There is an amazing tool on the internet that I have only seen being used to its full potential once.
It is a simple tool that anyone can master in an hour or so.
It transforms the way you can present information to people, and can deeply engage them in your concepts and ideas.
It takes no special software and runs on all platforms.
And it is called Prezi.
Essentially, Prezi is a new way to do PowerPoint presentations. But the quantum leap from PowerPoint to Prezi is similar to the leap from the abacus to Excel.
Here is an example of what Prezi can do.
The general idea is that you have a HUGE sheet of paper that you can zoom in on almost infinitely. So you can put BIG IDEAS and their relationships down on the macro level, then zoom in on one of the big ideas to see the concepts underpinning it, and then zoom further into the individual concepts to see the underlying assumptions and data that supports that concept.
As I mentioned earlier, I have only ever seen one Prezi-based presentation that made full use of the awesome that is Prezi.
But what if the US tax code was put into a Prezi? You could zoom out to see the macro concepts, and then zoom into each concept and see all the underlying debates and data.
Someday I will have an AMAZING Prezi. (In fact, I am debating whether my book project would actually work better as a Prezi than as a book!)
What amazing thing are YOU going to do with it?
(I am not affiliated with Prezi in any way, shape, or form. I just love beautiful tools.)