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Prezi™ For Dummies® by Stephanie Diamond

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Introduction

Welcome to Prezi For Dummies. You're entering the magical world of digital storytelling. I'm honored to introduce Prezi to you in this book. It will change your thinking about how presentations are created and delivered.

The developers of Prezi started with the notion that slides were the wrong medium for making persuasive arguments. Instead, they dreamed of an unlimited whiteboard as a powerful starting point. With Prezi, you now have the chance to create presentations of all kinds without limitations.

Like most people who begin to explore a new application, you may be approaching it with some trepidation. You ask yourself: "Will it be quick and easy to learn?" "Are there things that I won't understand?" Be assured, as you begin working with Prezi, you should feel anticipation, not fear — it's easy and fun! My advice to you is just to charge in and start playing with the digital canvas. Think back to a time when a blank slate was an opportunity to explore and create without fear. Prezi gives you the tools. You supply the creativity.

If you follow the steps I've detailed in this book to plan and get content on the canvas. you'll feel a weight lifting from your shoulders. No more shoehorning charts, numbers, and words to fit on a single slide. No more counting bullets or wedging images together to represent a great idea.

Your prezis can start a whole new line of thinking, tell a persuasive story, or get you that raise you deserve. It's all in the execution. So get started ...

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