David Hooker Prezi for Your Digital Presentations | Ep. 216

David Hooker Prezi for Your Digital Presentations | Ep. 216

David Hooker

David Hooker is the Chief Evangelist and Head of Creatives at Prezi, an online presentation software that has changed the way how millions of people present an idea.

“Safe and acceptable is the new boring. You have to do something that’s gonna make people remember you, stand out, and be eye-catching.” – David Hooker

Helping People Create Visuals

David has been in the company for almost 6 years now. As the Chief Evangelist, he works closely with big and small companies worldwide. These include TEDx and South by Southwest.

He helps them get the very best visualizations for their ideas using Prezi. He’s also worked with rock stars like Bono. They’ve also done presentations with people who don’t have such high public profiles but have to go on stage for the first time.

They once worked with someone who was speaking at an IBM conference in Las Vegas. She was nervous considering there were about 15,000 people in the MGM Grand.

Winning with Prezi Presentations

David Hooker Prezi for Your Digital Presentations | Ep. 216David was working for a large South Korean electronics manufacturer. He was working in the Construction and Trade Division. The job was to write the proposals for all of their projects.

All the information they received were then turned into presentations. They used conventional presentations with the slides format. It was not until they came across one company-wide presentation contest.

The company had 35 different affiliates. They did everything from insurance, construction, trade, security, and more. The challenge was to come together and present a topic.

“Infogram takes the ability to make really cool infographics and puts the power in people that have zero design training.” – David Hooker

David and their team looked for something that set them apart. One of their team members introduced them to Prezi. They used it in the contest and won the grand prize.

Working at Prezi

Not long afterward, he wanted to do something else. David has been at his job for quite a while and so thirsted for something new in his life. He used Prezi in creating his resumes.

During that time, Prezi was looking for someone to join their team. They invited him for an interview and flew him to Budapest for a week. That started his journey with them.

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