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PowerPoint -vs- Prezi Challenge

Go Ahead, Take the PowerPoint -vs- Prezi Challenge

Both of these presentation software/applications are wonderful tools for driving home a message or making a “point” on any subject matter or presentation. Backing up your talk with slides, images, video, audio, and great content isn’t just cool anymore, it’s expected by your audience. Whether it’s one person or one thousand in a crowd, these supporting software’s and applications can make all the difference in the world.

Taking a non bias stand and perspective here, I wanted to share two presentations, both similar in the topic and content but using two separate sites and presentation tools to get their message and point across to their audiences. Both of these are live and available for viewing on the web and were randomly selected for this comparison and evaluation.  The question here is which one would you prefer?  Watch and Compare!

EXAMPLE POWERPOINT PRESENTATION: ABOUT SYRIA

EXAMPLE PREZI PRESENTATION: ABOUT SYRIA


Alternatives to PowerPoint:
You might consider would be Google Docs, SlideRocket or Keynote etc.  Hosting your PowerPoint files on sites like Slideshare.net and SlidePoint.net allows you to access them in the cloud from any remote or mobile location with the added ability to share them with others who can in turn share them with others.  Hosting in the cloud and crowd sourcing is awesome.

Additional options for similar sites and tools like Prezi… ummm, well… there’s really none.

Related Articles:
7 Tips for Creating Beautiful PowerPoints
Making a Point – The PowerPoint Way
SlideRocket PowerPoint Style Presentations
Prezi – PowerPoints at the Next Level
3D Presentations for Real Estate
Creating Your Cool Prezi Presentation
SlideSharing Power in the Cloud

 

7 Tips to Great PowerPoint Presentations

Have you ever seen a “GREAT” speaker or presenter, but their PowerPoint presentation sucked? Putting together a super impressive and memorable slideshow requires some time and effort if you really want to WOW your audience.

Too Many Words   Bad Color Combos   Boring Graphs and Charts

Many presenters, myself included, tend to lean toward having too much content, too many words, and typically way too many slides for those keynote opportunities. But there is so much information and so much to share right?

Yes, but putting all that information into a slideshow makes for good notes and key-points for us to remember and discuss, but it also turns a potentially awesome PowerPoint presentation into a failing disaster.

  • How important are color schemes?
  • Do you really think the font you’re using matters?
  • What about images, graphics, photos, and symbols?

Do these really have an impact on your PowerPoint slides and the effectiveness of your presentation? You bet they do. After reviewing these tips, your PowerPoint presentations will never be the same… and that’s a good thing!

Presentations are used everyday by millions of business professionals across the globe. Whether it’s an office meeting with 10 employees, a one-on-one listing presentation by a real estate agent to a homeowner, or a CEO speaking at a live seminar in front of 2000 people, the “Power Point” here is simple.

In every single case, your presentation should contain all the elements above that support and lead to your audience being sold on your idea, your service, your product, or whatever it is that you’re pitching, and not distracted, bored, and disgusted with your PowerPoint slideshow.

Social Media Marketing World

Social Media Marketing World

SMM World

There’s nothing more to say than YOU NEED TO GO!  This will be the event of the year, the one they’ll talk about all year long!  Take a look at this line-up, then ask yourself… “Do I really want to miss an event of this magnitude with speakers and social media experts of this caliber?

The answer is obviously and without a shadow of doubt… “NO!”

Let me put it this way: I have been reading, following, and learning from the folks speaking at this event for at least the past 4 years or longer.  I subscribe to their blogs, read their sites, listen to their shows, watch their videos, and have learned more from these people than any other source on or off the web.

These are some of the greatest and most creative and experienced minds in the social media space.

Guy Kawasaki, Chris Brogan, Mari Smith, Amy Porterfield and the many others you see here are the best of the best, the creme of the crop, the industry leaders, they’re the ones at the top and to have them all in one location, at one single event may be a once in a lifetime ordeal.

I’m there! Are You?

Special thanks, kudos, and shout out to SocialMediaExaminer.com for pulling these folks together for this amazing occasion.  It will be nothing short of a spectacular and stellar event.

Social Media Marketing World