PowerPoint or Prezi: Which one do we think is better?

If you asked Lewis Hamilton to drive a 1970’s Mini Cooper, and he was racing against a 90 year old in a Formula 1 car, who do you think would win? Depends on a lot of factors, of course, but we’re pretty sure Hamilton would come out on top in the end.

The point we’re trying to make here is that any powerful tool in the wrong hands can be misused, and of course the same is opposite for bad tools used in sensible hands. 

It makes perfect sense for every business to be using both Prezi and PowerPoint these days because there are clear advantages of both

If we absolutely had to chose one presentation tool, then our preference here in the office would be Prezi. Simply for the fact that a great Prezi can not only look stunning, but it’s easier and quicker to teach the basics, and it really does allow for a more conversational flow to your presentations. Something that we find a lot of our clients wanting to utilise in sales presentations and much more.

Prezi or PowerPoint

Which one is the best?

To settle the debate for now, we’d suggest there isn’t necessarily a winner. Both presenting tools are so powerful and can be used to grab attention and tell stories in such engaging ways that it would be unfair to rank one as being king of the presentation space.

Yes, PowerPoint has more users because it’s part of MS Office, but it’s probably misused more than it is used well. Whilst Prezi is going to require you to set aside time to learn a new tool, it doesn’t take long to grasp, and you’ll be glad you spent the time. Also the shift in mindset you’ll get from using Prezi will slowly transfer over to your PowerPoint usage and you should see improvements there as well.

It makes perfect sense for every business to be using both Prezi and PowerPoint these days because there are clear advantages of both. 

We hope you found our annual comparison useful. We’ll be back on this subject again next year to see if either of these tools will have introduced new features that literally leave the other trailing behind in the dust.

Whilst Prezi is going to require you to set aside time to learn a new tool, it doesn’t take long to grasp, and you’ll be glad you spent the time. Just half a day training with a Certified Prezi Expert and you’ll have all the basics you need.

If you missed our previous blogs in the series, or you wish to read them again, you can go back and read Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3

We’re offering a limited number of free 45-minute consultations with our founder and Prezi expert Russell Anderson-Williams. Just contact us at info@theprezenter.com to book today.

In the meantime, you can sign up to our webinar, where we’ll discuss strategies for visual storytelling. To learn about Prezi, join one of our next training mornings.