Mastering Prezi for Business Presentations

Mastering Prezi for Business Presentations
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  • Turns anyone already using Prezi into a master of both design and delivery
  • Illustrated throughout with easy to follow screen shots and some live Prezi examples to view online
  • Written by Russell Anderson-Williams, one of the fourteen experts hand-picked by Prezi

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 258 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : July 2012
ISBN : 1849693021
ISBN 13 : 9781849693028
Author(s) : Russell Anderson-Williams
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Other, Web Development

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Best Practices with Imagery
Chapter 2: Using Audio
Chapter 3: Inserting a Video
Chapter 4: Approaching Your Prezi Design
Chapter 5: Projecting Your Prezi
Chapter 6: Prezis for Online Delivery
Chapter 7: Importing Slides into Prezi
Chapter 8: Prezi for iPad and Android
Chapter 9: Mastering the Newer Prezi Features
Chapter 10: Prezi Meeting
Chapter 11: Getting Prezi through the Door
  • Chapter 1: Best Practices with Imagery
    • Raster and vector images
    • What are raster images?
      • Raster file formats
    • What are vector images?
      • Vector file formats
    • What are the benefits of Prezi?
    • Where can you find great imagery?
      • Prezi Insert from web
        • Limitations of the Insert from web function
      • Using Google image search outside of Prezi
        • Advanced image search
        • Standard search
        • Google image search limitations
      • Other online sources for imagery
        • Bang for your buck
        • The big advantage
      • Time versus quality
      • The best of both worlds
        • Vectorising your imagery
        • The quick way
      • Creating your own flavor
        • Grab a pen
      • Working with images – quick tips
    • Summary
    • Chapter 2: Using Audio
      • Why use sound in Prezi?
      • Where's the Insert Audio button?
      • How is audio inserted?
      • Where to get sound files from?
        • Creating your own sounds
      • Audio options
        • Option 1 – looping the background music
        • What you need for Option 1?
        • Creating a movie
        • Converting to .swf
        • The Prezi bit
        • Testing the audio
        • Sharing your Prezi
      • Option 2 – different sounds at path points
        • What you need for Option 2?
        • Creating a movie
        • Inserting into Prezi
        • Hiding sound behind content (optional)
    • Being clever with audio
      • Translation
      • Narration
      • Creating an environment
      • Customers
    • Summary
      • Chapter 3: Inserting a Video
        • The technical bit
          • File size restrictions
          • Online or offline?
            • Will your Prezi be viewed online?
            • Will colleagues want a copy of your Prezi?
            • Ask the question
          • Playing videos
            • Playing along a path
            • Letting the user play
          • Positioning videos
        • Videos – the easy way with YouTube
          • Searching for the right clip
          • Creating your own YouTube account
            • Uploading your own videos to YouTube
          • Editing videos in YouTube
            • Enhancements
            • Annotations
            • Captions
          • Some businesses don't like YouTube
        • Windows Live Movie Maker
          • The Home menu
          • Animations menu
          • The Visual Effects menu
          • The Edit menu
          • Inserting WLMM videos into Prezi
          • Benefits of Windows Live Movie Maker
        • Fun with video in Prezi
          • Questions
          • Experts
          • Customer scenarios
        • Summary
        • Chapter 4: Approaching Your Prezi Design
          • A change of approach
            • A prison without walls
            • No end in sight
              • Linear presentations
              • Non-linear presentations
              • The best of both worlds
              • Ask the question
            • Death by Prezi
              • Think for Prezi
              • Motion sickness
              • Master the approach
          • The three Prezi design steps
            • Step 1 – Plan your Prezi
              • Things you need to know
              • Mind Mapping
            • Step 2 – Get the flavor right
              • What's wrong with this picture?
              • Frame it right
              • Themes
            • Step 3 – Building in layers
              • Piece of cake
            • The steps, again
          • Presenting your BIG picture
            • The science behind it
              • Neural networks in action
            • How to find your BIG picture
          • Summary
          • Chapter 5: Projecting Your Prezi
            • Planning your Prezi
            • A common mistake
              • The simple solution
              • Master's secret shortcut
            • Why you need to know about ratios?
              • What this means for your Prezi
                • Build your Prezi at the 4:3 ratio
                • Beware the double-click!
            • Sharing your Prezi
            • Interactive Prezis
              • How it works
              • How will you use it
            • Summary
            • Chapter 6: Prezis for Online Delivery
              • Your Prezis
                • Private Prezis
                • Search engines
              • Share this Prezi
                • Viewing
                • Editing
                • Embedding your Prezi
              • The online design approach
                • The three Prezi design steps
                • Give instructions
                  • Embedded Prezis
                • Narration
                • Highlighting
                  • Highlighting with frames
                  • Highlighting with color
                • Timing
                • The BIG Picture hook
              • Summary
              • Chapter 7: Importing Slides into Prezi
                • Why oh why!
                  • A bit of history
                  • Slides are here to stay!
                  • Slides are useful
                  • Another reason why
                • Importing slides into Prezi
                  • The Insert PPT function
                • Prezify your slides
                  • Positioning content
                  • Placement and frames
                  • Zooming
                • No time to Prezify
                  • Importing your slides as PDF
                • Things to look out for
                  • Imagery
                    • Zoom
                    • Text
                    • Spell check
                  • Animations
                    • The solution
                • Summary
                • Chapter 8: Prezi for iPad and Android
                  • The Prezi iPad app
                    • Using Prezi viewer
                      • Edit mode
                      • Show mode
                      • Prezi viewer tips
                  • Prezi for Android
                    • Using Prezi with Android
                      • Stay connected
                      • Images
                      • Editing
                      • Sound files
                      • YouTube
                  • iPad and Android comparison
                  • When to present with a tablet
                  • Projector + tablet = wow!
                  • A bit of fun
                  • Summary
                  • Chapter 9: Mastering the Newer Prezi Features
                    • Templates
                      • The templates
                      • Getting the most from templates
                        • Paths
                        • Assets
                        • Branding
                    • Shapes
                      • Get creative
                      • Editing shapes
                      • Editing lines
                      • Highlighter
                      • Pencil
                    • Drawings and diagrams
                    • Prezi text editor
                      • Spellchecker
                      • Text drag-apart
                      • Font colors
                      • Bullet points and indents
                    • The plus (+) button
                      • Scaling layouts
                  • Grouping and moving
                    • Using a frame
                    • The Shift key
                  • The play button
                  • Summary
                    • Chapter 10: Prezi Meeting
                      • Setting up a Prezi meeting
                      • Sending invites
                        • Invite to an online presentation
                        • Invite to edit
                        • The invitation e-mail
                      • Presenting online
                        • Audio
                        • Where have they gone?
                        • Timings
                      • Editing online
                        • Instructions
                        • Practice area
                        • Chat area
                        • Personal space
                      • Keeping control
                      • Removing access
                      • Summary
                      • Chapter 11: Getting Prezi through the Door
                        • PowerPoint's grip on business
                          • The hard truth
                          • The first hurdle
                        • Opportunities to zoom
                          • Be prepared
                            • Using the Theme Wizard
                            • Frame templates
                            • Backing it up
                        • Using PowerPoint to introduce Prezi
                          • Inserting PowerPoint slides
                          • Building a PowerPoint presentation
                            • Slide Dynamic
                            • Offline Prezis
                            • Online Prezis
                        • Educating your business
                          • Company's how-to guide
                        • Summary

