is not a replacement
for face-to-face presentations."
With everyone working remotely and practicing social distancing these days, my first thought as a presention developer was "I will miss the engagement we have in an offline presentation setting. How could we replace that?" (okay, maybe not my first, but it was a thought that came to mind).
To me, online screen-sharing is not a replacement for face-to-face presentations, because I can get distracted with my surroundings and lose track of the presenter's story, which for me are the two most crucial elements of any presentation: Story and flow.
The presenter and the content in one screen
When it comes to delivering a good presentation, the presenter is the key to unlock those two points. Guiding the audience through his/her story by the way of speaking, body language, interacting with the audience and synchronizing their flow with a well designed presentation is what makes me focused and engaged.
This is where Prezi Video comes to play. It allows us to have both the presenter and content online, on-screen, at the same time and in an immersive way, not just a corner with a thumbnail sized face. It helps us to engage with the audience even when everyone is in a different room, somewhere on this globe. I have a much longer attention span and i stay more focused when the presenter is always there, occupying a big portion of the screen and talking directly to me. And I hope it helps you too.
Our colleague Nic from NYC recorded a presentation using Prezi Video to show you what I mean, have a look: