Microsoft PowerPoint is Pointless – Use Prezi

Well, before I begin, this is just an opinion piece on presentations. I’ve been to quite a few conferences/events this year (both in Scotland and in Silicon Valley) and was quite frankly startled that 99% of the talks that I saw given still use PowerPoint. Frankly is just feels so 90s to use Powerpoint still. (Remember I said this is just an opinion piece – you may love PowerPoint…to each their own and all that.)

Over the last three years in working with NSDesign, I’ve seen what really good presentations can look like. Oh and they’re done in Prezi. They’re slick, attractive and engaging – if done right. Yes, it’s true that if you over do it on Prezi you can make people a bit quesy, but nine times out of ten when I’ve delivered my Business Gateway Training or Google Plus talks, people have asked me what the software I used was – because they loved it. Well, as much as anyone can “love” presentation software that is. . .

So if you’re a presentation maker who’s getting a bit fed up with PowerPoint, and wondering what Prezi is, then take two minutes and check this out.

If you’re interested in some training in Prezi – NSDesign is one of the only companies I’ve ever heard of who deliver it around here. They can do it one-to-one or train one-to-many (your whole staff) – the choice is yours. Find more information on their website on this Training and Consultancy page. Note: there may be some funding available to help cover some of the costs too!

Now, if you 1) loathe PowerPoint as much as me and 2) love to laugh – then you have to grab a tea or coffee (or beverage of your choice) and get a load of this. It did make me laugh so at least PowerPoint is good for something….

Hilarious or what?


  1. “Life After Death by Powerpoint 2010 by Don McMillan” · Yvo Wueest · June 26, 2013 · YouTube
  2. “What is Prezi” · howtechweb · June 29, 2013 · YouTube

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