Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Two great alternatives to death by powerpoint - Prezi and Sparkol

These days there really is no excuse for boring people to death with powerpoint bullets. for example here are two great web-based tools:

Prezi  is described as  The Zooming Presentation Editor and  is a cloud-based presentation software/ storytelling tool for exploring and sharing ideas on a virtual canvas and its unique is that it enables users to zoom in and out of their presentation media. Checkout the official Prezi introductory video.

Sparkol  allows you to build a presentation by concentrating on the content rather than the format a bit like putting a movie together. If you sign up for a paid sparkol accound you also get free access to which lets you build animations in the same cartoon style but obviously not quite to the same level as the amazing RSA Animate videosHeres the official Sparkol introductory video

Ken Thompson (aka The BumbleBee) blogs about bioteams, virtual collaboration and business simulation at