IMPORTANT: This is a 2-part webinar that meets on Mondays, May 15th and 22nd, from 10 – 11:30 am each day. You will register once to attend both sessions.
Creating amazing Prezi presentations (that work for you AND your audience)
This workshop is for information professionals interested in using Prezi to create presentations in the library context. Prezi is a free online presentation tool which has become the most popular alternative to PowerPoint. It works in a completely different way, and has different strengths and weaknesses.
Prezi is an amazing tool, capable of bringing the wow factor into presenting – but often prezis are more impressive than they are effective for the audience. We’ll focus on creating presentations that work to communicate your message, and that dazzle without making the audience feel sea-sick, which is the most common criticism of Prezi.
We’ll look at the basics of how Prezi works and why you might want to use it, the pros and cons, examples (such as this free-falling presentation which shows of Prezis ticks and tips, or this interactive library map from the trainer, Ned Potter, which uses Prezi in a completely different way), and guidance on how to make a good one.
This will be a two part webinar, with time for hands-on experimentation with Prezi between the two sessions. Part 2 will start with a ‘drop-in’ style Q&A to work through any questions participants have as a result of their own experimentation with the too. Full documentation and written instructions will also be provided.
Who should attend?
Anyone who wants to explore Prezi to create face-to-face or online presentations. This is aimed beginners and mid-level users alike: no previous experience of Prezi is necessary. Signing up for a free Prezi account (at https://prezi.com) is recommended.
By the end of this hands-on session attendees will:
- Have learned to create Prezis using the excellent templates the tool provides
- Have explored the features most useful for those working in the library environment
- Have looked at relevant examples, including building interactive maps of the library
- Have used images and icons, as well as embedding videos
- Know how to create an effective presentation that won’t leave the audience suffering from motion-sickness
Virtual Trainer: Ned Potter
Ned Potter is an Academic Liaison Librarian at the University of York, and a Trainer for various organisations including the Bodleian and the British Library in the UK, PiCS in Australasia, and NEFLIN in the USA. His book The Library Marketing Toolkit was published by Neal Schumann in 2012, and has topped the Amazon library charts on both sides of the Atlantic.
Ned has extensive experience of Prezi, having taught workshops, worked as Technical Editor on a Packt Publishing book about Prezi, and written guides to the software which Prezi themselves have promoted; his most popular Prezi has been viewed well over a quarter of a million times online.
This is an online class. Access information will be emailed one week ahead.
Cost: NEFLIN classes are free of charge for Florida library staff. Registration is required for all classes and NEFLIN members get priority.