How To Maximize Your Presentations

Education & Training with Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty

How To Maximize Your Presentations - "The Secret Recipe"

A couple months ago I mentioned a site called and shared a post on Activerain called Prezi Presentations - Take Your Powerpoints to the Next Level.  Though that post didn't receive many comments or reblogs, I still believe in their product and feel strongly that with some creative thought and application, this could be a very useful tool.

This is just the PREZI - Presentation Before Secret Recipe

I wanted to share a concept and a vision that I was able to fulfill by using the following sites and tools. It's my "Secret Prezi Recipe" and I've been thinking about trying this out for quite some time now.  I'm almost certain this hasn't been done before, at least not using these sites, tools, and the steps I'm about to share.

All presentations start with an idea, some content, a topic and a point, or a concept with vision and a purpose.  This can be applied to anything you want to share or present.  Naturally, I decided to use my own company as a sample to demonstrate how this could be used and applied to a presentation.  I scribbled out a few thoughts and ideas on, then added some font titles, some screen images, a couple videos etc. and the journey was under way.


  • Use your company, products, tools, service, or experience etc. to create message
  • Create your entire presentation using PREZI and the FREE tools they provide
  • Use Screenflow,, or any Screencast software to capture and record PREZI
  • Import your screencast of PREZI into iMovie or Movie Maker etc for music and editing
  • Upload your final PREZI presentation to Youtube or yor favorite video hosting site.

The final result will be something unique, one-of-a-kind, and special because you made it. A presentation to be enjoyed and shared with others for years to come.  Now, I could have just created a PREZI demo and embedded it here for you all to watch quietly... but I think most of you will agree that the additional steps taken and secret ingredients added helped bring a simple PREZI to life and make it a much more "lively" presentation. 

I'm excited and anxious to hear your thoughts and comments.

This is the FINAL PREZI - Presentation After the Secret Recipe

There's no reason YOU can't create a really cool or totally amazing presentation about your area, your company, you or your services or products etc.  Just jump on over to Prezi and begin YOUR journey.  Even if you wait a week, a month, or even a year, just knowing there are tools like this out there and available for free is reassuring and will come in really handy when it comes time to put together your next presentation.

Posted by



"Learn More. Get More. Do More. Be More."


Re-Blogged 2 times:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
  1. Hannah Williams 07/20/2011 03:45 AM
  2. Gail Robinson 07/20/2011 05:03 PM
ActiveRain Community
The Art Of Marketing You
The Lounge at Active Rain
Real Estate Technology
Almost Anything Goes

Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Irina Netchaev
Pasadena Views Real Estate Team, Inc. - Pasadena, CA
Pasadena CA Real Estate

It really is awesome!  I haven't played with it yet, but will shortly.  :)

Jul 19, 2011 06:41 PM #3
Hrisco & Associates
Hrisco & Associates - Roanoke, TX
Roanoke Homes for Sale - Roanoke Neighborhoods

Hi Brad, didn't know if I was watching a Zillow presentation, but figured out after coming back and rereading your post, you used prezi to create that whole presentation, now that is some cool stuff.  Also, I am going to be passing your info on to my broker of record for APRE here in Texas....he is looking into some Zillow programs for the agents with APRE here in DFW and Texas.

Jul 19, 2011 06:47 PM #4
Ronald DiLalla
Century 21 Discovery DRE 01813824 - Anaheim, CA
No. Orange Cty Real Estate

Hi Brad, real cool stuff..will be passing this info on to my broker..thanks for sharing.

Jul 19, 2011 06:50 PM #5
Cristina Salcedo
REMAX Champions - Riverside, CA
Corona, Riverside Realtor

Brad thank you for this great feature.  I will go back and learn to use it...

Jul 19, 2011 07:20 PM #6
Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900!
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Thanks for sharing your unique presentation idea and results with us.

