From the Power to the Prezi

ATTENTION: This post is for all the journalists who find themselves manning a desk more than a beat. Here is a cool digital tool for your managerial toolbox.

Are you dreading having to prepare yet another PowerPoint presentation?

Ready to take your work presentation to the next level?

Sounds like you are ready for prezi.


Prezi is ‘the zooming presentation editor.’

You won’t find any traditional linear slideshow options or square-boxed-constraints when you start building your prezi.

You start with an empty canvas and express your ideas using text, frames, media files and your creativity.

Want a word to be off-center? Use the ‘transformation zebra’ and place a word on a slant.

Want to emphasize a detail and then pull back to show the bigger picture? You can do it, visually, using prezi’s zoom in and zoom out features.

You can group your ideas within frames, add images, and you are always free to jump the tracks and zoom into a different section should you decide to construct a ‘path’ that leads your audience from one thought to the next.

Prezi also allows you to save your presentation offline. Now you’re ready to give your talk on any computer, at any time, no internet access required.

Curious? Want to learn more? Take Prezi out for a test drive…the public license plan is free.

Hilary Fosdal is the Interactive Content Manager for Barrington Broadcasting Group. You can read more of her work on her blog Running for Food (

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