Tip of the Week: Save an Extra Copy on Google Docs

Tip of the Week: Save an Extra Copy on Google Docs

Preparation
Google Docs can help you create an additional level of backup in case your computer explodes in the middle of your presentation. I usually upload an extra copy of my Powerpoint onto Google Docs in case I have any technical difficulties with my computer. This way, I can use anyone’s computer to access the internet, and play the presentation straight from the cloud. Keep in mind, however, that presentations over 1000MB won’t upload to Google Docs.  Also, Google Docs doesn’t support transitions, so this will be a very simplified version of your Powerpoint. I usually like to check it to make sure all the font sizes transferred correctly. Just yesterday I added a presentation that seemed to upload everything correctly, except the font size was just a tiny bit bigger than…
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Is Prezi Right For You?

Is Prezi Right For You?

Preparation
Prezi is an online presentation editor that looks and feels really cool (www.prezi.com). It’s free to use by registering an account online. I’ve used it for a couple of years on select presentations, and it’s always fun to watch people’s reactions to something different (and slicker) than Powerpoint. However, I’ve found myself using Powerpoint for more serious presentations lately, as Prezi doesn’t support transitions other than zooming in, out, and around the page. So when should you use Prezi, and when should you use Powerpoint? Here I’ll break down the pros and cons of using Prezi. Prezi Pros: Prezi is freaking cool. It’s smooth, it’s cutting edge, and the non-linear canvas feels like it’s moving in the right direction in terms of matching presentations to how we think. A good…
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