How to Make a Business Presentation in Prezi

Prezi training

We love Prezi here. Mind you, we love PowerPoint, Keynote and lots of other presentation tools too, including expressive hands and a flip-chart and pen.

We’ve been using Prezi for pitches and presentation since before my grey hair came (2008), and we’ve been helping others in major banks and global businesses learn and use this tool too.

Back then, Prezi was a glitchy, one-dimensional piece of software with a major selling-point– it wasn’t a Microsoft Product. I recommended it and used it but with ‘health warnings’.  But over the last 2 years, with the advent of rounds of funding, things have changed.

Prezi, just keeps on getting better and better. Last week it added ‘3D’, fade in and fade out animations and a few other ‘tweaks’ that users have been crying out for for years. So what’s the golden rule…

Just because Prezi can be used more and more like powerpoint, doesn’t mean you should.

How to Make a Business Presentation in Prezi

It’s simple: use Prezi for what it’s good at! If you’re telling a linear, text based story – don’t waste your time experimenting with Prezi, when the final product will only look marginally better than the PowerPoint you could have made in half of the time.

Prezi is great for the visually driven presentation in support of the spoken word. If you want to make visuals which rival a good ‘piece to camera’ on the evening news, incorporate some “wow” factor, and use images to break down and help your speech, use Prezi – and learn how it’s features help you do those things.

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Jim Harvey

Jim Harvey

Managing Director at The Message Business
Jim is the MD of The Message Business, a company which helps FTSE 100 companies to sell themselves, and their products better. Speech writer, Prezi trainer and designer, coach and consultant, Jim also finds time to be a proud father and husband.
Jim Harvey
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