The standard for creating professional presentations is probably still Microsoft's PowerPoint. But there is another way. For the preparation of my next lecture I have extensively tested the presentation tool Prezi this week. The tool is not new, but worth a try anyway.
What is different about Prezi?
In the usual presentations a la Microsoft is linearly clicked slide by slide, always pretty in turn, sometimes visually refined by an animated transition or a built-in film animation. Since the first version of PowerPoint has this knit little to nothing changed.
Prezi makes it different: Here the films are not dull lined up, but stored and arranged in a freely scalable area. Text, icons, images, video or PDF files can be placed anywhere with an easy-to-use menu, all components can be moved, resized, rotated, or group. Of course the options entice really dig deep into their bag of tricks - but rather for the author is Responsible then yes, not the tool. Graphically Prezi is very flexible, it can define your own layout styles and offers a convincing simple operating concept.
Those who wish can also specify a sequence path for his presentation: Linear which is then even, but can also be re-directed to any point in the presentation of the big picture. To control a specific slide with Prezi so it needs no wild back-and-forth-clicking but in a more confusing contents. Instead, it simply zooms in and out at the desired location in the presentation into it (see screenshots). Beautiful thing.
(Thanks @ Anja Timmermann for the recommendation)
This video shows the principle: