Presentation Type

Presentation

Description

If you’ve attended a professional conference in the past year or two, you may have seen a presentation that felt more like flying than like watching a slideshow. Did the images tilt and zoom and leap across the screen? Could the presenter seamlessly jump back to any section of the talk? If you’ve seen these slick tricks in action, chances are that presenter was using Prezi, a web-based presentation software that has revolutionized the way text and graphics can be projected during a talk. Prezi lets you design a presentation on an endless blank canvas instead of as a series of slides. When you can "fly" to any point in your presentation, your audience is instantly engaged by the dynamic display of information.

Join two Portland-area academic librarians as we discuss how we’re using Prezi to go beyond slideshows, and demonstrate how easy it is to make an on-the-fly Prezi. We’ll suggest uses for Prezi in all types of library presentation settings, from (academic) library instruction sessions to (public) programs to (corporate) staff trainings. Participants will receive a handout with easy-to-follow instructions for getting started with Prezi (including a barcode link to the Prezi website), and we’ll make these instructions available online … as a Prezi, of course!

Conference Track

Other

Start Date

11-2-2011 10:15 AM

End Date

11-2-2011 11:15 AM

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/20004

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Feb 11th, 10:15 AM Feb 11th, 11:15 AM

Off Of The Carousel And Onto The Canvas: Taking Presentations To The Next Level With Prezi

If you’ve attended a professional conference in the past year or two, you may have seen a presentation that felt more like flying than like watching a slideshow. Did the images tilt and zoom and leap across the screen? Could the presenter seamlessly jump back to any section of the talk? If you’ve seen these slick tricks in action, chances are that presenter was using Prezi, a web-based presentation software that has revolutionized the way text and graphics can be projected during a talk. Prezi lets you design a presentation on an endless blank canvas instead of as a series of slides. When you can "fly" to any point in your presentation, your audience is instantly engaged by the dynamic display of information.

Join two Portland-area academic librarians as we discuss how we’re using Prezi to go beyond slideshows, and demonstrate how easy it is to make an on-the-fly Prezi. We’ll suggest uses for Prezi in all types of library presentation settings, from (academic) library instruction sessions to (public) programs to (corporate) staff trainings. Participants will receive a handout with easy-to-follow instructions for getting started with Prezi (including a barcode link to the Prezi website), and we’ll make these instructions available online … as a Prezi, of course!