Prezi Aggregated Reviews
A year ago I would have said Prezi for presentations themselves, it’s good but they limit themselves by not listening or adapting to their customer base. It’s still really good, would be amazing if they would adapt to the needs of their customers though.
As for actual slides, it depends on what I’m presenting, typically something graphics heavy, so I make them myself in Photoshop
I really like to use Prezi for all of my presentations in school. I think it just looks better than PowerPoint and I feel like everyone is more attentive. But the downside of Prezi is the high cost to download your presentation.
PREZI CAN ROT IN HELL
Prezi is like the devil at the crossroads.
I also teach a class that is online via zoom. I’ve banned Prezi completely on there because it doesn’t work on the share screen mode for whatever reason.
Prezi needs to die in a fire.
I’ve seen it crash in high-stakes environments. I’ve seen it, because of needing online access for the images it uses, not present the presentation.
After warnings, I actively penalize students for using it.
We’ve banned it. No presentations are allowed in Prezi.
We found that there was a relationship between quality of content and those that use Prezi. It was normally always used by those that had nothing of value to say.
I think a big part of the problem is that it takes a different way of thinking about organizing your presentation, and people aren’t willing to put in the thought. I tried Prezi and my presentations were terrible and nausea inducing because they were arranged much like I would in PowerPoint. I think Prezis can be fantastic, but you have to think differently
I have a teacher I follow on TPT who uses Prezi and apparently she is the ONLY person on earth who knows how to do it properly because hers are fantastic.
I don’t touch it myself. I just buy from this teacher and use hers, otherwise it’s PowerPoint for me.
My students seem to be obsessed with Prezi and I just. Don’t. Get it.
I agree with the OP and most of the comment critiquing Prezi. I don’t allow it to be used for presentations in my classes because it isn’t accessible. Prezi doesn’t work with digital readers for sight impaired people.
No reason to train on exclusionary technology.
I had a manager who had to give a big presentation to all of the associate deans of research at my university – she made a big deal of how she “wants to be innovative whenever possible” and one outcome of this was using Prezi for that presentation. Half an hour after I had a call from every single one of the associate deans asking that the manager never use Prezi again because it made them nauseous (I was the only member of the team around, so when they called the general office number they were all routed to me).
I hate Prezi as well. It just feels like a disorganized mess to me. I like the simplicity and straightforward nature of PowerPoint.
Prezi is easy to share and update after sharing. I build on one Prezi for several class periods but I only have to give the students the link once and it stays the same even after I changed it. Also, I can just put the link into Canvas where all of the other course stuff is and not have to worry about sharing the google file or resaving it in cloud storage. There’s no downloading in Prezi—everything’s done on the webpage. I group the slides by author/text (literature class) on the Prezi so students can easily see which slides go with what author. And I make a new Prezi for each unit.
I switched to Prezi about 5 years ago. PowerPoint has really gotten a lot better since then but I haven’t bothered to switch back.
I also don’t like when people use Prezi and they have one-line “slides” that they keep clicking through, flying around the screen.
Vent: I hate Prezi
I made the mistake of saying yes when a student asked if they could use Prezi instead of PowerPoint for an assignment. After watching 5 prezi’s in a row, I am literally nauseous from watching the screens jump around lol. Not mention half the time Prezi wasn’t doing what the students wanted them to do. We spent more time watching them try to adjust it when it wouldn’t cooperate, than we did listening to them talk about their topic. Lesson learned: PowerPoint only.
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v0.1.8.1 Business directory – content experiment to support b2b prospecting platform.
v0.1.6 GRIN tech affiliate program is live.
v0.1.5.3 GRIN jobs experiment started
v0.1.5.2 Working on cool in-house lead gen project - Art Director is preparing 100 picks of Business Cards in various niches.
v0.1.5.1 GRIN games emerged
As a web agency we never could and never will be able to escape the urge of building things.
Among million other things we played with an idea of text-based games and the last piece that was missing was the story itself. So via in-house outreach platform we found two established writers that believed in the project and agreed to participate.
Shout out to Richard Abbott who wrote Fraud on Thetis and Eva Pohler who sent us a huge draft we are still reading through.
At some point we realised that list building, fetching contact details & outreach tech work just as well for b2b lead generation
v0.1.3 Once, we fell in love with ecommerce, because of short feedback cycles on marketing & development efforts.
Today we ship into production inhouse SaaS project - AVOKADO - the web app for learning languages with flash cards.
The year after we built it we realised how long is the road map ahead & what resources we'd need to promote it and decided to put it on hold.
One day as we ship GRIN tech v3.0 into production we'll distrupt the language learning market with Avokado.
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