Is Prezi Any Good For Presentations?
At a presentation seminar recently I was asked a question about Prezi and whether or not it was a good way of doing a Presentation.
The answer to this question is actually quite simple.
As with any presentation software or tool, it is not the software or tool that really matters, but whether or not the tool you use coveys your message in the most effective way.
To me, a presentation is a method of communication that allows us to inform a large group of people our ideas and messages. It does not matter whether we are giving a presentation on our latest sales figures, launching a new product or telling the world of an idea we have through TED, what matters is that we inform our audience in a way that they find both appealing and memorable.
The danger with Prezi, and any other presentation software, is that the presentation becomes more about the animation than it does about the message. It is when this happens that the tool you are using becomes a barrier rather than an effective way of delivering your message.
So, before you decide what software or tool you use to do your next presentation, decide what you main message is and what you want your audience to remember and take away with them. Once that is decided, then you can make the decision on what is the best method of conveying that message.