Ever seen any TED talks? These interesting conversations are often made even more interesting through the use of this snazzy improvement on PowerPoint. It’s called Prezi and there’s free editions as well as paid ones.
This is my completed talk on clearing C-Spines in blunt trauma patients. You can see that unlike PowerPoint [which is essentially a digital version of the slide carousel], you create a “story board” of sorts. And trace a path from one concept to the next [not shown].
The fonts, background and text colors are limited, but I don’t think that this is necessarily a bad thing. The simplicity is actually a bonus.
You have to think about what you want to say in two to three words as opposed to the “three sentence rule” for PowerPoint.
The learning curve is fast [just follow along with the tutorial that comes up initially] and once you get used to it, it’s quicker than PowerPoint.
The big plus is that it allows you to conceptualise the flow of the whole topic – kind of like a mind map.
The zooming [which initially serves to engage] does make people nauseated and so its important to keep the next “slide” close to the last one [unless you don’t have that much material].
I’m a fan, but don’t take my word for it … try it out for yourself!