2. Background music for only one path step
            1. Music only
            2. Music and voice
          3. Working on mobile devices
            1. Android
            2. iPhone
            3. Getting the audio into Prezi
        6. Example uses
          1. Less text
          2. Translation
          3. Narration
          4. Creating an environment
          5. Customers
          6. Testimonials
          7. Example
        7. Summary
      14. 7. Inserting a Video
        1. The technical bit
          1. File size restrictions
          2. Online or offline?
            1. Will your Prezi be viewed online?
            2. Will colleagues want a copy of your Prezi?
            3. Determining your design
        2. Playing videos
          1. Playing along a path
          2. Letting the user play
        3. Positioning videos
        4. Videos – the easy way with YouTube
          1. Searching for the right clip
        5. Creating your own YouTube account
          1. Uploading your own videos to YouTube
          2. Editing videos on YouTube
            1. Enhancements
              1. Quick Fixes
              2. Filters
              3. Special effects
            2. Audio
            3. Annotations
            4. Captions
          3. Other sources for videos
            1. Vimeo
            2. Using Windows Live Movie Maker or iMovie
        6. Fun with videos in Prezi
          1. Questions
          2. Experts
          3. Customer scenarios
        7. Summary
      15. 8. Using Projectors with Prezi
        1. Advantages of Prezi
        2. Planning your Prezi
          1. Beware of overlapping content
          2. Changing the aspect ratio
          3. Why do you need to know about ratios?
          4. What this means for your Prezi?
          5. Building your Prezi at the correct ratio
        3. Sharing your Prezi
          1. Sharing the online link
          2. Sharing portable Prezis
        4. Screen blackout
        5. Interactive Prezis
          1. How it works
          2. How will you use it?
        6. Summary
      16. 9. Prezi for Online Delivery
        1. Your Prezis
          1. Private Prezis
          2. Sharing your Prezi
          3. Search engines
        2. Embedding your Prezi
          1. Sizing your Prezi
          2. User experience
          3. Embedding the code
        3. The online design approach
          1. The three Prezi design steps
          2. Giving instructions
          3. Narration
          4. Highlighting
            1. Highlighting with frames
            2. Highlighting with color
          5. Timing
        4. The BIG picture hook
        5. Summary
      17. 10. Customized Interactions
        1. Benefits of interactive Prezis
        2. The Prezi API
          1. Preparation
            1. Web servers
            2. The HTML editor
          2. Basic operations
        3. Creating menus
          1. The base HTML file
          2. JavaScript implementation
          3. Coding the menu
          4. Styling the menu
          5. Creating submenus
        4. Summary
      18. 11. Prezi for Tablets and Phones
        1. The Prezi iPad application
          1. Using the Prezi viewer
            1. Edit mode
            2. Show mode
        2. Prezi for iPhone and Android
        3. Presenting with a tablet
          1. Using a tablet to project your Prezi
          2. A bit of fun
        4. Summary
      19. 12. Online Collaboration
        1. Shared folders
          1. Creating a folder
          2. Managing folders
            1. Adding viewers
            2. Removing viewers
            3. Deleting a folder
        2. Cocreating Prezis
          1. Sharing the Prezi
          2. Avatars
        3. Presenting remotely
          1. The remote presentation setup
          2. The presentation
          3. Tips to present remotely
        4. Video presentations
        5. Summary
      20. 13. Case Studies
        1. Collaboration and brainstorming
          1. Getting visual
          2. The perks of digital presence
          3. Easy sharing
        2. Marketing and web presence
          1. Prezume
          2. Storytelling
          3. Easy incorporation
        3. Sales
          1. The pitch
          2. In the field
        4. Example case studies
        5. The sales pitch
          1. The multimedia tie-in
          2. Visual appeal
        6. Summary
      21. 14. Getting Prezi through the Door
        1. PowerPoint's grip on business
        2. The hard truth
        3. The first hurdle
        4. Opportunities to zoom
        5. Be prepared
          1. Using Theme Wizard
          2. Frame templates
          3. Backing it up
        6. Using PowerPoint to introduce Prezi
          1. Inserting PowerPoint slides
          2. Building a PowerPoint presentation
          3. Slide Dynamic
            1. Offline Prezis
            2. Online Prezis
          4. Educating your business
          5. Company's how-to guide
        7. Summary
      22. Index