Last year, tired of giving and receiving countless presentations in Powerpoint, I switched to Prezi in order to stand out from the sea of “me-to” Powerpoint blandness.
Whilst Prezi is ridiculously user friendly what I neglected to inform you is that it was taking me up to three times longer to prepare a presentation than if I had been using Powerpoint. Because I have been so time poor this year I have to confess that I rarely use Prezi for presentations unless it’s something really, really, really important.
I like Prezi but it has its downsides. Yes, it’s far more stable than it was last year but it just seems to take me a heck of a lot longer to get anything done in it and i’m not entirely sure why. It’s probably because it is so versatile at telling a story that I run the danger of going off on wild, time consuming tangents that I later have to back track from. With such a powerful combination of brainstorming ideation and non-linear story telling capability this is kind of understandable.