                        Russell Anderson-Williams

                        Russell Anderson-Williams (Bristol, UK) is the founder of which is dedicated to educating Prezi users in best practice, sharing advice and tips in design, and more than anything, changing the mindset of Prezi users to that of a non-linear thinker. A wildly creative and visual thinker, Russell has a strong background in visual communication and graphic design, as well as a long career in training and education. Russell has designed and delivered hundreds of visually stimulating training presentations for some of the world’s biggest companies in a variety of sectors. By merging his love and passion for educating people with his joy for all things wonderfully visual, he has set a course to turn anyone in the business world into a Prezi Master through his on-site training programs, and tirelessly blogs about everything Prezi-related. He resides in the extremely creative city of Bristol in the United Kingdom where he works in training design, Prezi design and training, and anything else that allows his creativity to run wild.
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                        - 1 submitted: last submission 17 Jan 2014

                        Errata type: Layout | Page number: 13 | Errata date: 25 July 12

                        On the second page of Table of Contents, under Chapter 2, the heading "Option 1 – looping the background music" is a Level 2 heading just like "Option 2 – different sounds at path points"


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                        What you will learn from this book

                        • Learn to insert sounds into your Prezis for narration or for use in online delivery
                        • Learn the difference between Raster and Vector imagery to optimize your Prezi design
                        • Practice the three Prezi design steps so that you approach and build your Prezi as best you can
                        • Design Prezis for use online without a presenter guiding the audience
                        • Set up Prezi meetings for brain storming with overseas colleagues
                        • Turn company slides into non-linear Prezi presentations
                        • Know when it is right to use video, and how to format and convert video for use in Prezi
                        • Create non-linear interactive Prezis that your audience controls

                        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 canvass in a way that is much more engaging and visually stimulating to the audience.

                        "Mastering Prezi for Business Presentations" is a must read for anyone already using Prezi who wants to take their presentations to the next level. It covers all of the technical elements of the software, whilst also looking at the practicalities of using Prezi in a business environment.

                        This book covers all the technical elements of Prezi and also 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.

                        As well as covering best practices for inserting imagery, sound, and video, this book also covers topics for business users like collaborating and sharing Prezis online, using Prezi at a meeting to brain storm with overseas colleagues, and how to ‘Prezify’ PowerPoint or Keynote slides.

                        "Mastering Prezi for Business Presentations" will escalate you from Prezi user to master with ease.


                        Accompanied by plenty of tips and tricks, this tutorial style book has ample examples and screenshots to ease your learning curve.

                        Who this book is for

                        If you use Prezi in business and want to take your presentations to the next level, or if you want to become the office Prezi guru, this book is for you.

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