Jul 19, 2011 08:24 PM #7
Carol-Ann Palmieri
RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group - Franklin, MA
"Cal" the Real Estate Gal

Hi Brad.   This certainly does ramp up the power point presentation.    Thanks for the great info.   Cal

Jul 19, 2011 11:00 PM #8
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA

While most Realtors use iPAD, I am waiting for my new CONFEDERATE grey Toshiba Thrive to arrive as it has a host of presentation tools already loaded.  I want something installed IN my tablet to take to prospect property owner homes AND vacant properties.

We are not sitting in a furnished home with electricity and wi-fi nowadays to do our presentations.......

Jul 19, 2011 11:37 PM #9
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

I am sooo adding this to my list of things to work on. Thank you, as always, Brad for helping us find new ways to improve our business... and ourselves.

Jul 20, 2011 01:13 AM #10
Cindy Edwards
RE/MAX Checkmate - Johnson City, TN
CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677

Hi Brad,

I have watched your presentation and am quite impressed.  I just don't give myself enough credit here...I am going to try to do this, I really like it and can see where it would be VERY beneficial.  I may have questions!!

Jul 20, 2011 01:38 AM #11
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Quite impressive presentation. I need to force myself to learn how to do this high techy stuff. Thanks, Brad.

Jul 20, 2011 01:40 AM #12
Al Raymondi
Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida - Ormond Beach, FL
Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales

Thanks Brad.  Now I just need to make some time to go play with this and figure out how to do it.  Looks cool.

Jul 20, 2011 02:09 AM #13
Wendy Cutrufelli
Alain Pinel Realtors - Walnut Creek, CA
Contra Costa Realtor


Fabulous presentation!  I have conquered Powerpoint (and Keynote), but I am missing the skill-set for adding music.  Guess I will have to add that to my Brad Andersohn Homework List.  Thanks for sharing!

Jul 20, 2011 03:28 AM #14
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

I missed the first post Brad .. Well worth a reblog


Jul 20, 2011 03:49 AM #15
Ritu Desai
Samson Properties - Ashburn, VA
Virginia Realtor-Fairfax/Loudoun/PW-703-625-4949

Brad, missed this first time. Def. would like to check out. Thanks for sharing and reminding us.

Jul 20, 2011 04:37 AM #16
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

I've been looking at Prezi for a while now, just had to find some spare time to investigate and play with it.  At first it will seem a bit challenging, but if you watch the "tutorial video" it becomes really clear and simple to use.  I'd love to see some of your works-of-art, feel free to add a link here to any of your Prezi creations or "secret recipes"  :-)

Jul 20, 2011 05:05 AM #17
Gail Robinson
William Raveis Real Estate - Southport, CT
CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT

Brad - I know video editing is a breeze on a Mac.  I've got a PC, so not sure if I can do all the steps.  Very impressive! 

Jul 20, 2011 05:00 PM #18
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Hi Gail - you can use Windows Movie Maker to do the same exact thing using a PC. It comes free on most PC's.  You can also use instead of ScreenFlow which is also a free online screencasting tool.  :-)

Jul 20, 2011 05:21 PM #19
Surprise Arizona Realtor Jim Braun Sun City Grand Active Adult Communities
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Jim Braun Sun City Grand Az - Surprise, AZ
Surprise AZ real estate Phoenix West Valley

Brad: This is good stuff. I will have to see what I can do to make it work for me!

Jul 21, 2011 01:27 AM #20
DeeDee Riley
Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA - El Dorado Hills, CA
Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas

Hi Brad,

Very impressive.  Not sure if I saw it the first time but I really like it!   Just need more time.  Or someone to handle all of this for me!!!

Jul 22, 2011 01:06 PM #21
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Right now I'm working on a project using a simple screen capture of a website/blog to demonstrate how you can create a navigational tutorial on your webpage or blog using a simple yet powerful prezi presentation.  It's really cool.  Hope to have it done in the next couple weeks to share here.  :-)

Jul 24, 2011 02:14 PM #22
Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?


Brad Andersohn

ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876
Ask me a question
Spam prevention

Additional Information