At Iridia, we believe in Innovation. How much so? Enough to make it one of our Core Values! In all parts of our business, we are always on the lookout for ways to do things more efficiently and, if possible, with the use of new tools.
In keeping with this value, not long ago, we introduced the Innovation Corner to our staff meetings. This brief (5 min.) section of the agenda is dedicated to the introduction of a story, a tool, a concept, or anything else that might spur on innovation within our team. Anyone can lay claim to the Innovation Corner in upcoming meetings, and thereby use it to share tan innovative find they have come across.
Running now for about six months, this effort has already brought forward tools that have been put to immediate use in our business operations. In seeing how these insights have made a difference for us, we’ve decided to take time out and share them with a broader audience.
First up: Prezi.
If you have ever sat through a painfully boring PowerPoint presentation (who hasn’t), please pay close attention. There are alternate options – you needn’t subject your audience to Death by PowerPoint any longer.
Using a simple, and freely available tool called Prezi, you can create visually appealing presentations that engage your audience in ways that PowerPoint cannot. In the simplest terms, Prezi allows you to create content on a blank canvas and then zoom in, zoom out, and move smoothly from point to point in way approximates the feel of watching a movie.
To see the tool in action, please watch the following short video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxhqD0hNx4Q
To get started, simply create a free account at http://Prezi.com and start building!
Stay tuned……..more Innovation to come in future posts……..
The Iridia Crew