When it’s time  to make a presentation for class and you need to have visuals to support your ideas, you’re likely to turn to PowerPoint. Right? Of course, what else is out there?

There is another interesting option available called Prezi.  It’s a cloud-based presentation software for sharing ideas on a virtual canvas. It will allow you to command the transition of your information in a whole new way that you wouldn’t get from a usual PowerPoint presentation. (Plus it’s a good way to keep your audience awake!) Prezi is distinguished by its zooming user interface that allows users to zoom in and out of their presentation media.

Take a look at some example presentations on Prezi’s website. You’ll be blown away and wonder how you can make such a complicated-looking presentation, but really, it is very easy to get started and organize the hierarchy of your information.

Things to know before you get started: You can sign up for 100 MB for free, but for more, you’ll have to pay. (You can definitely get a lot done with the free option!).  You can upload the images and text that you will need for your presentation onto the Prezi canvas. Also, since this is a cloud-based software, you will need connection to the internet when you present this from your computer. If you’re working with a group, you can also invite them through Prezi to work with you.  You can learn more about how it’s done here.

Impress your friends with a Prezi presentation!