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Prezi™ For Dummies® by Stephanie Diamond

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Chapter 17. Ten Worst Things to Do with Prezi

Using Prezi is an adventure. You get to rethink presentations and let creativity dictate your outcome. Along with this new freedom is the need to explore and find out what works for you.

This chapter looks at some of the mistakes you might make when getting started with Prezi. I've listed some of the things you want to avoid as you go along. There's really no big mistake that you make that can't be corrected. As you become more comfortable with your new tools, you'll quickly see how to avoid them. This list will help prevent you from dragging old habits with you. Out with the old, in with the new!

Keep an Old Mindset

The only requirement you have when you start using Prezi is to open your mind to a new way of thinking about presentations. If you try to shoehorn a previously created slide presentation into a prezi, you will be disappointed.

Slide presentations are flat. They have no dimension or contrasts. When you create presentations in Prezi, you need to break all the pieces apart and think about grouping them in new more effective ways.

Imagine a dense slide that has five bullet points on it. With Prezi, you can take each point and give it its own space, dimension, and timing. This is a very different way of presenting data. You can use Frames as containers to group things instead of showing a list. In these groups can ...

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