7 Tips to Finding a Prezi Designer
According to author Jennifer J Britton, 60-72% of adults are visual learners while 12-18% are auditory learners. As nearly 7 out of 10 learning better from a visual representation of your content, it’s no wonder why more presentations are created using Prezi. Whether in business, non-profit, or education using Prezi can help you get you the best out of your presentation visuals. With two versions of Prezi out there (Prezi Classic and Prezi Next), learning to use the Prezi platform can present a challenge. For this reason, many presenters are turning to professional presentation designers to help them bring their vision to life. There can be immense value in using a professional Prezi Designer to help you deliver a great presentation, but how do you pick the right one for your project? Here are our top 7 tips for finding a Prezi Designer:
1. Get Recommendations
One of the best predictors of the future is the past. Do your homework to find out what other people thought of their services. Did the Prezi Presentation meet or exceed expectations? Was the project delivered according to the initial timeline? Did the Prezi designers communicate with the client and keep them up to date throughout the project? Here are a few tips to help you get unbiased recommendations:
- Look up the designer’s Google, Yelp, or Facebook online reviews. Typically people. are able to way whatever they want on these platforms, and the company doesn’t have the ability to edit the reviews.
- Ask the Prezi designer if they could provide you with a few names and numbers of past clients that would be. willing to provide feedback. A company that deliver’s great service is bound to have a few people ready to sing their praises.
- Do a google search of the presentation designer or company name. If there are bad reviews out there, Google will bring them up.
2. Do phone interviews
Get a feel for who you will be entrusting your project to by conducting phone interviews. Does the Prezi designer take on projects of your scope and size? Can they provide a few examples of past clients who may have had similar needs to yours? Will the Prezi Design company outsource your project, or work on it in house? This last question is important to understand, as you will want to make sure that your Prezi Designer is connected to the business that you are hiring. The last thing you want to find out is that the day before your presentation date you find out that they are unable to deliver. If you aren’t used to interviewing creative contractors here are a few questions to help get the conversation started…
- How long have you been creating Prezi presentations? (Prezi has been around since 2009)
- Can you show me a few slides from your best Prezi? (although often presentations are confidential, a good designer should always be able to share a few slides)
- Are you using Prezi templates or designing Prezi’s from scratch? (At Presentation Geeks every presentation starts from scratch)
- Are you using Prezi Classic our Prezi Next? (Prezi Classic is outdated, so if they answer is anything byt Prezi Next, they probably don’t really understand the platform)
Geek Tip: One final tip about phone interviews is to ask the designer if you will need to have a Prezi account and if so, do they recommend a paid account of a free account? (Generally, you will want to have a Prezi account for your designer to share the presentations with.)
3. Ask for an estimate
This may seem like one of the more obvious tips, but often times people end up starting a project which one budget in mind, and the final invoice turns out to be a surprise. Ask your Prezi design company for an estimate in a few different price points so that you can compare your needs to your budget. A good Prezi Design company should be transparent with their hourly rate, and make sure that you are aware of what they can deliver for your budget.
Geek Tip: If it. sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people who will say that they are Prezi experts, and will charge you `$100-$200 to develop a full presentation from scratch. It’s been our experience that you are better off to light your Benjamin’s on fire. At least then you will get some heat in. exchange. for your money. The best Prezi designers typically start at $1000 and go up from there.
4. Look for comparable Prezis
Have a look at Prezi’s that your potential Presi Design company has already delivered. Do any of them suit your presentation style? If not, have a search on the internet for Prezi’s that you like and ask your design team if they could deliver a similar Prezi? A great Prezi design company should be able to provide you with some samples or a mock-up of your presentation so you can get a feel of what the end product will look like. If you don’t see a Prezi that you think looks great, ask the company If you could pay them a could of hours to design a theme before you get started on the complete. project. This may use $200 of budget but if the designer can’t dial in the initial theme, it’s better to learn that early on.
Geek Tip: When you are viewing a great sample Prezi, the designer’s name is always on the bottom of it. If you are being sent a sample, make sure the designer’s name on it lines up with who you are talking to.
5. Understand the design process
How do you know if your Prezi Designer is going to be able to understand and use your concept and represent it well with an amazing presentation? Shouldn’t use some time to learn about your business? Make sure that the design process they use includes some time to consult and collaborate with you on your project. Ask your designer if they understand the deliverables of your presentation. Although your Prezi designer is not going to be an expert on your topic, they should at least be able to use the information to design some amazing slides, and be able have an educated conversation once reading your material. Design collaboration is the best method of tailoring your presentations to your exact needs.
Geek Tip: Make sure that your designer wants to start off with a creative brief. The more they understand the better the final product will be.
6. Don’t let price be your guide
One thing to watch out for is the lowball bid. When it comes to representing you and your company, the last thing you want to do is invest money in a contractor desperate to. create presentations. They are bound to cut corners, in an effort to try and get your presentation completed. You should feel comfortable with your choice in Prezi Designer. If you are going to pay for a service, make sure that it is top quality, and that your end product surpasses your expectations.
Geek Tip: A typical Prezi build from a good designer from scratch costs between $1000 and $1500+
7. Go with your gut
You need to be able to trust that your Prezi Designer is going to deliver your presentation on time, meet your project needs, and deliver you quality service even after your transaction has been completed. You want make sure that you are covered for any last-minute changes, and even tech support needed for the big day. Finding a company to help your presentation stand out from all the others is a not an easy task. Make sure that you choose a presentation design team that eliminates your stress by communicating with you every step of the way.
Geek Tip: Talk to your potential design company until you are highly satisfied that they are the right partners for your project. You are putting a lot of trust in them that they will deliver on time and on budget. You have the right to have high standards.