A Beginner's Guide to Creating an Engaging Prezi

Learn How to Create a Cutting-Edge Presentation in Prezi
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Instructed by Amy Jauman Business / Communications
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  • Lectures 23
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 4/2016 English

Course Description

Students will have the opportunity to create a presentation in Prezi and explore the educational benefits of the Prezi canvas and image-based learning. 

In this course, you’ll learn how to create a new Prezi, navigate the 3D canvas, use each of the tools provided by Prezi, and import PDF and PowerPoint files. The course begins with a discussion of how to design an effective presentation at a strategic level and concludes with detailed direction for adding text, images, shapes, charts, diagrams and multimedia.

Be prepared to work! This is a hands-on course that will result in a presentation that's ready for your audience.  Reworking YOUR presentation on paper before transitioning to the online platform to ensure you maximize the use of images to support your message. Applying the basic and in some cases advanced techniques available through Prezi that will make your message memorable.          

This session is perfect for current Prezi users who want to learn more about the science behind why Prezi helps students understand and remember big-picture concepts and small details, facilitators who have tried to use Prezi but gave up - either because the technology didn't make sense or the design/animation just didn't seem to work and any instructor interested in converting an existing presentation to a more engaging format. 

What are the requirements?

  • Create a Prezi account - FREE for 30 days.
  • Educators (with an edu email address) are able to create a free account.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Create a Prezi from scratch
  • Convert existing presentations into more engaging Prezis
  • Learn new tips and techniques to enhance your current Prezis

Who is the target audience?

  • Teachers, trainers, speakers and presenters interested creating engaging presentations

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introducing Your Prezi Course!

Welcome to Prezi Basics! In this course, you'll learn how to create an incredible presentation in the most engaging platform available. Bring a presentation or a presentation idea and be ready to apply what you are learning in the course to your presentation!

Section 2: Delivering a Great Presentation

This is an opportunity to learn from your past experiences as a student and make your presentation even more amazing! 


If you'd like to see what the "live" class used for their session, check out the Prezi Workshop Guide!

The Prezi Workshop Guide

Particpate in a visioning exercise and clarify what your perfect presentation looks like!


In this video, we discuss the Prezi canvas and how you can design it reinforce your message.

Section 3: Prepping Your Content

This glossary was created and is maintained by Prezi and can be a great resource for anyone learning how to use the platform.


In this video, we look at how to navigate the canvs through adding frames and zooming.


Learn how to use templates and add frames to make the design your own.

Section 4: The Insert Menu

Learn how to import and modify photos in Prezi.


In this video we demonstrate how to modify photos uploaded in Prezi.


This video demonstrates how to integrate the symbols and shapes available through Prezi into a presentation.


Inserting a YouTube video into your Prezi is easy and a great way to make your presentation even more interesting. In this video, Amy demonstrates how to insert and play a YouTube video in your Prezi.


You don't have to create everything from scratch if you don't want to! Prezi offers an opportunity to create charts (similar to how you would create a chart in Excel) and layouts (frames and path points already organized for you). Both tools can help you easily kick your information up a notch with a more professional and engaging look for your presentation.


Especially if your presentation will be used as a display, inserting audio to your entire presentation or just a few transitions is an easy and important addition to your Prezi. In this video, Amy demonstrates how easy both options are.


Many presentations are based on or otherwise associated with other documents like PDFs or PowerPoints. In this video, we look at the Prezi tools that allow you to import that information and manipulate the content as needed for your presentation.

Section 5: Following the Clock

This video demonstrates more ways users can use tools within Prezi to quickly create and customize presentations.


In this video, we explore how to connect with a creative partner(s) online through the Prezi platform and the opposite - how to present your final product offline! Both are important skills to support collaboration and presenting in various environments.


How do you want the audience to experience your presentations? "Transitions" in a Prezi are how the presenter moves from one part of the canvas to the next. Whether you're zooming in and out or moving  around the canvas, transitions are an important part of any Prezi design. This video covers the technical considerations in addition to some design recommendations.

Section 6: Tips and Tricks

This video explains how to use existing paths in templates to quickly create a Prezi.


Do you need text and images to fade in? Appear together? This video reviews animation and grouping images so you can display each piece at exactly the right time.


Masking is a technique you can use in your Prezi to make something happen off screen in your presentation. For example, you might have a flower seed on your canvas at the beginning of your presentation and "behind the scenes" you can fade-in a full flower - without anyone seeing the transition. It's a very fun technique to surprise your audience.

Section 7: Your Profile

In this video, Amy reviews how every Prezi presenter should manage their profile and individual presentations.

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Instructor Biography

Amy Jauman, Prezi Educator and Online Learning Coach

Amy is the Chief Education Officer and Owner of Remotely Smart, a virtual company that provides educational support to traditional and virtual organizations. She is a speaker, professor, and social media strategist who bills herself as “an educator for the business environment.” She focuses on using social media, interactive presentations and online resources to make information meaningful to collocated and geographically dispersed adult learners in business and educational environments.

In March of 2014, Amy was accepted as one of 58 members representing 12 countries in the inaugural class of the Prezi Educator Society. She is also a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA) and the Social Media Director for the Women Entrepreneurs of Minnesota (WEMN).

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