MIT 2015-2017 - Intro to Prezi

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What is Prezi? Why use it?

  • Free and versatile online presentation software
  • Has different features and capabilities than PowerPoint
  • May be accessed from online or as a document saved to your computer

Creating a Prezi account

  • Use your school email address to sign up for a free educational account

Tour of the Prezi website:

  • Your prezis: starting point for creating a prezi and where you may view all the prezis you have made
  • Learn & Support: how-to instructional videos from basic to advanced, manual and faq
  • Explore: browse through the prezi gallery for inspiration or copy a “reusable” prezi to use elements from it in your own prezi

Creating and Editing a Basic Prezi

  • Working with a blank canvas or customizable template
  • Working with frames/placeholders
  • Adding and editing text
  • Inserting images, video and URLs (being mindful of elements that require connection to Internet)

Managing and Presenting Prezis: How to Publish and Share

  • Manual navigation versus autoplay
  • Online versus off-line
  • Creating a portable prezi (downloading/saving a non-editable version)

Presentation Tips


  • Keep content relevant, organized, and focused to the audience you are presenting to
  • Avoid reading directly from the presentation you are showing - use presentation content as a guide/outline/series of points through which to introduce key items/topics/talking points to elaborate on through the oral component of your presentation


  • Content should be the "star"of the presentation
  • Avoid overwhelming an audience with text- or image-heavy frames
  • Refrain from incorporating too much motion or animated transitions that move too quickly or distract from the content
  • Use of scale or sizing to emphasis different points or elements