I have been to quite a few presentations recently where the presenters used Prezi (see Prezi for Professional Presentations) to illustrate their talk. I have seen it used to great effect and not so good effect.
Do I see Prezi taking over from PowerPoint?
I don’t see that happening right now – for one thing, it is not the right tool for a professional looking business presentation – but what I do see is a great audience interest in Prezi as a refreshing alternative to the tired old PowerPoint format, (particularly with PowerPoint in the hands of most presenters being a badly used tool).
So don’t give up on your PowerPoint presentations just yet, but do brush up on your PPT skills. Take a look at the video “Life After Death by PowerPoint” from Don McMillan – although it is part of a comedy stand-up routine, he makes the point better than any instruction manual you will read!