Making presentations is an everyday practice in modern business and a great way to address people and deliver your ideas in visual form. There are many tools on the market which are used to make these presentations. But two of the most common tools are PowerPoint which is a part of Microsoft Office suite, and Flash which is the most widely used animation software on the internet.

Previously, presentations were only made in PowerPoint which is of course the pioneer in this regard, but now with ever-changing technology and new applications coming in, Flash has become a major player in this field.¬† PowerPoint is the most widely used software for business presentations and is very popular because of its ease of use. PowerPoint comes up with a lot of built in predefined features and templates to start with. It’s easy to make presentations with a background of your own choice and you can also use text, graphics, and videos to support your presentation. It also allows some eye-catching effects that can be applied to text as well as graphics to make the presentation more attractive and effective.

Some of the limitations of PowerPoint are that you can’t work a lot with animations and can only make the presentation interactive to a certain extent. PowerPoint presentations are easier to make even for a beginner with basic knowledge of Office. From choosing backgrounds to adding text and applying effects, it is such a simple step-by-step process that one can make a presentation within few minutes.

Flash is one of the most widely used software for animation and design on the internet. Many websites made these days contains content made with Flash whether they are ad banners, menu bars or even the whole website. Flash is now also being used to make presentations for all purposes. Unlike a PowerPoint presentation, a Flash presentation can be more interactive, attractive and more detailed

Flash presentations are difficult to make because these are custom made presentation for specific needs and need a lot more work to make one. On the other hand they are more interactive and more eye-catching when compared to PowerPoint presentations. The main issue with Flash presentation is that they are not simple to make as only a Flash expert can make a presentation in Flash. This makes it more time consuming but yet the result can ultimately be more powerful and more attractive.

Source by Claire Jarrett