Focus the DetailsLike Carmine Gallo said in a Forbes article, your presentation needs to be “understandable, memorable, and emotional.” Nothing does that better than focusing the details in one big picture. Prezi has captured this with the whole-part-whole concept. Details are zoomed into and then back out to show the big picture. Limit those details, though. Overload the presentation with details and you will have achieved diminishing returns. Ideally, three main points, and no more than 10 words on a frame, are magic like a rabbit from a hat. Jon Thomas of Presentation Advisors makes a great point: “It’s not about how much you put in that makes the difference but what you leave out.” But this is my pride and joy. I can hear you thinking something like that. A great lesson I learned in Creative Writing was to “kill your darlings.” Less is always more. Simply get to the point, so your audience doesn’t go “SQUIRREL” and mentally drift away.
Give the Audience 1 TakeawayPrezi presentations will help you perfect this. You want your audience to walk away with the big picture and what makes up that picture. You support the big picture with limited details. Prezi simplifies this in a way like no other presentation platform. The big picture is always in perspective. Identify your big picture by finding what you want the audience’s one takeaway to be. Don’t jump on building your Prezi presentation before this. It’s like trying to convince the sun not to rise in the morning: it’s a waste of time and energy. Dr. Michelle Mazur has great advice to brainstorm all your possible takeaways, then to focus it to the most important one. Guess what? The other takeaways you don’t use will hold your hand in finding the supporting details of the big picture.
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