I was a cook for a number of years. Mostly at a burger joint, but for a couple years at a finer restaurant. I learned the importance of timing and of listening. As a line cook I have to have things done at a certain time and I had to know where others were and what they were doing.
I also learned the value of appearance. We eat with our eyes. Partly, anyway. I think Prezi offers a something here. I like the “infinite canvas” idea too in that you can see the connections of things from afar, or close up. That is tough with PowerPoint. I also like that as a web based tool it is embeddable and that is can be interacted with. You can make things happen beyond advancing to the next slide.
Neither PowerPoint nor Prezi should be a replacement for a good conversation or a well done presentation. Just putting a PowerPoint file online and calling it a lecture is a sin. One of the things I do not know how to do in Prezi, and I do know how to do in Slideshare, is narrate the thing. See Slideshare below Prezi. I think at this point we should all be narrating the stuff we put on the web. Or at least much of it.
Here is a Prezi with the same name as this blog.