Presentation style can be a game changer in many scenarios. Throughout history, a charismatic speaker most often bore the weight. Not that much has changed, even with the invention of presentation software. Arguably, nothing has changed, save for the change from poster boards and cutouts evolving into …show more content…
Each program has benefits over one another and their shortcomings are arguable and quite simply, a matter of taste. Theme customization is simpler in PowerPoint, and audio/video can be included much more easily. Moreover, PowerPoint allows the user to add slides in a specific place effortlessly with the click of a button. All the while, Prezi has the ability to put the presentation in a 2.5D format and allows the user to select where the show goes manually.
Both PowerPoint and Prezi are effective tools for communicating in a business forum. Both, however, have the possibility of being abused and/or mismanaged. When deciding whether to use a Prezi or PowerPoint in your next presentation, take into a context the audience and their tastes. The first rule of thumb when delivering a message to an audience is to know the audience. Without that, the presenter cannot effectively deliver the message on any platform. We have already established that PowerPoint and Prezi both have their highlights and pitfalls. However, the decision is left to the individual utilizing said resource to determine the best delivery method.
Duggal, D. (2011, November 20). Prezi vs. PowerPoint: Which Will Come Out on Top? Retrieved from Managerial Communication: