You probably think why prezi is better or why powerpoint is better.

Here is a little list of prezi and powerpoint pros and cons.



  • It is extremely user friendly. Chances are you had plenty of practice with Microsoft PowerPoint throughout your years of school.
  • It comes with pre-made slide layouts that allow you to easily change the colors, fonts, and backgrounds used in each slide.
  • You can add interesting slide transitions to make your presentation more fun (although overusing them is not recommended).
  • You can print handouts of all of your slides. This is especially helpful in classroom situations where you want everyone to be able to take notes and follow along easily.
  • You can seamlessly insert hyperlinks into a slide that can be clicked on to open up webpages.


  • You actually have to buy the software! This is sometimes forgotten due to the fact that it is found on most business and school computers, but if you want it on your home computer you’ll have to purchase Microsoft Office.
  • The graphics leave much to be desired. All too often PowerPoint is associated with outdated graphics and cheesy clipart. While you can certainly make PowerPoint presentations look a bit more modern, many of the pre-made slide layouts have been seen too many times.
  • The linear slide format makes it difficult to go back to a specific slide during a presentation without fumbling around on your computer and seeming unprepared. While some may prefer the easy to follow linear format, others may want to jump around during their speech.
  • Images can only be inserted horizontally or vertically – you don’t have a lot of creative license when inserting photographs.



  • The zoom function. Prezi opens up as a large canvas filled with all of your information in a creative and unique way. When you want to speak about a particular topic, you simply zoom in on the part of your canvas that is filled with that information. You can then zoom out and zoom into another part of the canvas. Instead of fumbling around trying to find a particular slide, you can smoothly and easily navigate your presentation. When you zoom in, you can pan around that particular area to show more details.
  • It is free and web-based, which means you can work from any computer with Flash and an internet connection. You don’t need to download any programs onto your computer and you don’t need to carry around an external hard drive or flash drive in order to present.
  • Images can be inserted horizontally, vertically, or at any angle you can imagine.
  • You can easily insert photos, videos and audio.
  • Since they are web-based, Prezi presentations can easily be embedded into blogs and webpages.
  • You can design pages to make them look as though they are a magazine or newspaper article.


  • The interface of Prezi can seem overwhelming when you first begin using it. While PowerPoint is a widely known program, Prezi is not usually taught in schools. You’ll have to learn an entire new program before you can begin making presentations.
  • A lot of people have complained about developing headaches or getting dizzy because of all of the animation and zooming that is used within Prezi.
  • You can’t print out slides (since there are no slides), so your audience won’t be able to have a copy of your presentation for reference or note-taking.
  • In order to use Prezi offline, you will have to purchase the program – which is most costly than Microsoft Office.
  • The pre-made templates cannot be edited. As opposed to PowerPoint, you cannot change the color schemes or font used within the template.
  • All of the animation used within Prezi can actually distract your audience from the actual content of the presentation.
  • It can be a bit gimmicky and unprofessional.
  • It hasn’t been around as long as PowerPoint has, so some features still need a bit of tweaking to make them more user-friendly.

Thats a long list of pros and cons about prezi and powerpoint.

So what will you use ?

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