Came across this great post today. Check out the full article for video tutorials and samples that will help take your Prezi to the next level without inducing motion sickness.

 

MASTERING THE PREZI ZOOM

by Chelsi Nakano

If you’ve ever sat through a presentation that felt more like a rollercoaster ride than a speech, you know what we mean. That 180º flip may feel from the stage, but you don’t want to send your audience running for motion sickness bags—they want to be taken on a visual journey, not a wild ride.

The good news is that there are a few simple rules that will help you find the balance between making your presentations dynamic and making them easy on your audience’s eyes. Take a look at the quick tutorial below to learn how to master the art of Prezi transitions, so you can start zooming effectively…

SHOW SPATIAL RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN YOUR DIFFERENT POINTS.

You can pan across Prezi’s infinite canvas to show your audience how your ideas relate to one another. Whether you are leading them on a journey across different points on a map or walking them through the different steps of your customer life-cycle, fluid movement from one point to the next will help your audience better understand and remember your message.

DIVE INTO THE DETAILS.

Whether you’re explaining a complicated process or diving into heaps of data, your audience will appreciate seeing the details within the context of your larger message. Out of context, details can get lost in the shuffle or become meaningless. By zooming into the details from the birds-eye view of the big picture, you can help your audience understand their importance within your story.

REVEAL THE BIG PICTURE.

Just as you can zoom in to highlight details within your presentation, you can also zoomout to show your audience how your ideas fit into a bigger picture. This kind of big reveal serves as a lightning rod moment within your talk—the moment when you bring your ideas together to become a much larger message.

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