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In this course, author and sought-after presenter Lisa Larson-Kelley introduces Prezi, a cutting-edge tool for creating dynamic presentations. Discover how to add layers of meaning to static presentations with multimedia, spatial relationships, and movement.
The course demonstrates the features and benefits of an effective Prezi presentation, shows how to navigate the user interface, and explains how to create, animate, share, and publish a prezi. Plus, Lisa shows how to present your prezi to a remote audience, via a web browser or your desktop.
As I've mentioned, presenting from Prezi desktop is my preferred way to present. I like it because you get all of the benefits of a portable prezi, but you can edit it if you need last-minute tweaks, and you don't need to be online to do it. In versions 4.0 and later, it has some extra features for presenters that can really come in handy. You do need to have a Pro level account to use Prezi desktop after the 30-day free trial. Prezi Desktop Present mode behaves the same way as the portable prezi does, with native Full Screen mode. So, all of the keyboard shortcuts are available.
Here is where Prezi desktop earns its license fee. It has a feature called Presenter view, which lets you use two monitors during a presentation. So, your laptop can show the editor, as you see here, and the second screen could be a projector, which will show the canvas only. To enable Presenter view, make sure the option is checked under Settings in the Prezi Desktop menu bar, here at the very top of the screen. Then plug in your second monitor or a projector and click Present. Prezi will automatically detect your primary and presenter screens and show the correct view on each.
If it gets them switched, you can click the Swap Displays button to get the correct view. As a presenter, you can pan and zoom in the editor on your screen, dragging around, clicking on frames, and jumping back home. The audience will see the view change on the projector, but they won't see your cursor. So, switching back to the editor, you can see that you have a handy timer here at the top of your editor window so you can see the elapsed time. And then to exit Presenter view, just click the X or press Escape.
Presenter view is one more feature that makes it easy for you to transition from PowerPoint or Keynote to Prezi.
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