The Ultimate Prezi Guide: introduction
Why you should be reading this book
Maybe you recognize one of the following situations:
- You do a lecture or presentation and you find half of your audience – or maybe even the entire audience – yawning.
- You should do a presentation, but you don’t know where to start during your preparation.
- You would like to do a presentation differently.
- You really want to impress with your presentation.
- You’re a teacher and you’re looking for new ways to present the educational materials to your students.
- You’re a teacher and you’re looking for new ways for your students to remember and reproduce your information.
- You’re looking for a way to present your product, service, company or yourself in a good way.
- You’re looking for a way to create a clear and logical structure in a heap of information.
And I could think of an incredible number of situations that make Prezi a suitable solution. Did you recognize any of the situations? Then you should read this book. But if you would like to know more about Prezi, or if you want to learn Prezi’s application, this book is very useful.
The structure of the book
The book consists of five chapters. In the first chapter I explain what Prezi is, its origin and the ideas behind it. I think it’s important for you to know this background information, so you can make a better use of Prezi. In the second chapter I will show a number of interesting options with Prezi, as Prezi is more than just presentations. Apart from that, I will show some good examples of prezis for inspiration. In chapter 3 I will explain how to create a good structure for a prezi. I do this by using a step-by-step approach so you will have a solid basis. As of chapter 4 you will actually start using Prezi. In clear step-by-step tutorials you will learn all Prezi’s ins and outs. In the final chapter I will show you how to present with Prezi and tips and tricks.
About the author
Hedwyg van Groenendaal (1971, MSc) has twenty years of experience in the field of internet and web design. This started during her studies of Building Information Technology at Eindhoven University of Technology. She graduated in 1995.
Quite soon after finishing her studies Hedwyg van Groenendaal started her own internet and web design company called Via Milia and a few years later she added an internet education center.
Her company has become a center of excellence for the web. Hedwyg gives lectures, she develops and teaches courses and provides (even unasked) advice on what is happening on the web. Hedwyg is passionate about creating easy access tools and techniques that are (or seem) difficult for many people. Hedwyg’s characteristics: web, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, creative, passionate, technical, analytical, Prezi, social media. Her motto is: “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough”.
Hedwyg already wrote 9 books on web design, Flash, ActionScript, Dreamwaver and 4 books on Prezi (all in Dutch). The first edition of ‘Presenteren met Prezi’ in 2010, the second edition in 2012, the book ‘Prezi voor kids’ in 2012 and the third edition of ‘Presenteren met Prezi’ in March 2013.
In 2012, Hedwyg van Groenendaal founded Prezi University. From this initiative, workshops, trainings and seminars are organized about Prezi. In-company as well.
Hedwyg’s team organizes various events such as Prezi Inspiration Nights, Pecha Kucha afternoons and the annual Prezi Day, www.preziday.com.
And if you don’t want to use Prezi yourself, you can hire Hedwyg (and her team) to create a professional prezi for you or your organization. Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prezi.com appreciates all initiatives by Hedwyg van Groenendaal and decided to appoint her as one of the first official Prezi Experts.