Prezi is presentation software that makes it easier to create fun, energetic presentations that tell a story. You can combine this software with other visual tools, like infographics, to have a greater impact by focusing in on the important pieces and removing the noise.
Infographics are excellent tools for succinctly and visually representing your data. More recently, several nonprofits have been able to convert their annual reports into infographics . Infographics are very easily shared and read through social media and email marketing channels.
They are much more likely to be retweeted, receive more +1’s on Google+, and more shares on LinkedIn. They rank fairly evenly with traditional posts’ number of ‘Likes’ on Facebook.
But, how can we make these better? How can you turn an infographic into something useful for a fundraising event or community outreach presentation? The best solution I’ve come across is Prezi.
Prezi is free software (there are paid versions) that allows you to visually and energetically explain how portions of your data are related to each other. You can add images, music, and video to enhance your words. And, because it’s in the cloud, you can collaborate with multiple people who can access and edit it from anywhere. It’s perfect for working in teams, in the field, or with volunteers. You can also access it on your phone and tablet, which lets you give your presentation on the fly for those chance meetings with possible supporters.
Here are a few examples of Prezi’s being used on Infographics
NHS Governors Demographics
Western Lowland Gorillas
If the infographic aspect of this post scared you away – don’t worry. Infographics are easy to make and don’t require prior graphic design knowledge. There are several sites (free and paid) that will help you get started. Piktochart is very popular, as well as Visual.ly. If you want to make it yourself for free, you can use image manipulation software (like GIMP), some infographic templates you can find on Google image searches or freepik.com, and a little bit of time to make something beautiful.
If you need help creating infographics, Prezi’s, or anything related – feel free to shoot me an email to [email protected] or you can also visit the Prezi’s support forum. Have you used Prezi? Share your thoughts below!