How to use Prezi – a prezi for you to use

Having talked a lot recently about the strengths and weaknesses of Prezi, I thought it was about time I ‘showed and told’. So here’s a Prezi presentation of mine, to give you an overview of how you can use the tool to best advantage. You can click through it like a book, or set it to autoplay. Now here are a few caveats –

  • This is a Prezi designed to be read – if you used it as a presentation aid it would be supervised reading, which would be worse than death by PowerPoint.
  • Use it like an online training aid and take your time to read through it. It shows Prezis strengths and weaknesses in equal measure.
  • To turn this into a visual aid, I’d simply remove the clutter (unnecessary detail, the sentences, the extra words and use the visual for emphasis of my text only).
  • I’d end up with a very simple set of emphatic words and images that I could use like a flipchart to illustrate my key points.

If you think that you’d like to learn more about Prezi and how it could help you stand out from the crowd when you present and pitch, find out about our Prezi training courses ; or if you’d like to get started and need a bit of inspiration, why not take a look out our Prezi Graphics Packs here.


Jim Harvey

Jim Harvey

Managing Director at The Message Business
Jim is the MD of The Message Business, a company which helps FTSE 100 companies to sell themselves, and their products better. Speech writer, Prezi trainer and designer, coach and consultant, Jim also finds time to be a proud father and husband.
Jim Harvey


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  2. rolando

    September 23, 2012 at 12:45 am

    hola espero que sea facil de utilizar.

  3. Prezi Tester

    November 20, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Hi there, half the pages on the “How to use Prezi- a prezi for you to use” have unuseful zooms to nothing. Is this how you really use Prezi to its full ability ???

    • Jim Harvey

      November 21, 2012 at 2:39 pm

      Dear PT,

      Of course not. One of my team was messing around with the Prezi online and added an image that overlay the text you’re supposed to see. Thanks to your feedback we’ve fixed the problem and she’s been whipped. Works great now. Thank you for your comment.

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