Engagement + Marketing

Ice Skating With a SocialFish

We put Prezi to the test.

The rave-reviewed presentation above, was created by Maddie Grant, CAE, of SocialFish, and Ben Martin, CAE, for ASAE’s Marketing and Membership Conference last week. As Maddie says, it’s pretty self-explanatory, and as commenters on her blog agree, it’s pretty fabulous.

So what is Prezi? Here’s how Executive Editor Chris Durso memorably described it in our April issue:

Click after click after click takes you all over that first slide, twisting and zooming and scanning, and only when the presentation is over do you realize that the first slide is the only slide – a single canvas … This is Prezi, a presentation application launched about a year ago whose creators call it “visualization and storytelling without slides.” Think of it like PowerPoint in 360 degrees. Wearing ice skates.

Have you tried Prezi? Do you have a favorite presentation to share?

By the way, we talked to Maddie and her partner, Lindy Dreyer, in the February issue of Convene.

Barbara Palmer

Barbara Palmer is senior editor and director of digital content.