Yesterday I created a PowerPoint presentation for our team meeting. When finished, I sent it to a colleague, who responded: “This is the best team meeting presentation I’ve ever seen!” The reason he liked it so much was that it contained almost completely just pictures. Big, colorful pictures. Almost zero text, no bullet points at all.
Great, so I can create PowerPoint presentations that people like! Wow!
Then I remembered a quote from almost 4 years ago by Kevin Nix who was “Mr. Mobile” within the SAP development organization at that time: “There are 2 things that matter when you create a mobile app: color and movement.” Although desktop presentations are not exactly the same genre as mobile apps, probably the same is true for both.
Then I realized why I like Prezi better than PPT. In PowerPoint you get only the colorful pictures but you don’t have the movement part (yeah, there are slide transition animations but that’s very little). With Prezi you get both.