Here we are at Thing 17: Prezi and Slideshare. Only six things left after this one, and I'm not a quitter!
But ... See, here's the thing (to quote Leonard on BBT):-
I have tried, truly I have. I've fought and struggled with Prezi on a number of occasions, and I just end up getting mad at it. Mad at it, and mad at myself, because I know I'm not stupid, and I'm not generally thrown by web 2.0 innovations. I spent absolutely ages trying to master Prezi back in November, and I've dabbled on and off since then.
|Easy as pie?*|
So I spent several hours of a precious Sunday afternoon/evening trying to get to grips with it today, and I've eventually decided that I'm not spending more time on something that makes me so tetchy! I don't like zooming about. I struggle to make slides bigger and smaller. I don't want my audience to see something that basically looks childish and ineffectual. Don't get me wrong - I've seen loads of other people's Prezi's, and very nice they look too. But in the time I've spent on it, I could have done a very effective PowerPoint. (Sometimes the old ways are the best?)
But, all to no avail. I've got four slides in order, with a path between them, and it looks - pathetic. There's no other word for it. I should rename mine, Karen's Shame:-
Slideshare, on the other hand, makes perfect sense to me. I've only ever uploaded two presentations, but it's enough to convince me that it's a very useful way to share stuff publicly:-
* As for the pie? That was yesterday afternoon's project. It, too, took hours - I even made the puff-pastry from scratch. The difference being that it was delicious, and thoroughly worth the effort!