Do not blame the TOOL...
With due respect Toni, as much what you have scribed is true to a certain degree but please do not blame the tool. That is why they call it "Powepoint". I used powerpoints in many occassion and I do not have any issues with my audience, esp face-to-face engagements. Presentation skill is what one need to focus on and DESIGN the slides to emphasize/supplement your points. Morale of the story, it is the user not the tool.
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